1 | Entertain Outdoors

What is a holiday celebration without food? If you are going to have an Australian-style beach holiday (think shrimp on the barbecue), there is no better device than the EVO cooktop. It totally changes the way you cook outside. You may even get one for indoors. evoamerica.com


2 | Celebrate Poolside

Even if you can’t make it to the beach, you can still celebrate poolside. This bar cart by McKinnon and Harris will have everyone sipping a festive beverage in no time. mckinnonharris.com


3 | Year of the Dog

The year 2018 is the Chinese Year of the Dog. What better excuse for indulging in my weakness for outdoor sculptures and man’s best friend, Buddy, by Corbin Bronze? corbinbronze.com


4 | Take a Seat

The Cabo Armless Beach Chair by James Perse is that perfect piece for out-of-season beach visits: simple, straightforward, and weather resistant. jamesperse.com


5 | Starry Nights

One of our newest traditions is the floating candle—you can thank my daughter and her obsession with a certain Disney movie for this one. It has been a great addition to our family traditions, and these environmentally safe ones are perfect to use as the sun sets on the last day of the year. birando.com


6 | Comfort by Design

Yes, I know it’s winter and we are celebrating at the beach, but this perfect cashmere blanket will keep you warm and in the mood to celebrate. loropiana.com