By Rachel Cameron
– PUMP UP THE JAM: Shake a tail with Bang & Olufsen’s picnic basket–sized ode to the transistor radio. It comes in sleek grey or summery yellow and features a leather strap for chic transportability. It syncs up to Apple’s AirPlay for a completely wireless connection to an iPhone. $875, AT BANG & OLUFSEN, 175 AVENUE RD.
– STEAK IT OUT: Strap Bodum’s Fyrkat charcoal grill to the back of your bike and head for Bellwoods – pack a rib eye or two and make friends instantly. Made from enamel-coated steel and heat-resistant silicon, it comes in über-mod black, fiery red and groovy lime green. $70, AT THE BAY, 176 YONGE ST.
– PURE AT HEART: Ditch the plastic once and for all and get your hands on Black + Blum’s curvaceous, BPA-free tritan and silicon bottle. With just a squeeze, a charcoal filter snaps into place to clean Toronto’s finest. And with a six-month lifespan, replacing it won’t spoil your fun in the sun. $20, AT DESERRES, 130 SPADINA AVE.
– SUPPORT SYSTEM: Really, a summer cookout can only be validated by an instantly shared snapshot of the chef’s hard work. This flexible stand supports sharp shots and video – your Twitter and Instagram followers will seethe with jealousy. $40, AT VISTEK, 496 QUEEN ST E.