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5 Essentials for a Cool Summer

Ray Dennison | July 14, 2017 | Feature Features

The sun is in full force, and the mercury is rising fast. Find an umbrella by the pool and chill out in the shade with these five summer essentials.
The Rio sandal in Tropicana Python, $198

1. Thrive Drip Spa rolls out its mobile unit this summer, making house calls. Among the IV treatments on offer are a hydrate drip, as well as a party drip, perfect for kicking off hangovers after a wild night. Mobile service $199

2. Wine guru Alex LoBodin at Richard’s Liquors can help oenophiles pick out the perfect chilled rosé to pop poolside. Chateau d’Esclans’ full-bodied Garrus from Provence gets high marks for notes on rose, lilac, peaches and pears. $88

3. Local fashion designer Elaine Turner’s most recent collection, inspired by Havana, couldn’t be more perfect for the season. Slip on the Rio sandals in python ($198) for a cocktail party or grab the Nellie bag ($298) in cork for a beach trip.

4. Known for its Miracle Broth, which reverses aging and gives skin a pearlescent glow, La Mer bows a new moisturizing matte lotion this summer that rehydrates and fights sun damage while keeping skin clear and shine-free. $270

5. Pick up a copy of Pride and Prejudice to read poolside, then head over to Brazos Bookstore’s Jane Austen Tea Party July 29 at 2pm for crafts, sweets and surprises.


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