June Monthly Picks

Posted by Jenny Tellier on

It's finally here, the sun, the warmth, the summer. Baina pool towels are being thrown into bike baskets, travel-worthy skincare is tucked into luggage and the seeds of spring are starting to bloom in backyards.

This month, the HH team is lathering mineral sunscreen, playing with 19/99's bright colours and throwing open the doors of the original hut up in Muskoka — now open every weekend in June, 10-5.

 

USING

TARA: Getting ready for summer with a Baina Pool Towel in Caper and Chalk, a spritz of LESSE Regeneration Mist and 19/99 Fiore Precision Colour Pencil on my lips.

NAT: Monastery Aloe Hyaluronic Moisture Boost Serum and Attar Floral Repair Concentrate for post-sun repair. Tata Harper Hydrating Floral Essence and Vintner's Daughter Active Renewal Cleanser. On the body I am layering Salt & Stone Natural Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30 with Living Libations Everybody Loves the Sun Tanning Oil for a golden glowwww.

MARY: Vintner’s Daughter Active Renewal Cleanser as a morning mask, Suntegrity Moisturizing Mineral Face Sunscreen Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 mixed with Health Hut Hand & Body Lotion - Basil, Peppermint & Blood Orange on decollate, shoulders, arms and hands for these summer sun days. Abel functional fragrance Pause — I've been loving the centered calm this scent brings me.

JENNY: Living Libations Everybody Loves the Sunshine with Zinc, 19/99 Rozsa Precision Colour Pencil, Monastery Attar Floral Repair Concentrate.

JERONNIE: Lohn Candle in Feu,  Lovers Oil from Province Apothecary and LESSE Regeneration Mist.

SARAH: Vintner's Daughter, the full routine and NatureofThings Hair Cleanse Concentrate.

MELISSA: Vintner's Daughter Active Treatment Essence for my face and Abel Natural Room Spray - Scene 02 for my space.

DOING

TARA: Visiting the south of France to celebrate my in-law's 50th wedding anniversary.

NAT: Spending as much time in the sun as possible, spending time in the Beaches and planning a trip to the Muskoka hut.

MARY: Watering the garden and watching it grow!

JENNY: Visiting Portugal and lounging at the TD Toronto Jazz Fest in Yorkville.

JERONNIE: Bowling at Splitsville.

SARAH: Biking, long neighbourhood walks and enjoying the beautiful spring weather!

MELISSA: Bike rides along Cherry Beach.

EATING

TARA: Fresh veggies from the market, baguettes and French cheese.

NAT:  Homemade green bean salad with roasted broccoli, chickpeas and a balsamic dressing. Also craving peanut butter, always, and slapping it onto my homemade banana bread.

MARY: Fresh lemon balm from the garden for iced tea.

JENNY: Dreaming about the ice tea vegan ice cream at Willard's in Hamilton.

JERONNIE: Homemade Korean Cucumber Salad and matcha lemonade’s.

SARAH: Fresh bagels and sun-dried tomato cream cheese from Nu Bügel in Kensignton Market. 

MELISSA: Everything on the menu from Fruitful Market.

READING

TARA: Greta and Valdin by Rebecca K Reilly.

MARY: Bird Suit by Sydney Hegele.

JENNY: Prairie, Dresses, Art, Other by Danille Dutton.

SARAH: The Limerence — beautiful painted illustrations in this little book!

MELISSA: Still on the hunt for a summer book!

WATCHING/LISTENING

TARA: Groove Armada

NAT: Blonde by Frank Ocean, on repeat.

MARY: Bodkin on Netflix. 

JENNY: Pasang: In the Shadow of Everest at Hot Docs Cinema.

JERONNIE: Civil War in Cineplex VIP Theatre.

SARAH: Baby Reindeer on Netflix — SO good!

MELISSA: Charlotte Day Wilson's latest album, Cyan Blue.

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