The temperatures are heating up and so is Boston. Check out these local summertime happenings.
62-key hotel and 140-seat restaurant in the heart of the Island’s historic downtown, the hotel is in close proximity to Nantucket’s many attractions.
ESCAPE Tucked behind Blue Flag Partners’ Faraway Nantucket (farawayhotels.com) lies a stunning stand-alone home that will serve as the hotel’s newest addition this June. Called Bosun’s Locker, the home rental was reimained through the dramatic Faraway Nantucket tale by Blue Flag Partners’ managing partner Brad Guidi, who leads design and development. Th e team envisioned a woman who grew up on Nantucket, stole away on a ship in her youth and returned to the island with treasure and tales to recount. As a result, the space features an eclectic flair. “The house’s design is uniquely Faraway with luxurious materials, exotic patterns and vintage objects throughout—it embraces everything that people love about the Faraway,” Guidi explains. The new extension is the ideal vacation rental with all the perks of hotel life, boasting three spacious bedrooms and a stunning outdoor space in the heart of the historic district.
The rope-covered Aleppo and neutral-toned Potion styles are sure to stun this season.
STEP Strut into summer with La Canadienne’s (lacanadienneshoes.com) dazzling new summer collection, available at Bloomingdale’s at The Shops at Chestnut Hill (bloomingdales.com). A breathable blend of Italian leather and suedes, as well as microfiber linings, make these designs your favorite accessory on humid days. Th ink woven flats in soft shades (the Passos) that will fashionably take you through the city and elegant rope-covered heels (the Aleppo) for moments that you’re looking to up the ante. Plus, every pair is handcut in the brand’s Montreal factory to ensure the highest-quality fit and comfort. “True woven footwear is handcraft ed. You can feel the workmanship in the woven materials,” says Nicholas Niro, president of La Canadienne. “Not only does it look beautiful, but these styles will wear really well over time.”
With a variety of tasty flavors, these canned cocktails are sure to be the sip of Cape Cod summers.
SIP Flavors of cranberry, ginger, blueberry and grapefruit sprinkle these canned cocktails by Cape Cod’r (capecodr.com), inspired by the classic vodka-cranberry cocktail named after the New England summer escape. “Cod’r began in the first few months of the pandemic, when long summer days on the Cape felt far from reach,” shares co-founder Kevin O’Leary. “I was thinking about watching the sunset while having a Cape Codder with my grandfather and wasn’t sure if that would happen that year, so we found a way to curb that uncertainty.” This season, opt for the Bae Breeze (vodka, grapefruit and a splash of cranberry) or Ocean Break (white rum, blueberry and a squeeze of lemon) flavors—they’re sure to quench your thirst.
Balance bold color with casual chic in Riviera Clothing Company’s pink Radiant Jungle shirt.
SHOP Soak up the sun in ravishing resortwear from Riviera Clothing Company’s (rivieraclothingco.com) first pop-up shop at Boston Harbor Shipyard & Marina. Through the end of August, a mobile pop-up will roam through the East Boston waterfront, decked with vibrant and bold Riviera apparel and accessories. “As a resort brand, we off er tropical resort and nautically inspired prints and apparel—perfect against a waterfront backdrop,” explains co-founder Anne Sommers. “We want to inspire others to create and experience art, and this pop-up will perfectly reflect that.” Guests can peruse racks of men’s matching sets and women’s maxi dresses, along with new releases, like custom T-shirts, fringe sarongs and more.
Shirazi’s new workout program makes getting fit approachable
SWEAT Flipping the script on the stereotypical “summer body,” Eliza Shirazi, creator and founder of the award-winning kickboxing and music-inspired fitness brand Kick It By Eliza (kickitbyeliza.com), is offering a must-try workout program this season. Running from June through August, the virtual program will drop two approachable 20-minute workouts each week, progressing from upper body and core to low impact, full body and so much more. “Women are constantly told to work harder, sweat more and exercise longer, but that really only leads to burnout, injuries and a poor relationship with movement,” notes Shirazi. “Our members will learn that when you complete a smaller goal, like a 20-minute workout, you will feel successful and start to create good habits.”
Capture Boston’s striking gardens on canvas while they are lush and full of life
PAINT Channel your inner Picasso with The Ritz-Carlton, Boston’s (ritzcarlton.com/boston) painting experience for overnight guests: Painting En Plein Air. This custom and private art experience affords the opportunity to collaborate with Boston-based painter Norman Crump, a plein air and studio artist who is best known for his bold designs and use of vibrant color. “Boston is filled with an abundance of beauty, history and nature that, when captured with vibrant colors and natural light, sticks with you forever,” says Crump. Guests are encouraged to take advantage of the hotel’s unrivaled location, creating their own art in the scenic park of their choice, from the Public Garden to Boston Common.
Watch as your favorite golfers take the course this month at The Country Club in Brookline.
WATCH Experience golf like never before as the 122nd U.S. Open Championship (usopen.com) returns to The Country Club in Brookline for the fourth time. Thousands of contestants attempted to qualify for the championship through a two-stage process in the spring, narrowing down to 156 players—including Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth—who will vie for the title from June 16 to 19. “The U.S. Open provides professional and amateur golfers with diverse backgrounds from around the world the opportunity to earn a place in the championship,” says chief championships officer John Bodenhamer. “We are working to provide a pathway to The Country Club in June where we can once again showcase the world’s greatest players.”
Try Azuluna Foods’ roast pernil pork this summer, made with mouthwatering seasonal ingredients.
TASTE Looking for a home meal service but unsure where to start? Showcasing pasture-raised meats and the season’s best ingredients, Azuluna Foods (azulunafoods.com) is certainly at the top of the list. With a new summer-inspired menu starting mid-month, the company has a passion for healthy ingredients and supports independent regional farmers. While the menu is rotating, the latest will feature fan-favorite meals like the tasty teriyaki chicken, as well as some seasonal additions, including the ravishing roast pork pernil with garlic cassava, sauteed onions, peppers and green beans. “To me, summer is all about letting what’s fresh and in season shine through so you can get out of the hot kitchen and get outside,” explains chef Maxwell Manning. “This season is undeniably the most fun time of the year for my family, and I wanted the menu to reflect that.”
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