2016-06 June - WSJ Off Duty Summer: 50 Clever Ways to Beat the Heat
The WALL STREET JOURNAL: The Off Duty Summer 50, June 14, 2016
50 Clever Ways to Beat the Heat
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
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