Summer is about being playful and experimenting with color, texture and print. I love Surekha Jain’s tunics, with their hand-embroidery, perfect for going to the beach or lounging poolside. A Bea Valdes clutch is always a statement for evening, and I particularly love Vicente Gracia’s Mashad Pendant Necklace, with its over-sized proportions. Summer is also a time of reflection and inspiration, so I keep a notebook by my side at all times. Bottega Veneta’s beautifully bound leather books are a pleasure to write in. I adore ISI’s porcelain cups, which make a great gift for your summertime hosts for serving fresh juices. I visit a lot of friends and family during summer and always need great gift ideas, particularly for children, I highly recommend soft toys by the Forward Group, a collective of disadvantaged African craftswomen working to improve their lives.