As we are now in the throes of summer, we’ve asked several accomplished women of style whom we admire to come up with 10 suggestions for a sweet season. This week we invited Jamie Rosen to share with us her favorites. Jamie Rosen is the beauty director at Town & Country, where she covers beauty, health, and wellness. She has worked as an editor at W, and has written for Women’s Wear Daily, Condé Nast Traveler, and Qulture, a new Qatar-based website.—Ed.


Favorite Summer Destination: Wherever my friends will have me. I also love going to the Berkshires.

BerkshiresBerkshires of Western Massachusetts. Image courtesy of Jamie Rosen.


Current Summer Reading: The People in the Trees, by Hanya Yanagihara, who is a gifted travel writer and friend. This is her first novel.



What to Wear to a Summer Party: A white linen dress or a wild print dress from Calypso St. Barth.


Frill Cotton Gauze Ruffled Dress; Felicity Rainbow Ikat Maxi Dress by Calypso St. Barth.

.Gail Sandal in Gold $140

Favorite Summer Fragrance: Neroli Portofino, by Tom Ford.

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Necessary Summer Indulgence: Ice cream at every possible moment. I just started making my own, which is becoming quite dangerous.


Preferred Seasonal Spa Fix: For a very quick one, I keep a lot of mists at my desk. I especially love the Sjal Energy Tonic. If there’s a little more time, I love the Moroccan Rain Body Polish at the spa at Trump SoHo. Most body treatments require you to move around a lot, which can be disruptive, but this one has an amazing horizontal shower so you don’t have to.


Sjal Energy Tonic


Favorite House Gift for a Summer-Weekend Invitation: A big bag of SPF in a canvas tote or pints of Graeter’s ice cream!


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


Favorite Summer Entertaining Tip: The less proper cooking, the better. Lately, I’ve been making a nectarine, mozzarella, basil, and balsamic salad. All you need is fresh produce and a knife.

saladSummer Salad. Image courtesy of Jamie Rosen.


Preferred Summer Accessories: TKEES flip flops and Thierry Lasry sunglasses.



Current Film on Your List to See This Summer: Blue Jasmine. If Cate Blanchett doesn’t get nominated for an Oscar, I’ll be completely shocked.

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  • Holly B August 6, 2013 at 9:46 am

    I love the Neroli Portofino parfum! I bought some at the start of summer and can’t stop wearing it! It has such a nice scent of summer on the coast, lots of floral notes! I recommend it to anyone who is thinking of trying it out.

  • Patricia Yarberry Allen August 6, 2013 at 8:33 am

    I loved the summer salad Jamie. Made it this weekend. Fresh summer ingredients and no cooking make this a new favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing your spa and beauty tips. Your beauty choices certainly work for you!

  • Roz Warren August 2, 2013 at 8:50 am

    I’m putting The People In The Trees on my reading list. Thanks!