I spent six years living in Hawaii, surrounded by everything that IS summer. The clear water, warm breezes, and thriving flora created an environment of perpetual summertime in my mind, body, and soul. There is something truly magical about living a life where the best parts of summer are your daily routine. It changes you, gets into your blood. And, even when you leave and move to another state, it stays with you. For me, this turned into a need to have a lot of green around me. From plants to trees to flowers, I feel like my best self when I am surrounded by greenery. Too bad my thumbs don’t have the same desires. My solution? Succulents and air plants.
Sea & Asters has been a favorite shop of mine for quite awhile. Run by the husband and wife team of Monica and James, Sea & Asters is full of perfectly curated Tillandsias (a lovely member of the Bromeliad family), terrariums, and other gorgeous vessels to house your air plants. If you are like me and you struggle with keeping an aloe plant alive (sigh, it’s true) let me introduce you to the sunshine filled life that exists for you with air plants. They are low maintenance enough for any color thumb and they will bring that feeling of a long summer morning into your home with the least amount of work on your part. What better way to celebrate our “Endless Summer” than with a gorgeous way to bring the outside in? Hello, September. We welcome you.