Stuff We Love: 6 Summertime Essentials

From the perfect hat to lightweight running shoes, we've compiled a list of things you'll want to have this season.

For the runner who yearns to break up with heavy shoes, Nike has engineered something lighter. The Free 3.0 Flyknit running shoe [$139.99] is manufactured like a sock.

True Runner, 5407 Walnut St., Shadyside; 412/683-2468,

These locally crafted garden markers by Plant Picket [$8.95 each] will help you to remember what you intended to pop up this summer in your garden.

Available at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, One Schenley Park, Oakland; 412/622-6914,


The Mar Y Sol caracas tote [$108] is woven with 100-percent sisal, made from the leaves of the agave plant and lined with sea grass. Raffia pompoms are tied to elegant leather handles.

The Picket Fence, 5425 Walnut St., Shadyside; 412/246-0350

A balmy July evening calls for good company and a refreshing cocktail with the help of a floral concoction made from Epicerie De Provence Sirop [$16] and Terre Exotique dried floral garnish [$12].

PenHollows, 244 S. Highland Ave., Shadyside; 412/665-0767,

In 1895, Goorin Bros. began selling hats out of a horse-drawn carriage on the streets of Pittsburgh. Today, the company is selling its designs, such as the Daily Double Cloche [$40], to online shoppers.


Exercise your green thumb with the help of this handmade iron Pyramidal Planter [$2,080] from Hacienda.

Artemis, 3709 Butler St., Lawrenceville; 412/353-0197,


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