Summer in the South offers so many celebrations that keep us on the go: Fourth of July fireworks, cookouts with friends, poolside dinner parties, and more. Yet it’s also the time to slow down and savor simple delights. In this issue, we bring you the best of the relaxed, vibrant season. If you prefer to spend it traveling, don’t miss featured coastal escapes like Jupiter, Florida, and South Carolina’s secluded Haig Point community on Daufuskie Island. You’ll be able to take on these trips in style with our pretty picks for getaway gear. You’ll find an abundance of ideas for outdoor entertaining—from tablescapes inspired by the sea, brimming with blooms in vivid hues, to recipes that capitalize on the season’s colorful bounty. Menus span a creative lineup of favorite combinations made from farmers’-market finds to delectable dinners by the dock and under the sweet shade of an elegant colonnade. Join us as we unwind and make the most of these long and leisurely days!