We’ve had our first heat wave in Princeton, NJ, 4th of July has happened and we are in full-on summer mode, here, people! I don’t know about you, but for me it’s all about summer vibes: head-to-toe summer fashion, summer bevvies, and FUN (yep, in all caps.) What does that entail? Time to shop for those summer essentials.
Swimsuits: Duh! For a summer spent poolside, you’ve got to have the right swimwear. What makes it ‘right?’ Aside from being super cute and stylish, it’s got to fit. No more settling for whatever you found online–go get a swimsuit that is designed to flatter YOU! There are great local options in Princeton, starting with Lace Silhouettes – bra-sized swimwear! – and Rouge, with lines made from comfortable, breathable fabrics that will feel as luxe as they look.
Something to Shake and Serve: Whether it’s cocktails or mocktails, your summer drinks will have your party guests raving with a few key touches: a stylish shaker, glasses and barware from Kitchen Kapers, plus specialty mixers that bring the flavor.
Sips for every occasion: from casual backyard grilling, hot days at the shore, or a relaxing after work glass on the porch, The Princeton Corkscrew Wine Shop has just the bottle you’re looking for. (And did you know that many are under $15?) For an easy summer of delicious wine, grab one of their cases, like the Summer Terroir Case. It’s curated by the wine-expert staff, and has a cheat-sheet that will help you taste and pair each bottle like the wine lover you are.
Breezy sun dresses: who wants to wear pants in summer? Not this girl. It’s all about the sun dress. To find the dress you’ll live in all summer long, you don’t need to walk more than a block! A few options downtown: Urban Outfitters, Ann Taylor, J. Crew, Talbots, Nic + Zoe…
Toys! It’s the season for outdoor family fun, so you know we’re making a stop at Jazams. My 6 year old has been eyeing a cool new tree swing, but we’re loading up on games for the beach, card games for the occasional rainy day, and plenty of books and activities to keep the fam entertained in the backseat during the drive to the shore. From baby to tween, Jazams has what it takes to keep the whole gang smiling!
About the Author: Polly is a Princeton girl-about-town with a weakness for wine, shopping, and Banana Whips from the bent spoon. Read more of her posts here!