“Hair gets lighter, skin gets darker. Water gets warmer, drink get’s colder. Music gets louder, night gets longer. Life gets better, it’s all about summer!”
It is super hot. I feel so more, especially because I am back from a short trip to my home town, Kolkata-The City Of Joy, where the climate is equable. Thanks to the Bay Of Bengal. Delhi heat is more like an invisible oven.
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
—F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
I am excited about Summers. OKAY! You must be wondering, what is so great about the sweaty pants? Well let me tell ya fella, SUMMER is FUN. Vacay time begins. Hitting the beach OR the pool everyday, is so so going to happen! The best shopping fests happens during this time of the year. Working out religiously for the “O So Bikini” and the flary minis and the shorts and the florals and the strappy ones is going to happen ! 😉 No more obsession with aloo, gobhi, matter, paneer, blah blah blah parathas! Where there is a trail of all this, Summer ought to be #Fun
“It was June, and the world smelled of roses. The sunshine was like powdered gold over the grassy hillside.”
―Maud Hart Lovelace, Betsy-Tacy and Tib
Awesome Things About Summers
1. The king of all the fruits. The juicy, stone fruit I mean, Mangoes it is. Mangoes taste so good, that people forget it’s healthy too. It alkalizes our body, clears our skin, improves eye health, lowers cholesterol, prevents many kind of cancers, and it’s YUMMY. Peaches, berries, melons? Summer is a season for sweet and savoury salads and thankfully variety is everywhere.
2. Drinks with umbrellas : The feel of instant vacation is evident when an exotic mini umbrella sheds your ice-cold mock tail/cocktails. Add a maraschino cherry or a slice of pineapple and you are practically in the tropics.
3.Beaches, Lakes and other water bodies : Submerging your body entirely in water to the point of weightlessness, feels therapeutic. Hit the beach, swim into the nearest channel, or just dive into your pool. The objective is met, to beat the heat!
4.Cottons, linens and Khadis : These are breathable fabrics and a must wears in summers. Pulling out your cotton tees, linen dresses and madras shorts which will give you instant relief.
5.Ice-cream : I am sure you can gulp buckets of gelato’s during any month of the year. But summers get even better with these exotic sorbet, frozen yoghurts, ice milk, sherbet… and the list continues for all the good reason! But how about adding a healthier twist to it? Add just a scoop of your favourite flavour in a bowl full of berries. You are going to THANK ME!
6.Travel : Schools are having month long summer break, and how long will you engage your kids with those summer camps which are especially designed to keep them busy, and that’s all about it. I never saw my girl learning anything than just few sketches, handicrafts, paintings, vase making.. and our kids never do anything of these stuff. So, what’s the learning here??
Plan a short trip near by, if not a fulfilled vacation. And if you are planning to staycation, you better have a list of TO-DO’s ready! Whether it’s hiking in the hills, camping in the forest, a road trip, so loads of night stays, this is the best time of the year.
- 7.Meet ups : Unplug and go meet your real life friends. Just plan a nice noon brunch with the people you enjoy being with. Or, may be just a sip-on your favourite cocktail with your very favourite people, after a hard day. You are going to enjoy it thoroughly!
So, since the weather is warm, pools are open and fruity drinks are flying. Make this summer fun, exciting and different. Visit the Mezze and Cocktail festivals in your city. Appreciate the art of Mixology and get drunk.