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3 Summer Destinations and What to Pack to Get You There
Scribner’s Lodge Hotel Nature, but make it fashion
Nestled in the Catskill mountains, just a two and a half-hour drive from the city is Scribner’s Lodge, a 38-room lodge fit for adventurers ‘seeking refuge from their daily lives.’ The property is outfitted with distinctly unique historical elements, like a brick road that cuts directly through the lobby, leading to reception. As you can imagine, guests at Scribner’s come as stylish as their surroundings.Over here at the COOLS HQ, we love a good theme. Be it Havana Nights or Hollywood Glam, we never miss an opportunity to dress the part. So obviously, heading upstate means fair-isle dreams, lots of lumberjack plaid and a Pinterest board full of National Lampoon’s Summer Vacation. Are you questioning our taste levels? Don’t. Balenciaga’s SS18 accessories were full of nods to vacation-edition Dad and Isabel Marant’s nubby knits and logo tube socks are perfect fireside fashion. Throw in some lug sole Prada and a weatherproof bomber for the ultimate in all-terrain apparel.
Rockaway Beach Surf Club ‘I’m only here for the tacos’
For the days (and trust us, there are many) when East Hampton just isn’t your bag, Rockaway Beach Surf Club is your local go-to. Hop on the A-train with a basketful of beachwear and a solid podcast and before you know it you’ll be sipping a Corona with your feet in the sand. This neighborhood institution creates a union between the vibrant urban community and local surf culture with weekly events and bomb food. PSA: Do not forgo the tacos. Ever.
Go full-on Slim Aarons with vintage-inspired swimwear and cover-ups. Audacious accessories like an oversized hat and exaggerated earrings will keep things interesting, while a satin sandal and skin-friendly suntan round out the look. Bonus points if you manage to fit everything into an ever-trending basket bag.
Grand Banks The chicest destination, this side of the river
Have you ever dreamed of rapping your own praises alongside Andy Samberg and T-Pain while on a brag-worthy boat? If you’re willing to settle for one out of three, then you’ll love Grand Banks, a handbuilt historic fishing vessel that serves up oysters on the half-shell and champagne by the magnum. Proudly parked at Tribeca’s Pier 25, Grand Banks is just a hop, skip and jump away from the bustling center of Manhattan, but far enough removed to feel like a getaway. The key to packing for nautical nights is lightweight layering; a sleeveless midi dress in a neutral shade works both thrown over a graphic tee or worn on its own. Add a structured pinstripe blazer for warmth and brocade, maximalist slides to remind onlookers that you could, in fact, be in a rap video. Channel #yachtweek vibes with maritime-inspired accouterments – a bold gold earring, vintagey buttons and a vibrant rope-handled pouch.