Eight Mini-Kits to Take You Through the Summer
August 18, 2016
So it’s August and we’re not sure how that happened. It’s time to savor the last few weeks of Summer Fridays, beach weekends and meals consistently solely of pink things…read watermelon and rose. For those who’ve been ignoring this heat wave and powering through like the air is light, we commend you! With this humidity and stronger than ever UV, it’s not easy to look and, more importantly, feel fabulous.
We’ve prepared eight “mini-kits” to minimize the wrath of the sun from interfering with your best self, all from neighborhood brands that we love and you adore. Take a peek through the gallery images and write-ups and see what resonates with you. Each mini-kit is made up of tried and true products that speak to a particular summer philosophy:
Perfect grab-and-go spot for bites and hydration that will refresh your mind and your body. Indie Fresh inside Chelsea Market makes colorful, healthy smoothies and grab-and-go meals, that fill you up without weighing you down, as the heat is doing a fine job of that on its own. The brand’s motto is to “ignore the cheat day.” Translation: Good dietary practices and an overall healthy lifestyle can be achieved every day. Take inspiration from that and take a look at their menu.
Time. There’s never enough of it and so much anxiety around using it wisely. Don’t waste any of it drying hair with a blow dryer. Bumble and Bumble has so many product options that work to achieve that beachy hair look in a few, easy steps and no electrical accoutrement required. Try the Big, Beachy Hair Travel Set if you’re looking for that sea-breezy style. Of course, for those of us who can resist the attention of a stylist or that weekly blow-out, hit up their salon. With one of the most amazing views of the city and a café with some great options, it’s a great excuse to pamper yourself. Take a friend and beat the heat together.
And by that, we mean staying cool. Look for light, breathable fabrics. Comfort pays off in close to triple-digit weather. Inspired by travel, culture and the arts, Calypso St. Barth offers fun, feminine pieces from tunics and swimwear to sandals and sun hats.
We crave the sun, but it shines bright. When it comes to protecting your peepers, options abound – vintage or contemporary, round, square or other, plastic or metal, and what color? Sunnies are a hot summer accessory but its important to make sure that the lenses are made with high quality material that’ll protect our eyes from the sun’s UV. Check out the latest models and styles of the summer at Caserta Eye, an indie-shop with a lot of personality. Say ‘hello’ to Paul, the owner, who can help you find the perfect pair.