Summer Cool

Chill out with great gear that'll help you take on the hottest time of year.

Hang 10 or just hang out in these Patagonia Wayfarer Board Shorts available at Geiger's Ski & Sport Haus. 50 Shopping Plaza, Chagrin Falls, 440-247-4900, $59

Cool off with Tovolo's Shooting Star Pop Molds available at Chagrin Cook. 42 Shopping Plaza, Chagrin Falls, 440-247-3031, $13.50

Add some sparkle to your feet with Beverly Feldman's Adieu wedges sold at Amy's Shoes. 19134 Old Detroit Road, Rocky River, 440-409-0120; 28601 Chagrin Blvd., Woodmere, 216-292-0120, $225

The Honeytone/Danelectro Mini Amp doubles as an iPod speaker so you can take your tunes to the beach or on the boat. We prefer hooking it up to a Koloa Electric Ukulele for your own personal jam session. "The ukulele is a very simple instrument to use," says Sean Collins, owner of Western Reserve Music. "George Harrison was a big fan. He would give them as gifts." 144 N. Main St., Hudson, 330-342-7317, $29 for amp; $170-$220 for ukulele

Challenge your friends to a lawn game besides cornhole with Sportcraft's S7 Croquet Set. Available at Target, it comes with six mallets and six croquet balls. Various locations, $69.99

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