Luxurious can be defined in a few different ways, so the way I define luxurious for the seasons is by pleasure loving; of the finest and richest kind. It’s a simple way to enjoy the pleasures of the season that we are in. I always look forward to each new season, even winter. Each season brings with it new things to enjoy and do and summer has no shortage of things to see and do. Summer may be my favorite season as I love that the sun doesn’t set until after 8:00 p.m. and the temperature is always great for wearing something light and airy. It is a time of long days and doing things outdoors after being inside a lot from the fall and winter seasons.
I believe you can make any season luxurious by adding in a few things to bring out the best each time of year. I am ready to enjoy the long days of summer as I am sure most of you are too due to being cooped up this spring because of the coronavirus. Here is how you can make this summer a luxurious season.
Visit The Farmer’s Market
Summer is not the same without a visit to the local farmer’s market. The only thing better than getting fresh produce at a grocery store is getting fresh produce that was grown and sourced locally at the farmer’s market. I love to pick up fresh tomatoes, blueberries, green beans and squash from my local farmer’s market. The taste is unlike anything I can get in the grocery store where they have imported the produce from (usually) a whole different country. I love to cook up a delicious meal based on the produce I get at the farmer’s market and then sit outside to enjoy it under the summer sky. I also enjoy picking up some plants or flowers or trying a local baked cookie or treat. There are so many things to see and do at the farmer’s market, not to mention that it makes me feel a little bit Parisian to take my French market bag and fill it up with fresh, local foods.
Spend Some Time By The Water
Whether you can get to the ocean, lake or a pool…there is nothing more calming and luxurious then spending a day by the water. It is a chance to get some vitamin D and to enjoy time laying out and reading a book. I like to pack a picnic and make a day of it. To lay by the water and get hot and then to walk into the cool refreshing water is a delight to the senses. It creates a time to slow down and enjoy the sights and sounds of nature with the sun shining overhead and the water beckoning below.
Dine Al Fresco
Summer is the perfect season to dine outdoors day or night. Whether you go to a weekend brunch or make a dinner to enjoy on the back porch, take some time to enjoy a few meals outdoors this season. Summer is a great time to enjoy some fresh air and a change of scenery while dining on something delicious with friends and family. If you are dining at your home, spend some time putting up some lights, decorating a beautiful table and putting on some nice music to create a luxurious meal for everyone.
Go See A Film
Whether you go to the theater or go see an outdoor movie, summer provides a great time to escape for a few hours to enjoy a good film. I personally love both seeing a film outdoor spread out on a blanket with a packed picnic and going to an indoor theater and enjoying a film in a dark room with a popcorn and soda. Both places provides a way to indulge in the art of movies. I love to go see a movie at the theater on a hot summer day when I can go indoors and enjoy the air conditioner and outdoor movies are typically shown in the evening when it is cooler and you can also enjoy the fresh air and excitement of being around a lot of other people. Both options are great for a good date night or time with friends.
Go For A Sweet Treat
When the summer days start to get hot I like to go to our local ice cream place and enjoy a cold, refreshing sweet treat. It’s a fun way to spend an afternoon to enjoy a local place that makes their own ice cream from fresh, local ingredients. I like to try different flavors and combinations and to sit outside to enjoy it in the heat. The other seasons are a little too cold for me to enjoy this special treat, so when summer comes around I always take a advantage a few times to enjoy an ice cold outside on a hot summer day.