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Welcome to Summer Wind Collective - your destination for a lifestyle inspired by summer.


Summer Wind Collective was created to bring people together and provide a sense of escapism. While quarantined at home in Michigan, McKenzie found joy and inspiration from old photos discovered in her Papou's basement and the stories that went along with them. 


Named after her families boat, Summer Wind serves as a space for celebrating the magic and simplicity of summer. The feeling of summer is undeniably electric. Summer Wind aspires to create an environment that keeps that feeling alive all year long, treating summer as a lifestyle instead of a season; sprinkling summer into your every day life, no matter the month.


At Summer Wind, the lakes of the Midwest meet the coast of the Mediterranean;  everything from shucking corn with your cousins on the front porch to enjoying Aperitivo hour in the Amalfi Coast; boating through the Greek isles to a busy kitchen crowded with loved ones. Whether you're craving an escape to a sun filled beach, a warm breeze through your hair or a tablescape filled with food to be enjoyed with family and friends - let Summer Wind Collective be your refuge.

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    it    takes  a  village...

McKenzie's Papou (grandfather in Greek) was raised in a small village near Sparta, Greece. From his experiences there, he instilled the importance of always contributing and working together to get something done. McKenzie started Summer Wind with this phrase in mind, hoping to create a collaborative platform and a community of individuals from varied backgrounds and generations to celebrate summer.

about mckenzie

McKenzie here, bringing you a sea of summer lifestyle. I am a lifestyle & hospitality specialist in New York City. Through my background in luxury lifestyle, travel and journalism I discovered my love for storytelling and people. I adore all things vintage, the art of entertaining and planning my next travel endeavor. I love family, traditions and summers spent in Northern Michigan on the lake. I am so excited to share Summer Wind Collective with you.

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