by The Editors | June 3, 2019

The Slice: Summer 2019

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Picture of the Florida coast, a tree is in the foreground and two boats appear on the water as well.
Caladesi Island State Park; Photography by @staysaltyflorida

SEAS THE DAY

Stay Salty Florida, with more than 215,000 organic Instagram followers, has captured the soul of Florida tourism with images of perfect lighthouses, iconic lifeguard stations and serene beaches since 2014. Chris Chiavarelli began the feed because he felt that Florida needed better representation across social media. While he tries not to favor his hometown of Clearwater on the page, he shares with Flamingo his top three local spots to sink his toes in the sand: Clearwater Beach, Honeymoon Island state park and barrier island, and Caladesi Island State Park. @staysaltyflorida


ICEMULE is the perfect for a beachside getaway. Photography courtesy ICEMULE

YELLOW FEVER

Now even hotter than ever, ICEMULE just released some bright new colors in The Classic, which keeps goodies chilled for over 24 hours. These high-performance, hands-free coolers are designed and manufactured to accommodate every outdoor excursion, from fishing the flats to relaxing on the beach or hiking trails. $45–70 icemulecoolers.com


Image of the Cocktail Crush
Photography courtesy BACARDÍ

COCKTAIL CRUSH

A sophisticated summer sipper for your next gathering. Bacardi.com 

CUATRO SMASH

  •   1.5 oz Bacardi Anejo
  •   1 oz St-Germain
  •   1 oz ruby red grapefruit
  •   Top with tonic water over ice
  •   1 grapefruit peel and 1 mint sprig

Serve in a highball glass


Cover of Mackenzie Smith’s cookbook Grilled Cheese Social. Photography by Christian Torres

MAJOR CHEESE FACTOR

Grilled cheese guru Mackenzie Smith released her first cookbook, Grilled Cheese Social, this spring as an extension of her popular food blog by the same name. Smith’s recipes run the gamut from breakfast to lunch to dinner with dishes like donut grilled cheese, fried-chicken-and-waffle grilled cheese and mac-and-cheese grilled cheese. Growing up, Smith would raid her fridge for whatever ingredients she could find to whip up a grilled cheese. In addition to writing books and blogs, the fromage master is a food stylist, photographer, social media maven, two-time Food Network champion and executive chef of the Black Dolphin Inn in New Symrna Beach. grilledcheesesocial.com


Image of Ashley Brooke in front of a clothing rack.
Ashley Brooke, beauty and lifestyle blogger; Photography by Amalie Orange

PARK AVENUE PURSUITS

For Central Florida beauty and lifestyle blogger Ashley Brooke, a typical weekend spent in one of her favorite neighborhoods, Winter Park, begins by grabbing an iced lavender latte at New General, a modern take on a general store. Coffee in hand, she peruses her favorite shops on Park Avenue like Writer’s Block bookstore, The Grove and Violet Clover. On Saturdays, find her walking the Winter Park Farmers Market looking for sweet-smelling flowers to keep her home colorful. See more @ashleybrooke


A couple walks on a dock using the Bimini-me sun shade. They appear in conversation and are smiling.
Bimini-me is perfect for a sunny day on the docks. Photography by Becky Bicho

PROTECT AND SERVE

The Bimini-me sunshade, with a name inspired by a Bimini top on a boat, serves as the perfect solution for those who want to stay stylish while protecting their skin from the sun’s harmful rays. Its timeless design looks great while blocking uncomfortable glare and direct exposure from the sun for absolute outdoor enjoyment. Made with sailcloth, nautical roping and hardware typical to yachts, each Bimini-me sunshade is presented in a keepsake box and accompanied by a coordinating sailcloth backpack. biminime.com


The Desert Inn Motel, located in Yeehaw Junction off State Road 60

YAY FOR YEEHAW!

We are happy to report that the historic Desert Inn at Yeehaw Junction has not gone for good, as we opined in our Spring 2019 edition, but rather closed for future restoration by the Osceola County Historical Society. The site was recently nominated for the Florida Trust for Historic Preservation’s 2019 “11 to save” list of endangered historic sites in order to raise funds needed for the refurbishment. Plans include a restaurant, museum and motel lodging. To learn more or to contribute visit osceolahistory.org.