Summer is all about embracing simple pleasures—a tall cone of ice cream, an eye-popping fireworks display, a relaxing day on the water—and how those little delights make us feel year after year. This issue of American Lifestyle magazine hearkens back to summers of yesteryear, with a visit to one of the largest and most historic vacation spots in the country, Lake George. Each year thousands of visitors flock to the pristine shores of the lake for old-fashioned family fun (and a little peace and quiet). Head down south to Austin, Texas, for a scoop of delicious—and honest—ice cream at Lick Honest Ice Creams. The eco-conscious company focuses on wholesome, all-natural ingredients for a scoop you can feel good about enjoying. Don’t forget to lay a blanket out this season and catch the splendor of a fireworks display. Chances are the show is put on by the first family of fireworks—Fireworks by Grucci—who have been in the business for more than 100 years.
A visit to Lick Honest Ice Creams, which prides itself on its made-from-scratch, locally sourced products and innovative flavors.
Summertime fare is featured from Mary Kay Andrews's Beach House Cookbook (Whodunnit, Inc. 2017), including ham and havarti sandwiches and fried okra.
A trip to Lake George, New York, a vacation destination that's awash in peaceful, translucent waters, breathtaking scenery, and abundant history.
A chat with Jeffery Roth, a former entertainment industry art director whose creative inclinations drew him to a career as a watercolor artist.
The history of iconic company Fireworks by Grucci is explored, from its Italian origins in 1850 to its role as a pyrotechnic pioneer today.
A visit with Indian-born designer Vani Sayeed, who combines her heritage's influence with a New England vibe to create a standout design style.
A Jurassic journey to the Wyoming Dinosaur Center, a hotbed for fossil finds, dynamic dinosaur displays, and paleontology programs.