Can you believe Labor Day weekend is just two weeks away?! I really don’t know where summer went. It’s my favorite season and I feel like it just passed right over my head. That’s why I decided to create an end of summer bucket list. I’m determined to savor every last drop of August before heading to fashion week in September. Here’s what’s on my list:
1. (Start and) Finish a Beach Read
I was on a roll in the beginning of the year with my spring reading list. But I haven’t picked up one book this summer! I have a stack on my nightstand I’ve been meaning to start. I just haven’t gotten around to it. I’d love nothing more than to spend a day at the beach or on a hammock reading a book from cover to cover. First up for me? When Life Gives You Lululemons aka the sequel to The Devil Wears Prada!
2. Take a Vacation
If you follow me on Instagram, you’re probably confused by this one. Yes, I have traveled a ton this summer. But aside from last week’s family time in San Diego, none of my trips have been an actual vacation. They involved bridesmaid’s duties, weddings and work projects. I’m certainly not complaining. I love traveling for my job and feel so blessed to get to do so. But I also love taking a summer vacation that helps me recharge for fall. So this week, my girlfriends and I booked a last minute trip for Labor Day weekend. I could not be more excited!
3. Bring Jack Jack to the Beach
One of my favorite summer activities with Bunny was taking her to dog beach. Even though she wasn’t a fan of swimming, she loved playing in the sand. I think Jack Jack would love it too! I can’t wait to see what he does when sees and smells the beach.
4. Ride a Bike
I’ve always loved bike riding. But last Labor Day, I had a disastrous spill in Venice. The entire left side of my body was scratched and bruised, making for a very bloody fashion week. I haven’t been on a bike since. I still have scars on my ankle and elbow (it’s one of the few things I ever photoshop on myself). But I’m determined to overcome my fear and get back on a bike.
5. Go to the Farmer’s Market
I used to get so many fresh fruits and veggies on Sundays. But I haven’t been to a farmer’s market in over a year. The berries always seem to taste better when they’re from a local farmer at a stand. I have two weekends left to ensure I get to taste a juicy basket of strawberries.