Summer in the South offers seemingly endless days of pure splendor. The months can be busy with ample activities to partake in under the sun, but it’s also a time to slow down and savor simple delights. In this issue, we’ve captured the best of the laidback, vibrant season. Refresh your abode in dynamic summer spirit with accents infused with coastal style as well as bright and beautiful alfresco table settings brimming with brilliant blooms. Sit back, relax, and from wherever you might be, journey with us to the Outer Banks’ only luxury resort; experience the Lowcountry charm of historic Beaufort, South Carolina; and don’t miss the next stop in our Grand Getaways series: the renowned Hermitage Hotel in Nashville. Menus make the most of the season’s bounty, from a light, garden-fresh brunch to a classic all-American cookout to celebrate the Fourth of July. You’ll love our sweet and satisfying lineup of no-bake desserts and easy sea-inspired dishes like Scallops with Mint and Bacon Vinaigrette. We hope you’ll find tranquil respite in these pages and relish these long, leisurely days!