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Summer Solstice is Upon Us

"We don’t stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing."
-George Bernard Shaw

Summer solstice is upon us and we’re making the most of the long sunny days and sultry Miami evenings; it’s a great time to reconnect with family and friends and the inner child we all neglected during the short winter days.

Our team has discovered some beautiful outdoor furniture options for dining and relaxing. We also have a roundup of gorgeously handcrafted lawn games. Check out the products that follow and let us know what you think.

Photo courtesy of CLIMA

Also available from CLIMA, the modern garden swing provides the perfect place to catch up on your summer reading.

Putting the sexy in sultry evenings, the Dalilips indoor/outdoor sofa was designed in 1972 by Salvador Dali and Oscar Tusquets. Available from CLIMA.

This gorgeous gazebo pavilion with an aluminum structure, floor slats, pergola ceiling, and four side curtains comes to us from our friends at Bello Spazio. Perfect for gardens and outdoor spaces large or small, it measures 9’10” x 10’9” x 7’1” h.

Make the most of beautiful summer weather by dining alfresco in style with these other products from Bello Spazio:

GAT Outdoor Dining Armchair
Photo courtesy of Bello Spazio

Neverland Outdoor Dining Tables and Chairs Photo courtesy of Bello Spazio

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson

Love to play? So do we! Take a peek at these spectacular outdoor games—perfect for yourself or to give as a very special housewarming gift.

These adorable ponies are ideal for the children (or the kids-at-heart) in your life and are available at Bello Spazio.

 PONY, manufactured by Euro3Plast, is compliant with EU harmonization legislation for toy safety. Available in green, yellow, pink, blue, orange, and white. Polyethylene. 31.5 x 15.8 x 23.6 Gross weight 16.5 lbs.

Keep guests entertained with a friendly croquet competition. This stunning set is handcrafted by the artists at Geoffrey Parker.

Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Parker


Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Parker


We love the entire range of made-to-order lawn games from Geoffrey Parker. The attention to detail and the packaging/presentation, from willow wicker baskets to Dauphin calf leather cases, make these games truly special.

Skittles with wicker basket by Geoffrey Parker Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Parker

A timeless design in beautiful Dauphin calf leather with matching chrome catches and a hand sewn all leather carrying handle make this gorgeous case of one’s precious competition stainless steel hardened and compressed Boulé or Pétanque, stand out from the crowd.

Photos courtesy of Geoffrey Parker

Like your games a bit more cerebral? How about a giant-sized game of chess? Also from Geoffrey Parker, the kiln-dried pieces are hand-turned, weighted, and lacquered “to withstand a sudden downpour of English rain!”

Photo courtesy of Geoffrey Parker

Don’t forget the accessories. Keep champagne at hand with these buoyant saucers that add form and function to your pool. You can purchase them in a variety of fun colors from Bello Spazio.

The Ninfea is available in orange. Polyethylene vase in three colors: green, orange and white. Capacity: 1.18 and 2.4 gallons. Weight 7.9 and 14.3lbs. Designed by Alessandro Busana, founder of Hole Design, a research and development concept studio.

Simple yet bold, HARBO vases add sleek bursts of color to your space.

Harbo lacquered polyethylene in white, red and yellow or in the light up version, polycarbonate, both with a stabilization base. Weight 80lbs. Capacity 7.4 gallons. 5’9” height 3’diam Indoor or outdoor use. Designed by Florence born Michael Breschi, founder of “Gentle Giants” studio.

Photo courtesy of Bello Spazio

Sunset means the party is just beginning and these HUMPHREY lights create a dramatic backdrop for the festivities. Available in white, black, or green polyethylene (or in the lit version in polycarbonate), the Humprey measures 2’1” diam/4’1” height. For indoor and outdoor use with a fixed base.

HUMPHREY Available in white, black, or green polyethylene (or in the lit version in polycarbonate), the Humprey measures 2’1” diam/4’1” height. For indoor and outdoor use with a fixed base.

After dark, get cozy with help from the aptly named Solstice and Equinox fire tables by Brown Jordan.

SOLSTICE @brownjordan1945 Photo courtesy of Brown Jordan

Photo courtesy of Brown Jordan

From all of us at Britto Charette, here’s to a wonderful summer.

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