Well with that deep red blanketing most of the USA on the Weather Channel map, I'm thinking a few moments of cooling retreat, respite & renew could be used by all.
Who would not love to have this to cool down beside & thrust their scorched skin within.
My fave Trina Turk tunic... Tropical drink required.
Later for a nosh I recommend gazpacho... did I mention I add basil since it grows like a weed.
Pane rustica a.k.a figs, ricotta, prosciutto, mesculin & balsamic glaze on crunchy, crusty bread. Sublimely light.
Watermelon granita near the end of the day. Umbrellas make way for lanterns...
& I dream of escaping to the ocean...my way.
Stay cool America.
Photos courtesy of Garden Design, Metropolitan Home, Sotheby's Real Estate, Trina Turk, House to Home