Happy almost July, friends! At the Mackenzie + Company Studio, we've been transitioning into the hotter months by embracing more breezy fabrics, opening up the windows to feel that summer breeze flow through our space, and of course, planning for summer festivities, outdoor entertaining and making sure we don't forget to schedule time to just sit on the shore and relax.
Even though it feels like the summer season just began, especially for those of us in New England with all the rain we've been having, believe it or not, the Fourth of July is just over a week away. When did that happen?! Whether your spending the holiday hosting friends and family in your own backyard, catching some sun on the beach or boating the day away, we've got you covered with everything you'll need for an incredible Independence Day. Click on any picture to shop!
For the Backyard Barbecue
Hosting guests at your place? Time to liven up your outdoor space with natural-based decor pieces fitting for the season, as well as string lights that will make for an easy transition from daytime activities to evening cocktails once the sun goes down. No Fourth of July festivity would be complete without themed straws, either!
For The Beachgoer
Throw all of these essentials into your straw tote and head to the shore early for a full day of sunshine, an ocean breeze and relaxing with friends. We love these Ray-Ban sunnies for protecting your eyes for the strong UV rays, along with the Sun Bum Cool Down Gel for treating your skin post-beach and pre-fireworks!
For a Day at Sea
Ready to sail the day away? Since you'll likely be away from land for large part of your day, make sure you bring everything you'll need out to sea with you—drinks and snacks included! You can't go wrong with the crisp, white Yeti cooler that's easy to clean and while have all of the other boat passengers envious. Make sure to re-apply sunscreen every few hours, since being on the water you're much more likely to be in direct sunlight. The Mackenzie + Co. Team highly approves of the Supergoop! Everyday Sunscreen for both your face and body.
For Your Style
Keeping with the theme, we've curated a few pieces and accessories for the upcoming summer holiday that are #mcoapproved and won't hurt your wallet. A white button-down can play double duty, too, as both a cover-up to throw on during the day, and later tucked into jean shorts and paired with a straw tote. While we're not the biggest fans of a coordinating red, white and blue ensemble, there's no doubt you can still be festive with a navy striped frock or white jeans and a blouse.
For the Snack Table
Now who can forget about the snacks? If you're looking to set up a snack table that is both functional and festive, fill clear glass jars with Independence Day themed candies and have scoops and bags ready to go for take-home. Chocolate is always a crowd pleaser!
Mackenzie Co. wishes you all a fantastic and safe holiday! We hope these products get you in the spirit for celebrating the summer season and the freedom of our country.
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The Mackenzie + Co. Team