Though the scorching season tends to wilt sophistication, these 50 cooling ideas—from icy getaways and glacial cocktails to the ultimate white bikini—will help you beat the odds.
Break a Sweat
Inspired by ancient Romans’ use of the chilling properties of terra cotta, this one-liter (33.8 oz.) carafe remains cold ice-free. Run it under a tap for a minute, and the outside of the matte-glazed vessel absorbs water. As that evaporates, its change of state from liquid to gas lowers the temperature of the carafe (the same way perspiration cools humans). Pre-chilled drinks stay cold for hours, and tepid liquid gets 40% colder. Simon Stevens Cooling Ceramics Carafe by Magisso, —Jackie Cooperman