I adore Fall and Winter. I never want to live somewhere I don't get to experience all four seasons. Buuuuut, there's nothing like Summer. While I may be currently cozied up in sweaters and boots, waiting on Spring, it's always Summer in my mind. Because the ocean is my happy place, I find my zen when I channel the beach, sand, sun and surf, no matter how low the mercury dips.
* Summery products keep the vibe going year round: Bumble and bumble Surf Spray, Hampton Sun Privet Bloom fragrance (my husband gives this to me every now and then and I LURVE it), BECCA Beach Tint (for a sheer wash of color) and my own line, FoxSea Skin. These instantly whisk me away to the beach.
* My FoxSea Endless Summer playlist on Spotify helps transport me to sunny days. Some are for-real fav-o-rites, others are fun and funny, campy or cheesy, but all equally summery to me.
* I use an ambient sounds app called Sleep Pillow when I meditate (and when I'm having a hard time falling asleep). There's nothing like the sound of waves, whales and gulls to give me that moment of zen I crave each day.
* My husband knows if he asks me what I want for dinner, on any given day, I'm going to answer, "Summer Salad." He gets so annoyed, yet he keeps asking. Bucking seasonal staples for a bright and citrusy salad has the ability to make me incredibly happy. Grapefruit, fresh mozzarella and tomatoes are the perfect combo, over endive, drizzled with olive oil, lemon juice and a generous dusting of sea salt and fresh cracked pepper - it's like biting into sunshine. And if I'm really feeling that Summer vibe, a crisp gin and tonic will send me right over the edge of a dune.