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Jonathan Adler in Shelter Island


Endless Summer

Myth: Labor Day signals summer’s end. Truth: Jonathan knows how to keep the vibe alive. These seven things make his favorite season (and he won’t be giving them up soon).

The Great Outdoors

“I’ve been sheltering on Shelter Island for months, and I’ve never been more inspired by nature. As I speak, I’m staring at a bald eagle perched in our oak tree. Last night’s sunset was a Technicolor fantasy. The clouds were bright pink, the sea was bright blue, a white egret flew by.”

Planters That Pop

Big, bold outdoor décor—always a “do.”

Jonathan Adler Planters
Jonathan Adler with his paddleboard


I often hop on my paddleboard and go out for a long aquatic adventure and just daydream.

Jonathan Adler with his paddleboard

A Midday Play

Think beyond bocce and lawn darts—Simon and I bring out our lacquer backgammon set like the glamorous funsters we are.

Jonathan Adler Lacquer Backgammon Set
Chez Panisse Blueberry Cobbler

DIY Desserts

I’ve never met a dessert I didn’t like, and the only thing better than Chez Panisse’s Blueberry Cobbler is Chez Panisse’s Blueberry Cobbler with kiwi on top.

Summer Reading

Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! by Stephen Rebello

Dolls! Dolls! Dolls!, Stephen Rebello
The only thing Valley of the Dolls was ever missing is all this insider juice.

How To Be Yourself by Simon Doonan

How To Be Yourself, Simon Doonan
My advance copy of my shorter half’s soon-to-be-classic. Look for it this fall.