June is a tricky month. While the weather is finally perfect for outdoor dinner parties and poolside hangs, the nights still end on the early side due to the sun going down around 8 p.m. Of course, a popular solution for those who want to keep the festivities going is to load up your balcony or patio with plug-in string lights. The problem always tends to be finding a conveniently located outlet and then praying no guests trip over the cords. Cue: the solar-powered light. No extra-long wires, lightbulbs, or batteries needed, solar-powered lanterns have been trending of late, and Drew Barrymore is on board. 

Recently, the actor and TV host shared on Instagram a gallery of her favorite outdoor entertaining essentials. It was full of comfortable woven lawn chairs and even a cooler-speaker hybrid, proving Barrymore knows the ingredients it takes to plan a showstopping garden get-together. One of her choices, though, looked familiar. Earlier this spring, Domino editors named the Ballard Designs solar LED lantern our favorite minimal outdoor solar light


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Large Outdoor Solar Lantern, Ballard Designs ($95, was $119)
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The chic white fixture, made of a ribbed translucent plastic, lasts for up to eight hours (it takes four hours to juice up via USB or 12 hours when you let the sun do its thing). There’s also a leather handle for easy transportation, ensuring any setting can get a glow up. And other than the Noguchi vibes it gives off, we love that both the 11- and 14-inch-wide versions currently ring in under $100. Brighten up your summer the sustainable (and celebrity-approved!) way.