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Sweet July

Sweet July

Summer 2021
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Introducing Sweet July, the new magazine from lifestyle star Ayesha Curry. Well-known as a television personality, celebrity cook and author, in addition to her immense social media following, Ayesha now brings to readers her unique perspective on creating the most fulfilling life. The premiere issue, devoted to Being Present, encompasses four key areas: Community, Taste, Impact, and Self-Care, where Ayesha shares her guidance on finding gratitude in the everyday, practicing beauty rituals, feeling peace through time with family and friends, the joy of family dinners, throwing an epic lady’s brunch, easy style, and much more. Sweet July will become a trusted guide and source of inspiration for living your life to its fullest.

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Meredith Corporation

in this issue

1 min.
from ayesha

Find Your Escape I WANT TO THANK all of our sweet readers for enjoying and indulging in our magazine for the past year! I simply cannot believe it’s been a year. I hope the magazine has brought a little bit of joy and an “escape” into your homes, even if for five minutes. If there’s one thing that everyone needs after the year we’ve all been through, it’s just that, an escape. Unfortunately, for many of us, escaping in the literal sense of the word is just not possible at the moment, but that doesn’t mean we can’t find other ways to build in a mental escape or small local getaway. It’s so important to nurture our mind, body, and spirit by giving ourselves an outlet that’s outside of the norm or…

6 min.
the best travel clubs to satisfy your wanderlust

From a community of jet-setters who trade tips on exploring various destinations to virtual experiences and culturally immersive trips that make globe-trotting easy and safe, there are a wealth of travel groups popping up—all of which can help make your escapist dreams a reality. Here, some of our faves. EXCITING TRIPS BLACK GIRLS TRAVEL TOO Black travelers are consistently underrepresented in mainstream travel, despite their undeniable spending power in this category. BGTT is all about that jet-set life, encouraging women of color to get out of their back-yards and explore the world. This year, the team has trips planned to Barbados, South Africa, and Thailand—all of which include airport transfers, accommodations, meals, and tours. Don’t have enough funding to pay for everything up front? In an effort to make travel accessible to all,…

3 min.

ISRAEL: We both have a deep foundation in faith—it was certainly a big part of how we became friends and ultimately connected to date and then marry. ADRIENNE: A lot of people don’t know that I grew up in the Pentecostal church. My mother was superintendent of children’s ministries and my dad was a worship leader. My faith has always been what grounds me and propels me in everything I’ve been able to do. So yes, we’ve always had super-spiritual backgrounds and that was important when I was looking for a mate. We connected over our upbringing in the church and laughed about our childhood experiences. I: The funniest things you’ll ever see happen in church! A: I think our faith grew even stronger after we met. I actually said this in my…

2 min.
meet my mom

Inspiration is all around us—we just have to find it. Sometimes it’s within ourselves; sometimes it’s in others. For me, my inspiration is my children. As I watch them live their lives, I am amazed. They do what they want to do and live the way they want to live, and there is no second-guessing them-selves or fear of being judged. I’m so proud of my children. As a parent, I taught them how to have a voice and to say what was on their minds. That’s not something I was encouraged to do as a child, and for a long time I was afraid to speak up, even as an adult. But now I am learning how to use my voice and make it heard. And my children are my…

4 min.
outdoor family fun

Explore Our National Parks There are over 400 stunning national parks scattered throughout the country—each one filled with beautiful nature and one-of-a-kind experiences. Make it your mission to visit one and enjoy its unique offerings! Here, a few great options. YELLOWSTONE NATIONAL PARK Located mostly in Wyoming, our country’s first national park also spreads into parts of Montana and Idaho. There are tons of sights to take in, but one you absolutely can’t miss: Grand Prismatic Spring. It’s the largest hot spring in the United States and third largest in the world. You won’t believe just how colorful it is in person. EVERGLADES NATIONAL PARK Located on the southern tip of Florida, this 1.5-million-acre wetland preserve is home to hundreds of types of animals—including manatees, crocodiles, and endangered species like Florida panthers. Don’t miss the…

2 min.
one in a million

When did you discover just how funny you are? When I made my first video and watched it back, I found it to be so hilarious. I’m talking ribs-cracking, lungs-shaking, falling-to-the-ground hilarious! It was absolute magic. Describe the first time you went viral and what your reaction was to receiving mass attention for the first time? I was just at home. It was a normal day, and I was going viral on someone else’s page. Thankfully, it was only a snippet from the video, so people were forced to come to my page to watch the full clip. It seemed so unreal to have that many people completely love what I’m doing. You’ve said in the past that you intentionally wear your natural hair and no makeup when doing your comedy videos. Why is…