A LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
With the peak of summer around the corner, we find ourselves inspired by all the wonderful things the weather brings: family gatherings, bountiful produce, outdoor concerts, and a general atmosphere of excitement. Everything and everyone hums with a sense of verve; bees buzz, parks echo with laughter, and even the calmest moments on sunlight-dappled benches seem more exuberant when surrounded by the sounds of a city alive. Little wonder that we at Mood of Living have chosen Energetic as the mood of the month.
July is the perfect time to channel the energy of the season into your day-to-day life by taking part in local events — whether practicing yoga at the neighborhood park, exploring a new hiking trail, or visiting the community farmers’ market. The picnics and barbeques that serve as hallmarks of summer are excellent places to take advantage of this month’s seasonal ingredients, which include arugula, asparagus, corn, and radishes on the savory side as well as cherries, plums, and strawberries on the sweet. In honor of National Blueberry Month, we recommend you use the July favorite in Baker Royale’s delicious blueberry nectarine crostatas.
As you enjoy the food and activities of the season, take the time to reflect on the energy that ties us to the earth and to each other. We at Mood of Living hope that as you share in the spontaneity of summer, you are inspired to emulate July’s energy to brighten the months to come.
Remember to check out our Finds section for light, comfortable summer fashion that lets you be as lively as you can be!