Summer Sun

Written on 06/24/2021

Ah, summer. To me, it equates with 'the simple life' โ€” easygoing days with lazing about... lots and lots of lazing about.

First things first, what is summer without the sun? ๐ŸŒž  With these beautiful hand-carved pieces by Vancouver-based Rauw Jewelry, the sun is always by your side. In the designer's words, the collections are, โ€œDesigned to capture nostalgic moments between you, the sun & sea, keep that feeling of sand ripples beneath your feet; your gaze into the sun's reflection on the waterโ€” slow-made jewelery with purpose.โ€

The pieces in the Rauw collections are made with sustainability in mind: from the materials (recycled silver, gold and bronze) to the plant-based polishing compound to the 100% recycled packaging materials.

Be it beachside or poolside, this limited edition Tofino Towel Company Co. beach towel, by Squamish-based artist Jessica Soparlo of Would Be Nude Not To, is perfect for laying on to soak in the warmth of the sun and to dry off with after a splash in the water.

AND! 20% of the profits from the sale of this towel go to Colour the Trails, a  collective of BIPoC and LGBTQ2S+ adventure seekers that advocate for inclusive representation in outdoor spaces, working with brand partners, businesses, and organizations to break barriers and create accessibility.

To stay refreshed, Main St. Brewing has us covered with their Poolside Hazy IPA โ€” one of four beers in their Vacation Series. 

โ€œItโ€™s time to wind down, chill out and take one last glimpse of our palm-tree paradise. Wade into this rich, smooth and juicy IPA that packs a mango-and-tropical-fruit-forward hoppy punch. Slather on the lotion and soak up the sun as you drift away on a lazy, hazy day Poolside.โ€