It’s summertime in the South again, and we’re bringing you the best of the relaxed, vibrant season. There are plenty of ways to revel in these sweet months, whether taking on adventures in travel or spending simple afternoons poolside or porch sitting. We’ve packed this issue with ideas for all—from fabulous summer getaways in Georgia, North Carolina, and Arkansas to a showcase of our most beloved porches from years past in honor of our 20th anniversary. You’ll find ample inspiration for outdoor entertaining with thematic spreads for holidays like the Fourth of July and even tricks of the trade from acclaimed event planners with advice for avoiding alfresco party pitfalls. Light and fresh menus and a lineup up of refreshingly cool sippers paired with a range of coastal-themed tabletop décor will help you enjoy the heat rather than hide from it.