Rosé and Summer Memories

Have you ever had an alcoholic beverage be so strongly linked to a memory of a time or a place? Maybe don’t answer that… haha. One example I can remember is sipping Pimms in London–oh happy days. So when this summer rolled around, I decided that I wanted to have a dedicated drink of the season, and I chose rosé. Here is my little photo diary in honor of summer 2017 and also a run down of how much of my summer bucket list I accomplished.

Kicking off rosé season in San Francisco
Rosé overlooking Millennium Park in Chicago
Rosé while the crew cooked dinner
Beach rosé…total relaxation mode
Romantic dinner at Bluewater Grill on Catalina Island

As far as my summer bucket list goes, I managed to accomplish about 50% of it. We did attend the dog surfing competition–so cute and so fun–as well as going to the Del Mar Horse Races, hanging at the beach a fair bit, seeing 2 Padres games, hiking somewhere new, and going stand up paddle boarding! We failed to party at a rooftop bar, attend KAABOO (it hasn’t happened yet but I don’t think we’ll go), or sail around the bay on a catamaran (but we did that last summer). I’m definitely happy with what we accomplished and can’t wait for more adventures.

That dog is a celebrity riding into shore. Imperial Beach, CA
As much beach time as possible. Encinitas, CA
Petco Park is THEE best
Hiking Los Penasquitos Canyon!
I swear I stood up and paddled on that. Mission Bay, CA

Heading into fall, things are looking quite busy. We just wrapped up a mountain escape weekend (is Labor Day considered summer or fall?). Then we have a trip to two cities on the east coast (one brand new for both of us and one a repeat favorite), a trip to Miami, hopefully a new hike or two, and maybe our first camping trip. I also have a girls weekend in LA very soon, so fall is shaping up to be travel-filled and fun!


9 Delightful Ways To Have The Best San Diego Summer

Tomorrow is the official start of summer, and I’m so happy to get to spend it in San Diego for the third time. I figured that sharing my summer bucket list for my favorite city in SoCal is the perfect way to kick it all off! By now I have my favorite activities narrowed down but also have a few new things I want to make happen. Without further ado, here are 9 things I can’t wait to do in San Diego this summer, in no particular order:

  • attend a dog surfing competition
  • party at a rooftop pool bar
  • sing and dance at KAABOO musical festival
  • sail around the bay on a catamaran
  • look cute and win money at Del Mar horse races
  • hang at the beach and maybe even bodyboard
  • watch a Padres game at Petco Park
  • hike somewhere new
  • SUP

This city obviously offers so much more, but these activities are a bit more seasonal and I want to use this post as a way to hold myself accountable and constructively use my time off (for those who don’t personally know me, I work full time in healthcare).

When we head into fall, I’ll follow this up with a recap post letting you know how much I accomplish. Cheers to Summer 2017!

What else do you think I should add to this list? What are you most excited to do this summer?

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