September 28, 2022

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A Dreamy Summer Date Night

Long summer nights are finally here.

With the hustle of work life leveling off a bit, we are seizing any opportunity for a quick getaway. One of our favorite things to do is enjoy a date night in the mountains of our own backyard. In partnership with Sézane, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to unwind in the summer and the pieces we reach for. Sézane’s collection screams summer-chic; their line manages to embody the effortless and undone, but still polished sentiment that the French exude. Octobre Editions is a collection of pieces that get back to the basics of menswear with distinctive shapes and details that handsomely toe the line between rugged and refined.  

We’re breaking down our go-to steps for a dreamy summer date night that you can recreate anytime, anywhere. Keep scrolling to read on and make plans to prep your picnic baskets! 

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A Dreamy Summer Date Night

No. 1. Pick Your Date Night Look

In true McGee fashion, we love to pick elevated essentials that can be worn every day. Perfect for work and the weekend, and every type of day in between, Sézane and Octobre Editions collections are full of superb details, timeless cuts, and quality materials. Effortless and put together is our winning combination. This tote is the perfect accessory for date night! Enough space to hold a throw or a sweater for chilly evenings, but the details and material keep it looking polished.  

Sézane

Penelope Sunglasses

Sézane

Low Roxanne Sandals

Octobre Editions

Young Trousers

Octobre Editions

Sidney Belt

No. 2. Go for a Drive

The beauty of living in Utah is the access to amazing mountain roads and scenic drives. When life has gotten so busy that we’ve hardly seen outside the walls of our home and office, adventuring in our own backyard is the perfect date night escape. These scenic drives offer us treasured time to catch-up and enjoy the outdoors in an elevated way; a stop for a scenic vista, a photo to capture the moment, and we are right back to exploring and enjoying the ride together.   

A Dreamy Summer Date Night
A Dreamy Summer Date Night
A Dreamy Summer Date Night

A Dreamy Summer Date Night
A Dreamy Summer Date Night
A Dreamy Summer Date Night

No. 3. Turn the Music Up

Our favorite tunes on repeat while we cruise with the top down.  

No. 4. Pack a Picnic

No summer date night is complete without a picnic! Rather than wait for a dinner reservation, we love to prep our go-to summer recipes and snacks, and load up for dinner al fresco. These melamine plates are the perfect addition to any picnic basket, and you can’t properly picnic without a great throw, like this or this. With little mess (almost no dishes to clean up after!) and the scenic views, picnics make the perfect date night meal. 

McGee & Co.

Mcnully Flatware (Set of 5)

McGee & Co.

Rattan Picnic Basket

McGee & Co.

Rose Gold & Oak Cheese Knives Set

Target

Melamine Dinner Plates White

Target

Glass Tall Tumblers

Target

Melamine Salad Plates White

McGee & Co.

Neutral Stripe Throw

McGee & Co.

Phoenix Striped Throw

McGee & Co.

Christensen Throw

No. 5. Stop for Something Sweet

Finally, a stop to grab our favorite beverages, and maybe a bit for dessert. No surprise here that some of us have a sweet tooth!

The McGee’s Favorite Stops for Dessert: