Summer Beauty Essentials

Functional products that do the hard work, so you can enjoy the sunshine without worry

Whether you’re taking a day trip to the local beach or leaving a frigid, air-conditioned office to hit a happy hour, keep your cosmetics bag light by packing just the essentials (like a lip balm with SPF). Here are a list of tried-and-true functional beauty products that’ll keep you spiffed up and in top form during the hottest, most humid days of summer. Consonant The …

The Birchbox Man + Cool Hunting Summer Collection

A limited edition box featuring seven products, hand-picked by our founders

Advertorial content: As longtime fans of subscription service and online creative commerce and discovery hub Birchbox, we were honored to collaborate with them on an exclusive summer box for men. Utilizing their platform, we were able to bring together seven tried and true products that we’ve come to love—after months (and in some instances, years) of research, exploration and testing. From the entirely artisanal to …

Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant, Santa Barbara

Tips from two of California’s most knowledgeable sommeliers on summertime pairings

At Les Marchands Wine Bar & Merchant in Santa Barbara’s Funk Zone, local winemakers regularly interact with sommeliers and enthusiasts. The locale’s friendly atmosphere is the upshot of the owners’ considerable knowledge—Brian McClintic tackled the Master Sommelier exam while being filmed for the documentary SOMM and Eric Railsback is the former wine director at LA’s Osteria Mozza. Together they created the wine bar of their …