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Indulgences Toys for Summer ROAD TRIP  Bentley has developed one of the most luxurious SUV models in automotive history with its 2017 Bentayga. Not only is its interior highly customizable (consider 14 options for seatbelt color alone), but its 600 horsepower yields a 187-mph top speed—the fastest on record for its class. From about $230,000; bentleymotors.com

SOUND + LIGHT  Sony’s new LED Bulb Speaker is an eco-friendly light and speaker all in one. Plug it into a standard light socket and connect it to any smart device via Bluetooth in order to easily control both light and sound. The product is part of Sony’s Life Space UX concept, created in partnership with MoMA Design Stores. $239; momastore.org

SOLAR POWER  Forget propane and charcoal—the GoSun Grill harnesses solar power for meals on the go. It bakes, steams or boils food in a tube encased in parabolic reflectors, reaching up to 550 degrees Fahrenheit. Available this fall, it works just fine in heavy cloud cover. $599; gosunstove.com

Hot Spots for 2016 FRENCH PANACHE  Baccarat Hotel & Residences New York, the French crystal brand’s first hotel, has opened across from MoMA. It boasts 114 luxurious guest rooms and a spa. Interiors by Paris-based Gilles & Boissier encompass a 60-foot bar graced by crimson velvet and monumental Baccarat chandeliers, and the Grand Salon, an elegant small-plates restaurant. Rates from $899. baccarathotels.com

EAST MEETS WEST  In the 1980s, a restored Thai home and ancient tea house were transported to Anguilla, where they have been incorporated into the 70-room Zemi Beach House resort as the recently opened Zemi Thai House Spa. While set in a uniquely Thai environment, treatments are inspired by the island’s indigenous culture. The Taíno Bathing Ritual, for example, slathers the body in fruits, herbs, mud and salt. Rooms from $499. zemibeach.com

AUSTRALIAN ALLURE  COMO The Treasury opened last year in Perth’s historic district. Housed
in restored, 140-year-old state buildings, the hotel combines a rich architectural heritage with hip,
modern luxury. Designed by Kerry Hill Architects of Australia and Singapore, the property boasts a
welcoming lounge, two restaurants, a spa, pool and library. Rates from $460. comohotels.com/thetreasury


The Sporting Life SMART SHIRT  Ralph Lauren’s new PoloTech shirt features a detachable Bluetooth device that connects with an iPhone or Apple Watch to clock real-time workout data. The device tracks heart rate, intensity of movement, calories burned, steps taken and more, while the PoloTech app offers adaptive workouts and live biometrics. In black or navy blue; $295; ralphlauren.com

TUNES TO GO  Take your music everywhere with the Go-Go Speaker. Weighing in at just over half a pound, the portable player features a clean, water-resistant design, a strap to attach to a bike handle or stroller and a built-in speakerphone for hands-free conversations when connected to a smart device. Available in white-, blue- and black-matte finishes. $129; stelleaudio.com

FREEWHEELING  Colorado-based Boo Bicycles customizes its bikes, hand-crafting each one out of Vietnamese bamboo. The eco-friendly material is stiff yet compliant, providing both stability and a forgiving experience on the road. The Boo SL-R Custom Road Bike is a top-performance model, easily handling both high speeds and tight curves. From $7,000 at Parvilla Cycle near Annapolis. boobicycles.com


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