Fashion & Beauty

Favorite Summer Indulgences from Anne Slowey

As we are now in the throes of summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with their Sweet Summer Indulgences for the season.

This week we invited the always fashion-forward Anne Slowey—Fashion News Director of ELLE Magazine to share her favorites with us. Her latest column for the magazine offers great advice on “How Can I Wear Fall’s ’80s Trends Without Looking Like I’m in a Costume?





Favorite Summer Destination: Patmos, Greece.

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Favorite Hotel: Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary and Holistic Spa Resort in Koh Samui, Thailand.

The beauty of Kamalaya Wellness Sanctuary


Favorite RestaurantSeptime in Paris, France.

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Favorite Boutique: For children’s clothing, Makié. I also love The Apartment.


Current Summer Reading: H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald. (Read Women’s Voices’ review here.)

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Current Film on Your List to See this Summer: Straight Outta Compton, The Story of N.W.A


What to Wear to a Summer Party: A kaftan made by Figue, Two, or Loup Charmant.

SHOT-13_5279_R_GRAIN2web_1024x1024-1 The Lido Kaftan by Loup Charmant.


Geranium Leaf Body Cleanser Geranium Leaf Body Cleanserindulgence with a dose of reality

Preferred Summer Accessories: Sandals by Ancient Greek Sandals or Sarah Flint.

UntitledMadeline Saddle Vacchetta Sandal by Sarah Flint


Favorite Summer Fragrance: Anything by Julius Eulberg!


Necessary Summer Indulgence: Swimming.

Favorite House Gift for a Summer Weekend Invitation:  A bottle of Casa Dragones or sumptuous beach towels.

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Favorite Summer Entertaining Tips: Serve an unusual cocktail. My current favorites are Aperol spritzers, or the Dawa—a vodka, honey, and lime drink I was served while on safari in Kenya. It means “medicine” and packs a punch so limit yourself to two. Or try a kiwi or unusual fruit daiquiri, which I had on a recent trip to Cuba. Make sure to offer plenty of shrimp or alternate splurge-items like lobster so people can fill up during cocktail hour. Then keep dinner simple and Mediterranean-inspired. Avoid carbs, fried food, corn, or anything heavy and starchy. You don’t want your guest feeling guilty or over-stuffed. Avoid formal seating, serve food on throws and cushions, and take advantage of beautiful views, when available. Or, invite a few friends over to help you decorate with lights or flowers. There’s no better way to get a party started than to have yours in full-swing before the first guest arrives.

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