It's summertime and you know what that means.... we're turning on the auto response and packing our bags. To get inspired for everyone's summer adventures, we caught up with a few of our staffers to hear about where they're headed, what they're packing, and what they're listening to.
Where are you headed this summer?
Eric, Digital Designer: Staying local! First summer in Charleston so taking advantage of it.
Tish, Customer Service: Mostly the beaches around Charleston! Big trips are Michigan and Jackson Hole for weddings.
Austin, Co-Owner: St. Simons Island, GA.
Sy, Product: Brevard, NC.
Emma, Marketing: Long Island, NY
McKenzie, Design: Crested Butte, CO.
Lily, Marketing: North Shore Area, MA.
Tanner, Co-Owner: Whitefish, MT.
What artist and/or playlist is on repeat this summer?
Eric: Modern Psychedelia playlist on Spotify.
Tish: Mumford and Sons (Delta album)
Austin: Jack Johnson (the old albums On and On + Sleep Through the Static)
Sy: My Spotify Daily Mix 2 is on point right now. Beach Fossils, Summer Salt, SALES, and so much more.
Emma: Maggie Rogers and Lizzo — two powerful women who hype me up.
Lily: I've been on the Marcus King Band and the Wood Brothers since seeing them at Trondassa this spring.
Tanner: Nathaniel Rateliff, Ryan Bingham
What's on your summer packing list?
Eric: I never wore shorts before. Now I can't imagine life without the Free Fly Hybrid Shorts.
Tish: Not going to lie, anytime my husband and I go out we only have Free Fly on now! I'll be in my Breeze Shorts and Racerback Tank.
Austin: Breeze Shorts, Flex Pocket Tee, and flip flops.
Jenna: I've been living in my Dockside Dress, so that's definitely on the packing list. Also, my FF packable towel, YETI rambler, and some cheap sunnies that may or may not get lost in transit.
Sy: I don't leave home without my Hydro Flask. If I'm going to be around the water all day, the 64oz is a must!
Emma: My Flex Dress in every color and my Breeze Shorts keep me ready for any kind of adventure that comes up.
McKenzie: Weekender LS and Breeze Shorts! My Smith Roam sunglasses and Patagonia "hip bag" aka fanny pack :)
Lily: Racerback Tank! I love this for traveling!
Tanner: All my lightweight Free Fly clothing, YETI bags, fly rods
What's on tap at 5 o'clock?
Eric: Lewis' margs!
Tish: Frosé baybay
Jenna: Caipirinha made by Austin Elliot (simple, refreshing, life-changing). Here's the recipe, do yourself a favor :)
Sy: Dark and Stormy made by Free Fly Founder/Office Mixologist: Tanner.
Emma: Rosé all day.
McKenzie: Westbrook Lemon Cucumber Gose.
Lily: Sangria with lot's of fresh fruit!
Tanner: Tequila and soda has been my summer go-to drink.
How do you unwind on vacay?
Eric: Get outside with a sketchpad or head to the beach with the kindle.
Tish: Evening walks with my pups (the only time it's cool enough for them to leave the house).
Austin: It's 5 o'clock somewhere :)
Jenna: By chasing my two toddler boys.
Sy: If I'm traveling near the coast, I try to leave time for at least one surf session. It's such an unique way to experience a new place.
Emma: Put me on the beach with a book and I'm happy.
McKenzie: I like to explore and be active on vacay but at my own pace... no rushing or over-scheduling activities.
Lily: Getting up and going for a run. It's my fun way to explore a new place.
Tanner: Not much unwinding with a 1-year old in tow, but hoping to sneak away for some trout fishing in a few of my favorite streams.