For the first few weeks of Summer I'm perfectly content lazing around with a good book or show, people watching outside with an iced coffee or visiting the shops on Newbury Street. After a few weeks of basically finishing Netflix and going through my Summer reading, doing nothing goes from relaxing or boring.
Aside from meeting with my favorite gentlemen for evening trysts and dinner dates, here are my top 5 activities to have fun in the summer.
1. Get to the water
There is nothing more relaxing than being by the water. Sailing, waterskiing and wakeboarding are my favorite things to do outside. Aside from setting up sails, sailing is the least strenuous activity. You can easily relax with your favorite lady/ladies and a bottle of champagne, while enjoying the views of the water. I have never
2. Try a new sport
I just golfed in the Berkshires for the first time in years. My best friend is working all day, so I joined her mom and husband where we spent all day at the golf course. The idea of starting off with lessons by myself was attractive, but by going with friends who golf weekly I was able to learn from experts and have a great time! Tomorrow when my friend is out of work we'll be checking out a local ropes course for team building activities! Staying physical doesn't mean having to do a boring work out at the gym, and being in nature is grounding and relaxing.
3. See a performance
Boston has the best music performances! Check out upcoming shows this summer. A few artists who stood out to me are Panic! At the Disco, Dark Star Orchestra, Arctic Monkeys and Asap Ferg. The city has some of the best venues, and dancing the night away with your Boston escort date is a great way to let loose and relax. I don't claim to be the best dancer and never will, but being able to be silly around a crowd of strangers is one of the best ways to be yourself!
In the Berkshires, be sure to check out Jacob's Pillow for amazing dance performances.
4. Find hidden gems in your neighborhood
Boston Proper is a great place for popular restaurants and shops, but what about the "local" spots that have less tourists? A few of my favorites are Select Oyster Bar, Bodega (a luxury streetwear store that looks like a bodega from outside - the door to the shop is a vending machine!) and Alan Bilzerian, a high fashion shop with interesting and unique clothes and accessories. I tend to go to the same places over and over, so by exploring new options I get the same thrill I do when traveling to another country - seeing my neighborhood in a different light and avoiding boredom.
5. People watch to reinvent your style
If you take the time to watch the people in Boston, you will find them to be surprisingly fashionable! There is nothing like sitting at a sidewalk cafe in Beacon Hill or Back Bay to get style and outfit ideas, or simply salivate over some of the cool/wild outfits you may not wear yourself! I tend toward more classic outfits and a minimalist style, but lately I have been more daring with my fashion choices. It's 2018 and we only live once, if you envy those who dress a bit flamboyantly but have been too scared to try, now's the chance!