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Want/Need: Our Summer Wishlist

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Photography by Portraits: (Top) by Aubrey McCoy, (Bottom) by Jasmine Gregory

With the change in the season brings a welcome dose of fresh, balmy air. And with it, an urge to switch up our look—on our bodies, in our homes, and in our lives. What are we getting at, people? Our ultimate Want/Need editors’ picks for summer! From breezy bikes and a new shade of lipstick to Shibori prints and poolside vacays, here’s what we’d love to have and to hold over the next three months.

James’ Picks:
“I plan on getting Birdie this little Linus bike for her upcoming fourth birthday. It’s time she had some big-girl wheels of her own! They make matching bikes for mom and dad, too. I’m obsessed!”
Linus Lil Roadster, $295, linusbike.com.

“I’m currently working on a big story about perfume (coming to Mother soon) and Moss by Commodity Goods is amazing for summer. It’s clean and fresh, and not too sweet! Love it.”
Moss Eau De Parfum, $108, commoditygoods.com.

“With all of the plants is my home, I am always on the lookout for fun planters and pots for my leafy green friends. This natural wood beaded hanging planter is gorgeous and coming to a bedroom corner soon, I hope.”
Modern Plant Hanger, $97, Etsy.

“My friend has this book in her guest bathroom and every time I need to pee, I can’t help but peek at its dreamy island pages. I am also a big fan of some of the other books in this series. I have Gypset Style and Gypset Travel. They never fail to inspire.”
In The Spirit Of Capri, $30.95, Amazon.

“Dying to get my hands (err.. feet) on a pair of these California-made slides from The Palantines. They are perfect to throw on with a summer tunic and cut-off shorts and keep it looking classy. Bonus points that they’re in my favorite color this season, and they’re flats.”
Slide Sandal, $198, The Palantines.

“Okay, so I am fully aware that my youngest daughter is way too big to wear this adorable linen outfit, but a girl can dream, right? Please go buy this, since I can’t. I will live vicariously through all of you with baby girls. K, thanks!”
Lucy One-Piece, $70, J.Crew Baby.

“I am addicted to goē oil! It smells divine and makes my skin incredibly soft. I’m pretty stingy with the stuff, too, ask my husband. He tries to use it and I’m like, ‘Back-off my oil, dude!'”
Jao Goē Oil, $44, Amazon.

“I ordered this cowry shell necklace a couple of weeks back and I cannot wait for it to arrive. It was handmade in Mali, West Africa, and just screams summer to me. I will literally wear it everyday until I’m sick of it. I practically live in tunics and caftans this season, and couldn’t think of a better accessory.”
Cowry Shell Necklace, $88, Proud Mary.



Katie’s Picks:
“I just discovered the brand Marysia a few months ago after writing about its collaboration with Hatch Collection. The suits are so elegant and simple, yet have details like scalloped edges that really make them stand out. They’re also designed by a cool mama! Major bonus.”
Prince Bikini By Marysia, $278, Marysia.

“These cobalt wonders are definitely head-turners, and also seem capable of getting down in the sandbox and strolling all over town.”
Ria Menorca Avarcas de Menorca, $74, Need Supply.

“I am a blue addict (you might have already seen a trend here) and I’m particularly obsessed with all things shibori after scoring a gorgeous tunic dress from local brand The Podolls. They also have tops in different cuts featuring the print. Want!”
The Podolls Pullover Shibori Blouse, $204, The Podolls.

“If my son Diego wasn’t such a finicky traveler (in both cars and planes), I would be poolside with him at the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Sonoma right now! This places is so relaxing and family-friendly. It’s my dream nearby getaway this summer.”
Francis Ford Coppola Winery Pools & Cabines, $180 day pass, Francis Ford Coppola Winery.

“Paige Lauren is a great kids’ brand out of Los Angeles that makes oh-so-soft cotton basics. Diego already has this adorable pocket tee in navy and lives in it. I love this mint-y hue for summer.”
Paige Lauren Classic Cuffed Tee With Pocket, $26, Paige Lauren.

“I first saw this standout lipstick shade while shooting Storq’s Courtney Klein. It is killer! And James owns it already, so we can be twinsies.”
Ilia Wild Child Lipstick, $26, Storq.

“I’m on the hunt for a good pair of black Nikes to sport for everyday strolling. I have a feeling I’m doing a number on my knees by clomping up and down these San Francisco hills in less-than-supportive soles.”
Nike LunarFlash+, $74.99, Zappos.

“Lately I’ve been inspired to actually decorate our home…which we’ve lived in for 3 years! There’s something about this quirky, nubby wool pouf that makes me think it’d go great in our living room (and it seems baby-safe, too).”
Surya Gray Wool Pouf Cube Ottoman, $358.80, AllModern.

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