July Monthly Picks

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July is soaking us in sunshine, sunscreen and sorbet.

This month, we'll be lakeside lathering on Living Libations Everybody Loves the Sunshine body oil, shaking the sand out of Baina's checkered pool towels, and keeping frizzy hair cute with Rahua.

In mid-July, we'll welcome Tata from Tata Harper Skincare to Muskoka for a morning beauty masterclass, and we couldn't be more excited. Have you got your ticket yet? Keep reading to see how the HH team will spend this sweet and sweaty month.



SARAH: Tata Harper Nourishing Oil Cleanser, Living Libations Everybody Loves the Sunshine with Zinc and Graydon Face Food Mineral Mist.

NAT: Vintner's Daughter Active Renewal Cleanser, Graydon Face Food Mineral Mist, Monastery Aloe Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum and Attar Floral Repair Concentrate. On the body, Living Libations Everybody Loves the Sunshine Tanning Oil for a golden glow, you'll be hearing about this every month until the sun is gone. Make-up wise, I've been loving lining my lips with 19/99 Precision Colour Pencil in Barna and the High Shine Gloss on top.

TARA: Rahua Colour Full Glossing Oil Mist to tame my summer frizzes, Liis In This World Eau de Parfum as a fun and fresh new summer scent and Nala Peach & Chamomile Deodorant – this scent is AMAZING.

JERONNIE: Wildcraft Pure Radiance Vitamin C Eye Cream and Suntegrity 5-1 Tinted Sunscreen Moisturizer in Golden Light.

JENNY: Rahua Enchanted Island Vegan Curl Butter — loving this for my curls in the humidity, Vintner's Daughter Active Treatment Essence, Tata Harper Calming Crème and Living Libations Everyone Loves the Sunshine with Zinc.

MELISSA: Graydon Supermoon Serum at night, which feels so lovely layered on top of the Graydoon Face Food Mineral Mist.

MARY: Airplane essentials like LESSE Regeneration Mist and LESSE Soothing Lip BalmThe Cure Hand and Cuticle Serum and Mulberry Silk Eye Mask, as well as the full Vintner's Daughter trio that always balances my skin in any conditions, and mineral sunscreen of course!

ISABELLE: Suntegrity 5-in-1 Tinted Suncreen Moisturizer and Salt & Stone Santal and Vetiver Deodorant for those hot summer days! Looking to try the Nala Coastal Waters Deodorant next!

SAM: Living Libations Sandalwood Best Skin EverSuntegrity Moisturizing Mineral Face Sunscreen & Primer and Liis Bo Eau do Parfum.



SARAH: Rooftop BBQs!

NAT: Spending some time at the hut in Muskoka, decluttering my space, rebuilding my wardrobe and watching movies at home in the summer rain. Oh, and did I mention tanning.

TARA: Opening up our Muskoka hut for full-time hours, swimming in the lake and squeezing my pups after being away from them in June.

JERONNIE: Swimming with the family!

JENNY: Welcoming Tata from Tata Harper Skincare to Muskoka! 

MELISSA: Lots of reading during the rainy summer evenings under the gazebo in my backyard.

MARY: Visiting all my kin and taking in the natural beauty along the Salish Sea in Lekwungen/Songhees (territories), Quw'utsun (territories), shíshálh swíya (Sechelt) (territories), and  šxʷməθkʷəy̓əmaɁɬ təməxʷ (Musqueam) (territories).

ISABELLE: Catch me rock climbing at Joe Rockhead's in my free time!

SAM: Swimming in the lake, watching the summer storms and reading on the dock.



SARAH: Pistachio Gelato anywhere and everywhere that I can get it.

NAT: I've been recreating this pasta I had at Fabro in Copenhagen a few summers back. It's super simple: stracciatella, tomato, basil, garlic, olive oil and (LOTS of) grana.

TARA: I can't wait to try Takja. It just opened recently on College Street, just west of us.

JERONNIE: Trying Nicaraguan food at La Belle Managua.

JENNY: Snacking and sipping on the Grape Witches patio after work and lemon sorbet from Eataly.

MELISSA: Homemade burrito bowls with Chipotle Adobo Chicken and Cilantro Lime Rice.

MARY: Local ice cream in every place I visit and drinking my brother's amazing coffee tonics and lattes.

ISABELLE: Dreaming of the bruschetta at Bar Vendetta.

SAM: Snap pea salad with lemon vinaigrette – the perfect summer salad!



SARAH: The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

NAT: Heronies by Kate Zambreno. One of the best books I've picked up in a long time.

TARA: Good Material by Dolly Alderton.

JENNY: A Time for Everything by Karl Ove Knausgaard and The Vaster Wilds by Lauren Groff.

MELISSA: We Are Never Meeting in Real Life by Samantha Irby.

MARY: Digging into local culture with Luschiim's Plants - Traditional Indigenous Foods, Materials & Medicines and Crushed Wild Mint, Jess Hausty's poetic ode to the beautiful land I'll be visiting.

ISABELLE: The latest issue of National Geographic.

SAM: Dopesick by Beth Macy.



SARAH: The United States of Tara.

NAT: The Hand of God by Paolo Sorrentino.

TARA: There is a beautiful home design store in NYC that I follow, and they shared this playlist I have been enjoying: PORTA Summer Edit: Nay Sly.

JERONNIE: Watched Godzilla Minus One and listening to Jay Manwell Radio.

JENNY: Animal podcast by the New York Times — I'm in happy tears every episode. 


MARY: My dear friends of the Lemon Bucket Orkestra's new album Cuckoo and all of their back catalogue. Perfect summer travel soundtrack.

ISABELLE: West End Girls by Pet Shop Boys. On repeat lately, I'm a big 80s fan.

SAM: falling or flying (Reimagined) by Jorja Smith.



Wake Up with Tata of Tata Harper Skincare
Friday, July 12th at 9:30AM
Frankies Surf Club, Muskoka

Tata Harper Mini Facials
Thursday, July 18th, 1-6PM
Leslieville, Toronto 

Lakeside with Tata Harper Skincare
Thursday, July 25th at 6:30PM
The Boathouse Yoga Co.

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