It’s July! Time to “Live in the Sunshine, Swim the Sea, Drink the Wild Air”


I’ve always thought of July as the heart of summer. The middle of the oreo. The best and steamiest part of a love scene. It’s one of the most precious parts of summer. The only month you can really settle into because it is tightly book-ended by two other glorious summer months. Because of this, I feel like I am always living in the present, which is a rarity. If July would be a day of the week it would be Saturday, my absolute favorite day. For the majority of this month, we celebrate the Cancers of the zodiac. A sign that is ruled by the element of water and also deeply emotional and intuitive. This is an important month to stay kind and nurturing to those around us while we aim to feed our creativity and not our fears.

July is usually filled with sticky BBQs and lazy days at the cabin, summer nights out on the town, hosting friends over for dinner, or drinking wine with your best girlfriends on the patio. Which is fitting because this month at Wit & Delight our editorial theme is all about unplugging and getting outside. Whether that be camping, hosting a bonfire party, or just going for a walk with a good friend. As Ralph Waldo Emerson would say, it’s time to “Live in the sunshine, swim the sea, drink the wild air.”

Here are a few must-have items we think will help you enjoy summer to the fullest!

Disposable camera

A good book (The Rules Do Not Apply by Arial Levey)

The perfect beach throw

A new pair of sunnies

A comfortable, yet irresistible, sundress

Fresh journal – W&D’s Thoughts and Things Journal

Vintage jean shorts

[show_shopthepost_widget id=”3190400″]

What are you up to this July and how are you enjoying the heat and heart of summer? Are you interested in being featured on the blog? Submit your best stories to of how you are unplugging and getting outside this season. At the end of July, I will choose a contributor submission that best fits this month’s theme to publish on Wit & Delight. Please submit your stories by July 15 for consideration!

Top image

Stefani Hodzic is the Editorial Director at Wit & Delight. When she’s not feverishly editing or writing about style and interiors, she runs her bohemian shop  Arden Trading Co. where she sells artisan-made home goods. She lives in Minneapolis with her husband Muhamed.



BY Stefani Hodzic // W&D Editorial Director - July 2, 2018

Did you know W&D now has a resource library of  Printable Art, Templates, Freebies, and more?

take me there 

Arrow Alone

Get Our Best W&D Resources

for designing a life well-lived


add a comment

  1. Teresa Maria

    July 2nd, 2018 at 2:01 pm

    I so agree! July is THE month to be alive and really live in the moment. Unfortunately I do not have any vacation until August but since the weather in Northern Europe resembles more Autumn than Summer it’s not as bad as it could be. But I sure am planning a weekend escape abroad to sunnier shores next week, make no mistake! 🙂

  2. shell shockers

    July 4th, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    Thank you for sharing this useful article, young to go bravely

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


Why Decorating Your Home Is Good for Your Mental Health

What 10 Years of Blogging Taught Me

The Hidden Benefits of Being Incredibly Uncomfortable

6 Easy-to-Grow, Can’t Kill Houseplants for Beginners

The Golden Rule: A Dream Career Built From Love, Loss and Resilience

Introvert Dating An Extrovert? Here’s How To Make It Work

Tornadoes to Tablescapes: Life Inside the Lifestyle Blog

Black, White and Love All Over

Marriage – A Requirement of Commitment?

Women vs. Women, and a Little Thing Called “Self-Respect”

Homemade Green Tea and Honey Mask

An Apartment of Firsts: A Personal Story

Can We Still Be Good Enough If We Don’t Overcompensate?

Why I’m (Finally) Breaking up with My To-do List

Marriage Is Too Important to Take It Too Seriously

Toddler Products to Take You from Mealtime to Playtime to Bedtime (And Everything in Between)

Design, Life, and the Beginnings of Wit & Delight: Kate Shares Her Story on MN Original

50 Ways to Spend Your Mental Health Day


Arrow Alone

the latest

Thank you for being here. For being open to enjoying life’s simple pleasures and looking inward to understand yourself, your neighbors, and your fellow humans! I’m looking forward to chatting with you.

Hi, I'm Kate. Welcome to my happy place.

Easily navigate all our recommended products across beauty, fashion, decor, and wellness. 

SHOP W&D Loves ›