SEASIDE® merchants offer refreshing ways to celebrate the summer season by Kirsten Koza Reed
Forget the heat this summer with some fabulous finds among your favorite Seaside merchants. From festive tableware to fashion-forward hair scarves, portable beverage totes to cool shades, you can find several treasures that help you beat the heat and style your summer with flare.
Make a Splash on Your Summer Table
If you are looking to upscale your beverage game, consider wandering into Newbill Collection and exploring the line of hand-blown glasses by renowned glasswork artist Prentice Hicks. These free-formed vessels come in unique shapes and take the mundane out of tableware, as each one is handcrafted and flaunts its own unique shape. In addition to the playful lines of the stemware, you will add a splash of color to your table with the assortment of bright colors both in translucent and opaque. The line includes wine glasses, champagne flutes, and tea glasses beginning at $55 per stem. Because of their playful lines, the glasses act multi-functional and can be used for desserts, cocktails, soups and flowers as well. Popular with customers, these free-spirited glasses make great wedding or engagement gifts, fun gifts for a new college grad or a perfect addition to your own summer beach table and stemware collection. Newbill Collection By The Sea offers shipping as well as gift certificates.
Sweep Hair Up and Away in Style
There is no better way to beat the heat and add a little pizzazz to your fashion accessories than a new headband or hair scarf from Willow + Woods. Keep hair off your forehead or neck next time you walk the beach or stroll to the farmers market with this collection of festive headbands and creatively detailed headscarves. Choose from an array of styles and colors from bright and bold, embellished, animal prints, floral, stripes to a simply stated and neutral. The hair scarves work double duty as they can be worn in hair, or on your favorite handbag. Easily consider adding a few to your summer wardrobe collection with affordable prices beginning at $9.50 for hair scarves and $32 for headbands. Stop by Willow + Woods in Seaside Central Square and to pick up yours.
Eco-friendly Canvas Wine Tote Makes Refreshments To Go Easy
Quench your summer thirst in eco-friendly style with the retro-designed portable wine tote from Tote + Able available at Art of Simple. This reusable beverage tote replaces the need for bottles or thermoses and can roll up and fold when not in use. The inner pouch consists of a BPA-free washable liner that blocks UV rays, insuring longevity of the contents and expelling oxygen through the spout to preserve flavors. It holds 750ml (a full bottle of wine) and is the perfect planet-friendly companion to bring along to the pool or beach where glass is prohibited. The 30A Beach Girl design, created by Laura Granberry, is a customer favorite and gives a playful touch of whimsy. New designs are in the works. Pick up your wine tote for your next beach, bike or outdoor excursion for just $28. Other totes also available for purchase at $26 and up.
You Gotta Wear Shades
Up your eyewear style by adding some designer frames to your face from Artful Eye. If you need to give your eyewear a taste of class and style, try one of the new pair from the Fred Eyewear line. Fred Joaillier, a longtime leading brand in glamorous jewelry (think Julia Roberts’ necklace in “Pretty Woman”), has spread talent and inspiration to a line of eyewear worn with the same echo of elegance. The collection combines precious metals such as gold over titanium that give instant sophistication to your face. The popular Force 10 sunglasses with their anti-reflection blue lenses combine the aviator style with a hint of nautical design in the details of the marine cable and buckle. Hand-crafted in France, each pair takes seven days to produce and is made with resistant metal and stainless steel for durability. Prices start at $570 and up and can be worn by both men and women. Browse the collection next time you’re in Central Square at the Artful Eye and receive a 10 percent discount.
Revitalize Your Hair and Skin
The Seaside Style® has launched a private label body line called Revitalize Hair & Skin Set. The all-organic line includes shampoo, conditioner, body wash and lotion. Seaside Visitors Bureau partner Homeowner’s Collection uses the products as part of its amenities. $22 for 8-ounce bottles. $30 for the sampler of 4.