Though we've been living our best summer life for weeks... Happy [Official] First Day of Summer!
For us, this is the happiest season. Not only do we consider ourselves to be solar-powered, but things are just better! The food more fresh, the drinks more crisp, the outfits more fun, the days longer, and the parties more fabulous.
To help us all be adequately prepared for an amazing summer, we rounded up a few of our favorite summer things. Leave a comment with your go-to's.
Our Favorite Summer Things
1. Outdoor Dishware That Won't Break
When you want to elevate your weekend barbecue or picnic situation, but don't want to put your everyday dishes to the test, we highly recommend a set of melamine or bamboo dishes. They give a much more elevated look than paper products, and are of course much more eco-friendly. Win-win!
One of our favorite bamboo brands is Xenia Taler. Mix and match their fun patterns for a playful summer setting. You really can't go wrong with any combination.
Image: Xenia Taler
2. The Perfect Playlist
Everyone needs a good bop whether you're laying by the pool, working in the garden, or out on the trails. Our playlists for The Kenna and The Phyllis Jane keep the summer vibes coming!
The Kenna Playlist - perfect for poolside
The Phyllis Jane Playlist - vintage vibes
3. A Cute Cruiser
Suns out, time to cruise the town... in style, of course! A few cutie bikes that we love -
- Solé Bicycles
- Linus Bike (electric options)
- Bluejay Bikes (electric options)
4. Backyard Splashing
If you can't get to the beach or the pool, cool off in your backyard with Pool Buoy. This Aussie brand is now in the US and their blow up pools are so cute! Before you know it, your inflatable pool with be the new spot to hang with your friends.
Image: Pool Buoy
5. A Fresh Scent
New season, new scent. If you're looking for something to make you fresh for the summer, try out ones of our faves - Library of Flowers. Cute bottle, check. Fabulous fragrance, check. Small-batch perfumery, check!
Image: Fragrance of Flowers
6. This Sicilian Citrus Ricotta Bundt Cake
Need a dessert that's equal part easy and impressive for that shower you're hosting, or Sunday dinner... give this cake a go. The citrus and ricotta makes this a light and fluffy dessert that's perfect for summer. Dress it up with some fresh flowers and a cute cake stand, voila!
7. A Good [Fake] Tan
Don't get us wrong, we love a good tan... but we've since upgraded our baby oil tanning regimen for a better-for-you self-tanner, Lux Unfiltered. These tanners are cruelty free, gluten free, paraben free, silicone free, sulfate free... only the good stuff! We swear by the Bronzing Face Drops to keep us glowy year-round.
Image: Lux Unfiltered
Happy Summer, loves! Tell us what you try and what you like from this roundup.