DON'T BREAK DOWN
Glassware that doesn't crack under pressure
With warm weather finally in full bloom, we can't stop thinking about outdoor entertaining. And as any hostess knows, a shattered glass is the quickest way to bring a party to a halt. As you plan your summer soirees, add these gorgeous unbreakables to your shopping lists:
Le Cadeaux's rainbow-melamine tumblers ($10 each) and wine glasses ($12) make us feel like we're drinking an aperitif in Provence. Leave it to the French to design something so delicate-looking, yet completely durable.
Govino's shatterproof goblets are perfect for picnics (no fragile stems to worry about), plus the refined design and sturdy build make them look much more expensive than they are (at just $13 for four, we'll be giving a set to all our friends). Bonus: they're 100 percent recyclable.
CB2's genius Ceylon pitcher ($30) doubles as a brewer: A perforated column separates tea leaves from water, so your only concern will be finding a shady spot to sip from your unbreakable glass ($3). The pitcher is also great for lemonade and sangria.
Backyard entertaining isn't complete without a good margarita. Williams-Sonoma's sorbet-colored margarita glasses ($50 for six) are as festive as they are functional--and they'll last long after the tequila's gone.