No matter the time of year, you can
bring the smells of the beach home because perfumers have taken
quintessentially summer smells like sea air and salt water and turned
them into room scents. An exquisitely conceived little luxury, in
evocative scents, each one-wick candle casts its golden glow for at
least 35 hours, diffuses the highest quality fragrance and is
stunningly encased in a high sheen metallic wood grain patterned gift
Burn Voyage is perfect to give, bring
along, or simply stay where you are. Close your eyes and let Burn
Voyage take you away...
Azure Seas Candle: Turquoise waters
surround a tranquil island of smooth white sand and fragrant, lush,
tropical flowers. Waves gently lap at the shore. A bird calls out now
and then, otherwise silence ... Island Gardenia, Tuberose, Frangipani,
Jasmine & Sea Mist ($26 at Beautyhabit)
Beach Glow Candle: Drive to the end of
the road. Past the tourist beaches and the lifeguard towers. Hike in
to a secret beach where tiare flowers and coconut palms meet the
sand. Swing from a rope and plunge into the gentle bay. Feel the
glow... Green Coconut, Vanilla & Tiare Flower ($26 at Beautyhabit)
Pink Sunset Candle: The day was good.
Now palm trees stand in dark silhouette against a fluorescent sky.
Plumeria scents the cooling air. The sun hangs like a giant golden
orb blanketed in swirling pink slowly dropping off to sleep...
Plumeria and Pikaki Blossoms, Gingerlily & Ocean Breeze ($26 at Beautyhabit)
One of the sizzing scents from the
Tropical Zone collection at Demeter Fragrance Library is the original
Coopertone suncreen. This sensual, sparkling and cheerful scent is
rich with the scent of Orange Blossom. ($14 for a 4 oz. Atmosphere
Source: In Style
With its temperate climate and
abundance of farm-fresh dairy and produce, it's no surprise that
California has the market cornered on some of the best ice creams in
the country. Bi-Rite Creamery in San Francisco serves small-batch ice creams
that vary according to season. Some of the innovative flavors are chocolate soy, roasted banana, salted caramel and lavender honey
lavender that comes from hives less than a mile away from the store.
Cones are made with organic ingredients, and seasonal desserts like
the springtime sundae, made with crème fraiche ice cream,
strawberries and sugar cookies, are impossible to resist. Bi-Rite
uses compostable cups and spoons and local organic fruits.
Sam's Sundae is an adventure of
sweetness like you've never been on before. It is made of chocolate
ice cream with organic bergamot olive oil, maldon sea salt and
hand-whipped whipped cream. The Bergamot olive oil is citrus-based
so it is sweet and fruity and complements the chocolate really well.
The indulgent chocolate ice cream is super intense like a frozen
chocolate mousse or ganache and is made on the premises. To make
their ice cream, they use Straus Family Creamery organic dairy,
German cocoa, salt and vanilla. It is blended and churned well so
that it is a true chocolate flavor and the sea salt then accentuates
the sweet and chocolate flavors.
Forbes Traveler lists the Bi-Rite
Creamery as one of America's Best Ice Creams. On the Food Network show, The
Best Thing I Ever Ate - Sugar Rush, Aida Mollenkamp said Sam's
Sundae was her favorite sugar rush.
If you are in the San Francisco area, celebrate National Ice Cream Sundae Day with a Sam's Sundae at Bi-Rite Creamery or support your local ice cream parlor and indulge in a delicious ice cream sundae.
This thin, summery mat from Koko
Company is a classic format that adds pretty polish and feels cool
underfoot. You can unfold it on the porch, the beach, the kitchen
floor or a child's room. This modern floormat is reversible woven
polypropylene and not only looks fantastic and is affordable but it
is also easy to take care of. You just hose it clean, drip dry and
it's as good as new! This floormat measures 5 x 9 ($90 at
Source: In Style
Reese Witherspoon looks fantastic at a recent Avon event wearing this flattering and tasteful dress by Brian Atwood for Temperley London.
Made by Babysoy, this adorable snapsuit is available for
$16 at Land of Nod, and is available in pink with pink trim or purple with pink trim. The natural soybean
fibers are super soft, but stretch less than blends with synthetic
spandex so make sure to buy one big enough for your baby's rolls and