Summer is finally here! And hopefully for many of us, that means hitting the beach at some point. But what are you packing? Because isn't that the most important question? Or maybe it's, What are you packing that no one else will have? Luckily, we have you covered. Summer Y.L, founder and EIC of The NuWa and NuWa Marketing, has her finger on the pulse of all that is cool and fresh. So we asked her where she gets her summer essentials, and wouldn't you know it, she came up with 7 places that you've probably never heard of, but will be grateful you have now. 

1.  Teel Yes for Jewelry
Everyone needs jewelry. It doesn’t matter if you're going to attend a launch party or a summer soirée, or just simply want to relax by the pool, you need to wear jewelry. Teel Yes is where I can find the most exotic contemporary designs from all over the world. 

2.  Amaranthum for Skincare
If you're like me, and don’t want to use any chemicals on your skin, Amaranthum is where you can find products made of Chinese herbs and floras. Amaranthum is inherited from Chinese herbology and philosophy, so all the ingredients work together in a very harmonious and balanced way to help you increase your overall skin health.

3.  Sundays for Nail Polish
Again, if you don’t want to have any chemicals in your nail polish, go get some Sundays. They create the highest quality, socially-responsible products that are safe for clients and salon employees. Plus, they have the best summer colors for you to choose from! 

4.  Parisa Wang for Bags
Parisa Wang has some of the trendiest collections with a luxury brand image and contemporary price point. Take a look on Instagram and see how many influencers and bloggers adore her styles!

5.  Finding Ferdinand for Makeup
I understand that you just want to bring every single piece of makeup you own with you, but if you could just bring one single palette, wouldn't that be so much easier? Finding Ferdinand makes customized palettes, so you can be fun and creative and get exactly what you need in one shot.

6.  Loveme Hugme for Dresses
You'ill probably want to have every dress here. Unique and stylish designs are available throughout the site from contemporary designers in China. People often forget that China has the most aspiring design talent, and it really is the new Italy in terms of fashion. You will probably refresh LovemeHugme.com every five minutes from now on for your Hamptons weekends!

7.  TheNuWa for Reading Digitally
As a globetrotter and citizen of the world, I love reading about international relationships and other like-minded individuals who contribute to bridging cultures and promoting diversity. As the founder, I decided to create a place focusing on editorial content, without any displayed banner ads. 

about summer

Summer Y.L. is the founder and EIC of theNuWa.com, based in the West Willage, NYC. Born into a prestigious media and publishing family, Summer Y.L. is an aspiring editor and content creator.  She also founded NuWa Marketing, serving millennial clients with diverse cultural backgrounds. Passionate about charity, she is the chair of the Young Executive Board of the Global Connections for Women Foundation. Born in China, Summer Y.L. has lived in the United States for 10 years and has global friendships and networks in more than 20 countries.  Summer Y.L. is bilingual in Mandarin and English. Ms. Y.L. had formal corporate training at both prestigious European and American luxury brands including Bottega Veneta and Michael Kors. Summer holds a M.S degree in Marketing from New York University, and a B.A. in Communication and Public Relations. She was once a nationally awarded model in China with a height of 5’9” or 175 cm. She is also an avid Argentine Tango social dancer.