The start of June means summer is officially here! I already feel like my summer has kicked off with a bang after my amazing week spent with vising friends exploring Italy and embracing the sun – blog post to follow soon!
We spent the week reminiscing about our beautiful summers past and catching up on what we have planned for the next few months. And it confirmed my idea that summer’s are meant to be spent with friends, having fun, embracing all opportunities and creating amazing memories. Here is my cool girls summer to-do list with ideas to make sure you have the best summer ever…
Take a European City Break with Best Friends.
Taking a trip to a European city with your best friends is such a fun way to kick off your summer season. Discover cute shops and cafes by walking around the city streets, feel inspired at exhibitions and museums, drink red wine in sunny plaza’s and try delicious foods. Plus its a great way to bond with your friends and create cool memories together.
Go to a Music Festival.
Get your girl group together and hit up a music festival this summer. You can go to a day festival in your city, spend a weekend camping at a cool hippie festival like Glastonbury or Bestival, or combine it with a beach holiday and hit up some of the festivals in Croatia, Spain or Portugal.
Go Strawberry Picking.
Strawberry picking in summer is so much fun and there are strawberry farms all over the countryside. Put on vintage dresses and spend the afternoon with friends picking strawberries and chilling in the sun. The best part is feasting on strawberries afterwards or having a baking session and making strawberry tarts.
Throw a Garden Party.
Embrace sunny Sunday’s and throw a girls party in your garden. Serve prosecco, summer fruits, cupcakes, mini sandwiches, healthy salads and tasty teas and ask everyone to wear cute dresses. You can have fun getting creative by covering your garden in bunting and decorating the table in a cute vintage theme too.
Read an Inspirational Book.
Long summer days are the perfect time to get reading and feel inspired. Don’t know what to read… Check out my Reading Guide for ideas.
Have an After-Work Picnic.
Even if you have to spend you days in the office, embrace summer evenings by organizing to meet your friends for an after-work picnic. Go to a cool park in your city, get everyone to bring some food, pop some prosecco and have dinner together al-fresco.
Hit the Beach.
You have to hit the beach at least once during summer even if you don’t live by the sea. Plan a girls holiday to a beautiful beach town, go island hopping somewhere exotic or take a road trip and visit a cute seaside town, then spend the days swimming in the sea, eating ice-creams and topping up your tan.
Check Out Some Exhibitions.
If travel isn’t possible for you this summer check out what cool things are going on in your local area. Visit some exhibitions, check out new museums and see what fun events are happening. Its a great way to feel inspired and excited about your summer plans without breaking your budget.
Find a Cool Summer Cocktail Spot.
Long summer nights are the perfect opportunity to have a girls night out with friends. Plan to go somewhere you haven’t been to before like an artsy pub, an underground speedeasy or a cool rooftop bar.
Travel to a Country You’ve Never Seen Before.
Get somewhere ticked off you travel bucket list by organizing a trip to a country you have never seen before. Traveling is a great way to get inspiration, open your mind and have an adventure and the best way to add some magic to your summer is going somewhere exciting and new!