Holiday Weekend Play

Have regular hours for work and play; make each day both useful and pleasant, and prove that you understand the worth of time by employing it well. Then youth will bring few regrets, and life will become a beautiful success.—Louisa May Alcott

After an intense few days of migraines and that heavy, lead-like feeling, there’s a lightness in the air today. The sun is shining, wind is blowing, and city is getting quieter as many head to the beach and beyond.

Other than seeing the ballet Giselle and attending a birthday brunch, my weekend is wide open and I’m looking forward to the sense of spaciousness an open schedule allows.

In case you, too, have extra time this weekend or are looking for summer play ideas, here’s an assortment to whet your palate:

Lie in the grass
Ride a carousel
Visit a shelter and walk dogs
Drink wine outside
Swim naked
Grill peaches
Stargaze
Watch lighting bugs
Camp
Visit an animal sanctuary
Get a pink mani/pedi
Roast vegan marshmallows around a campfire
Run barefoot on the beach
Watch a movie outdoors
Visit a farmers’ market
Roast corn
Stroll along a beach boardwalk
Do yoga on a rooftop
Plant a garden
Host an outdoor gathering
Run a 5k
Pack a picnic
Make a vegan banana split
Wear a sun hat
Add an umbrella to your drink
Bike through a local park
Play tourist in your town
Look for adult summer camp options
Read a book cover to cover
Enjoy a sidewalk cafe

Wishing you a beautiful weekend filled with many hours dedicated to play. These are the moments that nurture our soul and make days both “useful and pleasant,” as Louisa encourages us. Go ahead, jump on that carousel or in that pool. Bisous. x

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