JUNE 26, 2022

Summer Roundup

Ah, the first day of summer rolls around and we can’t wait to drink it in. Literally, we’re cueing up the summer cocktails, snacks and music and taking it all outdoors. Here’s what we’re drinking, eating, listening to and reading out in the open air!

Summer Cocktails of the Moment

Summer is a time for lighter spirits (literally) and while a classic gin and tonic never goes out of style, our friends at Town & Country have some fun new libations to try. Like Watermelon Sangria or a drink simply called Water Lilies. Cheers to summer ’22.

The Summer Menu

Hopefully the summer weather will afford you a great deal of outdoor time and this may include meals enjoyed al fresco. If you’re entertaining outdoors, Camille Styles wrote a great blog post with simple summer recipes to fuel your parties all season long!

Taking It Outside

If you live in a place where summers are short and winters are long, this is the time to make the best of the outdoors. Whether it’s having meals at your outdoor table or creating an outdoor living room for lounging, we have essentials like rugs, pillows, throws and tabletop items to complete your outdoor summer living.

Set the mood to music

Let’s face it, every summer you find the one song that becomes your summer anthem and there's a lot of new music on the way. There are some fresh tracks from Lizzo and Calvin Harris and yes, Beyonce’s new album Renaissance drops in late July with a new single Break My Soul out now. Cosmopolitan has a round up of some music to light your summer up.

Your Summer Reading List

The New Yorker magazine’s June 20th cover is a watercolor painting by African American artist Elizabeth Colomba, who discusses the necessity of painting Black bodies into historically white spaces, especially giving visibility to Black women.

You can see more of her inspiring work in this feature in Art News, which detailed her recent art exhibit at Princeton University. Here’s an excerpt from the article: “In her works, she portrays Black historical characters in the affluent settings from which they were traditionally excluded or erased. Her goal is to paint Black people as they never have been depicted before in art history.”