For Friday Night – And Sunday – Lights

September 27, 2013
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By Patti Martin

Fall equals football and tailgating. Whether heading for the high school field or Met Life Stadium, looking great, being comfortable and well fed are essentials as the leaves start turning colors. Here are some fall essentials to achieve that end:


Looking Good


Chilling out in a stadium parking lot doesn’t mean you have to give up your style sense. Patagonia’s Women’s Ultralight Down Vest offers a slim, thermally efficient silhouette that can stand alone or layer easily when temperatures start to drop. Available in Butterfly Blue, Tailored Grey and Black, you’re sure to be a fashion standout in the crowd.

Women’s Ultralight Down Vest by Patagonia
The Sport Spot, Shrewsbury



Gracious Dining


You may not want to pull out the fine linens to dine a la tailgate, but that doesn’t mean you can’t indulge in some upscale dining. MYdrap offers real fabric placemats – on a roll. Made of 100 percent cotton, the placemats tear off just like their paper counterparts, but can be used again and again. Along with four sizes of matching napkins, the placements offer equal levels of design, quality and convenience – as well as colors to match your favorite team.

MYdrap Placemats
Bain’s Outdoor Living, Rumson



In the Bag


The last thing you want to worry about when you’re heading out to the big game is how you are going to carry everything. Fjall Raven answers the call – and more – with its versatile and functional totepack. Zippered openings keep the contents in place as you make to your favorite tailgating spot, and when it’s time to head off to the stadium, convert the tote to a backpack and carry your must-have essentials (including cellphone and keys) to your seat in style.

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Fjall Raven Totepack
The Sport Spot, Shrewsbury



Shaken, Not Stirred


You don’t have to be from the South to appreciate this fully functional cocktail shaker inspired by the Mason jar. It’s perfect for shaking up a batch – or three – of your favorite mint juleps, whiskey sours or other libations before kickoff. The stylish shaker also features an innovative three-piece strainer lid that prevents any spills.

Mason Jar Shaker
Bain’s Outdoor Living, Rumson



Go Big


Looking for a grill that’s going to make it through the tailgating season and beyond? Weber’s Jumbo Joe is guaranteed to score great food for grilling enthusiasts. With 240 square inches of cooking space, there’s more than enough room on this portable grill to cook up ribs, sausages and burgers. Even better, The Tuck-n-Carry lid holder locks the lid in place for easy transport – no fuss, no muss.

Weber Jumbo Joe Charcoal Grill
Better Housekeeping, Red Bank


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