8 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

8 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

Even though Fall may be the most beloved season of them all, I’m in no rush to say goodbye to summer. There is a certain aura this season gives off that I feel offers us a bit more grace and leniency in our daily life-which I think is much needed for most of us.

I’ve often caught myself noticing the sunset more often than I would in other seasons (probably because of the extended light during daylight savings time) and this has led me more times than not to take a break for myself from the day’s tasks and sometimes even go outside to soak up the view and fresh air. And even in a bustling, on-the-go city like Miami, everyone seems to walk a little slower during the summertime. It’s nice.

So although the weather here in Miami extends that summer heat for a few more months than most places, I’m looking to extend that leisure ambiance and attitude.

8 Things to Do Before Summer Ends

1. Have a picnic date.

This can be at a park, in your backyard, on your balcony-wherever you can set up a couple of plates, maybe a cheeseboard and enjoy a bottle of wine or some iced tea. I love anything al fresco.

2. Watch a classic summer  movie.

No matter your favorite genre, there are a few movies that have become synonymous with summer. Some of my favorites are The Sandlot, Dirty Dancing, Jaws, Heavyweights and Forgetting Sarah Marshall. And although these movies are great to watch all year long, there’s nothing like watching them during the season their storyline takes place-I know it makes me nostalgic!

3. Make homemade popsicles.

I’ve had the molds in my pantry all summer long and have yet to make any. I’m thinking coconut flavored…and I may even spike them 😉

4. Go to an outdoor concert.

I love watching concerts in amphitheaters, sitting on the grass lawn. And there’s no better way to close out the summer season than with a fun outdoor concert with friends.

5. Eat all of the mango before it goes out of season.

That is, of course, if you love mango. Which I do. And I don’t know how much I trust a person who doesn’t. I think mangoes are the candy of the earth, so sweet and so yummy. I’ve already done a pretty good job at fulfilling this out-I’ve eaten mango by itself, blended mango into smoothies and made a few mango cocktails this season. But there is still enough time for me have another handful before the end of summer!

6. Host a rosé all day with girlfriends.

I feel that I have single-handedly kept my local supermarket’s rosé sells high and healthy this summer. But now I’m thinking it’s time to share some of my stocked up rosé bottles with girlfriends and have a rosé all day situation 😉

7. Finish any started books.

And for me that would be 3 out of the 5 books I started in the beginning of summer. I blame it on liking almost every genre of literature, so I end up buying 1-2 books in a few different genres and then choose to read whichever one I’m in the mood for. Which has led me to 3 unfinished books I plan on turning the last page of by the end of the season…I hope!

8. Bake a lemon-flavored dessert with real lemons.

While I love to bake, I’m actually not a big dessert eater. But give me a lemon flavored anything and I will probably love it. So I definitely want to whip up something with real lemons, before the fruit’s official season ends. Plus, the smell that fills my kitchen when I’m zesting some lemons just can’t be bought, not even in a candle. It’s the yummiest, freshest scent!

There you have it! Those are the 8 Things to Do Before Summer Ends, based on what I’m hoping to accomplish and enjoy too. Do you have any specific activities in store before the end of the season? I’d love to hear!

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