Reflections Summer Issue | Volume 17, Number 3 - Page 11

SUMMER IS HERE IN FULL FORCE

WITH HER LAZY MORNINGS ,

EXTREMELY HOT AND

HUMID TEMPS , AND CRAZY AFTERNOON

POP-UP THUNDERSTORMS .

She also brings with her time to relax , and for the lucky ones ( or the ones who had time to plan ahead — as everywhere seems to be booked ), a much anticipated vacation . If you are like my family , and you didn ’ t plan a summer trip well enough in advance , you are probably looking for things to do locally . Along with some friends from the Spur , we ’ ve put together a bucket list of places to visit by boat — for either brunch , lunch , or dinner this summer . Each one has its own elements of interest for us , be it the food , the music , or the views along the way . We hope Dock and Dine gives you inspiration to venture past the pool ( all are accessible by car if you aren ’ t into boating ).
I get giddy about the idea of planning the perfect backyard bbq for the 4th of July weekend . This year , we consulted our friend Jessi Hampton for some ideas to share with you . Jessi ’ s Instagram @ Justtryingrecipes is always just a scroll away from fantastic inspiration , and her patriotic spread won ’ t disappoint . Don ’ t just grill a burger and layout the toppings for your guests , surprise them with a burst of flavor by stuffing the patty full of blueberry bbq sauce and cheese before you cook it ! Or , try serving your signature drink in a homemade watermelon keg dispenser .
With a few creative , yet inexpensive tweaks , the 4th will be delicious and special at the same time .
We tried to provide you with a myriad of great content in this issue of Reflections in hopes of uncovering the smiles no longer hidden behind the masks . We hope you have a chance to slow down and unwind with a glass of sweet tea while you read the stories about Richmond Hill . Her past is so interesting and her future so bright .
Please remember to shop and dine locally , and to thank our advertisers , as they are the reason we are able to put together this publication and send it to you complimentary !
Best ,
Paige Glazer
PUBLISHER AND CEO
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