As summer wraps up with these hazy August days, we’re asking several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with 10 suggestions for a sweet end-of-season. This week we invited Rae Ann Herman, Contributing Style Editor of ‘O, the Oprah Magazine.’ She also contributes to Harper’s Bazaar and has covered the Accessories and Luxury markets for most of her career.—Ed.
Favorite Summer Destination: Cape Cod, Massachusetts.
Rae Ann Herman with her children in Cape Cod. Photo courtesy of Rae Ann Herman
Current Summer Reading: Beautiful Ruins, by Jess Walter.
What to Wear to a Summer Party: Oscar de la Renta’s white silk maxi kaftan with black appliqué motifs.
Appliqué silk kaftan, by Oscar de la Renta
Favorite Summer Fragrance: RODIN
Necessary Summer Indulgence: Dairy ice cream by Arethusa Farm. I especially love the mint chocolate chip!
Preferred Seasonal Spa Fix: The facials at The Face Place are always an all-year-round treat!
Favorite House Gift for a Summer-Weekend Invitation: The Breakfast Tote from Haven’s Kitchen.
Favorite Summer Entertaining Tip: I love to use kitchen papers as place mats. They are very chic and disposable.
Kitchen Papers, designed by Hester & Cook
Maldives Aqua Pouch, by Dezso.
Current Film on Your List to See This Summer: The Butler, by director Lee Daniels.