The sun is finally shining and we’re ready to break out the pool floats. There’s no better place to spend a summer than on Long Island, but just in case you need help in having the best summer ever here’s our list of summer 2015 must-haves for wherever the season takes you.
On the Beach
There’s no better Throwback Thursday than one with a book from your favorite YA author, except for when she writes something for the adult you. Known for her classic books Are You There God? It’s Me, Margaret and Tiger Eyes, Judy Blume’s first adult novel In the Unlikely Event tells the stories of those affected by a series of real-life plane crashes. Based on events from Blume’s upbringing, the book has a gripping narrative and a vivid portrayal of the 1950s. What better excuse for an extra few minutes on the beach? available, June 2015.
In the Backyard
Moff band’s website reads that it can “make a toy out of anything” and never were words truer. Using Bluetooth technology, the Moff Band links with your smartphone to make motions into music and more random sounds (like ninja, motorcycle or tennis noises). Additional sound packs are available for purchase through the free Moff Band app. The latex-free band is safe for kids and still fun for adults, and since two bands can link to the same device there’s no need to fight over whose turn it is to play. The Moff Band is a smart excuse to get off the couch and to play outside all summer long. amazon.com.
From the Boutique
Hot off the runways of Fashion Week, the days of sky high heels are over. Yes, really! You – and your feet – can finally relax, as comfortable shoes are a must-wear for this season. Whether you’re looking for sandals, slides, or active wear, the more mobile your shoes make you the more on trend you’ll be this season. Extra Butter’s edgy line of Saucony sneakers is a great choice for comfortable active wear, and Steven Dann’s boutique in Great Neck is always worth browsing for something less casual.
For the Boardwalk
Who doesn’t love spending an afternoon strolling along the Long Beach Boardwalk? Thankfully, you can wander worry-free thanks to Rene Furterer’s Protective Summer Oil. Made from a combination of sesame oil and a UV sunscreen, this haircare must-have will guard you from sun damage with its 90 KPF level protection whether you take a dip in the ocean or stay away from the water. amazon.com.
At the Barbecue
Nile Rodgers is best known for his work with Chic, one of disco’s most successful music groups, and his new album It’s About Time c’est chic as the rest of his work. Perfect for the whole family, its feel-good vibes make a great soundtrack for a summer barbecue. To get a feel for the album, you can purchase the single “I’ll Be There” on iTunes now. It’ll pump you up for the album’s release in June. available June, 2015