Mar 16, 2023

The O List: Summer Edition

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Get the goods to gear up for fun in the sun!

Summer might not officially start until June 21, but oh, are we ready for it. Warm-weather season might just be the most wonderful time of the year (sorry, winter). There are so many things to look forward to—barbecues, picnics, and perhaps even a family reunion in the mix. And lounging by any body of water—be it a pool, a lake, or an ocean—is one of our all-time-favorite activities. Couple that with a refreshing glass of rosé or a frosty sweet treat, and chef's kiss. When summertime comes, it's a signal to slow down a bit (it's too hot to be in a hurry) and partake in some of life's sunny pleasures.

Because you may need some inspiration to help you optimize the season's goodness, we rounded up everything from functional and fabulous accessories to stylish sporting gear to cooking accoutrements and delectable delights. And if you haven't snapped up our signature Oprah Daily pajamas made from special sustainable fabric that keeps you cool, now is the perfect time to do so. Whatever goodies strike your fancy, we hope this is your best summer yet!

Forget about being made in the shade; these glasses will keep you cool in the pool. Not only do they have a classic frame style that's genderless plus polarized lenses, but they’ll float in the water.

For some outdoor occasions, you want to go a step above paper plates without breaking out the fine china. Enter these cheery dishwasher-safe, BPA-free melamine plates and bowls. Make a set with one shade, or mix things up with a spectrum of the 16 shades.

As if an ice cream sandwich isn't yummy enough, these sweeties top things off with a layer of pie filling cozied between the cookie and ice cream. With this 12-pack, you can try one of each flavor, including Boston cream, pecan, key lime, and cookies and cream.

You might have a few reusable shopping bags in your stash, but how many of them actually close up? This one a drawstring closure and happens to be super sturdy—it holds up to 100 pounds. Made from 100 percent ocean recycled plastic, it's also a sustainable choice.

If you're looking to add some chicness to your pool-scape this summer, then look no further. This luxe lounger, made from a sturdy, heavy-duty PVC with a comfy outer cover decked in neutral stripes, is giving resort vibes so you can spend the day floating ever so fabulously.

Faherty joins forces with Reef to create these flip-flops that are both sustainable and stylish. The footbed is made from renewable sugarcane with post-consumer recycled straps. And—wait for it— there's a hidden bottle opener embedded in the bottom.

Make relaxing time at the beach or pool extra comfy with this inflatable pillow. Our fave feature: It has a cooling gel pack sleeve. It's also water-wicking and comes with a handy, dandy carrying pouch.

Chances are that it's time to spice up your spice cabinet. It's hard to tell how long that garlic powder has been there. Brought to you by a James Beard Award–winning chef, these rubs, marinades, and seasonings are made in small batches, so they’re super fresh. Summertime grilling just got spicier!

This golf bag will help you upgrade your game with some style. Lightweight and water-resistant, it has a plethora of pockets (even an insulated one), comfy padded straps, and convenient kickstand legs. It's monogrammable, to boot, and would make a great Father's Day gift.

Here's just the thing to help you nail the rosé-all-day thing. This bountiful box is filled with four bottles’ worth of wine. As for the wine itself, it's made from grapes that are sustainably sourced, with floral, strawberry, and citrus notes. And let us not forget to mention that it has zero grams of sugar per serving. Cheers to that!

What we know for sure: A great night's sleep is good as gold. A collaboration between Oprah Daily and Cozy Earth, these jammies make snoozing extra comfy, courtesy of stretchy-and-soft viscose sourced from bamboo. They’re breathable and temperature-regulating to keep you cool as summer heats up. And so you don't forget to "Live Your Best Life Every Day," it's embroidered right on the sleeve.

Elevate your summer entertaining with these place mats with panache. The natural-looking, woven design can turn dining on hot dogs and hamburgers outdoors into more of an elegant experience.

Yes, even pools need to be accessorized with fabulous floats. Just the right size and shape for toting to any body of water, beach, pool, or lake, these BPA-free rings not only feature fun, beachy prints but are also made with recyclable plastic.

Biking your way to a picnic in the park? Opt for this basket that fastens to your handlebars. There are also straps inside to secure your beverages so they arrive safe and sound. Once you’ve pedaled your way to the destination, use the shoulder strap to transport your movable feast on foot.

Whether you’re using it for a dish you saw on social media or your kiddo's lemonade stand, this citrus juicer will make things simpler. Its clever design allows you to use both hands, so you utilize muscles in your arms over your hands. Plus, since it folds flat, it's easy to store and take on the go.

You may know about insulated wine coolers and mugs, but what about a bowl? We were jazzed about this copper-lined, double-walled find that’ll keep your dish hot or cool for hours. It also comes with a lid to seal things up so you can tote your famous potato salad to the family picnic.

Who needs the ice cream man if you have this confection contraption? With this wondrous machine, you can make ice cream, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and slushies. It even has a dispenser for toppings and a warming cup for sauces and syrups. Forget taco Tuesdays; we’re starting sundae Sundays.

Bring some extra ambience to your outdoor space with this deluxe candle that smells of clary sage, vetiver, and bergamot. But the big bonus is that it contains bug-repelling citronella to help you keep those summer nights mosquito-free. And it's housed in a ceramic container that can be reused when the 120 hours of burn time wind down.

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