Our 9 Favorite Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer


Summer just arrived and temperatures have already hit triple digits. So please enjoy our 9 Favorite Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer- they are bound to cool you off.

1. Ditch the Down Duvet

Take the down off the bed, give it a good shake and store it away for the summer. You will most easily drift into dreamland on these hot nights covered in a linen or cotton, breathable blanket.

Twill Weave Cotton-Linen Coverlet $179- $289 From Restoration Hardware

2. Strut the Sheer Stuff

Easy breezy lace, eyelet, linen and gauze provides an airy alternative to rayon, polyester and other not so breathable materials. Plus now is the time to offer a sheer and sexy glimpse of of body parts that are best bared during summer months when we have been kissed by the sunshine!

Gauze Swing Skirt $49.95 Anthropologie

Antibes Top $49.95 Athropologie

3. Feel the wind in your hair!

I love my Vornado fan–strong and pretty quiet too! But, I have the standard table top model and you can best bet I’ll be heading to the store one fine weekend very soon for this new retro soft turquoise floor standing beauty! She’s called VFAN Sr. Pedestal fan for $120–durable and made of metal, slightly adjustable in height and comes with a 5 year warranty. Only comes in one color but I’m chill with that!

VFAN Sr. Pedestal Fan by Vornado – $120

4. Take your grub outside.

This year more than ever, families are wanting to maximize the use of their porches, backyards, balconies and other outdoor spaces. What better than to set up a beautiful summer table setting in the great outdoors and treat friends and family to breakfast, lunch or dinner under the stars–even if you live in LA and can’t see them, we know they are there and there is something whimsical about that.

Outdoor table setting

Backyard dinner table I set up last year for my husband’s bday celebration.

5. Exercise Your Way To a Pint of Homemade Ice Cream!

Yes! We now have the trade off we all have dreamed of–it’s called the Soft Shell Ice Cream Ball. Just add the ingredients, seal both sides and then jump, throw and roll the ball. After 20 minutes of playing with the ball you’ll have burned calories and then can sit down to enjoy the effort!

Yaylabs Ice-cream Ball $35

Yaylabs Ice-cream Ball $35

6. Catch the Evening Breeze

Now with Air Light Desk Lamp with Bladeless cooling, you can read in bed, at sofa or desk by energy efficient LED light and be fanned at the same time. Perfect for catching up on the evenings on all those books you want to read.

Airtight $60

7. Carry a BigStick

When I was a youngin my favorite popsicle was a Big Stick! With these Onyx Popsicle molds you can make your own fancy adult version of a big stick. Each set comes with one stand, 6 molds, 6 lids and 12 re-usable bamboo sticks and12 removable silicone rings. The rings ensure proper stick placement. No more tilted stick, or sunken sticks or poped out sticks. What better way to cool off this summer?

Ice Pop mold

Ice Pop Mold by Onyx $40

8. Read in A Pool!
Yes, in a pool, Not at pool side. With the new Satechi Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite Waterproof Case. The case surrounds your reading devise in a water proof, touch sensitive film. If you drop it, no worries, it floats. Perfect for splash play too.


Sate chi Waterproof Kindle Paperwhite $25 Comes in Black and Orange

9. Taka Tiki Break

Cool off in a tiki lounge while sipping an umbrella adorned cocktail. There are 6 Tiki Bars still in Los Angeles! Embrace the tropical revival happening this summer and visit a few! Here’s the low down:
Purple Orchid, El Segundo CA
Don the Beach Comber, Sunset Beach CA
Tiki NO, North Hollywood CA
Tiki Ti, Silverlake Los Angeles, CA
Trader Sams Enchanted Tiki Bar, Anaheim, next to Disney land
Tonga Hut, San Fernando Valley CA

Tonga Hut Los Angeles