10 Things I Love About Summer

As this year continues to fly by along with the summer season, I'm doing everything I can to just slow down and savor every last minute that still remains. That got me thinking about all things that I really enjoy about summer, even though it is probably not my favorite season.

1. The longer days
I just love the lingering daylight and not having to turn on my lights as soon as I get home in the evenings.

2. The sunrises and sunsets
They just seem even more beautiful during the summer.

3. Hanging out on our terrace
To live in the city and to also have an outdoor space to enjoy it is the best!

4. Summer fruits and vegetables
Time to eat watermelon, cherries and berries of all kinds. And tomatoes and squash taste the best this time of year because they're actually in season.

5. Simple no cook dinners
I never need an excuse to not have to turn on my stove. There are so many possibilities with salad and grain bowls which can be so delicious and satisfying.

6. Baseball season
This is great if you happen to be an avid baseball fan and I support my team all year round even when they're not playing well. Bandwagon fans who only show up when their teams are doing well are like the worst.

7. Outdoor movies and concerts
Especially against a cityscape or skyline backdrop at sunset.

8. Midweek dates
Something my husband and I always like to do during the warmer months. We recently attended a fun cooking class with Leisurely and had an amazing time at Temple Court last week.

9. Cute summer dresses and skirts
It's nice to have a break from pants.

10. Vacations, staycations or long weekends
Yes to more opportunities/ways to relax!

What are some things you love about summer?

Photo: Sure


Pilar said...

This is great list Rowena! I love the longer days and being able to wear cute dresses and skirts too!

Paola Lauretano said...

That's why summer is my fav season!
Kisses, Paola.


Emmylou said...

It's only when I got older that I really appreciated summer and now, it's my fave season, chingu. Our winters are so harsh that the two months (sometimes less) of sun is a breath of fresh air. I just love being able to go out in shorts, going to the beach, and like you, the longer days. Not really looking forward to September...sigh....

GlamourZONE said...

Summer is my favourite season too. I love the long days most. Kisses!

Ivana Split said...

I love all of the things you listen. Cute summer dresses and skirts are definitely something to look forward to. Spending more time outdoors is a definite plus. All the outdoor activities that become accessible in summer like outdoor cinema, music festivals, concerts and etc----I love the fact that in Summer there is always something happening. There are so many events one can visit....and more stayaction and vacation opportunities.

Gabrielle said...

OH yes, the longer days are very much welcomed! Sadly, the heatwave has now broken here in the UK and so we're all starting to look forward to Autumn haha, but gosh you've now got me daydreaming about outdoor theatres again, haha! :)

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

Jackie Harrison said...

He sure is a cutie have a fab weekend.

Lilli said...

Hello Rowena! Have to say that I just love the same things in summer, also I have more opportunities to spend more time with my beloved ones and to stay more outdoor wandering :)) Enjoy your weekend my dear, kisses! xo

ALLIE NYC said...

I have a love/hate relationship with summer. Love the sunshine and warm temps but HATE the humidity and noise factor. But I say yes to all of the above and oh yes a terrace!

Allie of

Shireen L. Platt said...

I do welcome Summer after a long, cold and dreary winter but I swear it gets too hot here!

Unknown said...

I like summer simply cos' of the warmer days, God I just hate winters! But this whole list made me realize so many things I love about summers just minus the humidity! Summer fruits have to be the best part about summers!
Hope you're having an amazing weekend!
Ankita | Real Girl Talks

Doctor Anne said...

I love the warmth and not having to dress up in too many layers, the summer foods like watermelon and berries and now the fresh corn. And of course the abundance of daylight which increases the time spend outdoors. Out of curiosity, which is your favorite season? Mine is spring.

Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

sonia // daring coco said...

I don't like summer Rowena! I think y'all know this by now hahahaha. But one thing is for sure, dawn and dusk are exceptional. I'm going to Europe in a few days and some of the apartments lined up have some magnificent and panoramic views and I can't wait to watch the sky transform.


Unknown said...

Great list! Ilived in tropical country where the sun is always shine :) its always between hot or wet day but still, I love it :D

Have a great day!


Midnight Cowgirl said...

I love the longer days of summer!

Corinne said...

I love the longer days the most. I hate it in winter when you get up for work and it's dark. Yuck!

Corinne x

Jenny said...

Longer days for sure! I just feel so much happier and more productive when it's bright outside, not to mention it means more time to take blog photos, haha! I also love dresses and lighter fabrics of summer pieces, I'm going to miss them when it starts getting cold again!

Jenny // Geeky Posh

Kinga K. said...

I love to wear dresses in summer ❤

Shireen L. Platt said...

This Summer went by without me and my family doing anything because I worked so much....next Summer will be better, it has to be better for us.

Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity