Our Summer Essentials

Our Summer Essentials

We ladies of ISABELLA love summertime. We’re excited for summer rituals like weekends at the beach and Saturday mornings at the farmer’s market, even if a little social distancing is required. We look forward to stylin’ in summer dresses and sipping cocktails on the porch. We crave time outside, whether it’s working up a sweat on a good run, playing in the dirt in our gardens, or entertaining our families on the deck. As designers we love to make our living spaces a little more lovely and summer is the perfect time for working on our outdoors (read more inspiration on this blog post).

Are you ready for some summer goodness? Maybe a little alfresco dining on your patio or just taking a siesta in the sun on a groovy beach blanket?

We thought we’d share a few of our favorite summer things with you to greet the summer solstice and the start of this new season.

S T Y L E

Our summer fashion favorites include frocks in playful patterns and vibrant hues, like these pretty picks from Bryn and Mara

{Purchase this Graffiti Palm midi from Chosen}

One of Mara‘s faves for summer shopping + instagram fashion inspo is Shop Maude.

We’re all seeking perfect sunnies for summertime style, like these from Johnny Fly Co., Robin‘s personal local source and favorite.

We also have summer-fresh totes + pouches at ISABELLA like these picks from Patti and Robin

{Shop our totes + pouches on our ISABELLA SHOPIFY.}

… and what would summer style be without a fresh mani + pedi (even if we have to do it ourselves). Erin loves these summery shades from Essie

Simple + fresh is key to savvy summer style. For jewelry, we love classic gold strands and a little party-fun like these favorites of Nolan

Purchase these pretty floral hoops from Noble Collective (and be sure to check-out our Artist Spotlight featuring the artist behind the brand).

F U N in the S U N

And why not show some serious style at the pool, lake or beach with these summer picks from Erin and Patti

{available at Anthropologie}

Once the beach blanket is laid on the sand or grass, it’s time to set up a summer picnic with some yummy drinks and fare. Robin loves Trader Joe’s jalapeรฑo Limeade for the perfect summer margarita,  just the right amount of heat and sweet!

For a fresh bite, try Nolan‘s favorite summer salad (link here for recipe) …

or Mara‘s go-to vegan sweet treat (you’ll have to eat it quick before it melts!)

E N T E R T A I N I N G

Outdoor dining can go casual or swanky. We have some festive options in the shop for your summer dining pleasure, like these cocktail napkins, Ashley‘s pick for summer soirees.

They pair perfectly with Nolan‘s go-to summer refreshment, a white wine spritzer (even better when wine is delivered direct to your door via Drizly).

Ashley‘s pick for wine in style is our new wine cooler (now available for purchase on shopify)…

The quality of wine is key, but so is the presentation. For extraordinary charm we’re all swooning over this beautiful hand-blown stemware from Estelle (Erin‘s go-to for colored glassware) …

Sammy, our resident DIY-pro, has been busy building tables, planting gardens and renovating her outdoor and indoor spaces (more soon to come here on the blog). For summer, Sammy is all in for outdoor living and loves cane drinkware for summer entertaining …

D E C O R

Rattan, bamboo, wicker and natural wood are all great textures to introduce to your interior or exterior spaces during this time of year. Bryn‘s summer pick for seating is the chic Sol Dolphin Daybed from Article.

We’re all obsessing over these bamboo hurricanes that just arrived in our shop …

Candles always add good vibes. Bryn loves the Lavender + Bay Laurel candle, available via our local-favorite spa Toccare.

We also have more candles + diffusers to bring you fresh summer feels, available for delivery or pick-up. Patti is currently on the hunt for vintage glass objects for her interiors, inspired by a favorite IG feed.

… and of course summer wouldn’t be complete without a nod to ocean breezes + surfing dreams. Sammy chose this cocktail table book from ISABELLA for her summer favorites …

To see all of our individual summer picks, link to our new summer Pinterest board and follow along. What are your summer go-to’s for style, fun-in-the-sun, entertaining and decor? Please share your favorites with us. We love to hear from you. We are now open Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 11 am to 3 pm. We hope to see you in person soon, or visit virtually. Also, let us know what you want to hear next on our blog.

Happy summer!!!

Love,

the ladies of ISABELLA

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