The official start to summer may be three weeks away, but we all know Memorial Day is the real kick-off. We have everything you need to start your summer in style.
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We love the beaded coral embroidery around the neckline of CJ Laing’s tie-dyed linen “Cora” tunic at least as much as we love its versatility. Wear it on the beach as a cover-up, as a mini-dress with sandals, or as a top over the same designer’s flattering white cigarette pants.
The Nantucket Wine Carrier from Hancock Baskets is the chicest summer wine tote ever. Perfect for picnics, it’s also a very swell host or hostess gift—especially when packed with a pair of Bastianich Rosatos from Eli Hardof’s A Wine for All.
Every summer house needs stacks of Turkish T’s Basic Breeze lightweight towels. Dry off with them at the pool, stretch out on them at the beach, or wear them as festive shawls or sarongs in the day or night.
Get your grill on with Blackberry Farm’s delicious trio of house-made barbecue sauces and rubs. While you’re at it, order up some of BF’s addictive bread and butter pickles to zip up dogs and burgers.
Beipeatti’s charming Fat Fish platter is a perennial favorite for summer entertaining. Fill it up with loads of boiled shellfish, a briny spaghetti alla vongole, or a gorgeous Nicoise salad from Julia Reed’s latest book, “But Mama Always Put Vodka in Her Sangria.”
Sun lovers rejoice! Chantecaille’s lightweight Ultra Sun Protection Primer keeps you extra safe with a with a hefty 50 SPF, plus lemon balm and white tea extracts that deliver a powerful anti-inflammatory punch.
Loeffler-Randall’s color-block tote is the only one you’ll need all summer. Measuring 12 by 13 inches, it will take you from beach to town in high style. Added bonus: there’s a clutch inside.