Happy first day of summer!
If you live in a place with seasons, summer is so short and sweet. I like to pack in as many fun things as possible. Our July is a bit of a gong show, which means I need to be particularly planful with our weekends. I plan to make sure there is lots of sun, sand, sweets, and sidewalk cafes. Here are some of my goals:
Beach Reading. I recently wrote about what I’ve been reading, but I have a few more beach reads planned:
- The Life Lucy Knew by Karma Brown. Brown is an expert in domestic drama and always tells a compelling story.
- All We Ever Wanted by Emily Giffin. Giffin has moved from Shopaholic-type chick lit to deeper, richer stories. I can’t wait to read this one.
- The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand. It would not be summer without a new Elin Hilderbrand novel and this one looks beach-perfect. I think I bought our place in Nova Scotia in part because I fell in love with eastern seaboard life she depicts so beautifully in her books.
Making Homemade Ice Cream. This recipe for No-Churn Strawberry Mascarpone Ice Cream in Canadian Living looks sooo good. And it does not have egg, which some homemade ice creams do. And you don’t have to churn it, so its’s easy peasy compared to some recipes. I plan to make some while the strawberries are still in season.
Road Trip. If we have the time, I want to drive to Nova Scotia instead of fly. We will likely go through the Berkshires and will hit Vineyard Vines and Ballard Designs and Target and Cracker Barrel. I think we are going to push our overseas trip to the spring when it’s less rushed and I’m feeling better. Besides, summer is for road trips!
Tan. Kidding. I’ve never had a tan in my life. But I will fake bake just a little. I like this Glow Shimmer Oil from Beautycounter to make me look a little more glowy.
What are your plans for summer?