Last summer was my big summer of travel. So this summer, everyone is all like, “WHERE ARE YOU GOING NEXT!?” And I’m like ummm, “actually… nowhere?!” Business was slower than usual last summer so I took advantage of that and traveled all over the place. I had the best time, but for me, that life is not sustainable. I get tired, I like my routine, and also it’s expensive and it’s hard to take on brand work when you’re always gone! This summer, I’m quite slammed with work and besides our live show travel, am happily staying put. I have a trip to Cape Cod with my family in August but otherwise I am staying local and pretty thrilled about that!
Today, in collaboration with Darrell Lea Real Twists (they just launched this May), I’m sharing five small things I want to accomplish this summer. I have to tell you – Real Twists are DELICIOUS. I love candy, especially anything soft and chewy, and have always been a big Twizzlers fan. I like these even better (and feel better indulging in them given the simple ingredient list with minimal processed foods, no GMOs, no HFCS, no artificial colors or flavors, etc). They’re sweet but not too sweet and come in two flavors: strawberry + grape. The strawberry is my FAVORITE… I like to take a few to the park or the movies. So yummy.
one // get to the park every week! Here in Williamsburg, Domino Park is my happy place. I love being by the water, I love the taco stand there, and it’s so close to home. I’ll go with a book, or just lay down and listen to a podcast. It’s amazing how a place that is so close to the city can be so relaxing and calming, even when it is crowded.
two // read at least six books a month. I read a lot, and a lot of that is for the podcast, but when work gets busy I read less… opting to melt into the couch and watch TV instead. I want to make sure I keep my reading game strong. I make time to read by reading for an hour before bed at night, and of course I read more when I travel and am on the plane/train.
three // take a more localized yoga retreat. With our live shows etc., I truly have no desire to get on a plane and go somewhere exotic. But I do love a retreat. I am planning to sign up for a retreat in the Hamptons once I get a better handle on my July schedule! I really love a yoga retreat – I’ve talked about this before but it’s a great way to get away and unplug a bit while also working on physical goals/getting in shape.
four // get to the bookstore more! I think it’s important when possible to buy books at local book sellers and similar to the park, walking into a bookstore and just wandering around and browsing is so relaxing. My favorite bookstore in my neighborhood is McNally-Jackson.
five // host regular dinner parties. The upside of being here more than usual is that I get to entertain more! I LOVE connecting people and have built a fun network of (mostly) women here. I love getting everyone for tacos & tequila on the patio… or something more substantial (aka actually cooking!!)
What are your (fun!) goals for this summer?
June 19, 2019 The Stripe