Friday Favorites: July Edition
“Every time I slip into the ocean, it’s like going home.” ~ Sylvia Earle
Happy Friday everyone! Are you guys excited for the weekend? It has been awhile since I did one of these and this edition is filled with some (not all because I have to many) of my summer favs. I am not sure if it is cheating, but I have some favorite events in here that I love to do during summer and have made this summer especially special.
I tend to live by the motto of doing rather then having, and summer is the time where everyone is doing something and enjoying themselves including me.
I am kicking off my Friday Favs with summer. This might be cheating, BUT summer is my absolute favorite time of year and it deserves its due. Days at the beach, warmth, glorious sunshine. I am my happiest this time of year. Summer is like a never ending therapy session with spa days and loads of self-care thrown in. And only ending when the days start to get shorter, unfortunately. I really wish it would stay summer all year long!
I know I STILL have not posted about Nantucket, but I have to give a little tease and say it was SO flipping incredible! I had the absolute best time. It was filled with exercising that didn’t feel like exercise, from biking every day, to paddle boarding, to swimming. It was the perfect Relax and rejuvenation I needed.
Lilly Pulitzer For S’Well
Finally a thing! This might actually come as a bit of a surprise, but I have a love hate relationship with Lilly. I LOVE how bright and colorful her patterns are and they make great accessories, but some of them can be a little much as clothing. That said when I found out she was teaming with S’Well again, releasing a line of colorfully patterned water bottles, I KNEW I needed one.
And yes, I really did need one. My old water bottle was beyond sanitary conditions. (and I even washed it in bleach) I ended up splurging and bought two water bottles. The 24 ounce (which in case you were wondering can fit a full bottle of wine…I know you were) and the 18 ounce.
S’well makes sturdy durable water bottles that make any liquid stay cold or hot for hours at a time. The vibrant colors are an added bonus, that make hydrating easy because who wouldn’t want to drink out of such a fun water bottle?
I have always been a fan of Elle King, yet somehow I seemed to miss this song she released in 2015. Well thanks to my brother, it is fast becoming MY song of the summer. Not only does it have an incredibly catchy tune, but it is relatable to what I am going through right now. I really am trying not give a flying F@#$% and this song is helping!
On one of my recent adventures, I found the mother of ALL sea glass hauls. I didn’t just find huge well cooked pieces of sea glass, but also sea pottery. I was like a child in a candy store and I didn’t know where to look nor did I want to stop.
I think if I didn’t have to catch the ferry, I STILL would have been there looking.
Cape Cod Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño Chips
Summer is the season for chips. There is nothing like having that crunch when you are at the beach, and the Cape Cod Sweet and Spicy Jalapeño chips hit the spot. They have a bit of a kick which I love, and the sweetness adds that perfect balance. These are my beach staple, and I have no shame in admitting I can eat a whole bag in one sitting!
Another summer must have is ice cream! I admit to being an ice cream-holic. I could eat ice cream every day, all year round. But there is nothing more refreshing then this frozen treat on a hot summer day.
And grabbing it at the beach is especially decadent. It brings back childhood memories, and is a compulsion every time I go to the beach.
While this is something you can do year round, a lot of new shows premiere in the spring and summer. In the next two weeks I am going to be seeing three (four?) Broadway shows. The first of which starts tonight and I am so flipping excited. I love Broadway despite not being able to sing to save my life and I appreciate the talent immensely. I can not wait to see these shows, some of which I have had tickets forever and a year!
What are some of your Friday Favorites? What are your favorite things to do during the summer?