Summer Essentials

I don't know about you guys, but I love summer. As some of you may know (and sympathize, too) I HATE winter. H-A-T-E. Hate is a strong word, I know, but winter is the longest three (okay, more like four) months of my life where not much really happens. I watch too much Netflix, eat more cookies than I should, and eagerly await the first signs of Spring.

Most of all, I hate being cooped up inside. To say I get stir-crazy, is an understatement. 

But summer, on the other hand, is quite the opposite. I spend as much time as possible outside. And although many folks despise those hazy, hot and humid days, I welcome it- frizzy hair, mosquito bites, weird tan lines and all. 

When the ladies at the B Bar asked What are your summer essentials, my mind began to buzz- from grilling and sipping ice cold rosé to barbecues and beach getaways. Naturally, my number one summer essential is being outside. There are so many amazing things that compliment the outdoors. It was hard to pick just a few, so I'm listing anything and everything that makes this season oh so amazing...

  • Eating and entertaining alfresco
  • Mojitos- they taste better when it's hot and humid, no? 
  • The beach/lake/pool
  • Sweet summer corn- grilled of course
  • Ice cream, lots of it (our local creamery is right on the river, evidence above!)
  • Iced coffee
  • Reading a page turning book 
  • Easy, breezy linen clothes
  • Campfires
  • Riding my bicycle
  • My overflowing herb garden
  • Putting those fresh herbs on everything
  • Rosé. Need I say more?
  • Grilling everything- fruit and pizza are no exception
  • Wimbledon (Although I'm not technically outside- it's my favorite (outdoor) sporting event of the year- it just screams summer. I'll make it there one day!)