A $32 Foldable Pool Tops Lala Anthony’s List of Summer Must-Haves
There’s a portable wicker bar cart, too.
Published May 17, 2023 5:00 AM
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As much as we’d like it to be, summer isn’t all lazy weekends spent poolside, Aperol Spritz in hand. Whether you’re putting the final touches on a sunroom or looking for an easy way to help the kiddos cool down mid–heat wave, achieving backyard bliss requires prep work.
Don’t panic, though. Walmart is hosting a can’t-miss livestream event to guide you to the standout pieces (hello, portable wicker bar cart) you need for a pretty yet practical setup, along with pro tips on how to make the most of them. Trying to figure out which pet pool is right for your fur baby or in need of a seamless—and stylish—way to move drinks from pool to patio? Watch the recording here with host La La Anthony and experts the Brownstone Boys, Julee Wilson, and Anita Yokota—so when leisure time does hit, you’re more than ready. Back to that Aperol Spritz.
With its raised wave pattern, this ceramic planter will hold your leafy greens and act as a sculpture for your patio. A drainage plug on the bottom ensures that even gardening newbies won’t fall prey to overwatering.
Take a Stand
Take your plant collection to new heights—literally—with this stand. The durable resin rattan planter sports solid acacia-wood legs and is tough enough to handle whatever Mother Nature throws its way, but there’s also a clear plastic insert included for extra peace of mind.
The sun might have set, but you don’t need to pack it up and head inside. Instead grab some string lights—you can connect up to three sets—to create a dreamy, twinkling glow all night long.
A Cheers-Worthy Cart
When happy hour hits, roll out this Better Homes & Gardens bar cart, which has two tiers to accommodate glasses, garnishes, and the like. But what we really need to toast to is the powder-coated steel frame and weather-resistant wicker—this option is ready for the sun.
Under $10, this coated galvanized steel tub will be the workhorse of your next summer soiree. A handy spot to stow SPF? Check. A makeshift ice bucket for your low-ABV rosé? You bet. A place to hold marshmallows and chocolate bars before a s’mores session? It does it all.
During summer we want to spend all our time outside—yes, that means breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Consider this your sign to pick up Better Homes & Gardens’s well-appointed outdoor dining set, which boasts one round table and four curved chairs with rust- and peel-resistant steel frames and charcoal cushions that promise not to fade in the sun.
Blue (and White) Plate Special
Made with an eco-friendly bamboo melamine, this shatter-resistant, nontoxic dish is nicer (and better for Mother Earth) than a paper plate but more durable than your everyday ceramic set. Bonus points—the speckled pattern is dishwasher-safe.
Why stop at plates when you can also add some complementary melamine bowls to your e-cart? Perfect for cereal, berries, and scoops of sorbet, this two-tone style mimics glazed stoneware.
This platter’s long oblong silhouette and bright blue hue offer a high-contrast canvas for grilled fish, veggie skewers, or heaps of spaghetti squash. (The fact that it’s made of 70 percent post-consumer recycled water bottles doesn’t hurt either.) Just like the others, you can place it in the top rack of your dishwasher for easy cleanup.
Make a Splash
Keep even the smallest members of your family cool with SmileMart’s inflatable pet pool. Psst: It can double as a wading pool for little humans, too. Best of all? It folds into a neat accordion once they’re done splashing around.