What reminds you of summer?
Beach vacations. Pool time. Swimsuits and ice cream. Long days, short nights, sunshine, warm weather, and school holidays. Is it any wonder that we associate the summer months with feeling happy and carefree?
If you're not excited about summer already, we've got all the fun items you need! It's boiling outside so treat yourself to something fun to take your mind off it!
Coconut and Coffee
Our iced coconut coffee recipe will teleport you to a cool oasis of sand and palm trees (at least in your mind).
We recommend using a tall, clear glass like a highball so you can see that beautiful coffee marbling that everyone wants and loves.
- 2 oz bold coffee (we recommend espresso)
- 1.5 oz coconut milk (here's our secret, we recommend using thick, all-natural coconut milk from a can, not a carton!)
- 1.5 oz milk
- 1.5 tablespoons of condensed milk
How to make it
- Prepare a double espresso shot or some strong instant coffee.
- Add condensed milk to a tall glass.
- Whisk up the coconut milk so the fluids and cream are combined.
- Using a jigger, add 1.5 oz coconut milk.
- Using a jigger, add 1.5 oz milk.
- Stir well with a whisk or long spoon.
- Throw in some ice.
- Pour brewed coffee over top.
- Marvel at your creation and enjoy.
Flip-flops and Sandals
The flip-flops are the essential summer items. Never going out of fashion, flip-flops in all colors and styles are still trending in 2021. Take a look at Google Trends and you can see the warm season from May to the first week of July and was consistently popular in searches throughout last summer.
Why not take a peek at platform sandals? Lace-up ties and espadrille soles are promising to be one of the most popular summer items in the shoe category this year, with chunky sandals and square-toed counterparts.
Summer is time for tanning. Folks around the world are heading out into the sun to get that perfect beach bronzed glow.
Beach Towers and Inflatable Items
Another big seller is the good old-fashioned beach towel! Selling particularly hot in the US, Australia, New Zealand, Cyprus, and even in rainy England, trends are leaning towards large microfibre beach towels that come in tons of shapes and colors and can even be personalized. Whether staycationing in the garden, hitting the beach, or lounging by the pool, a beach towel is the one thing you can't do without.
Let's take a nap on the water! Get yourself an Inflatable swimming pool for when you just can't stand the heat. Complete the set-up with an inflatable water lounger or choose from loads of different pool rings and noodles.
Other Items You May Need On The Beach
Beach bags and totes are no longer just for the sandy beach. Throw one over your shoulder and hit the city looking stylish and glamorous.
It's not a secret that if kids are having fun, then the parents can enjoy their vacation too. Beach toys for kids' entertainment are a must-have in summer. Besides, these sand toys will not only keep your blessing busy at the beach but in the backyard sandbox too.
Lastly, don't forget to pick up your waterproof bag and phone case before you set off this summer. Whether you're a beach bunny or a thrill-seeker, these items are essential for keeping your equipment clean and dry (because no one likes sand in hand to reach places).
Now, get out there and enjoy your summertime!