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Shop: Blankets, Booze and Fresh Air

Whether it’s Super Summer Theatre, a jazz concert in the park, or a family picnic, having the right gear for Vegas summers is key. Here are a few picks for a smooth and stylish evening under the sun — or under the stars.

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Hampton Sun SPF 55 Continuous Mist Sunscreen

Hampton Sun SPF 55 Continuous Mist Sunscreen

This oil-free sunscreen has a sheer, silky texture that absorbs instantly, and the signature Privet Bloom scent is pleasing. $32, Neiman Marcus in the Fashion Show Mall

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TOPSHOP Weave Sandal

TOPSHOP Weave Sandal

These Grecian-style, tie-up leather woven sandals are a summer classic. $40, TOPSHOP in the Fashion Show Mall

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Gal Meets Glam Collection Courtney Rio

Gal Meets Glam Collection Courtney Rio Stripe Lawn Maxi Dress

With delicate ruffles and slender straps, this maxi dress shines with simple sophistication. $168, Nordstrom in the Fashion Show Mall

 

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Picnic Time Duet Wine Tote

Picnic Time Duet Wine Tote

With two interior compartments for wine, this insulated tote ensures the fun keeps flowing. $37.99, Bed Bath & Beyond

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Eric Javits Classic Squishee Packable Fedora

Eric Javits Classic Squishee Packable Fedora

This fedora scrunches up into a bag or suitcase to pop into perfect shape. Also: Science says the special fabric blocks 95 percent of UVA/UVB sun rays. $250, Nordstrom in the Fashion Show Mall

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Superga Cotu Sneaker

Superga Cotu Sneaker

These soft but sturdy classic sneakers are perfect for all-day lazing, and the breathable cotton upper keeps your feet cool and happy. $64.95, Zappos.com

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Picnic Time English Plaid Fold Up Blanket Tote

Picnic Time English Plaid Fold Up Blanket Tote

This blanket tote’s water-resistant underside easily brushes off dirt, sand, grass and dew. The soft fleece top is truly nap worthy. $32.55, Amazon.com

 

 

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GEARED UP? Sun and fun beckon at these outdoor summer events

 

Super Summer Theatre

Peter Pan, Aug. 1-18

Pirates of Penzance, Sept. 6-22

supersummertheatre.org

 

Las Vegas Greek Food Festival

Sept. 14-16

A celebration of Greek food, culture, music, dance and more.

lvgff.com

 

Grapes and Hops Festival at The Springs Preserve

Sept. 29

Featuring fine wines, a unique selection of beers and food from Vegas purveyors.

springspreserve.org

 

Life Is Beautiful

Sept. 21-23

Featuring The Weeknd, Arcade Fire, Santigold, T-Pain, Florence + The Machine and more.

lifeisbeautiful.com

 

Grapes and Hops Festival at The Springs Preserve

Sept. 29

Featuring fine wines, a unique selection of beers and food from Vegas purveyors.

springspreserve.org

 

Haunted Harvest at the Springs Preserve

Oct. 12-14, 19-21, 26-28

Features trick or treat stations, carnival games, a petting zoo, crafts, live entertainment, and more

springspreserve.org

 

Age of Chivalry Renaissance Festival

Oct. 12-14

A celebration of Renaissance arts, crafts, music and, of course, swordfighting.

lvrenfair.com

 

Summerlin Festival of Arts

Oct. 13-14

Featuring more than 100 fine artists, live music, children’s activities, and culinary offerings from Downtown Summerlin restaurants.

summerlin.com

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