10 Destinations That Should Top Your Summer Bucket List

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Now that summer has officially begun, summer travel is on our minds! And when it comes to travel this time of year, the only places topping my list are those that have beaches. Because what's a summer vacation without one, right? 

Lucky for us, most of these places are just a quick plane ride away, within the United States! And each one is unique and beautiful in their own right. 

So, keep on scrolling for the 10 places topping my summer travel bucket list, and then I'd love to hear where you'd like to go!

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Cape Cod (image)

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Charleston (image)

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East Hampton (image)

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Lake Tahoe (image)

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Martha's Vineyard (image)

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Napa Valley (image)

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Rosemary Beach (image)

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3 Ways to Embrace La Dolce Vita This Summer

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As we've said, there’s something magical about long summer days followed by leisurely evenings spent with friends under the stars. And when it comes to hosting friends and family during this most carefree season, we're all about making it easy breezy!

While easy, we, of course, don't want to sacrifice style or taste! But the good news is in just a few simple steps you can host the perfect summer gathering and truly embrace la dolce vita.

La Dolce Vita Hosting Tips

1. Serve food that doesn’t require utensils, such as avocado toast and sliced watermelon with Haberno Salt!
2. Make beverages easy to access. Serve batch cocktails (or mocktails) in pitchers and create a self-serve drink station. 
3. Create a carefree style. Use your cotton beach blanket as a tablecloth and style food on an assortment of platters. Don’t be afraid to mix and match!

You can find all the essentials you need for a carefree summer in our Summer Box!

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Must-Haves for Easy, Breezy (barefoot) Hosting

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When it comes to summer hosting, we want it to be easy breezy! With it being the most carefree season of the year, it only makes sense for hosting guests to follow suit. 

The key to easy breezy hosting is having the essentials ready to go at a moment' notice. So you can "grab and go" from living room to pool, or beach to bonfire in a breeze

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Here's how to embrace the "grab and go" hosting lifestyle all summer long...

1. Be prepared with food and drinks

  • It's important to always have the essentials in your fridge and cabinets. Essentials include wine, rosé, or champagne (or all three), sparkling water (bonus if it's infused with fruit!), fresh fruit (make sure it's already cut so you don't have to worry about it that day), and possibly some other easy summer-friendly snacks.

2. Think about safety and comfort with your guests

  • Safety first, always! That means have sunscreen on hand, as well as insect repellant. It's also nice to have a beach blanket with you to sit on if you head to the beach (or if it gets chilly out).

3. Dress summer-appropriate

  • We're all about a loose fitting, stylish summer caftan (our favorites are from Mirth). It serves as a beautiful beach cover up, and can just as easily transition into your evening plans. And, of course, don't forget your sunglasses!

4. Bring it all together

  • Now it's time to bring it all together! Grab your cutest beach basket, throw everything inside, and head out. As we said, we like to keep things simple!

Here's to a great summer season! If you haven't seen our full Summer Box reveal, be sure to check it out here. You can find most of these summer essentials inside it!

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Summer 2018 Box Reveal

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The day is finally here! We're revealing our next box to you and we are so incredibly excited. Whether you want to treat yourself or gift it to your best friend, this box will carry you all throughout summer. 

La Dolce Vita

There’s something magical about long summer days followed by leisurely evenings spent with friends under the stars. With our Summer Box, you'll be ready to dive into the slower pace of this blissful season. Our hand-picked essentials will transition seamlessly from a backyard pool party to a beach bonfire and to the comfort of your living room all in the same day. After pouring a refreshing cocktail and adding Montauk-worthy decor to your home, you'll be inspired to throw on a flowy caftan, slip off your shoes, and host your guests with casual ease. Wherever you may find yourself this summer, we hope our Summer Box brings la dolce vita into your home. 

Your Guide to a Carefree Summer

Carefree Summer Essentials

  1. Seagrass basket
  2. Cotton beach blanket
  3. Wine chiller
  4. Terra cotta accent bowl
  5. Habanero infused sea salt
  6. Watermelon Margarita Mix by Owls Brew

Carefree Summer Recipes

Montauk-Worthy Decor & La Dolce Vita

We hope you're as excited for the Summer Box as we are! Reserve one for yourself and one for your best friend. Boxes will start shipping mid June, shipping is free, and we include custom gift messages on our stationery! 

PSST...

Don't forget, if you're a Mostess Member your box is already reserved for you!

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