Lifestyle : June

Can you taste it?  That tangy sweetness from the Italian gelato while it’s cold kiss grazes your lips?  June is for indulgence.  It’s for giving treats to yourself as much as you’re giving to those around you.  June is for being aware of your senses, like the smell of the greenery after a noon rain shower.

 Whether she finds herself physically there, or in a mirage from the Savannah humidity, the Terra Cotta Woman spends her day walking alongside the colorful casas of Italy’s Cinque Terre, while the music from Hotel Costes creates our summer soundtrack.  Our oasis awaits us…

June has us thinking about the father-figures in our life and how to celebrate them. It could be the humble mailman, our zany grandfather, or the whistler we always hear at the Forsyth Farmers’ Market.  Our current selection of shaving soaps from Caswell-Massey, an All-American company that has been around since 1752, is our go-to recommendation for keeping dad and the hubby smelling good!  Enriched with natural palm and coconut oil, the soap is available in eucalyptus and almond scents.

Imagine yourself on the “seafront of Tel Aviv, when everyone is out enjoying beer, loud music and often a heated conversation”  That is how Yotam Ottolenghi’s describes his Watermelon and Feta recipe from the book Plenty, which is available at the boutique! “The sweet juiciness of the watermelon and the crumbly saltiness of the feta gives this salad all its character.”

Ingredients :

  • 10 oz feta
  • 4 1/2 cups large chunks of watermelon
  • 3/4 cup basil leaves
  • 1/2 small red onion, very thinly sliced (optional)
  • olive oil
    1. Slice the feta into large but thin pieces, or just break it by hand into rough chunks.

    2. Arrange all the ingredients, except the olive oil, on a platter, mixing them up a little.  Drizzle over some oil and serve at once.

      If you find yourself at Tybee Island instead of Tel Aviv, the Terra Cotta Girls are currently loving the Tybee Island Social Club (the Manchego Skillet is heavenly!) Perhaps your mirage is a little more mid-town, let Savannah’s Sol Fusion Restaurant be your oasis.  We recommend to check them both out!

      We hope to see you in the store soon, enjoying and indulging in all things well deserved!

      Ciao, Terra Cotta

      Photo Credits : Life, Italy – leave a comment

 

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