We’re halfway through summer at this point, so what better time than now to pay tribute to the wonderful, sun-kissed feeling that make this season so memorable. Just like the holidays have requisite decorations, there’s no reason that the warmer months don’t deserve their own set of accessories that amplify that feeling of lazy, fancy free days that only the summer can evoke. Pick one up as a hostess gift, or treat yourself.
Clockwise from top left: Artemis Design smoking slippers are the comfortable, durable, and cool summer shoe you’ve been waiting for. But nothing will cool you down faster and more deliciously than It’s-It ice cream sandwiches. The woven tote from Nate’s collection available at Target is perfect for beach visits or picnics, while a backsplash (or floor) of teal Moroccan tile from Popham Design keeps your home feeling like summer all year round. Cement seasonally-created friendships with a bulk pack of woven Mexican friendship bracelets for cheerful squad style, and ensure you always have enough cotton Turkish towels, like this one from Accompany, so guests always have a dry and cozy place to relax.
Beat the heat with an iced coffee from LA’s Alfred Coffee, and bring shade (and pom poms!) everywhere you go with this Hat Attack sunhat. A hammock is the most comfortable way to enjoy the season, and the handmade ones from Mission Hammocks look especially chic – especially if you lounge in there while paging through a copy of Bobby McAlpine’s classic coffee table book, The Home Within Us. “It’s about when our deepest wishes for how we live are built from the ground up,” says Nate. Your summertime imagination can run wild with a few yards of Nate’s Iko fabric from his collection available at Jo-Ann’s, and Fresh’s Jasmine eau de parfum is basically the best summer scent, bottled. Spritz liberally. Happy summer! Now go enjoy every moment.