10 Must-Haves On Your Summer Bucket List
It's time to pop that popsicle, gurl.
From tasty summer treats to sexy summer action, summertime is the best time to break some rules and get down with your bad self. Need a little help? Read on, my friends! What the hell else do you have to do? It's summer.
1. See A Movie Outside
Honestly, going to an outdoor anything is one of the brightest perks of summertime. Shakespeare in the park, outdoor concerts, or drive in style movies without the drive. If you can’t find something that piques your interest in your city, than DIY at home. Hang a sheet, get a projector, and watch a classic while you enjoy a cool summer breeze. Plenty of bars have outdoor screening events too, and come with the added bonus of alcohol.
2. Day Drink
The best part about the summer is that days can be nights, and weekdays can be weekends. My personal preference is rosé all day, but you can pick your own poison. Once you’ve gotten good and sauced…
3. Take A Guilt-Free Nap
That’s right! Doze away! It doesn’t have to be about getting your REMS in, it’s about unplugging and putting your eyes on screensaver for a while. In a park, before dark, on a couch, in a slouch. The lighter load of summertime is the perfect opportunity to chill out and get down with doing nothing for a while.
4. Free Boob
Free your boobs and the rest will follow! Avalanche that over the shoulder bolder holder, and let your true colors shine through. Whether a flowy dress or a crop top t-shirt, summer isn’t about being perfect, it’s about being you—getting back to nature, listening to your body. Plus, depending on your geography, it’s too damn hot for an underwire. 70’s feminism, represent.
5. Take A Road Trip
Whether an hour, a day, or just a different part of town, cruising with the windows down is a great way to get away without having to make definite plans. Hit the highway and see what you see. You can have a destination in mind or just cruise somewhere with a view. It’s important to find time to get away.
6. Do An Underpants Dance
Crank that stereo and boogie down! Dancing in your underpants is the ultimate freedom, and you’ve earned it in this heat! Turn on a summer song playlist and dance like nobody is watching. It’s a great way to wake up, and an even better way to unwind.
7. Smuggle Alcohol Into The Movie Theater
Let’s be honest—summer blockbuesters are best when they’re brainless, which makes them the perfect target for purse wine. Technically, it’s illegal, but following the rules is for schooldays. Insider trick: a bottle of wine fits perfectly in a standard sized nalgene. There are also plenty of theaters popping up that have wine at concessions, but there’s something about covert drinking that brings back that middle school nostalgia.
8. Take Yourself Out On A Date
Summer lovin, party of one! Whether you’re boo-ed up or still on the prowl, pick a day and treat yourself right. If you’ve never eaten a nice meal leisurely by yourself, you’re missing out. Treating yourself like royalty makes you feel good inside and out. It’s empowering, it’s fun, and you get to call all the shots…literally, if that’s how you roll.
9. Visit A Tiki Bar
The more umbrellas the better! Tiki drinks are making a comeback, and it’s easy to see why. They’re fun, they’re brightly colored, and it’s hard to take anything seriously when you’re drinking out of a pineapple. Go nuts and make them at home! After all, it’s always 5 o’clock somewhere.
10. Start A (Careful) Fire
Obviously be careful, but summer bonfires are the best! S’more it up with friends or just take the time to sit in nature and chill. The more time in nature you can spend this summer, the better. Put your screens away, and relax with summer’s own yule loge. I promise: yule love it!