The forecast is 90, everyone’s slowly getting their sun kissed tan, and beaches are bound to open any minute. Sounds to me like summer is making its way! I know it’s barely June and we still have a bit before the season officially starts, but who doesn’t get excited about summer? Seriously…all the adventures, trips and memories. What better way to celebrate the start of summer than with some delicious popsicles and great music! To help get a head start, my fellow Music Designers and I have come up with some sweet flavors and great vibes to help get that perfect summertime vibe.

Brad Pressley
Flavor: Blood Orange
Song: “Suavecito” by Malo
Vibe: Sitting on the beach, watching the passersby, sipping a drink, and chillin’.

Ashley Plinzke
Flavor: Lemon Ricotta
Song: “Pools” by Glass Animals
Vibe: This makes me think of lazy, hazy summer days in the sun, in the pool or ocean, floating on a raft where you can sincerely say, LIFE IS GOOD.

Bo White
Flavor: Mango Habanero
Song: “Ponta de Areia” by Wayne Shorter feat. Milton Nascimento
Vibe: Relaxing, hot and tropical. The song has a childlike wonder about it, and summer always reminds me of the best parts of being a kid.

David Sheyda
Flavor: Cucumber Jalapeno Margarita
Song: “Maybe The People Would Be The Times Or Between Clark And Hilldale” by Love
Vibe: Just relaxing and people watching.

Bill Spencer
Flavor: Coconut Banana Orange
Song: “Oceanside” by Kafe Musica
Vibe: Sitting in my favorite chair and dreaming of days spent on the Indian Ocean, toasting in the sun. My box fan provides an adequate breeze as I close my eyes and indulge in the frozen goodness

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Civonne Ray
Flavor: Watermelon Mojito
Song: “Beautiful” by Snoop Dogg ft. Pharrell Williams
Vibe: Traveling to exotic islands and exploring unique cultures, music and food. Nothing beats that.

Flavor: Sizzlin’ Berry
Song: “Summertime” – Will Smith and DJ Jazzy Jeff
Vibe: Heading out to cruise around with your friends. You may end up at a barbeque, poolside or gazing at the stars. You don’t have a care in the world as long as you’re surround by good people and good vibes.

The celebration of summer is meant to entice a taste for excitement, relaxation, great music and flavor to your world. After all, that’s what summer is all about right? So whether your ideal summer consists of backpacking with family, sticking your feet in the sand, or car cruising with the windows down, it is all up to you. Just don’t forget to keep the summertime vibe right!

– Submitted by Civonne Ray, Music Design