The Summer 2022 Box

 

Every season has its own unique hyggelig offerings that can be incorporated into the rhythms of your life, and summer is no exception. This time of year is all about long conversations around a crackling campfire, snacking on fresh fruit and frosty beverages, and appreciating the awe-inspiring beauty of the great outdoors. We hope the items in our Summer 2022 box will help you embrace hygge throughout the season.

Enjoy refreshing treats packed with flavour

While cooler seasons call for cozy dishes like stews and slow-roasted sides, summer is all about celebrating the incredible produce that’s in season for a limited time. Head to your local farmers’ market to stock up on the season’s best — and pair it with some of the tasty treats we’ve included in the box.

Since you likely don’t want to fire up the oven to bake on a hot day, we’ve got a ready-to-enjoy option, raspberry shortbread from The Shortbread Company. The shortbread base is incredibly rich and buttery, but it gets a burst of freshness thanks to the inclusion of freeze-dried berries in the dough and the dollop of raspberry icing to finish off each mini cookie with a bit of extra sweetness.   

And, since you’ll certainly want a beverage to enjoy while soaking in the sunshine, we’ve included two options from Tease. In the mornings, you can get a caffeine kick with the “Maté Boost” blend, which features citrusy, herbaceous flavour notes thanks to the lemongrass and lemon peel included in the blend. For a fruity option that tastes amazing iced, try the “Peach, Please” blend, a caffeine-free herbal option with a vibrant reddish-pink hue, courtesy of the hibiscus in the mix. 

Entertain in style 

We love spending time with loved ones all year round, but entertaining during the summer season can be particularly enjoyable — and effortless! We’ve included two items to help level up your summer gatherings and refresh your home’s decor.  

We can’t get enough of salads in the summer, loaded with the season’s finest fruits and vegetables, and we also love that they can be created with whatever you have on hand at a moment’s notice — perfect for when friends unexpectedly stop by. Whatever you happen to be mixing up, it'll be immediately elevated by using the gorgeous handmade olive wood salad servers from OliveWood Glory to combine everything.

And, to add even more ambience to your table setting, we adore the delicate blown glass bud vase from glass artisan Brook Drabot. While lush, abundant floral arrangements can be absolutely breathtaking, there’s also something incredibly beautiful about a minimalist arrangement with a single bloom or sprig of greenery. These are the types of arrangements that work so well in bud vases, allowing you to bring nature’s beauty into your home for everything from an intimate gathering to a peaceful solo meal. If you need any dessert inspiration to pair with your meal, we suggest trying our family favourite, blueberry crisp — check out the recipe card included in the box for the full recipe.

Nourish your sun-kissed skin 

High temperatures, sunny skies and exposure to things like salt water or chlorinated pools are just some of the summer pleasures that have the potential to wreak havoc on your skin. That’s why we treated our subscribers to an exclusive item designed to pamper your skin after hours out in the sunshine — and it has a tropical scent that’s absolutely perfect for the season. Walton Wood Farms’ Beach Babe Hand Rescue is a luxurious cream with a juicy pineapple aroma and a blend of cocoa butter and shea butter that will leave your hands feeling impossibly smooth.

If what your skin needs is a bit of exfoliation, try out the juniper and berry loofah soap from Lend Me Some Sugar, a unique product that allows you to clean off the dirt from outdoor adventures and exfoliate your skin, all at the same time. 

Soak up the sun with a summer read 

Whether you prefer to lounge poolside, out in your backyard, or while stretched out on a beach with your toes in the sand, everyone needs a great summer read to binge while enjoying the weather. We’ve included one of this summer's most anticipated releases, Emily Henry’s Book Lovers. You’ll quickly become enthralled by the characters’ love story, and the charming small town that they spend the summer in.

And, while you can certainly cool down with a tumbler of one of the Tease blends on ice, the box also features a Summer Love cooling mist from Prairie Potions. This mist has a mixture of various soothing products for sensitive sun-kissed skin, such as aloe vera and rose water, as well as a blend of essential oils with a cooling, refreshing feel, including peppermint and eucalyptus. For extra cooling power, you may want to consider keeping this mist in the fridge until it’s needed.

Photos courtesy of Maui Noel.