My Absolute Summer Essentials

Finally, finally, finally summer is here! It snuck up like a big wave that only looks like a small crest, but it is warm and wonderful outside. Today’s post is part of the monthly linkup series hosted by the wonderful Victoria and Meg of the B Bar. Their word of the month this month is Essential, and true to form, this months question follows the theme. As usual please share some love with the ladies linked below!

What are your summer essentials?

My summer essentials are pretty easy – Rosé, Oysters, Water, Sunscreen, Good Books, and Friends. Seriously, is it any better than that? No.

Rose et Pane

Rosé – Arguably my absolute favorite drink, I go through rosé like water in the summer. Nothing is more refreshing for your mouth or your mind, than a good bottle of rosé outside with friends on a warm summer evening. Seriously. Some of my favorite bottles are the Ameztoi Rubentis, the La Commanderie de Peyrassol, and pretty much anything dry and refreshing.
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Oysters – Oysters are great year round, but there is something special to be said about sitting outside in the summer and enjoying them near where they were harvested. In Rhode Island, the Matunuck Oyster Bar is that place where you can sit so close, likely feet, from where your oysters were harvested. So delicious, and oysters just plain taste like summer.

The good life

A photo posted by Ellie – The Not Quite Adult (@ecutler) on


Water – While I love ice cold water, what is really essential to my summer is ocean or lake water. I love nothing more than floating on a boat in the lake, or putting my feet in the sand under the lapping waves. Something is so calming to me about being on or near the water and it would certainly not be summer without the water. Also, is there anything more wonderful then falling asleep to the crashing waves? NOPE.

Sunscreen – I have said it before, and I will say it again, I need to be better about wearing sunscreen. I can get tan by just sitting outside, but that means I am not being vigilant enough with sunscreen. This summer I am trying Suntegrity Mineral Sunscreen and so far I have been really happy.

Good books – I am going to devour a ton of books this week at the beach. I haven’t had any time to read yet this summer, but I usually use my week at the beach to power through a bunch of books I have stored up. This summer I really want to read The Luckiest Girl Alive, The Royal We, The Knockoff, and China Rich Girlfriend (I loved Crazy Rich Asians).

Friends – Right now, I want nothing more than to spend time with my friends and enjoy the summer. I have been at work pretty much non-stop since the beginning of June, and while I love my friends at work, I want to be home, relaxing, and spending time with my friends in Madison. I know I will not always be lucky enough to spend time with them, and I want to savor all of the time I have now.

So those are the essentials to my summer, what are your essentials?!

Happy summer!!

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  9. Justine says:

    Our lists are pretty similar.. I love it! I am craving for a good amount of oysters right now. And because of this post I’m gonna go get myself some of it!

    June 18, 2015 | Reply
  10. Thanks for those book suggestions. The Royal We has been getting quite a bit of attention. Seems like it’ll be a perfect beach read.

    June 18, 2015 | Reply
  11. Ellen says:

    Do you have a good rec for sunscreen that you can wear to outdoor events? I can’t find one that’s dry enough to wear with regular clothes….

    June 18, 2015 | Reply
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  15. Caitlin says:

    Good books & friends, YES! xx

    June 18, 2015 | Reply
  16. Well now I want to go eat oysters by the water! Why can’t I be on vacation right now?

    June 18, 2015 | Reply
  17. Erica says:

    I recently read The Royal We and The Knockout. I’d highly recommend both for reading while on vacation. Fun and breezy, exactly the way a summer read should be! And yay for midwestern summers (I live in Arizona now but grew up in Minneapolis)!!

    June 18, 2015 | Reply
  18. Rosé – AMEN! It made my list too. I’ll have to check out your favorites, I never know what to pick up from the store. But then again, I don’t think I’ve met a terrible rosé, yet! Haha!

    Kira

    June 18, 2015 | Reply
  19. Susie says:

    I love the Rhode Island suggestion! I’m going this summer for a weekend trip and really have no idea where to go,. We’re staying in Narragansett and I google mapped it and it’s only a 13 minute drive from your Oyster Bar!

    xx,
    Susie

    http://www.SequinsandStrawberries.com

    June 18, 2015 | Reply
  20. I just went to Eataly for the first time! Your first picture is making me want to go back 🙂

    June 18, 2015 | Reply
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  24. Joyce says:

    I am on such a rosé kick as well 🙂 glad I’m not the only one! Thank goodness summer is here! Loved this post – pretty pics, Ellie!

    June 18, 2015 | Reply
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