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Thursday, June 22, 2017
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Ever heard the phrase “Summer people, summer not?” The “not” refers to the houseguest who shows up without the universally recognized drink of a Hamptons summer: rosé. The third iteration of Summer Water Rosé launched this spring, and it’s the perfect drink for a warm June night. “There’s a bohemian elegance with rosé. It transports you to the good life,” says Brian Smith, co-founder of Winc, which produces Summer Water. Take your evening up a level with the Summer Water Sangria: 1 bottle of Summer Water Rosé, 1 sliced orange, ½ grapefruit, ½ cup of strawberries, ½ cup of raspberries, 1 lime and a handful of mint leaves in a pitcher. Let set for an hour, and serve chilled! summerwater.winc.comChic Backpack

Is your bike’s wicker basket too full of farm-fresh produce? You’ll need a chic backpack to carry the other essentials. Luxury handbag company Aitch Aitch launched this spring with four designs in the debut collection, each handcrafted from salmon skin. “I knew I wanted to share the beautiful underlying geometric patterns the skins have, and also highlight its durability and the beautiful patina it develops over time,” says Aitch Aitch founder Hailey Harmon. Bonus: The material is also environmentally friendly, as salmon skin is a natural byproduct of the fishing industry. The Amelia backpack in teal—a color Harmon came across while traveling in Iceland—is the perfect piece to transition from a bike around town to a walk down Main Street. aitch-aitch.comBeach Cruiser

I scream! You scream! We all scream for ice cream! And if you want to get away from those noisy kiddos, hop on an Electra Bicycle Company Townie bike and head to the beach. With colors inspired by ice cream flavors, the Townie’s patented Flat Foot technology focuses on comfort. The upright seating position enables you to plant your feet flat on the ground whenever you want. Best of all, you don’t need a parking permit to enjoy the waves. electrabike.comClassic Sunnies

Colors in Optics has been throwing shade for 40 years. “We’re called Colors in Optics because we were the first company to bring color into eyewear,” says chief creative officer Jade Hutton. The designs channel art deco vibes, merging classic looks with a modern edge, and incorporating both plastic and stainless steel. All frames are handmade. “People aren’t afraid to step out of the box with their look,” says Hutton. New for summer 2017 is an aviator with half flash lenses. “It’s a gradient lens that goes from dark to light. That still gives it a metallic reflection, but it’s less severe,” says Hutton. colorsinoptics.com

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