The season of the Midnight Sun: Celebrating solstice in Juneau

Guests: Shayla Copas, Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton.

Jeremy Bauer (left), Shayla Copas and Jason Clifton (right) recording an interview for Juneau afternoon in June, 2021 (Photo by Rhonda McBride).

The summer solstice, which occurs on June 21st, marks the longest day of the year. Across the state, there are parties and picnics on the beach, even marathons to celebrate solstice.

Juneau will be the backdrop for a solstice celebration in an upcoming book, “Four Seasons of Celebration,” written by Shayla Copas, a luxury designer and entertainment consultant. It’s a sequel to her coffee table book, “Four Seasons of Entertaining,”  which features glamorous celebrations.

Copas is collaborating on the book with two Juneau designers, Jeremy Bauer and Jason Clifton, co-owners of Frenchie’s Floral Studios. The two are handling the floral arrangements for all the different celebrations that will be pictured in the book. One photo shoot took them to the Tswalu Kalahari Reserve in South Africa earlier this year.

In this conversation, KTOO’s Rhonda McBride asks them to envision their dream Juneau solstice party.



Air date: Tuesday, June 14, 2022

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