Since we believe that warm weather demands clinking glasses al fresco, we’re giving you the inside track on the very best outdoor restaurants the city has to offer.Read More
The Select FileS
Consider these Files a distillation of years, days, months and hours spent researching, searching, tagging, pinning, asking for information and giving recommendations. They are your resource for all things beauty and fashion, your online travel guides, social guides, holiday catalog, life coach, design consultant and anything else in your life that might benefit from an exchange of thoughts and information.
The world is big and life is a work in progress. And these are just my 7 cents.
Here’s a quick list of things we love about summer: The beach, the pool, the sun, the endless cocktails. Now here’s a quick list of things we hate about summer (well, our skin hates): the beach, the pool, the sun, the endless cocktails.Read More
Bottle openers, corkscrews, mixers — these are all things that can really put a damper on your summer beach days, boat trips and picnics, especially if you for forget them. Which is why we’re in love with the new generation of canned cocktails and artisanal wines.Read More
It began with Party Island. Almost the size of our pool — and clearly meant for a lake — Party Island provided hours of fun before it slowly deflated by the end of the season. Gone, but forever remembered in our hearts. Since then, we kick off every summer with a frivolous new pool toy, oversized raft or lawn game.Read More
I first heard the term “intermittent fasting” from my sister a few years ago. It was the same day she was trying to explain to me why she put a half stick of butter in her coffee every morning, for “health reasons.” (Bulletproof coffee. Look it up. It’s a thing.) At the time it sounded crazy, so maybe that's why I discounted everything else that came after? It would take a trip to the operating room followed by a 10-pound slim down to finally get me on the fasting bandwagon.Read More
This summer I wanted to share what I’m listening to because I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for a well-curated playlist that can take me from the beach to the bocce court to the bbq.Read More
From delicious food and exotic travel to stoner etiquette and witchcraft, we’ve rounded up books from a wide variety of genres, curated to insure that your favorite hosts and hostesses will ask you back again.Read More
Our favorite summer lewk? An effortless, easy-to-wear summer dress. You know the kind we’re talking about. — It’s breezy, maybe with a fun print, that’s ideal for accessorizing in a million different ways and manages to keep you from not completely melting in the heat. Your sartorial summer ride-or-die, if you will.Read More
Along with the beach days and barbecues come brown spots, wrinkles, blotchy skin and sunburn. We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Wear. You. Sunscreen. All Day. Every day. It goes without saying that you’ll need it in the summer, but the absolute best way to protect your skin is to wear it every damn day. We’ve found that one of the easiest ways to ensure you’re protected is to wear a tinted moisturizer or BB cream that doubles as coverage along with serious sun protection. And since there are so many effective natural options available, we’re going the clean route because we give chemicals a big thumbs down. So grab a towel and your favorite steamy summer read and hit the beach, because we’re going to teach you how to practice safe sun.
— Holly Parmelee
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Suntegrity “5 in 1” Natural Moisturizing Face Sunscreen
I love, love, love this all-in-one sunscreen that doubles as a tinted moisturizer and is all you need to head out the door and be protected. I use this in lieu of foundation or tinted sunscreen during the summer. Not only does it cover imperfection,s but this multitasker does triple duty by treating your skin with antioxidants, moisturizing, protecting and priming. It’s one stop shopping for your summer face!
Colorscience Sunforgettable Mineral Sunscreen Brush SPF 50
This convenient powder brush is always in my purse and is super easy to apply without mess any time of day. It’s also my go-to for early evening parties where there is still sun but I don’t want the shiny face that you can get from liquid sunscreen.
MS SolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30
This tinted cream is light, creamy and dries to a nice, matte finish. The light tint works with most skin tones and adds just a hint of color that is almost non-existent. It has the velvety texture of a silicone primer and works well under makeup.
MyChelle Dermaceuticals Sun Shield Liquid Tint SPF 50
This was a Whole Foods fine and it’s a good, light coverage sunscreen that is light, non-greasy and sheer. The 100% mineral sunscreen gives just enough coverage to cover imperfections and give a light summer glow.
EltaMD UV Physical Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
This one is beloved by dermatologists and the acne prone for good reason. It’s effective, oil-free and absolutely does not clog pores. If sunscreens make you break out, then this one should be your summer pick. If you’re not into a tint, Elta offers tons of clear options that are just as effective.
Bare Republic Mineral Sport Lotion SPF 50
A solid choice for a beach day and/or outdoor exercise. I’m obsessed with the light, silky texture that goes on as a lotion but dries to a sheer, powdery finish. Plus, it’s got a hint of a coconut scent that screams summer and reminds me of the old Bain de Soleil days.
Supergoop Shine-On Lip Screen Broad Spectrum SPF 50
Let’s not forget our lips, people! This Supergoop gloss makes it easy to protect them, and I always keep a tube in my bag to apply throughout the day. This is essentially a top coat that you can wear alone or on top of lipstick to add shine and protection.
What’s that you say? You’re looking for the perfect pair of sunglasses? Fret not! We’ve pored over the best frames to bring you some seriously cool summer shade at every price point. From a pair of budget-friendly aviators to make-your-wallet-cry glittery pineapple-shaped frames (thanks, Gucci!), there’s something here for everyone. Take a look — and happy summer!
— By Dylan Essertier
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$25 and Under
Forever 21 Oversized Square Sunglasses
File these beauties under: the bigger, the better.
These H&M shades are a little retro and a whole lot of cool.
ASOS Oversized 70’s Butterfly Square Sunglasses
We’re so here for the 1970s oversized sunglasses comeback.
Anthropologie Fiona Cat-Eye Sunglasses
Looking for a sweet and girly vibe? Try these.
Mango Retro Sunglasses
A cat-eye shape is universally stylish and flattering. Plus, these white frames will make your summer tan pop!
Elizabeth and James Hexagon Sunglasses
Keep your accessory game interesting with these hexagon frames.
Le Specs Beautiful Stranger Sunglasses
Three words: green with envy.
Le Specs Claw Rounded Sunglasses
Does it get more timeless?
Seafolly Palm Cove Square Sunglasses
Fun fact: square frames flatter a large range of face shapes.
Illesteva Leonard Round-Frame Sunglasses
Classic tortoise paired with a round frame is always a hit, if you ask us.
Illesteva Aviator Sunglasses
The 2019-ified version of the Top Gun glasses.
Ganni Square Sunglasses
Cool and luxe, these Ganni shades are everything you could ever want in a pair of designer sunglasses. Don’t believe us? Verify it with a selfie.
Marni Colour-Block Sunglasses
Thick glossy acetate frames give these Marni sunglasses weight and structure, while the pink, red and orange palette add a little dose of fun.
Acne Mustang Round-Frame Sunglasses
If you want something more exciting than basic black round frames, try these Acne sunglasses in this magnetic light-green hue.
Saint Laurent Heart-Shaped Sunglasses
We heart these heart-shaped shades.
Linda Farrow Oversized Sunglasses
For iconic sunglasses that stand the test of time, go for these oversized oval frames by Linda Farrow.
Cartier Oversized Sunglasses
These Cartier babies are the perfect everyday sunglasses (and for the price, you better wear them every damn day).
Gucci GG0150S Sunglasses
Don’t think of these as just sunglasses...think of them as art for your face!
Yes, summer means long days spent on the beach, bbqs and rosé. It also means house guests. Which, let’s face it, can be kind of a PIA, right? But what if your house was always ready to handle said guests? What if your guest room felt like a luxurious boutique hotel just waiting to give those guests the best night's sleep of their lives? Hosting might turn into something you actually look forward to.Read More
Here’s the dilemma: You love beautiful interiors. You also love your bank account. We get it, which is why we’ve not only rounded up seven Instagram handles guaranteed to inspire you, we’ve also curated a selection of affordable products inspired by these design-savvy accounts. From Kelly Wearstler’s luxe vibes to Nathan Turner’s love affair with color, read on to learn (and shop!) your wildest design dreams.Read More