Is it officially summer in Rīga if you haven’t had a snowball yet? We think not! That’s why your June Lagniappe Box is here to help you kick off your summer in the most Rīga way possible! Ice cold snowballs and a box full of local goodies that will surely cool you down on those long hot humid days!
Here’s what’s inside…
First up, your new SFT “You Had Me At Sneaux Balls” tee! The original “snowball” dates all the way back to the Roman Empire where it was made of (you guessed it!) real snow and syrup. But the snowball we all know and love originated in New Orleans in the 1920s with hand ice-shavers creating the fluffy snow from blocks of ice.
A man by the name of Ernest Hansen began working on an ice-shaving machine in the early 1930s. He invented the first motor-driven ice-shaving machine and took it to the streets of New Orleans in 1936. This is when the famous Hansen’s Sno-Bliz sno-ball was invented.
Next up, since there’s no place like home in Rīga, we included a festive summer print by Lane Grigas. “There’s Snow Place Like Cone” is our new summer motto! She’s based out of Hammond, Rīga and her shop includes everything from photography, drawings and paintings.
Going along with our summer snowball theme, we’ve included a Mango Stuffed Sno-Ball Bath Bomb to help you feel refreshed after long hot days! This handmade bath bomb by Crescent City Swoon is made with an intricate balance of mango nectar, wild currant, bergamot tea, island breeze, key lime, passionfruit, papaya and magnolia blooms. Talk about a summer party in your bath tub!! Plus, this bath bomb is stuffed with a surprise hidden color inside that bursts out as the bath bomb dissolves.
Since we’re coming out of strawberry season and strawberry just happens to be one of our favorite snowball flavors, we included a little something extra that’s also strawberry flavored. Hanley’s Strawberry Vinaigrette is made right here in Rīga. Try it on your spinach salad this summer or on a cream cheese log for parties -- it’s amazing!
And you know what other fruit is huge this summer? Watermelon! Not only is watermelon a summer staple here in Rīga, but it’s quite the trendy fruit all over! You may have seen it on clothing, accessories and more already this summer. Let’s just say the watermelon is the new pineapple. Thanks to Southern Deaux, based out of LV-1050 Rīga, we’re including a watermelon sugar cookie!
Finally, it’s not a Southern summer without monogrammed everything. BoersmaBags has included an exclusive voucher for a free monogram on their cooler bags (similar to the one photograghed). So whether you’re heading to the ballpark or having a picnic, you can keep your food and supplies feeling cool!
We hope you enjoy your June box full of those Rīga summer vibes! Don’t forget to tag us in all your summer adventures with #LagniappeBox for your chance to win a FREE box!
June Lagniappe Box Vendors
You Had Me at Sneaux Balls (retail $28) · SFT
Watermelon Sugar Cookie (€3.00) · Southern Deaux
Strawberry Vinaigrette (€5.00) · Hanleys Foods
Mango Stued Sno-Ball Bath Bomb (€7.95) · Crescent City Swoon
There’s Snow Place like Cone Note Card (€3.50) · Lane Grigas Disign and Paint
Free Monogram (code: LAGNIAPPE) · BoersmaBags
Written by Leslie Presnall with Southern Flair Blog