Yikes. I tried to get this post up and at ’em yesterday but my Internet decided instead to grind to a halt so here we are. If you’re looking for the usual Thursday cocktail post, check back with me tomorrow (I promise it’s a good one). It’s officially officially summer and I started to map out Summer 2017. My family is visiting me in DC for the 4th of July, I’ll be flying to New Orleans at the end of July for a friend’s wedding and then sometime in August visiting the new Arizona home. And in between a zillion other events I marked down in my planner. I started to see the not-so-lazy (apparently) days of summer fly by on the calendar and it made my head swim.
IZZE inspired me to chat about how I’m kicking off Summer 2017 and while normally I’d say a big BBQ blowout or hosting a brunch with friends. Both are things I’ll definitely do this summer but right now I’m kicking off Summer 2017 by adding “me time” to the calendar. I know that sounds pretty ridiculous since I’m not married and I don’t have kids – the idea is I have endless “me time.” What I’m talking about is making a point to set aside time where you aren’t distracted or thinking about something you should be doing.
My favorite summer “me time” activity is packing a lunch, a good book and a bottle or two of IZZE and walking to the park near my house. I’ll toss on a pair of sunglasses (I’m obsessed with the pair above – would you believe me if I told you they’re $12 AND on Amazon Prime??), spread out a blanket, keep my phone in my bag and just enjoy the quiet. Well, as quiet as you can get at a park with kids and dogs. Both the kids + puppies make me smile so I don’t mind the background noise.
My favorite IZZE flavors for summer are sparkling clementine and sparkling cherry lime. They’re crisp and refreshing and I’m a total sucker for anything with bubbles. Plus they’re twist-off caps so you don’t have to worry about bringing along a bottle opener. And if you want to enjoy your IZZE and a good book at home in the AC, both flavors make for delicious Moscow Mules. Just throwin’ that out there 😉 I keep several bottles of IZZE on hand in my fridge, it’s a surefire way to beat the DC summer heat!
How will you make “me time” for yourself this summer?
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