You can’t beat the combo of warm weather, a barbecue, and some great tunes blasting from the speakers. These three things — and a nice cold beverage — are some of Lifestyle Mirror guest editor Mario Batali’s favorite summer essentials, and it’s hard to argue with him.
"With a chilled glass of wine and summer playlist, the food is just gravy," he says. Who can argue with that?
So, we’re following Batali’s lead and listening to what he has piping through the sound system. "This summer, we’re listening to everything on an orange Jambox I was given by Mary Giuliani. It’s Bluetooth-enabled, portable, and loud," he adds. "That is to say, it's the perfect gift."
From The National to Kanye West's "Yeezus" — "It’s loud and in-your-face and we love it!" he says — Batali shares his music of summer 2013. Check out the slideshow above for his ultimate playlist, and shop his picks below.
— Sasha Levine (@sashalevine), Lifestyle Mirror
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