Welcome Summer! As the temperatures rise and the days grow longer, we’re excited to welcome the summer season. The Summer Solstice marks the beginning of this vibrant time of year, filled with outdoor adventures, family gatherings, and relaxation.
At Piper and Dune, we’re embracing the spirit of summer and have decided to accommodate your needs. We are excited to announce that we’ve made the decision to open on Sundays from 10 am to 2 pm. By extending our hours to include Sundays, we hope to provide a more accessible and convenient shopping experience for everyone.
Additionally, we are still having our bag sale, so grab a great deal before it ends! Get 30% off ALL BAGS by using code: TAKE30 in-store or online at piperanddune.com!
As the warm rays of the sun beckon us outdoors, summer presents the perfect opportunity to embark on an unforgettable road trip to a favorite or brand-new destination. There is something magical about the combination of open roads, breathtaking landscapes, and the allure of crystal-clear waters. Whether you’re seeking adventure, relaxation, or simply a break from the ordinary, a New England summer road trip promises to be an experience of a lifetime, and Piper and Dune carries all of your essentials to enhance your trip to its fullest potential.
A successful road trip begins with careful planning. Research and choose a destination that aligns with your preferences and interests. Consider factors such as the distance, driving time, scenic routes, and attractions along the way. Some of our favorite destinations include Stowe and Burlington Vermont, Acadia National Park in Maine, Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket Massachusetts, Block Island, and of course Newport, the White Mountains of New Hampshire, and the Litchfield Hills in Connecticut. Stop by Piper and Dune to find some of our favorite travel books and maps. To keep yourself busy on this journey, a Travel Book Rest is a perfect way to keep you, hands-free and your book, up-right. Whether you’re engrossed in a novel, exploring a travel guide, or catching up on your favorite magazine, a book rest ensures that you can take in the beautiful scenery without putting your book down. For the little ones (and even the young at heart) in the backseat, Road Trip Bingo is a classic game that adds a fun twist to the journey. This game keeps the kids engaged, encourages observation skills, and enhances the overall road trip experience. Mapping out your journey will not only ensure a smooth ride but also allow you to make the most of your trip by including exciting pit stops and detours that enhance the overall experience. Pit-stop picnicking is a fun and easy way to bring the family together for a meal in a beautiful spot. Investing in a high-quality picnic basket, such as Piper and Dune’s Corkcicle Chillpod ensures that you have a stylish and functional way to carry your food and supplies and they will keep your food cold for up to 10 days! Keep hydrated with all of our Corkcicle drinkware, from tumblers to canteens, there is a leakproof water bottle for every age, even kids! All Corkcicle drinkware is made from high-quality, food-grade stainless steel, ensuring durability and long-lasting performance. The vacuum-sealed insulation technology keeps your beverage cold and refreshing, even on the hottest summer days. A picnic blanket is a must-have for comfortable seating and relaxation. Our newest Dock and Bay Picnic Blanket is designed with both style and functionality in mind. It is made of durable, water-resistant recycled water bottle material, making it perfect for outdoor use and environmentally friendly too!
Packing for a summer road trip requires a balance between practicality and comfort. Remember to bring sunscreen, insect repellent, and a first-aid kit. Spongelle’s Travel Soap offers a convenient and innovative solution for maintaining cleanliness while traveling. These compact, all-in-one body wash-infused buffers provide a luxurious bathing experience on the go. Kids can join in with their own personal sponge animals as well! With a built-in body wash, they eliminate the need for carrying bulky bottles of soap. There’s something about the smells of summer… sweet fruit, suntan lotion… and we have just the product …. a touch of luxury during your travels, California’s Mangos mini case is an excellent choice. This travel-sized set includes shower gel, lotion, and other pampering essentials infused with the delightful fragrance of fresh mangos.
Don’t forget to pack appropriate clothing, including swimwear, hiking gear, and comfortable shoes. Our East Coast t-shirts and shorts are sure to keep you feeling light breezy and comfortable for your entire ride. Don’t forget the matching hat too! New England is known for its beautiful weather during the summer and fall months, however, we also know that it can be beyond hot during the summer and cool at night. Cozy up with our light summer sweaters and fuzzy USA sweatshirts. When it comes to summer footwear, comfort is key. Archies flip flops are designed with both comfort and style in mind, making them an excellent choice for your summer adventures. Archies have an orthotic arch support built into the footbed. This design helps to provide stability, reduce stress on the arches and promote proper foot alignment. Whether you’re strolling along the beach, exploring a new trail, or simply running errands, the added support can make a noticeable difference in overall comfort. Whether you’re lounging on a float, kayaking, or engaging in water sports, Rheos Floating Sunglasses offer a practical and stylish eyewear option. With their ability to stay afloat, UV protection, and durable design, you can enjoy your time by the lake without worrying about losing or damaging your shades. If you plan to camp, consider bringing some camping equipment such as our lightweight and durable outdoor melamine plates, and kitchenware. These items are designed to be compact and stackable, making them convenient for storage in your camping gear. When spending time outdoors during your summer road trip, it's essential to keep pesky bugs at bay. Keep bugs off with our Coconut Candles and Citronella troughs, they are a natural and effective way to repel bugs while adding a warm ambiance to your outdoor space. Outdoor games are a great way to keep your family active and off of their devices, they provide a wonderful opportunity to engage with your family, stay active, and enjoy the beautiful surroundings during your summer road trip.
As you hit the road, prepare to be captivated by the stunning scenery along the way. The journey to a destination often offers picturesque landscapes, winding roads, and breathtaking vistas. Keep your camera handy to capture the natural wonders that unfold before you. Be open to spontaneous spots at viewpoints, small towns, or hidden gems you encounter along the way. Remember, it’s not just about reaching the destination, but also savoring the entire experience. A summer road trip is an exhilarating escape that promises endless possibilities for adventure, relaxation, and reconnection with nature. It is an opportunity to leave the mundane behind, venture into the unknown, and create memories that will stay with you for a lifetime. So, gather your loved ones, plan your route, and embark on a journey that will not only rejuvenate your spirit but also remind you of the beauty New England holds.
Explore What Excites You!
Emma, Chris, and The Piper and Dune Family