Many of us are mourning the rapidly approaching end to summer weather. Soon, our lazy afternoons will be occupied by visits to a theater or museum rather than seaside. Long walks in the sand become time on the treadmill, and novels will be read cozied up by the fireplace instead of under the warm rays. I do experience a sense of melancholy reminiscing about vacations and lazy afternoons spent on the beach. However, as the vibrant colors of summer transition to the warm, earthy tones of autumn, there’s an enchanting allure to a beach picnic during this season. For me, there’s only one solution – a fall picnic at the beach is how to say goodbye to summer.
As much as I crave my summertime fun on the beach, I welcome the transition from summer to fall fashion. There are many reasons to love the season. I cherish football games, pumpkin spice drinks, and cozy fires, but my favorite part happens in the closet. We need to shift our summer looks to cool temperatures and hot styles. No reason to dread it anymore – it is much easier than you think. Simply take stock of your basics, and shop to pick up a few new pieces.
France ranks at the top globally, where the predominant choice is pink wine. It has rightfully earned a global reputation for producing some of the best quality rosés in the world. These pink-hued wines have a refreshingly crisp flavor, which pair perfectly with the region’s sunny climate and coastal cuisine. Rosé wines taste just like summer – light and fruity with prominent notes of tart citrus, flowers, and melon. They range in body and complexity, but often finish with a crunchy green flavor, similar to rhubarb or celery. Some fans enjoy pink, primarily as a summer refresher, but we think that these quality rosé wines are enjoyable all year long.
There’s something magical about spending quality time with your family at the beach. Four generations together, time in the sun & sand, laughter that echoes through the salty air, all create memories that last a lifetime. And for our family, one cherished tradition adds extra flavor to our beach getaways. Without fail, Frogmore Stew always makes its way to our table.
This dish originated on St Helena’s Island in South Carolina, in a small Gullah-Geechee fishing community named Frogmore, between Hilton Head and Beaufort. We call it Frogmore Stew, but it is also referred to as Beaufort Stew, Low-Country Boil or Tidewater Stew. No matter what name you give it, one thing remains constant—it’s the embodiment of southern coastal deliciousness.
There’s just something about a good summer read… Whether you are camped out on the beach or lying next to a kiddie pool in your own backyard, a book just feels like vacation. We think the best “beach books” have the power to transport you to idyllic coastal towns, enchanting islands, or even far away lands.
We’ve been busy trying to find the best books for summer, and we hope you like our list, which includes a variety of genres and unique locations. It’s the perfect opportunity to explore new authors and discover some hidden gems along the way. We hope the characters in the books below become your friends as you are immersed in the wonderful stories.