These days, we are all in search of anything that will brighten up our lives and homes. A great place to start is with your interiors and wardrobe, or even taking a day trip someplace sunny. From the best and brightest summer styles to the freshest seasonal cocktails, we rounded up all things colorful and bright to keep your spirits high and your creative energy alive this weekend.
What We're Doing
The Beverly Hills Hotel
Buy your tickets and head to the Hamptons for a drive-in fundraiser experience with live music from The Chainsmokers.
Enjoy lobster bakes at The Beach Club along with a side of rosemary biscuits and seafood chowder.
Decompress from your work day with rooftop yoga brought to you by the Spring Place community.
Plan a visit to Storm King, now open, to view the latest in modern and contemporary art.
Add a pop of color to your life with Flower by Drew, Drew Barrymore’s vibrant home, beauty and eyewear collection.
Flower by Drew
Take a day trip to The Clark Institute for serene views and artistic inspiration.
Explore The Ivy Chelsea Garden for immersive, floral installations created in partnership with one of the UK’s best known and leading garden designers.
Feng Shui your work-from-home setup by creating an outdoor office à la Elizabeth Steimberg, who offers this advice: "I placed the furniture under a wood beam triage covered by vegetation that provides day long protection from the sun as well as a feel of privacy while still intimately connecting with the environment. A decorative white textured vase with deep colorful flowers completes the 'outdoor room.'"
Summer means outdoor entertaining, so make sure your setup is guest-ready (even if it's just the fam and close friends). Lucinda Loya suggests little touches: "Swapping out outdoor throw pillows can colorfully tie into table settings such as the runner, placemats, or napkins. I believe in taking an interiors approach to outdoor living with eclectic mixes of furniture—bringing the indoors out."
Change up your office environment with a Spring Place Terrace membership for meetings on the rooftop and zoom calls under the sun.
Attend Miami Swim Week Summit for a virtual look at this season's swim and resort wear.
What We're Wearing
As we know, a summer day spent out on the terrace or up on the rooftop is not complete without the perfect summer look. We suggest a few seasonal wardrobe staples.
Tanya Taylor sundresses for brightening even the dreariest of days:
Alice and Olivia’s Summer Collection for both everyday and special occasions:
DKNY Swim for a dip in the pool:
Kate Spade NY for must-have summer accessories:
Saks Fifth Avenue for day trip must-haves:
Roger Vivier for a summer sneaker moment:
Silhouette Eyewear for blocking out the rays:
What We're Drinking
The Picnic (courtesy of MacArthur Place Hotel & Spa)
1.5 oz Uncle Vals Gin
1 oz watermelon juice
0.5 oz lime juice
0.5 oz simple syrup
Fresh mint (about 10 leaves)
Method: Run watermelon through a blender to make juice. Combine mint, gin, watermelon juice, lime juice, and simple syrup in a cocktail shaker. Use a cocktail muddler to gently muddle the mint. Fill shaker with ice, secure the lid, and shake well — 30 seconds or so. Pour over ice into a tall glass and garnish with extra fresh mint and a watermelon wedge.
El Sativo Punchy Paloma
Juice from 1/2 a lime
Pinch of Himalayan pink sea salt
Fever Tree Mixers Grapefruit Soda
Highball or rocks glass
Lime wheel garnish
Method: Pour tequila into a glass & squeeze in the lime juice. Add the salt & ice, fill with grapefruit soda, stir and garnish!
Chandon Blueberry Bliss
5 oz. chilled Chandon Brut
1 oz blueberry juicer or 1 tablespoon blueberry jam
1 teaspoon dried Lavender or 2 sprigs fresh
1/2 oz simple syrup (omit if using Jam)
1/2 oz lemon juice
Method: Add lavender, lemon, blueberry (juice or Jam) into a shaker and stir to mix. Strain into a tall glass over ice. Gently pour Chandon to maintain a layered look. Garnish with blueberries and lavender.
2 Parts Milagro Silver
1 Part Fresh Lime Juice
1 Part Fruit Juice (Lime/Mango/Papaya)
1/2 Part Agave Nectar
Method: Combine everything in a shaker with ice and shake until frosty. Using your method of choice, make your “snow” in a cone or rocks glass, and pour the mix over.