Summer To-Do List

Last summer was a blur of work and a few weeks of travel, but mostly felt too quick and rushed. I felt as if my life was pulled all over the place with no true direction, and I wanted so many things for the blog I couldn't quite translate into practice just yet. There definitely wasn't enough cocktail experimentation or long, slow days at the beach. Needless to say, I plan on not saying the same thing next year. This summer, I look forward to carving out some moments to try new things, go exploring, and spend time with wonderful friends. 

Here's what I'd like to cross off by the time white jeans become a faux pas:

Make watermelon and basil cocktails. 

Go to the Raleigh Flea Market. 

Create a perfect summer playlist
for slow afternoons and beach days. 

Go on a tour of a local vineyard, 
and finish the day with a wine tasting.
Play hooky in the middle of the week, 
and spend a whole day at the beach. 

Buy three new foods I've never tasted
before from a local Farmer's Market (and taste them). 

Try a new brunch place at least once a month. 

Host an Olympic viewing party,
complete with international foods and cocktails. 

Attend Fourth Friday Gallery Nights in June and July.

Explore Charleston with a local.

Watch fireworks and/or make s'mores
with a group of friends on the beach.

+ What are you planning on doing this summer? 

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