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O, The Oprah Magazine

O, The Oprah Magazine July 2017

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2 min.
fuel the fun

Ah, the lazy days of summer—or not! Now is the time to make the most of all that sunlight and enjoy the great outdoors with your dog. Dogs have this uncanny ability to make each moment feel just a little more fun, a little more special. Every moment counts when you get to spend quality time with your pup and make new memories together. There are so many ways to enjoy time with your dog while you both keep active and healthy, whether you are getting away for the weekend or just exploring a new neighborhood. Check out these fresh ideas to have fun with your Fido all summer and fuel the wag. TAKE A HIKE A long walk in the wilderness provides a great workout, letting you both explore a new…

2 min.
summer pleasures

Little Outdoor Giants,Photographers “THE U.S. OF YUM,” PAGE 92 The food that reminds us of summer is...seafood and sweet tea. Our go-to place to curl up and read is...a hammock—separate ones! The swaying gets you in just the right mood to drift away. Jasu Hu,Illustrator “FOOD OF THE GODS,” PAGE 36 My go-to place to curl up and read is...the park. When the weather is good, I’ll sit down on a bench and fall into a world of imagination. The state with the best food is... New York. Although there are many fancy places in the city, you can always find affordable restaurants! Liesl SchillingerWriter “IT TAKES A VILLAGE,” PAGE 78 The food that reminds me of summer is...my mother’s tricolor baked beans, potato salad, and freshly made lemonade. They were always on the menu when…

2 min.
a great ahhh-venture

YEAR OF ADVENTURE SWEEPSTAKES Win Your Own Chance to Say “Ahhh!” Want to escape to a place where you can relax, recharge, and rediscover your best self? O is giving away an all-inclusive wellness retreat for two at the famed Golden Door resort. Visit oprah .com/goldendoorsweeps for your chance to enter This month’s prize is a golden opportunity: four days of rejuvenation and renewal at the luxurious Golden Door in Southern California. First, our friends at Kayak will fly you to San Diego, where you’ll be whisked off to the legendary wellness retreat. (You won’t need to pack much—Golden Door gives you skincare products; provides and launders warm-ups, shorts, T-shirts, and robes; and supplies sandals and sun hats for hikes.) Your days will start with a guided hike through fragrant citrus groves and…

2 min.
the question

Jitterbug Perfume by Tom Robbins. It was the summer of 1987, and I was a newly single gal who had just moved from the Midwest to Colorado. I’ll always remember reading this lighthearted frolic of a novel in the sunshine, surrounded by the hippies of Boulder and soaking up the pure indulgence of that time. SUSAN COLEMANLongmont, Colorado Q THIS MONTH WE WONDERED... What was the greatest summer read of your life? My Friend Flicka by Mary O’Hara. I first read it as a horse-loving, dreamy preteen growing up in the suburbs of Montreal who always wanted to go out west. When I reread the novel as a 50-something mother of three, it struck me that I had indeed achieved my dreams—and more! DALE FOSTER,Windermere, British Columbia Jewels of the Sunby Nora Roberts. There’s just something…

2 min.
righting words

CHANGE IS GONNA COME I’ve read O for many years, but May 2017 was by far my favorite issue ever! “Let’s Talk About Race” made me realize that Newt Gingrich was right: Virtually no one who is white (including myself) understands the challenges of being black in America. I also hope Maya Angelou was right when she said, “When you know better, you do better.” Hopefully, we can all do better. Thank you for starting this very difficult, highly uncomfortable, and totally necessary conversation. REBECCA HILLLos Angeles I was surprised and happy reading Alex Zaragoza’s “In Passing” in the May issue. All of us fellow border girls can appreciate the challenges she discussed. We are proud of our ancestry, but fight to achieve the “American dream.” Yes, I am Mexican, Latina, etc.,…

1 min.
here we go!

HOW SHOULD A busy woman such as yourself go about living her best summer life? Well, first you’ll want to make sure you’re equipped with a fabulous read—a book that moves you, grips you, and keeps you firmly chilling on your chaise. Our annual summer reading extravaganza features plenty of novels and memoirs to keep you blissfully engrossed from now to Labor Day (page 76). Next—and I can’t stress this enough—you must do all you can to fill this season with excitement and adventure...of the edible kind. Wherever you go in this grand country of ours, you’ll find something to love in our roundup of savory and sweet delights from all 50 states (page 92). Each of them deserves a place on your itinerary. Third on your to-do list? Finally achieve warmweather…