Boys of Summer

Shops June 4th, 2015 — by:

From baseballs to caps, we’ve got everything the guys need to have a classic summer.

Is there anything more all-American than this baseball cap? We didn’t think so.

If you want to have a campy appearance, but still need room for your ipad, then this Filson backpack is the perfect solution.

The Lemon Ball is a fun spin on the traditional baseball. We love the yellow with turquoise stitching.

For the ultimate summer experience, a custom sea skiff is hard to beat. These boats are almost to pretty to get wet. Almost.

And while we’re at it, how about a little Weekend Yachting? Sounds delightful.

The Montauk polo is perfect for your trips to the Hamptons.

“I first tried this when Bill Smith, chef of the famed Crook’s Corner restaurant in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, made a similar salad for a magazine feature. I know what you’re probably thinking—strange combination, right? But let me tell you, it really works. As much as I trust Bill’s palate, even I was surprised by how well the mild-sweet melon and acid-sweet tomato went together. I have since made many variations using different kinds of melons, tomatoes, herbs, and cheese, but this one is my all-time favorite.” 

Watermelon-Tomato Salad with Feta and Mint

SERVES 6 TO 8

3 large heirloom tomatoes (about 1½ pounds), cored and cut into chunks, or 2 cups cherry tomatoes, halved

4 cups cubed watermelon

½ cup fresh mint, roughly chopped

½ cup fresh basil, roughly chopped

2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

2 tablespoons sherry vinegar

Juice of 1 lime

Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

½ cup (about 2 ounces) shaved fresh feta (preferably French)

1 lime, cut into wedges

Combine the tomatoes, watermelon, mint, basil, olive oil, vinegar, lime juice, and salt and pepper to taste in a large bowl and toss to mix. Cover and refrigerate for several hours. Just before serving, sprinkle the feta over the salad and serve with lime wedges and sea salt for squeezing and sprinkling on top.

 

Photo by Peter Frank Edwards.

ME Speak Design is the brainchild of Eric and Lori Wright. Together they made a decision to celebrate only the most important things in life. Their designs marry Japanese inspired housewares with southern roots. 

Why we chose ME Speak Design

We were impressed by Eric and Lori’s strong sense of place as they seek and celebrate the inherent beauty of native and found materials. Combining their love of the rustic, rural South with their regard for the intrigue of the Japanese aesthetic, they have created elegant furniture and functional art for the home.

SUMMER STYLE: EYELET

Fashion June 1st, 2015 — by:

Now that June has finally arrived, we’re busy soaking up our favorite summery textiles.

This crinkle dot top in “geranium” is a fresh take on eyelet. The color is perky and fresh and looks great with white, which makes it perfect for summer.

Inspired by trips to Saint Barth, the Serena Angel Wing Dress in light and airy navy eyelet is easy, beachy style at its best.

Letarte’s Doily Dress is great to wear as a cover-up or with a long cami and some wedges for a beach to street look.

It isn’t technically eyelet, but this swiss dot blouse is another summer favorite.

The Kate Dress in cream is every bit as dreamy as it looks in this photo. It will be your new favorite in no time.

 

Taigan has teamed up with Southern Living Magazine to bring you the ultimate summer prize of a 10 day roadtrip plus gorgeous Over Under luggage bags available on our site. It’s super easy to enter- all you need to do is fill out this form and your name is entered into the hat! How awesome is that?

 

“Experience the South like you’ve never experienced it before with the Ultimate Southern Roadtrip—crafted by the editors of Southern Living! We have flown, drove, stayed and played our way through the South and want to share it with you.” –Southern Living Magazine

 

One lucky winner will receive:

1. A 10 day trip for two to the Southern Living Hotel Collection properties of their choice, throughout the South

2. Includes accommodations to up to three Southern Living Hotel Collection properties

3. $500 transportation allowance

4. $500 food allowance

5. Sporty and versatile luggage provided by Over Under on Taigan! Check out the bags for yourself, pictured below-

 

Once again, all it takes is a quick second to fill out this form. Winner will be announced in early July.

Good luck!

Peach + Mint Sweet Tea

Food & Drink May 21st, 2015 — by:

Peach + Mint Sweet Tea

by Sallie’s Greatest

6 cups brewed tea
2 cups orange juice
2/3 cup Sallie’s Greatest Peach + Mint Simple Syrup

Mix all ingredients together in a pitcher. Pour into glass with ice.

Note: Can turn into a cocktail by adding 1 oz vodka per glass.