Summer Solstice

slim aarons pool paisleynotplaid

Today marks the first day of summer, which I happily celebrate every year. It seems like summertime year long in L.A. since the sun is almost always out, but there is something special about the feeling when summer actually arrives. There are so many fun things to do in L.A. this season, I will share with you some of the things I plan to do in the months ahead to capture the Summer Spirit. Also, here are some images that inspire me to soak up everything this season has to offer:

quadruple decker VW bus paisleynotplaid

poolside reading paisleynotplaid

slim aarons hammock paisleynotplaid

vintage swim caps paisleynotplaid

backgammon in the pool paisleynotplaid

ice machine summer paisleynotplaid

tanlines onepiece paisleynotplaidpinapple in pool paisleynotplaid

Summer Activities

1. Watch a movie outdoors: Thrillist compiled a list of every outdoor movie playing in the L.A. area. Pack a picnic and go!

2. Yamishiro Farmer’s Market: Every Thursday afternoon in the summer months, there is a beautiful farmer’s market held up in the Hollywood Hills. As I watch the sun set into the not-to-distant ocean, eating a “lasagna cupcake” from the Heirloom Food Truck, I am reminded of why I am happy to call L.A. home.

3. Find a pool: my friends and I treat finding access to a pool like a treasure hunt. We know all of the hotels in town that don’t mind outside guests sitting poolside, but if you don’t want to deal with the hassle, the Annenberg Community Beach House has a gorgeous pool in Santa Monica.

4. Grill It: I am excited to finally try what is considered L.A.’s best barbecue this summer: Bludso’s BBQ.

5. Dress the part: Bathing suit shopping can be daunting, but Unique Vintage has some adorable retro options that show off all of the right curves.

11 Comments on “Summer Solstice

  1. Love the summer shots, sooo chic!! Glad I clicked on your comment on ATLANTIC PACIFIC’s blog and got led back here to yours. Your blog’s pics and layouts are great too, keep it up! Just followed on GFC and bloglovin’ <3 Please check out my recent COLLABORATION WITH CLARKS SHOES ENGLAND! Shot at a cool Shoreditch London graffiti backdrop, please do tell me what you think! #PROVOKED #TheProvokerXClarks

    xx The Provoker
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  2. Oh my gosh, that van! I love the pineapple too. I am more of a fall person, but this post is getting me pretty amped for summer. :)

  3. Hit enter too soon lol…but that lasagna cupcake sounds amazing and definitely going to have to hit up that farmers market. Had no idea it existed. I want to hop into all of these photos and that mini bug is so amazing.

    xx Sarah

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