Make it sparkle.
The Wackness Soundtrack
What: Fly old-school tunes by the likes of The Notorious B.I.G., Nas, Faith Evans, and Wu-Tang Clan.
Why: Ain’t nuthin’ wrong with a little bump ’n’ grind.
Where: Online at itunes.com.
Presse Summer Sale
What: Up to 70 percent off Proenza Schouler, Sari Gueron, and Acne, with more to come.
Why: Hot off the Presse.
Where: Online at presseboutique.com.
What: Get the party started with a rousing round of croquet, bocce, or horseshoes.
Why: Smoke some grass (the legal way).
Where: At your local Target or online at target.com.
White Wine Sangria
What: Mix a bottle of vino with tonic, brandy, fruit, sugar, and ice, and voila — a refreshing libation.
Where: Recipe online at scottsfoodblog.com.
Apples & Oranges
What: Vanity Fair writer Marie Brenner’s touching memoir about reconciling with her dying brother after years of estrangement.
Why: Fruit for thought.
Where: At your local bookstore or online at amazon.com.