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Lilly Pulitzer Docksider ClutchSet aside the glitzy metallics and simple blacks in favor of a nautical-chic clutch for those balmy summer nights. The perfect complement to any warm weather look, this roomy straw clutch is bolstered by a shot of blazing pink for a fun and unexpected touch. It’s an easy, no-fuss option you’ll love showing off all season.

$128 at lillypulitzer.com

Daiquiri.jpgIs there any drink that conjures up images of relaxing on a beach in the tropics more than a daiquiri? And with good reason! The now-classic cocktail was reportedly first created in Daiquiri, a beach near Santiago, Cuba by an American mining engineer named Jennings Cox around 1905. While entertaining guests, Cox reportedly ran out of gin and used rum instead, mixed with lime juice and sugar — two ingredients that are abundant in Cuba.

Originally, the drink was served with cracked ice in a tall glass. A teaspoon of sugar was poured over the ice and the juice of one or two limes was squeezed over the sugar, followed by two or three ounces of rum. The glass was then frosted by stirring with a long-handled spoon. Eventually, the Daiquirí evolved to be mixed in a shaker using the same ingredients but with shaved ice.

A favorite drink of Ernest Hemingway and John F. Kennedy, the daiquiri has evolved over the years, spawning variations including the frozen daiquiri and Hemingway daiquiri which includes grapefruit juice and maraschino liqueur into the usual run and lime mix.

I suppose we can thank Cox’s shortage of gin over 100 years ago for the invention of the iconic summery cocktail: the hand-shaken daiquiri. This summer, it’s time to rediscover the daiquiri, and as always, drink responsibly.

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This summer, rediscover the daiquiri. Bacardi Hand Shaken Daiquiri is the perfect addition to any summer get-together — fun, delicious, and ready to pour. Bacardi Hand Shaken Daiquiri is made with Bacardi Superior Rum, tangy lime and sugar. It is a perfectly balanced cocktail that is not too sour and not too sweet. bacardidaiquiri.glam.com


Christian Siriano for Payless Topaz Twisted SandalsThe complete antithesis of ultra-casual, less-than-glam flip flops, these flat sandals step in and serve as the perfect alternative to a pair of dressy heels. They’re just as elegant, with minimal gold hardware accenting the sinewy, sculpted straps. The curves create a design just right for complementing your most carefree summer ensembles - think flowing maxis, cute minis and more. Also in brown and turquoise.

$44.99 at payless.com
Lela Rose for LOFT Floral DressKnown for her exquisite, classic pieces, designer Lela Rose collaborated with LOFT this season to introduce a limited-edition collection of four effortlessly chic dresses in a palette of quietly elegant hues. The light colors aren’t all that will keep you looking and feeling cool in the heat; the beautiful designs, like this timeless floral in crisp cotton, feel at once fresh and glamorous, yet understated enough to wear at any time of day.

$98 at loft.com
RACHEL Rachel Roy Stingray RingMarine life goes chic! Designer Rachel Roy has mastered that particular art by adding strong colors and rich details to her now-iconic jewelry. This ring is a beautiful example; highly unusual, it exudes such a fresh vibe in ocean blue and is delicately detailed with shiny crystal droplets. Perfect for beach excursions, sultry evenings and everything in between, it’s destined to be a summer favorite.

$48 at rachelroy.com

get 25% off when you add jewelry to your RACHEL Rachel Roy order through 6/13/11
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