Jan Parr, editor-in-chief of Chicago Home + Garden, shared her summer style with us:
Sun or Shade?: Sun!
The Color of Summer 2010: White
All Time Favorite Vacation:
Why leave the Chicago area in the summer? We've waited so long to get to this point.... I love my back deck, but for a longer getaway, I love Harbor Country in Michigan. Of course, there is Italy.
Most Refreshing Summer Drink:
Rosé—making my summers happier since 2004
Planted In The Garden This Year:
A honeysuckle vine, a cardinal climber; pots of basil, parsley, rosemary; containers of sweet potato vine, white and purple petunias. I like to keep a streamlined color scheme.
Essential Summer Song for Party Playlist:
Summer Breeze as covered by the Isley Brothers (thanks to my husband).
Best Book in Beachbag:
If by book you mean magazines, yes! All of them. Bring 'em on: Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Esquire, Vogue, InStyle, People, Elle Decor, Real Simple, Lucky—hey I would read Family Circle if it were lying around. Is that still published?
More to come throughout June, July and August!
Image: Tate Gunnerson