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Things We’re Loving - Vol. 10

by Team Popupla

Dandy Farmer Bonsai Trees

Modern bonsai trees. Photo courtesy of . 

In an effort to uncover the best in travel, we spend a lot of time traversing the world — and the world wide web. Here are the goods we can't stop thinking and talking about this month.

Sunday Somewhere Sunglasses

Photo courtesy of Sunday Somewhere.

I am long overdue for a new pair of shades, and this chic pair is at the top of my wishlist. The half-black, half-tortoiseshell design feels classic — with a twist! — and will go with pretty much every outfit I have on rotation this summer. ($279) – Berit, editor


L Train Commuter Bike

Photo courtesy of Brilliant Bicycle Co.

Fellow North Brooklynites, check it out: NYC-based Brilliant Bicycle Co. has designed a semi-affordable, limited-edition two-wheeler for those impacted by the impending L train shutdown. Anyone can purchase the bike, but the top-of-the-line Shimano V brakes and grease-free belt drive, which can go for thousands of miles without a lube or tune up, seem particularly well-equipped for the hectic commute. ($650) – Daniel, editorial assistant


Voyage Poncho

Photo courtesy of Herschel.

For outdoor summer spectating (think baseball games and music festivals), lightweight rain gear comes in handy. I'm feeling Herschel's new wind-resistant, water-repellant double-snap poncho with legendary urban artist Keith Haring's enduring designs. ($70) – Jeralyn, editorial director


Missoni Mare Tunic

Photo courtesy of Net-a-Porter.

I fell hard for a Missoni dress on the Amalfi Coast a few weeks ago and didn't buy it. Wearing this coverup for the rest of the summer in the Hamptons will keep the Italian seaside vibe molto vivo. As an unnecessary bonus, "mare" means "sea" in Italian. ($920) – Pavia, CEO


Carrie Portable Lamp

Photo courtesy of Menu Design Shop.

The Danes wrote the book on coziness, so it's no surprise that they've created the perfect accessory to set the mood anywhere. The portable lamp is USB-chargeable, has a three-step dimmer function, lasts up to five hours per charge, and comes with a detachable handle. I want to bring this on all future camping trips, rooftop dinners, and late-night walks on the beach. ($150) – Becky, contributing editor


Dandy Farmer Bonsai Tree

Photo courtesy of Dandy Farmer.

Historically a serial plant killer, I've finally succeeded at keeping one alive thanks to the help and guidance of my local florist. Next on my list: a modern bonsai tree from Brooklyn-based Dandy Farmer. You can visit them in person at (through spring 2018) or their pop-up (through July 31, 2017). They also ship within the United States. (From $80) – Berit


Wanderlust: A Hiker's Companion

Photo courtesy of Gestalten.

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I probably won't make it to any of the legendary hiking trails chronicled in this well-photographed coffee table book this summer. But, hey, there's always fall, right? ($47) – Daniel


The surf of stephane

Photo courtesy of Lola James Harper.

It's summer, so I want to smell the waxy, salty, clean surf always, especially at home. (€35) – Kate, contributing editor


Nature Republic Ice Puff Sunblock

Photo courtesy of Nature Republic.

I hate summers in New York City. It's hot and humid, and the subway is the worst. Thank goodness for the magical sunblock/foundation/skin-cooling invention I found on my last trip to Korea. You shake the bottle really hard, pump the top a few times to get the solution onto the sponge hidden under the cover, then pat it all over your face for UV protection and a cooling sensation. I don't understand how it works, but it does, and this past week has me tempted to be that girl who puts on makeup in the subway car. ($30) – Becky


Adventure Assist

Photo courtesy of Adventure Assist.

Just in time for my summer vacation, this notebook will prove useful for planning and traveling. Divided into seven sections, it covers logistics like packing, transportation, and to-do lists, while also designating space for observations, sketches, and details. ($35) – Helena, editorial intern


Sedd + Mill Halva

Halva courtesy of Seed + Mill.

I am totally turned on by a lightweight dessert in this summer heat, so I'm taking my cues from the gastronomy of the Middle East (where desert dining is done best). Halva, the crumbly treat made of sesame, sugar, honey, and nuts, is gluten-free and decadent but won't drag you down. I'm bringing a box of the best to my next outdoor dinner party. ($30) – Jeralyn


Photo courtesy of Neiman Marcus.

I fell in love with everything at  hotel in June, in particular the decor at  for the pictures of famous authors (Gertrude Stein, Oscar Wilde) and their gorgeous, minimalist bar cart. This one comes close in style (and makes me thirsty for a negroni). ($1,499) – Pavia


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