We can't all make it to the beach this year. Credit: Reuters
We’d all love an ocean-front pad. Not quite in this summer’s budget? These nautical accents add a little seaside sensibility.
Because your grill skills deserve more than paper plates: this cookout-friendly melamine collection is the freshest of catches. $21 each, www.onekingslane.com
Coyuchi’s appliquéd pillow is made with organic linen and complete with coconut shell buttons. $92, www.coyuchi.com
This so-fresh, so-clean sea salt soap is way nicer than the bars you’ve swiped from swanky resorts. $6, www.westelm.com
Perfect for knick-knacks or a selection of your cuter books, this sea-worthy set of shelves floats our boat. $105 (set of 2), www.wayfair.com
Come bearing dips: C Wonder’s coolest-blue serving tray features four removable inserts, each featuring a sea creature illustration. $58, www.cwonder.com
As if we needed another reason to cuddle up on the couch: Lacoste Home’s preppy throws are the perfect patriotic wink to July 4th. $130 each, www.lacoste.com
Vacation home sales on the rise Looks like quite a few of you owe us a beach party invitation. According to a survey from the National Association of Realtors, vacation home sales in the U.S. rose 29.7 percent last year to an estimated 717,000 properties, up from 553,000 in 2012. These sales accounted for 13 percent of all transactions last year.
By the numbers:
$8M There are 8 million vacation homes in the U.S., according to the survey.
$85,600 The median household income of a vacation home buyer