It’s no secret that I love reading pretty much all books, but I especially love a book that I can get lost in. I love fiction, mysteries, fantasies and history. Books that … Continue reading My Favorite Books in 2015
For the long Labor Day weekend Chris and I didn’t have too much planned. There was one thing that I really wanted to do: visit the Boston Public Market. The market … Continue reading Boston Public Market
Last week I started recapping my thoughts about the books I have been reading this summer. I really love to read, so every year my ultimate goal is to read a … Continue reading Summer Reading List Part 2
Fall is coming, fall is coming! Okay, I won’t rush things, but can you feel it? I can and I just love it. I know we are still a month … Continue reading Summer Reading List Part 1
Sunday is the first official day of summer. I love a lot about summer. I especially love margaritas, bright nail polish, sandals and ice cream with sprinkles. One thing that I do not like one little bit is the heat.
Yes, I know that I am from Florida and so maybe I should be used to hot weather. But, living in the city during the summer is a completely different animal. Everything is sticky or smelly or stifling. After a quick 15 minute walk you just start to melt. It is utterly unattractive.
When I lived in NYC the crowds in the summer were unreal. NYC crowds = gross smells and frustration. I would try to avoid the tourist areas and breathing at all costs, but walking on 5th Ave could sometimes be a great relief when you’ve had a long day. If you time it right, you can get a whiff of the air conditioning from the fancy store doors opening and closing. City summers make you desperate.
When it gets hot in Boston, one of our favorite summer escapes is to go to the Esplanade and spend the afternoon by the Charles River. We have a favorite spot under a big tree that keeps us under the shade while the breeze from the river keeps us cool. We like to bring Barley and our picnic blanket and lounge around reading and listening to music and podcasts all afternoon. It is so peaceful and relaxing. I just love it.
Since summer is officially here, these are a few of my favorite things for lazy days spent lounging outside wherever you are:
Reading is hands-down one of my favorite things to do.
When I was in school, I used to love summer break because I could spend days at a time lost in a book with no interruption. I would start my day reading out by the pool, then move inside and sprawl out on the couch, and then finish out the evening by reading all curled up in my bed. It was totally lazy and absolutely glorious.
I can’t really do that anymore because of you know, life and stuff. The good thing is that I tend to be a pretty quick reader so I try to sneak in a book whenever I can. Also, I keep track of what I’m interested in and am constantly finding new books to add to my ever-growing list on Goodreads (check it out if you haven’t already).
I still plan on spending an ample amount of time this summer reading, despite the fact that I am now an adult with responsibilities and a life. So here are a few of the books that I am hoping I can escape into this summer:
What books do you have on your summer reading list this year?
This might seem a bit silly, but sometimes I struggle to answer simple questions about myself. And no, I’m not talking about how I accidentally tell people I’m 26 when I’m … Continue reading How to be Happy with Gretchen Rubin
There’s something comforting about the sight of strangers safe at home. – Paula Hawkins Have any of you read this book yet? I was in the mood for an easy read, … Continue reading The Girl on the Train