The end of summer. That bittersweet time of year when the al fresco dinners, poolside Sundays, sandy suitcases, and barefoot strolls near the end.
Hold the summer scaries. It's not over yet! September is an amazing month for travel — with fewer crowds, better prices, and (still) long, balmy nights. If you think about it, it's the best of summer. These lovely non-essentials will help you stay in the summer mood long after Labor Day.
Sunday Forever Tan Lines Candle
Smells like summer and suntans. ($46)
Rifle Paper Co. Passport Notebooks
Your passport's companion for recording the summer's best adventures. ($6)
New Port Straw Hat by Scala
It's summer in an affordable capper enriched with UPF50 for sun protection. It's crushable, packable, and absolutely adorable. ($45)
Knours Starter Kit
This five-piece skin care collection has kept our face looking great through five weeks of summer travel conditions, from bone-dry Las Vegas and humid Miami to cool London and balmy Hamptons. ($28)
"La Grotta: Ice Creams & Sorbets"
Beautiful and tasty cookbook by London-based ice creamer Kitty Travers. ($11.29)
Carry On Italian Spritz Cocktail Kit
When that airline drink cart rolls by, what you really want is what they never have: an Aperol spritz. ($24)
Yes to Cucumbers Cooling Primer Stick
A cooling, lightweight magic stick that instantly soothes skin, minimizes shine, and blurs pores and pimples for an instant on-the-go refresh. ($12.99)
Ekster Vachetta Parliament Wallet
This Tuscan-tanned wallet holds up to ten cards and may be smarter than you are, given its RFID-blocking technology and the traceable, solar-powered tracker card that — get this — can ring your wallet if you lose it. ($99)
Briogeo Don't Despair, Repair Hair Mask
Your lovely locks need extra T.L.C. after a season of chlorine, salt water, and sunshine. ($36)