Summer took its sweet time getting here, but she has arrived in full force! The record-breaking rainfall has left us, and we’re back to summer-as-usual in the Texas Panhandle: high temps and steady winds. Since living in a hot blow dryer isn’t what any of us asked for, why not try to enjoy it with The Collective’s Summer Essentials?! Whether you’re spending your day poolside or hosting a patio party, we’ve got the perfect new arrivals to spend your summer in style.
For some, Summer is the time to kick back and relax. However, for others it’s the busiest time of the year. These guided zines from Font + Fiddle can help you navigate through your summer mindfully. Whether you’re on the hunt for happiness, in desperate need of a regenerative break, these zines are the perfect miniature self-help books to get you through the summer with ease.
Ranch Haus is currently stocking soaps + exfoliants from Nopalera! These products are inspired by the beauty and richness of Mexico. They take inspiration from the nopal cactus, an ancient symbol of Mexican culture and one of the most sustainable, nourishing, and versatile plants in the world. You can eat it, make textiles from it, and use it to hydrate your skin and hair. It is strong, resilient, beautiful, and has always been here! The scent of these skin care products is to die for, and what better way to nourish your skin during this summer heat wave?
Runningwater Dry Goods, one of our newest Collective Retailers, is stocking this amazing scent line from Thomas Blonde. While many fragrance companies focus on feminine scents, Thomas Blonde strikes a balance catering to more of a unisex audience. All of their perfumes have sophisticated, simple, and earthy undertones. As an added bonus, these fragrances use 100% essential oils with no carriers or phthalates, meaning you won’t be inhaling harmful fumes (plus it’s better for the environment too!). These candles and rollers have an incredible aroma, but will also compliment and mix well with your natural scent – perfect for this summer heat.
Plant care is an essential part of summertime. Some tend to their gardens while others nurture their indoor plant babies. Whatever plant mom you might be, The Collective has some great plant accessories in stock right now.
Purpose + Passion Boutique is stocking the cutest cacti cleaning brushes, perfect to get the dust off of your plants! They’re also carrying mini wildflower seed packets! Wildflowers help our local bees and other pollinators get their job done all while adding whimsy to any flower bed. If your plants are in need of nutrients, ditch the miracle grow and use our House Line plant food from Modern Sprout! This concentrated formula is all natural and uses organic-based nutrients to help support healthy plant growth. Don’t forget about all of our other plant accessories, like these daisy scissors from Milk House Market, a Plant Care Guide from Font + Fiddle, and planters from several other Collective Retailers.
Summer entertaining in the Texas Panhandle can be so special. These Amarillo Summer nights are peak patio weather, so why not host a soiree?! We LOVE hosting our friends and families at our homes for special events, or even chill game nights. Nothing makes a patio party more fun to host than great dishes and tabletop goodies. From glassware to table runners, you’re sure to find the perfect addition to your summertime table-scapes.
Shop a selection of Mexican pottery from Ranch Haus, or brighten up your table with hand-embroidered napkins from our House Line! If you’re a tea drinker, brew a batch of sun tea to fill into the cutest rattan glasses. If neutral isn’t your vibe this summer, add a pop of color to your summer dining. Rafter 6 Antiques has the coolest vintage barware and dishes. If you have a heart for all things vintage with a western flair, don’t sleep on Rafter 6 Antiques! You’re sure to find something special for your next dinner party. Sometimes a summer soiree is all about convenience. If that’s what you’re on the hunt for, these neon plates from The Pear Tree are perfect hors d’oeuvres size! And, best of all, you can throw them right into the dishwasher!
Summer couldn’t be complete without the best travel goods. These reusable travel containers are easy to use and they meet the TSA carry-on requirements for liquids! They are not just BPA-free, but also dishwasher safe. When you’re back from vacation, throw them in the dishwasher, and just like that you’re ready for your next adventure. If you haven’t tried Kitsch’s skin and haircare products, you’re REALLY missing out! These exfoliating gloves aren’t harsh on your skin, but will help keep your skin summer-smooth. If you’re headed to the pool, make sure and grab a microfiber hair towel or scrunchie on your way! Your locks deserve the best treatment, especially in the summertime.
Head on out to The Collective to shop all of our Retailers‘ items under one roof. We’re open from 10-6, Tuesday through Saturday. We would love to meet you and help you shop some of our summer must-haves! Don’t forget to shop our small selection of items online!