Summer is just around the corner, which means that my craving for a warm weather vacation just went from mild to must-be-satisfied. While I would love to be able to hop on a plane and jet off to somewhere sunny and tropical for weeks at a time, everyday responsibilities win out. But that doesn’t mean there aren’t plenty of opportunities to turn any day into a vacay with a few simple steps.
1. Put on your most tropical/beachy/vacation-inspired outfit. For me, that means wearing color, light knits, and sandals.
2. Pick an activity, whether indoor or outdoor, that allows you to hit the ‘pause’ button on everyday things and relax for a bit.
3. Enjoy sips and snacks that can mentally transport you to your favorite tropical spot.
An easy and cost-effective way to celebrate a little vacation at home would be to pop over to your best girlfriend’s place for some fruity drinks, DIY at home manicures and pedicures, and a little appetizer spread. I recently tried the new sparkling alcoholic spritzer from Palm Breeze and it would be perfect for this. I picked up the Pineapple Mandarin Orange flavor, which was a great blend of pineapple and orange. I’m sure the Ruby Red Citrus flavor is just as delicious. Paired with an electric pink mani and some chips and guacamole (my go-to summer snack!), I’d be all set for a little mental vacation.
One of my favorite things to do in the city during the summer is take in a concert during The Grant Park Music Festival. It’s held in the pavilion, which allows you to bring your own picnic dinner, including drinks! It’s perfect for meeting friends after work and enjoying some music and snacks together.
please note: I did not consume any alcohol in public places while working on this project. The cans shown in the photo were enjoyed inside my apartment before shooting any photos!
With the weather warming up, Mike and I have been taking walks along the harbor and lakefront on the weekends. Before too long, we’ll probably be heading over to the beach for a couple hours to soak up some rays, so I’m going to need to stock my fridge with post-beach outing refreshments. I’m lucky enough to live in a city that boasts such a beautiful beach and lakefront, so that I can very easily enjoy a mini vacation whenever I choose!
While I may not be flying off to some remote island anytime soon, I’m definitely planning on taking advantage of every opportunity the city offers to enjoy my summer and get in some good time of rest and relaxation. And that is how you #VacayEveryDay! Cheers! And, of course, please drink responsibly.
disclosure | this post was sponsored by Palm Breeze through their partnership with POPSUGAR. while i was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Palm Breeze, all opinions are my own.