Everything about summer is lighter, from excellent salads, style, good sunscreen, and entertaining. We're excited about the 4th of July weekend right around the corner and suggest several different ways to entertain, exercise, and dress stylishly this summer.We've curated a few categories of recommended ideas that could make your summer sizzle and put your Silver touch on everything this season.

We love bohemian additions to your summer wardrobe; bathing suits, summer hats, loungewear, and ways to keep in shape. Our HipSilver contributor, Richard La Plante, for breathing exercises. A meditation with our musical maestro Contributor Geoffrey Menin to Silver Style ideas from our Summer shoot from our CEO and Founder Gail Bruce.

3/4 Sleeve Shirt Dress
3/4 Sleeve Shirt Dress
3/4 Sleeve Shirt Dress
3/4 Sleeve Shirt Dress
Dandi Hat
Dandi Hat
Dandi Hat
Dandi Hat
Dandi Hat
Island Shorts - ZMJ11924
Island Shorts - ZMJ11924
Short Cotton & Silk Kaftan in Black
Short Cotton & Silk Kaftan in Black

"I was fortunate to begin playing the piano at the age of 3. I studied classical music from kindergarten through law school, even as I played in various rock bands and jazz ensembles among the way. 

I studied piano and chamber music with Joan Panetti at the School of Music as a Yale undergraduate, and chamber music with Leon Kirschner and Patricia Zander while at Harvard Law School (Yo-Yo Ma was in the class!).I wrote two musical comedies in law school and have continued to write through the years. 

I have composed a number of scores for films and documentaries as well as music for dance. I’ve had the good fortune to play with many prominent artists, including Buddy Miles, Stanley Jordan, Grover Washington, Charlie Daniels, Keith Richards, Al Kooper, Paul Winter, Eugene Friesen, Paul McCandless, Shambhu and Greg Anton.

For those who are interested, I am playing a 7 foot 4 inch Bosendorfer grand piano and recording on an Apple iPhone" said Geoffrey Menin, HipSilver Contributor

Suntegrity Sport Mineral Sun Stick 22g, Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Suntegrity Sport Mineral Sun Stick 22g, Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Suntegrity Sport Mineral Sun Stick 22g, Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Suntegrity Sport Mineral Sun Stick 22g, Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Navy with White embroidery tunic top
Navy with White embroidery tunic top
Navy with White embroidery tunic top
Navy with White embroidery tunic top
Navy with White embroidery tunic top

HipSilver Contributor Richard La Plante is an author and mind/body wellness teacher who has spent his later years proving that life after fifty can be every bit as hip, healthy and sexy as it was in the first half century.

His wellness journey has taken him from weight training to yoga, from Pilates to martial arts, including an 18-year sojourn with the Japan Karate Association and finally, with experience and age, he has come full-circle, returning to the essence of all movement, whether of the mind or body… the breath.

His Real Strength method of exercise is simple and accessible, requiring no more equipment than a broomstick. Working from the inside, out; feeding the brain while oxygenating the muscles, enhancing us with an awareness and energy that is timeless as we develop a sustainable mind/body practice, a practice that prolongs the span of our health and the joy with which we live our lives.