Toes in the water, sunshine on the skin, evenings spent watching blinking fireflies or brilliant fireworks, all the little indulgences that only summer can bring. As it’s arriving soon (in the northern hemisphere), for June, we want to know the special ways you indulge during the summer months. Any activities you look forward to? For some, it involves dodging bugs to searching for respite from soaring temps. But for everyone it means longer daylight hours. What is your summer indulgence?
For me, summer is a time for relaxing on our deck for hours with a book in hand and a cold drink by my side. It’s leisurely walks with the pup and husband in the evenings, occasionally, with a little indulgent hand-holding. It also means an indulgene of possibility: a weekday pool party, why not? An impromptu road trip? I’m game. Last minute baseball or festival tickets? Count me in!
Because my birthday falls at the beginnning of summer, I sometimes overindulge; in ice cream sundaes, grilled foods, and cocktails. This year may reach a new level, with my current five-day New York City vacation celebration. That’s some fine hedonism right there.
Sadly, it won’t be all baseball games, fun trips, and fireworks this summer. We have much neglected home repairs to get to and the initiation of a few projects. I’m hoping for a new kitchen floor but haven’t gotten into the planning stages yet.
One area I’m looking forward to indulging is rekindling a little of my love for cooking and trying new recipes. Summer always seems most conducive to experimenting.
Continuing with gratification, what’s the most indulgent fragrance purchase you have ever made or been gifted? A special bottle of perfume, exclusive wax opening, or pricey, fancy pants candle?
I can’t justify the expensive luxury candles, upwards of $70 dollars for a single one. But spending that chunk of cash on a vendor wax haul is another story. I do love the variety and sampling many different scents, with the possibility of finding a new favorite.
My most spurge-worthy wax purchase is my most recent Sniff My Tarts order, by a mile. What could be more self-indulgent than creating wax blends custom made especially for me? I’m glad that I ordered and can hardly wait until they’re on the way!
Lastly, how would you indulge if $ was no object? It could be a luxe fragrance you desire, a pampering spa package, a legendary retired scent, etc. What is your dream way to treat yo’ self?
*Okay, this may sound strange, but I recently heard about a spa retreat where the guests can care for horses as part of the spa package. At Ste. Anne’s, a Haldimand Hills Spa, in Ontario (Sandra!) an equine experience is offered along with the usual spa amenities. Not having grown up around horses, I’d love the chance to spend time on a horse farm, working with the animals. Mucking the stables and grooming the horses would seem less of a chore if followed by a relaxing soak and hot stone massage. Wouldn’t it? I’d like to find out and hey, if anyone else is game let me know. I asked my friends and they were NOT into it.
I’m looking forward to reading everyone’s answers and responding when I return!
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