Maybe it’s the heat, maybe it’s the countdown to your next getaway, but time always seems to stand still in the summer. Instead of forcing the rush, I’m learning to slow down and go with the flow this season, and these items are helping me do just that.

Frozen Treats

When you can’t avoid a busy schedule, even slowing down long enough to enjoy a scoop of ZaZa’s gelato before it melts can help you reset.

Get Gorgeous Solar Defense Tinted Sunscreen from The Skin Retreat

A full face of makeup on a hot day?


Antioxidants, SPF 40 and a matte tint are all I need, and this light, broad-spectrum sunscreen delivers.

“LeVar Burton Reads”

Lovers of “Reading Rainbow” rejoice!

This simple podcast is exactly what it says it is — velvet-voiced actor LeVar Burton reading his favorite short stories — and it is downright delightful.

On My Wishlist

Shrimp Louie salad from Samantha’s Tap Room

Shrimp Louie salad from Samantha’s Tap Room

Downtown lunch meetings won't feel like work when you've got a plate of baby iceberg with tomato, cucumber, egg, avocado and thousand island-tossed shrimp.

Esschert Design Watering Can from Cantrell Gardens Nursery

I’m new to the plant lady scene, but this sleek piece could be the perfect reminder to give my sprouts some TLC.



Lovestitch Pax Overalls from Box Turtle

Made from lightweight Tencel chambray with a relaxed fit and a drawstring, these overalls were made for lazy summer days.