Chic choices


Featured at luxury resorts around the world, the Chaise from Ledge Lounger allows you to lounge in — not just by — the pool. This contemporary take on pool furniture offers a truly relaxing escape with sleek seating ($659; or $749 for the deep-water model) available in more than 10 colors and created to be resistant to sun, harsh weather conditions and pool chemicals. Related accessories also available.
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Danbury-headquartered Ethan Allen helps you kick back at home, whether you’re relaxing with weekend guests or simply delving into a good book. Sink into serene seating with options ranging from the Atlanta Chair (from $999; here, $1,749 as shown in Audrina Fuchsia fabric), featuring a cushion handcrafted in the company’s North American workshops, to the Millbrook Chaise  (here, in Boone Ivory fabric, $2,069), which the company describes as “One part English garden. One part West Indies lanai.”
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Whether it’s all-out game night or just a cozy gathering, opt for a most stylish version of one of the oldest board games around. The luxury backgammon board from VIVE combines quality craftsmanship with modern design, the 18-inch game set within a case that holds a modern playing field with a plush black velvet finish. Complete with instructions, dice, playing cups and chips, this dark-grey version ($225) is carried by HIPCHIK Home in Armonk, featured in WAG’s July 2014 issue.
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Don’t want to be cooped up in a windowless gym? Then the Outdoor Strider ($599.95), an exercise machine that provides a low-impact workout in the great outdoors, might be a fitting option. Set up the sturdy steel-framed unit in your preferred location, from patio to deck to any other flat, hard surface, and get started. And when the weather changes, you can bring it back indoors for year-round use.
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For your staycation splurge or an indulgent hostess gift, turn to the pampering products from Panier des Sens. These natural creations from Provence take you out of the everyday, with the Mediterranean Freshness range of hand creams, beauty mists, shower gels and more ($6.50 to $22) particularly catching our attention. It’s said that, “the fresh and sensory formulas offer the treasures of the sea, warmed by a French Riviera fragrance.” All we know is it all sounds divine.
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Whip up a post-workout smoothie or protein shake with ease in the Wolf Gourmet High Performance Blender ($599.95). Ideal for those who appreciate high-powered workouts, this product offers a 2.4-peak-horsepower motor that propels the blades to speeds of more than 210 mph. Bringing professional performance to your kitchen, the 64-ounce-capacity blender further fuels a healthy approach by chopping vegetables, grinding grains, creating nut butters and more.
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