In our summer fantasies, we're driving down an open road with the top down and the wind in our hair. We have terrific sunglasses that make us look like movie stars, and nothing to do all afternoon but revel in the warm sunshine and maybe get in some knitting. Even if you never get in that road trip with your best girlfriend, you can dream about it, imagine what you'd pack, plan where you'd go, fantasize about what you'd drive. That's what we were after with this issue, and we're glad you've come along for the ride. So grab your bag, and don't forget your needles.

Kate, Mary, Irene, Julia