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Summer in NYC

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We’re just about halfway through the summer and despite the unbearable temperatures and humidity we’ve been facing here in NYC, this summer has not been a bummer! We’ve compiled a list of some of the things we’re favoring in NYC this season:

On The Sea:

What’s better than oysters & rosé on a boat? Probably nothing. Spend your Summer Fridays on the Grand Banks oyster boat overlooking the Hudson River with views of the Freedom Tower and Statue of Liberty.

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Weekend Getaway:

If you have an Instagram, then you know that this season’s hot spot outside of Manhattan is The Surf Lodge in Montauk. Currently dripping in rainbows courtesy of artist Jen Stark, the place is also dripping with celebrities.

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On (Roof)Top of the World:

The S’well team is #blessed to have this view at the S’well bottle HQ. You might see an employee or two run up the staircase to hold whatever food of choice in the air with the skyline as the ideal background.

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Sweet Treats:

You have not experienced ice cream until you’ve tried Van Leeuwen’s recent special flavor, Honey Comb. This frozen scoop of heaven is unbelievably creamy and complimented by chunks of crispy honey comb that mixed in. Run and get a scoop before team S’well eats all that’s left in the city.

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Clean Eats:

Our friends over at sweetgreen just released their Late Summer Menu and it is not to be missed. The Watermelon + Feta is the perfect salad to cool down with. The Guacamole Greens is like a burrito bowl, turned into a healthy salad, that can only be described as delicioso.

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Best Rainy/Too Hot To Be Outside Day Activity:

The New Whitney is a must this Summer. Raining? So hot that you might melt? Retreat to the New Whitney in Meatpacking. Every detail of even the building is perfect; not to mention the actual artwork. The outside area with the rainbow color chairs is every instagramers dream. Don’t forget to visit Danny Meyer’s new Untitled below the Whitney for milk and cookies.

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Photography by Danielle Adams | S’well Bottle

Gov Ball: NYC’s Best Kept Music Secret

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Governor’s Ball Music Festival, aka GOV BALL, is NYC’s best kept music festival secret. Tickets are substantially less expensive than Coachella and other major festivals but the line up is just as impressive featuring headliners Drake, Lana del Rey, the Black Keys and Florence and the Machine. Those of us in the office attending are currently preparing our ears on Spotify with our custom made playlist.

If you don’t have tickets you can follow along on our Spotify playlist here. We’re clearly most excited to see Drake and Florence and the Machine but other highlights from the festival include the Lana del Rey, Odesza, , ASTR, Little Dragon, Flume, Ratatat and the Black Keys.

Luckily for our taste buds, the Infatuation partnered with Gov Ball this year to curate the food vendors. Our favorite #EEEEEATS include Luke’s Lobster, Momofuku Milk Bar, Mighty Quinn’s, Taqueria Diana, Van Leeuwen, Tacombi. Our stomach’s growling already thinking about it!
We are even excited about Gov Ball’s location on Randall’s Island- just a ferry ride from Manhattan gives you an excuse to be on a boat with some fresh air outside the city.

And it goes without saying to make sure you pack your favorite color S’well bottle and fill it at the water stations throughout the venue to stay hydrated in between visiting the beer tents and never ending acts.

Unlike Drake’s mixtape, if you’re reading this it’s NOT TOO LATE to buy tickets, still available here. Also not too late to get a S’well bottle in time for the festival, swing by Rothman’s in Union Square for a wide variety of S’well bottle colors and styles at our temporary pop up shop. You may just come out of there with one for you at Gov Ball and one for Dad for Father’s Day…

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