Far from a pedestrian list of knick-knacks, this svelte book is packed page to page with the absolute best of the best to enjoy the summer and beat the heat. But the best products out there aren’t always the most expensive – save yourself the hassle and cash by making sure you pick out the luxury items right for you with the helpful advice of the authors.
For example, among Davis and Williamson’s thorough reviews, you’ll find suggestions for the best bikinis. For those that demand to look their best when at the beach or at the pool, there’s simply nothing better than Malia Mills, Tomas Maier, & Eres. To dry off from a cooling dip, you may want to pick up the finest towels at Hammacher Schlemmer, Scenes de Lin, or Teresa Alecrim. Perhaps you’d prefer to hit the links with a new golf driver from TaylorMade (the R7), Callaway (Hyper X Titanium) or Cleveland (Launcher – great for those with a high handicap).
For a less sporty outing where you just want to relax, pick up some stylish new shades and enjoy the best ice cream the world has to offer. Sunglasses from many makers abound, but no one produces them better than Ray Ban, Tom Ford, & Oliver Peoples’. For the best ice cream, Davis and Williamson recommend a slew of establishments, since most everything else can be purchased and shipped, but ice cream is really best when it doesn’t arrive as a soggy box at your doorstep. Here’s a sample of just a few of the best of the best: Corrado Costanzo (Sicily), Il Laborartorio del Gelato (NYC), Margie’s Candies (Chicago), Serendipity 3 (NYC), Giolitti (Rome), Gelatauro (Bologna), Persicco (Buenos Aires), Berthillion (Paris), Alba Gold (London) – the list goes on.
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