keep cool: a roundup of summer classics

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There’s so much to love about summer: barbecues, blender drinks, no-cook meals, the hum of a fan on a temperate night. So in anticipation of the lovely season just getting started, here’s a roundup of some of our summer favorites. What says “summer” to you?

Frozen treats:
Skinny Cow
Graeter’s Ice Cream
Mochi
The Perfect Ice Cream Scoop

Easy meals:
Summer Pasta
30 Simple Dinners

Entertaining:
Champagne Cocktails
Best Frozen Margarita
Party Mixer Ideas
Alessi Salad Set

Outdoor projects:
Eco-Friendly Deck Stain
Bottle Tree
Outdoor Chandelier
Modern Shed
What’s That Bug?
The Joys of Composting
Putting In a Patio

On vacation:
Best Guidebooks
Teardrop Camper

Summer style:
Shell Showerhead
Best Hammocks
Vintage Patio Furniture
Glam Aprons
Seaside Micro Tiles
Mod Pillows
Bamboo Screen
Vornado Fans
Penguin Deck Chairs

From our partners

What says summer to me is the smell of rain hitting hot asphalt, the smell of cut grass drying in the sun, tan lines, my grandmother’s garden. I don’t need to buy anything for it to smell like summer.

Er, for it to *feel* like summer.

Ellobie

Fests! My weekend calendar is already chock-full of all the great neighborhood fests Chicago has to offer.

Also, being able to smell everyone cooking out on my walk home. Walking the dogs in the park for longer than it takes to just do their thing.

But best of all will be being able to ditch my tights under my cute spring/summer skirt!

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[…] 3. It’s summertime, and the living is easy. Ellobe says she knows it’s the season when she is “able to smell everyone cooking out on my walk home. Walking the dogs in the park for longer than it takes to just do their thing.” What makes it summer for you? Click here to tell us. […]