for the love of summer

Friday, July 17, 2009
Living in Cleveland, everyone knows we get pounded with snow in the winter and grey clouds in the spring. It's no California, but we do have our bright spots in weather.


Summer is what I live for. Give me a pool, a sunny 82 degree weather with a light breeze and a good book, and you have yourself one happy Allison. I love nothing more than spending one or both days of my weekend lounging by my pool. Although with this weekend's forecast, I don't think I'll be there at all which is kind of a bummer.

Here are my other loves of summer:

A delicious caprese salad with fresh heirloom tomatoes, mozzarella cheese with a balsamic drizzle.

Freshly sliced watermelon

Seamless underwear to go under jersey knit dresses to avoid lines.

Good old-fashioned cookouts with hotdogs and beer

Competitive cornhole games that go well past midnight and need a spotlight to finish

80 degree weather with a slight breeze. I can't stand humidity (I don't know who really can) but if I had 80 degree weather every day, that would be the perfect summer.

Flat irons. When you have humidity, this helps with the frizzy hair add a little Aveda paste and you are good to go.

What are your favorite things about summer?


Evan E. Roberts said...

I'm gonna go with fresh sugar cane from the west side market

All of the arts festivals like Cain Park, Ingenuity etc..

Playing soccer in the street

Lil' Woman said...

It's nearing the end of summer and I didn't have a freakin slice of watrmelon yet. wtf.

Amy G said...

I actually LOVE humidity. Love. It's great for your skin!

I also love the sounds of the cicadas in August. For me, it defines dog-days-of-summer.

steph anne said...

80s in Ohio with a light breeze...sounds REALLY good right now.

I'm from Phoenix, AZ and it's way TOO hot right now (114 degrees). It's not too bad but sometimes I just want a breezy Summer night where I can just wear a zip-up hoodie once a while.

Annie said...

num num num i love hotdogs!!
send me some 80 degree weather, it's in the low 60's in MN today, BOO!!

Rena said...

Amen for seamless undies in combination with jersey dresses - it makes everything so comfy.

I just tried yellow watermelon at our local farmer's market and it was absolutely delish!