Amy Butler
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Janel Laban
Jul 13, 2010

Midwest modern designer Amy Butler shared her summer style with us:

Sun or Shade?: Both... sun in the morning and shade in the afternoon.

The Color of Summer 2010: Green

All Time Favorite Vacation:

Lake Canandaigua, NY. Farm markets, home cooking, rock hunting, reading, sun bathing, gully hiking, beach knitting, dock pedicures and amazing friends.

Lake Canandaigua

Most Refreshing Summer Drink:

Sangria- just made super recipe this weekend.
David Butler has perfected it! His tasty combo with citrus and local peaches is best!

Sangria on The Kitchn

Planted In The Garden This Year:

Tropical transplants I over-wintered... aka "my babies" and new hellebores; variety "Blue Metallic Lady", Paeonia Suffruticosa Yellow- tree peony, Paeonia "Pink Dawn", tons of new Colocasias.... "Hilo Bay", "Pineapple Princess" & "Maui Magic". Also trying new banana variety "Musa Rose".

Hellebores

Essential Summer Song for Party Playlist:

"Love's a Real Thing", Super Eagles

Love's a Real Thing MP3

Best Book in Beachbag:

Blood Meridian, Cormac McCarthy

Blood Meridian

Thanks, Amy!

To celebrate the start of Summer, Apartment Therapy has asked some of the most stylish people we know to answer a few survey questions on how they enjoy the season.
More to come throughout June & July!

Images: Playles Online Auction, hellebores.org, Amazon

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