When you live in a place that has almost 200 sunny days a year, the transition into summer isn't abrupt, but I like to celebrate the warmer months by stocking up on some essentials and shifting into a more relaxed, mindset. Here are a few of the items and steps I take to embrace the season.
Whispering Angel, and whenever it goes on sale at Whole Foods (which happens like, every week), I buy it in bulk.I always keep a few bottles of Rosé chilled in my fridge. It's the perfect balance of sweet and crisp that kind of defines summer flavors. My favorite is
Graceland,' but I'm a big fan of other classics like Tom Petty, The Beatles and The Beach Boys.Nearly everyone has that one summer soundtrack that immediately transports them back to another time. My all-time favorite is Paul Simon's '
Cream'wich ice cream sandwiches. They appeal to my love of anything nostalgic from my childhood, but with a gourmet twist and the individual wrappers keeps me from tearing into them every night.I'm all about casual entertaining in the summer and like to have as many components for a spontaneous dinner party as possible. Since keeping fresh cookies and cupcakes isn't always possible (or safe to keep around), I like the idea of
Whether we're having friends over or just having a date night at home, I love playing games during the summer. It reminds me of being at camp when I was younger (minus having to always come home early) and is the ideal thing to pull out on a lazy weekend afternoon.
green goddess has been my go-to and I pour it over everything from grilled chicken to kale salads.I like to make weekly salad dressing for light, no-hassle meals. Recently this