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Dive In: Bar Refaeli, Tory Burch & Instagram's Coolest Pools (Photos)

From a submerged Bar Refaeli to a Mediterranean idyll, a voyeur’s look at the stars’ sun-soaked scenes.

The Most Picturesque Instagram Pools

What better way to escape the summer heat than to sit inside gazing at other people's Instagram photos? From a Conde Nast Traveler photo of a well-placed swing to Bar Rafaeli and an infinity pool—these places seem ideal for a bit of R&R.

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Under the Tuscan Sun: Poppy Delevingne

The British model and socialite relaxes near the fields of Tuscany with a bag claiming "beach bum" to sum it up perfectly. All that's missing is the glass of Italian wine.

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Woman's Best Friend: Natalie Joos

Photographer Natalie Joos captures this adorable pup-filled moment surrounded by fluffy clouds and luscious landscapes. Labradoodles plus poolside luxury equals the closest to heaven we've ever seen.

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Need to Be Here Right Now: Travel + Leisure

Travel + Leisure makes us insanely jealous with a dreamlike pool along the Tyrrhenian Sea. The photo, at Tuscany’s Il Pellicano Hotel, seems like an undiscovered slice of perfection to hotel guests.

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Just Don't Get the Shoes Wet: Tory Burch

Fashion mogul Tory Burch finds herself loving life atop a diving board—surrounded in secrecy by luscious greenery. Fully clothed Burch basks in the beautiful day.

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That's Amore: Natasha Poly

Russian model Natasha Poly shows off her toes and classic Italian architecture built to perfection. The stone building provides the ideal setting for a day of relaxation and tanning.

Greek Goddess: Bar Refaeli

Israeli model Bar Refaeli is never afraid, and with good reason, to show off her smokin' bikini body. This beautiful pool in Greece along the coastline was made for sunbathing.

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Poolside Heaven: The Coveteur

The Coveteur always provides a look inside the lives of the rich and famous. This home in East Hampton, N.Y., is a flawless place for a weekend escape.

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Reflection Perfection: Prabal Gurung

The fashion design studio captures a photo worthy of even Oprah's computer background. The pool, and picturesque reflection, shows a side of one of the most beautiful places in New York.

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The Mermaid Model: Bar Refaeli

The model shows off a lively day with friends in the pool—diving underwater and seeming like there are no worries in the world.

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A Caribbean Dream: Condé Nast Traveler

The travel magazine provides an impeccable view from over a deep blue pool. The St. Lucia pool overlooks the ocean, and that swing seems like the best place to curl up with a book.

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Aegean Heiress: Nicky Hilton

Heiress Nicky Hilton bathes in the sun surrounded by two spotless bodies of water. Nikiti Beach, where the photo was taken, sits along the almost utopian Aegean Sea.

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Party Boy: Peter Som

Fashion king Peter Som snaps a photo of a poolside birthday party—creating a new standard for pool parties well beyond beach balls.