Designers on Summer: Asia Ragland Chills Out With Backpacking Trips, Tears for Fears,

Designer Asia Ragland of hip new jewelry label Feliks + Adrik knows a thing or two about chilling out while temperatures are heating up. This summer, Ragland—who's made her way from New York to L.A.—is beating the heat with backpacking excursions, Tears for Fears jams, and a one very handy set of portable speakers.

Summer Getaway
"Backpacking—not car camping—in Yosemite. The landscape and views are magnificent. And I welcome any opportunity to live like a hippie for a few days."

Warm-Weather Activity
"A day at the beach with a crew of good friends, swizzle sticks, Tears for Fears radio blaring from the portable speakers, and plenty of michelada fixings."

Summer Workload
"The same as Fall, Winter, Spring. But I do try to work outdoors whenever possible. At times I will makeshift an assembly workshop in the courtyard."

Fondest Childhood Summer Memory
"My sister and I performing 'The Little Mermaid' and 'Aladdin' in the front yard for our neighbors."

Summer Uniform
"Anything white, lightweight and flowy."

Summer Treat
"Late-night dinners in my courtyard."

Summer Anthem
"Work less, travel more."

Summer Style Icon
"My mom and her girlfriends when they lived in New York in the early '80s."

Ultimate NYC Vacation for a Day
"'Sunday Funday' in Long Beach. You will have many, many great stories to share with your city-bound friends."

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