It’s summertime, and the living is easy. At least, that’s what they say anyway!
But what if summer break is no longer a thing for you? Maybe you don’t have any vacations on the horizon, and you’re stuck in a cubicle all day staring at a computer screen. For many of us, it can feel like summer isn’t much different than any other time of the year. But no fear, Vinnie girls. We're here to help!
Just in time for Summer 2019, we’ve pulled together a few great ideas to help you have your BEST summer ever. So grab your besties, your boo, or your whole family, and start putting some dates on the calendar. These 5 easy ideas will help you have a totally cool summer to remember.
1. Make new friends
You know the old saying - make new friends but keep the old! The best memories are marked by the people you spend your time with. So why not make some new friends who have similar interests as you? Try some new workout classes at a local gym. Or choose one of your hobbies like baking, woodworking or website building and find a group in your area full of people who dig the same things. Try out a new church or club in your neighborhood. Have little ones at home? Finding a mommy playgroup through Facebook is a great way to get out of the house. Join a book club, or come to one of our Vinnie Louise in-store events! The options are endless, and your new bestie just might be out there waiting for you.
2. Take a trip
Even if you can't hop on a plane or make the drive to the beach right now, that doesn't mean you can't make some fantastic road trip memories. Load the car with snacks and sunscreen and take a weekend day trip to a nearby city! Go for a hike at a new park, or visit a natural landmark or waterfall. Use Yelp to find a unique restaurant in a nearby town and pretend you're a local. Browse antique and vintage stores and find treasures to commemorate your trip. With a little gas money and a whole lot of imagination, you can make almost anywhere a fun place to be. What are some of your favorite day trip locations?
3. Revamp your closet
Doing a major closet cleanout can always feel a little intimidating at first. But there really is no better way to bring new life to your wardrobe and make getting dressed fun again! Want to make the whole thing a super awesome experience? Invite a friend to come over, and grab your favorite snacks and beverages. Blast some music, find some style inspiration on Pinterest, and purge your closet till you only have pieces you LOVE! Need some new pieces to fill in the gaps? New items from Vinnie can always help. Find today's new arrivals right here.
4. Learn something new
Summer is the perfect time to pick up some new skills and major knowledge, so find and take a class for something you're interested in at your local college or community center! Are you a major introvert? Need to keep things low budget? Then online learning is the perfect option for you. Youtube has literally thousands of free lessons and tutorials on anything you could ever want to learn. We also love websites like Udemy and Skillshare for more of an online course style experience. What's something new that you'd love to learn?
5. Help someone else
Last but certainly not least, one of the best ways to spend your summer is by helping out someone else who is in need! This could literally be anything from helping your friends move, to offering to watch your neighbor's kids so they can go out on a date. Some other great ideas are gathering some friends and volunteering at a local shelter or non-profit in your town. The options are endless, and you just might be surprised at how good it feels to spend your time helping out someone else.