It's all about saturated colors, splashy prints and tropical fruits. The latter is the perfect way to cool off. I already blogged about bringing back the pina colada (are you on board?) but have you ever had a mango lassi? Mango is mixed with yogurt to make it smooth, cardamom to make it exotic, and blended with milk and sugar to make a drink that cools you down on a sweltering day. There's a delicious recipe right here.
It's a time for muddling. Muddle papaya into your lemonade, muddle mint into a sparking batch of mojitos. I'm a huge fan of coconut, inside and out. I slather myself with coconut-scented sunblock, stay hydrated with coconut water, and at night, I moisturize my sun-soaked skin with dollops of organic coconut oil.
And as far as saturated colors and splashy prints, Ladles & Linens stores have recently been decked out in cheerful hues: hot pinks, canary yellow and of course those cool shades of blue. Here are some joy-inducing photos of our Richmond and Lexington locations, stocked with everything you need to make the most of summer.
We can't wait to see you!