T-1 week until summer is officially here!!! I know it’s pretty much always summer weather in Cali, but I still get SO excited for it to come! There is something magical that happens during this season. The days are longer, the air is warmer, colors are brighter, and I swear people get nicer between June and August! I just LOVE it!
Each year I write a list of things I want to do over the summer. It usually includes lots of traveling, trying out new activities and making sure I have no less than 5 solid sunset picnics. I sometimes get a little ambitious, but it’s good to set goals, right? While I do have a big trip planned with Ryan this summer (can’t wait to share about that soon!), one goal I have is to plan a day that is like my ULTIMATE summer day.
Talk about serendipity. Athleta recently asked me to share my “perfect summer day” with them. It’s funny because at first I thought of big extravagant events, but in reality, my ultimate day would be really simple. Of course, any great day needs the right outfits to take you from place to place and their new line fit PERFECTLY with my entire day!
Summer Goal #1:
Nothing makes me happier than to start my day with an almond milk latte and a walk around town. We have the cutest little downtown area with great shops and markets that gives me a feeling I can’t really explain. It’s just perfect. I love grabbing fresh local fruits and veggies so I can make a big salad to pack up and take to the beach for lunch.
The great thing about Laguna is that there are tons of private beaches that no one really knows about; so you can basically have the place to yourself! Ryan and I love trying to find new spots that we can hang out at without the crazy summer crowds. (Nothing is worse than battling for a place to put your towel down!) I love lying in the sun until I can’t handle the heat and then just bolting into the water. It’s usually pretty chilly here, but so worth it. I’ve also really wanted to pick surfing back up and it’s happening this summer! I grew up surfing almost every day and totally miss it! I don’t know if it’s like riding a bike, but I sure hope so; otherwise it is going to be hilarious (haha)!
I don’t think there is any better way to end the day than with a sunset beach run. Not like a serious run along the boardwalk, but a toes in the sand, salty wind in my hair kind of run. No matter how many times I see a sunset, I can’t get over how breathtakingly gorgeous they are. I hope I never miss one. The new Athleta swimwear is great because it is super supportive and can easily go from the waves to a run without me needing to change. Helps me keep it simple so I can just enjoy my day!
Ahhh.. Summer bliss. I can’t wait to finally trade in my sweaty workout clothes for a bikini (at least for a few hours a day). Now it’s your turn…. What would your perfect summer day look like? Maybe it’s not the beach for you. Maybe it’s a picnic with the family or a long weekend at the lake. Whatever it is, make sure you take time for yourself this summer. Don’t let another one slip away without spending at least one day doing something you love! Can’t wait to hear and see your pics all summer long!
Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Athleta through their partnership with POPSUGAR.
While I was compensated by POPSUGAR to write a post about Athleta, all opinions are my own.