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.