Whether you’re starting local or trekking across the globe, summer is ideally the time to unwind, enjoy the sun and see what cool things you can get into. But, of course, you need to be prepared. That’s why I’ve compiled my seasonal essentials to help you beat the heat in style.
Tis the season! Sunglasses should be worn year-round but they really make a splash in the summer.
The Trust in tortoise and blue fade from Remo Tulliani combines classic 60’s cool with iconic Italian craftsmanship, using acetate frames from Grilamid & Monel and luxurious finishes for a look that is equally elegant and effortless.
Every man needs a signature scent. For the summer, mine is Aqua Extreme from Perry Ellis. With notes of citrus, amber, vetiver, and musk, this parfum is uniquely masculine yet understated.
$60, Perry Ellis
The right headphones are a godsend when traveling. Sometimes you just need a break to tune out and tune in. That’s where Outdoor Tech comes in handy. The Minnow ear buds are super lightweight (and sweat resistant if you happen to need to run to catch your flight or if you actually go to the gym on vacations). And at just under $20, they’re a steal for the acoustic quality. I’m partial to smooth jazz. These are definitely worth the listen!
$19.95, Outdoor Tech
Speaking of running through airports, every summer requires an upgrade in the kicks department. The Greenwich in Ocean from local craftsman and designer Noah Waxman combines the comfort and versatility of a standard trainer with the playfulness and touch of luxury he’s known for. I mean, who else adds brogueing on calf suede to something you can use for everyday errands?! This is the perfect balance between utility and style.
$375, Noah Waxman
Summer heat and humidity call for lightweight products and a regimen you can actually stick to. Enter the Mavericks Face Kit, with 3 simple steps that help you transition effortlessly from your relaxing bedtime routine to all day mayhem without breaking a sweat. The Wash and Protect leaves skin soft to the touch with drying and Rebuild makes overnight recovery a cinch. Plus, the packaging is really cool (and travel ready).
$89 (90-day supply), Mavericks
You’ll thank me later! Nothing screams summer like a refreshing cocktail. And as a whiskey aficionado, I had to bring I.W. Harper into the mix. This simple recipe is something from my kitchen and it packs a punch so as always drink responsibly. Cheers!
Kentucky Citrus Kicker (I think I should trademark that)
In a shaker over ice, mix:
- 4 oz. Tropicana Ruby Red Grapefruit Juice
- 1 oz. Fresh lime juice
- 1 oz. fresh squeezed orange juice
- 2 oz. I.W. Harper Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
Strain into low ball or tumbler over two ice cubes. Add fresh cut fruit, orange zest and an orange peel.
Serve yourself first 🙂 Enjoy!
Disclaimer: Genteel Flair is a 2016-17 partner of I.W. Harper for their #LiveLikeMrHarper campaign.