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Sure, summer might not officially end until September, but by the time August bids adieu, releasing us into the inevitable Autumn, let’s be real—it’s basically over. Having said that, we still have a solid month to take advantage of all that’s great about the season. Here are things to do this summer break before it’s gone!
Amp Up Your Mixology Skills
Greet, celebrate and finish the summer with finely made punch (it’s the perfect way to bring friends together and easy to boot). Some of our favorite concoctions to whip up? The classic champagne punch bowl and sparkling pomegranate punch. You won’t go wrong with either of these.
Learn How To Surf
Now is the time to cross off all of those summer activities on your bucket list, and learning how to surf is probably one of them. There is likely a surf school at your local beach or maybe you could go private!
Throw An Impromptu BBQ.
You don’t have to spend weeks planning a great summer party, some of the best are impromptu, and planned at the last minute. Buy burgers, make a salad, and ask friends to bring over a copious amount of rose wine.
Impulse Buy Something Awesome—Take Advantage Of Super Sales
75 percent off Prada shoes? 50 percent off that DvF dress you’ve been eying since April? Now is the time to take advantage of the super sales, and to go to town. Go straight for statement pieces, and also wardrobe staples you’ll be able to wear into fall.
Try A Fabulous New Ice-Cream Flavour
Definitely one of my favorite things to do this summer. From bacon to basil, ice cream flavors are getting more and more out there, and we can’t get enough. You can even find flavors like avocado, purple yam, and Thai tea in the grocery store aisles these days.
Take That Road Trip.
Don’t have the time (or money) to plan an extravagant summer vacation? No problem. Instead take a road trip. Look at a map for somewhere no further than an hour and a half drive from where you live (that way you can do the trip in a day) and explore somewhere new.
Reside In Your Cutoffs.
If we had to name one “it” item this summer, it’s definitely denim cutoffs. Don’t apologize for your unabated love for yours, and go to town living your favorite pair for the rest of the summer. You might just be surprised by how many outfits can incorporate cutoff shorts.
Find the Perfect Dishes
If one food is synonymous with summer it’s definitely the lobster roll. Spend the remaining days of summer taste testing various options (restaurants, food trucks, and a DIY recipe) for the ultimate foodie summer experience.
Just Say No To Closed-Toed Shoes.
You have all winter long to wear pumps and ankle boots. Make the most of the remaining warm days and wear only your favorite sandals.
Go Berry Picking.
Find a spot where you can go raspberry or blueberry picking, and then use the ingredients you’ve picked yourself to make something sweet.
Clean Your Closet In Time For Autumn
Admit it: You’re already thinking about the things that you want to scoop up for fall (motorcycle boots, a statement coat, a wool asymmetric skirt). Chances are, your closet is already packed to the brim, so clear out and donate to charity.
Attend An Outdoor Concert.
One of the best things to do this summer! What is it about concerts that seem so much better when they’re outside? Whether you’re watching your local symphony at a free show or going to see The Rolling Stones at an outdoor arena, an open-air concert is an essential this summer.
Summer is about pool days, hiking, and outdoor BBQs. It’s not about being glued to your smartphone. Looking for the perfect time to have a tech detox? Now is the time, people.
A Classic Drink On A Rooftop.
You know it’s in your head that your drink tastes better on a rooftop, but it doesn’t matter, your drink simply does taste better on a rooftop- without a shadow of a doubt. Settle into a picturesque seat at your favorite high-up watering hole before it’s too late.
Rock a retro bathing suit (The Luxury)
Retro one-piece bathing suits are all the rage this summer. Channel your inner Marilyn Monroe or Bettie Page, rocking one of these options poolside before it’s too late.
Make sure to experiment with at least a couple of these to make the bucket list of your summer worthy!
Can you think of any more things to do this summer break before it’s over?! Let us know down below in the comments!
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