Sometimes, as I reflect back on the days of my 20s, I remember planning intensely for the three months of summer. Trying to pack in a ton of trips, back-to-back weekends of picnics and barbecues. Having a Friday with no plans to hit the city would make me anxious. But things are so different now. Having back-to-back weekends of plans will have me finding reasons to come out of some. The picnics, beaches and parties are all very much still in the agenda involving a ton of kids activities – but I am finding happiness in the simple, small things that summer stands for.
// Taking a walk – Walking in the city as the sun starts going down, watching the world pass by, rush into restaurants to grab the coveted al fresco dining seats, the faint sound of a band playing in a park nearby, families with kids running in front of them, couples walking hand-in-hand, someone sitting on a bench with a book cherishing the solitude. Soaking the smells and sounds of summer, lost in my own thoughts or eating my husband’s ears off, a coffee in hand or running behind my daughter.
// Day trips to familiar places – Exploring a new place is undeniable an adventure, but there’s something to say about visiting and re-visiting a beloved town again and again. The familiarity of the place, the restaurant you love, the corners and streets that you know so well – there’s a certain calmness that brings. It is like winding down in a comfort zone but also exploring – because you know there’s always something new you’ll find. I have a few such towns close to Boston that I love going to time and again.
Do you have any such place?
// Read an entire book in a day – Ahh I truly miss devouring an entire book in a day. Life with kids is like being pulled in different directions. But one of these sunny-summer days, I want to sit out in the yard and read. Without the phone by my side. May be for a couple of hours un-distracted. Well now – wouldn’t that be nice ? xx- Neha
Outfit details : Zoe and I both are are wearing Masala Baby pieces
What a fun post! Great snaps you have here dear. Also, love the bag too!
Jessica | notjessfashion.com
You both look so cute! Love your dresses!
Sweet autumn! The heat of summer is moderating and the hint of autumn can be felt in cooler nights. Get excited about running again without feeling like you are boiling in sweat.