7 Things Our Gulf Coast Editor Is Loving Right Now

As advocates for small businesses, The Scout Guide editors are continually scouting their communities for local finds to share and celebrate. We caught up with The Scout Guide Gulf Coast, Alabama, editor Caroline Edmondson to find out what she’s really excited about these days. Here, she shares a few of her current obsessions, from the best hostess gift to an essential summer beach read.

1. what i’m loving

Steve Madden Carisma Sandal from Seaside Shoes & Swim | “These wedges are so fun! They go with just about every outfit in my summer wardrobe.”

2. what i’m wearing

Cleobella Diah Crotchet Midi Dress from Lucca | “Since I’ve been spending most of my summer days by the pool, the beach, or on the boat, I’ve been living in this adorable coverup from the brand Cleobella from Lucca. It’s so easy to throw on over a swimsuit and head to dinner after a long day in the sun.”

3. what i’m eating

Hot Pepper Peach Bourbon Sauce from The Pantry at The Wharf | “My family and I enjoy grilling during the summer and this sauce is so good on just about any type of meat! Our favorite use is marinating chicken thighs overnight. The sauce adds the perfect amount of sweet, with a little bit of spice from the red peppers.”

4. what i’m reading

The Five-Star Weekend by Elin Hilderbrand | “‘Tis the season for fun beach reads and Elin Hilderbrand never disappoints. Most of her books take place on Nantucket (one of our Scouted cities) and they are the epitome of summer fun!”

5. what i’m gifting

Scallop Shell Candle from Mirth Candle Co. | “Every candle from Mirth Candle Co. is hand-poured for a cause, right here on the beaches of the Gulf Coast. Every candle is truly a work of art, made from the purest ingredients, making these the perfect hostess gift.”

6. what i’m decorating with

White Color Block Mason Jars from towne + beech | “I’ve been loving having fresh florals throughout my home and this mason jar vase is the perfect way to display them!”

7. what i’m using

Elta MD UV Glow Broad Spectrum SPF from Camellia Dermatology | “Living on the Gulf Coast means summer days spent in the sun. I’ve been loving this sunscreen from Elta MD to help keep my skin safe!”

To keep up with Caroline’s current loves and all things local in the Gulf Coast of Alabama, follow The Scout Guide Gulf Coast on Instagram and visit gulfcoast.thescoutguide.com. And don’t forget to check out The Scout Guide Gulf Coast, Volume 2, that just launched. 

Feature photo by Stevye Photography.