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Summer always brings a sweet, fresh vibration to any living space. Long days of bright sun and soft breezes that cascade through the open windows, the smell of garden roses and hydrangea, everything feels light, airy, open . . . time seems to stop, the hours linger in their softness. This year I’ve curated a gorgeous collection of summer home goods that will bring even more romantic beauty, divine fragrance, sparkle, and modern simplicity to your space. Here are my five favorite home finds for summer:
I. Will and Atlas Natural Cotton Apron
Will and Atlas makes artisanal home goods and accessories with a vintage craftsmanship feel. Their Natural Cotton Apron in blue stripe is a timeless and sophisticated smock whether you are cheffing up a barbecue, surf and turf, or key lime pie.
II. Ode Olive Oil Candle Budbreak
Fragrances of lavender, spearmint, and rosemary transport you to a place of fairy tale summer living thanks to the McEvoy Ranch. While on a creative retreat recently in Sonoma, the scent of this candle danced through the air, creating a magical atmosphere while we enjoyed an al fresco lunch.
III. La Compagnie de Provence Hand Soap
La Compagnie de Provence makes one of the best hand soaps for kitchen or bathroom. The texture is soapy and silky, leaving no residue — just a clean, soft feeling on the hands. Their aromas are subtle and inviting. My favorite summer scents are sweet almond, fig, and rose.
IV. Katie Diamond Superstition Smudge Stick
For more heavenly aromas that gently waft through your space, simultaneously raising the energetic vibration, look no further than Katie Diamond’s Superstition Smudge Stick. Handmade, they come in sage or palo santo bundles — I use both. When not burning, they double as a whimsical summer decor touch. If you’re in the New York metro area Katie’s store in Ridgewood, New Jersey is a must visit for everything from her exquisite fine and demi-fine jewelry to lifestyle and home goods sourced from her international travels. Further away, no worries! Explore and shop here.
V. Simon Pearce Echo Lake Tealight Candle Holder
Based in Vermont, Simon Pearce is world renowned for the craftsmanship of its master glass blowers and the breathtaking design of its pieces. My Echo Lake Tealight Candle Holder pair are a summer staple whether relaxing in the early evening on the terrace, reading a book, or as a sweet touch to a simple dinner. The light flickers through the wrapped fine strands of glass creating a sparkly, dancing luminescence that holds within it the essence of summer.