1. lie in the grass
What’s more summer than lying lazily in the grass with nowhere to be? The blades tickling your legs, leaving criss-cross imprints. The sound of cicadas humming in the background.
2. pick a wildflower bouquet
It is definitely a necessity to wander. Go for a walk in wild and savor the beautiful yellows, rusts, and purples of late summer. Pick yourself a wildflower bouquet like this beautiful bunch from Style Me Pretty. You’ll be glad you did every time you see it.
3. go skinny dipping
Go for it… There’s nothing quite so exhilarating.
4. eat a creemee
Or whatever you call them… They are an integral part of the summering process and a must-have-one-more for summer’s end. In Vermont we call them creemees, but you can see all the colloquialisms on this apropos tee from local favorite Syrup Souvenir Shop (also available in a onesie!). My favorite, and of course non-traditional, creemee is the affogato creemee from the Bluebird Coffee Stop – mocha soft serve drizzled with a shot of espresso and sprinkled with cacao nibs. It is divine.
5. wear your favorite sundress
Those fall fashions can wait. There are only a few days left that you can float around in swishy summer dresses.
6. make sangria
Pretty soon it will be all about ciders and bourbon and cinnamon and anise. This seems like the perfect excuse to make a pitcher of sangria and share it with friends.
7. sleep outside
Like skinny dipping, there is nothing so freeing as sleeping outside in the fresh air, under the stars.
8. make s’mores
S’mores takes me back to summertime hikes at summer camp where after dinner we would sit around the campfire and toast and occasionally blacken our way to the sweet sticky melding of sugar, chocolate, and graham cracker.
9. eat a peach
They taste like summer, and will never be as good as they are now.
10. paint your nails your favorite summer shade
Give those corals a final flourish!
Spend your last few summer days truly savoring summer. Did I miss anything? Let me know. xoxo