Even if summer vacation is over, summer is most definitely still here.
1. Arnold Palmers
Half lemonade, half iced tea. Fully delicious. I especially love the ones made with flavored teas, like raspberry or mango.
BONUS: We were recently introduced to Sweet Tea Vodka, which makes an excellent addition to any Arnold Palmer. (Thanks, Rami!) We love Austin-made Deep Eddy Sweet Tea Vodka, and here are enough recipes to get you through the rest of the summer.
2. Rectangular Swimming Pools
When I imagine our future vacation home, I picture a pool out back. It's rectangular.
3. Converse All-Stars
Before there were heels, there were Converse All-Stars. I still have my All-stars from college, and I think it's safe to say they've gone past the point of broken-in cool. They're completely falling apart, but I still love them. (BONUS: It's super fun to tell students at school that I have shoes that are older than they are.)
4. Adirondack chairs
I fully intend to have a couple of these classic beach chairs at the future vacation home I mentioned. On the porch, deck or poolside. They'll look fabulous anywhere.
BONUS: Are you a seamstress or in-training to be one? Check out these instructions on American smocking and this honeycomb smocking tutorial.