by Marisa Marcantonio

The East Coast is hunkering down thanks to Hurricane Sandy.  If you lose your power and need a way to illuminate in style, consider glass hurricanes to light the way. You can always use them for dinner parties to come.

Photo courtesy of Crate and Barrel

The Crate and Barrel London Hurricane is the glass vessel against which all others are judged. It's classic silhouette, clean pedestal base and high sides make The London the perfect hurricane.

Photo courtesy of Canvas

The Bell Hurricane from Canvas Home Store with a wide opening, curved sides and detailed edge is another nice glass version.

Photo courtesy of World Market

Capturing the same bell shape, World Market has their Silver Mercury Glass Hurricanes for a bit of sparkle.

Photo courtesy of Pottery Barn

For the minimalists, Pottery Barn keeps it simple. The Linden Hurricane Lantern has a glass column that lifts off with a graceful handle that sits in a nickel base.

Photo courtesy of Target

Combining stainless steel and glass, Target's Candle Lantern has streamlined, shiny metal detailing.

Photo courtesy of Arteriors

Capturing the essence of San Miguel de Allende, Arteriors Kennedy Lantern has a  leather strap handle and simple glass sleeve. I would get rid of the metal base for a cleaner look.

Photo courtesy of Serena and Lily

Mouth blown glass  Storm Lanterns from Serena and Lily on a round base are practical and good looking.

Photo courtesy of The Source Collection

Cut glass circles and a dramatic stepped-up pedestal base on Honeycomb Hurricanes from The Source Collection have the flair of Irish cut crystal.

Photo courtesy of Global Views

Turned glass gives the Global Views 1961 Glamour Hurricane traditional appeal.