Even though the calendar says that summer doesn’t officially start until June, I think it starts Memorial Day weekend. It seems like that’s when the sun is finally here to stay and temperatures actually start feeling like summer.

So in celebration, here are my top 10 favorite things about summer!

1. Watermelon

Are you sick of me talking about watermelon yet? Best. Stuff. Ever. Seriously.

2. Summer Shandy

This is another one of my favorite summer treats. I about died the other day when I saw it in Target the other day… for the past two years, it’s been nearly impossible to find in New York City! Love, love, love.

3. Going to the cabin


Every year, my family and I go up to a cabin in northern Wisconsin and it’s an amazing week! It’s so relaxing and we all become professional fishermen for the week… it is so nice to get away and not have anything to worry about (or reason to carry around my cell phone).

4. Summer 5Ks

I feel like summer and 5Ks go hand in hand. There is a 5K series held in Prospect Park every summer and this year I will run in at least one. The MLB All-Star 5K is being held in Prospect Park in July and should be pretty awesome.

I swear 5Ks are more fun in the summer.

5. Bright colors

I don’t know about you, but I feel like summer is a good reason to wear neon.

{typical attire for Electric Daisy Carnival}

Including purple hair. I think this could be a new look, no?

6. Wedding season!

Summer is definitely wedding season and we have some fun ones on our schedule. One of my best friends is getting married in July in Wisconsin (woo!) and we are headed to North Carolina to celebrate another friend’s wedding in August.


I have never been to North Carolina and am excited to experience it!

7. …and music season!

I feel like concerts are best enjoy in the summer months. I am SO excited because we are going to see Dave Matthews Band again this summer and also my favorite… Lil’ Wayne! Ah!!


8. Outdoor spaces in NYC

NYC has so many fun outdoor patios and rooftop bars.

 {outdoor patio view}


I love having the opportunity to enjoy the city during the summer months. Everyone just seems happier! There’s nothing better than chilling outside on a cool summer night eating dinner and enjoying life.

9. Early mornings

I never thought that I would admit this, but I truly enjoy early summer mornings. I love that the sun is up so it is not bitterly cold… and I love that it’s still quiet in the mornings so the park isn’t too busy. It’s so peaceful and beautiful. I’ll never complain about an early summer morning run.

Well, 92 percent of the time. 🙂


10. Sunshine!

Maybe it’s the blonde hair… but sunshine is pretty much my favorite. And I can’t get enough of it during the summer months.


What are your favorite things about summer? 

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