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Keep Cool and Carry On

Six ways to beat the heat during Houston’s steamy season

Greenest Juice

When it’s too hot to eat heavy, get six pounds of raw produce in a single bottle of cold-pressed green juice from Austin-based Daily Greens. Founder Shauna Martin, who created Daily Greens after her breast cancer diagnosis at age 33, credits her resilient health to daily green juicing. drinkdailygreens.com

 

Coolest Coffee

They take it Seattle-level serious at Blacksmith coffee bar and restaurant in Montrose, and you can have your handmade cup of joe any way you like it. We’ll take it iced and served up by dapper barista John Letoto. 1018 Westheimer Road, 832-360-7470

 

Creamiest Cone

Don’t just scream for ice cream, run out and get a scoop of the house-made stuff from Cloud 10 Creamery. Opened by pastry chef Chris Leung, the shop whips up small-batch flavors like buttermilk chai and lime-ceylon cinnamon with no artificial ingredients. 5216 Morningside Drive, cloud10creamery.com

 

Best Way to Get Around

Join the B-cycle bike-share program and feel the breeze while getting around downtown quickly. The program has expanded to 29 racks, and members can pick up and return a bike to any station. Bonus: It tracks your mileage and calories burned. houston.bcycle.com 

 

Boldest Jewelry

Boho-chic accessories made of glimmering agate and gold instantly elevate sundresses and shorts. “There’s no simpler way to dress up your look than with the right jewelry,” says Temple Street founder Ana Mae Holmes, who designs vibrant, easy-breezy pendants and other pieces. shoptemplestreet.com

 

Best Park to Visit

There’s never been a better time to visit Hermann Park, currently celebrating its 100th anniversary. The Centennial Art Project commemorates the milestone with a series of installations on the grounds by artists including Orly Genger (above) and Trenton Doyle Hancock. hermannpark.org

 

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