Holding on to summer

The sun is starting to set just a little earlier, we’re grabbing cardigans when we head out at night, summer dresses and sandals are on clearance… It’s that time of year again – the end of summer.  Although the Fall is my all time favourite season, I always miss the long summer nights and the ability to stay outside at all hours.  This past weekend we made the most of a beautiful day and threw a backyard birthday bash complete with a croquet themed cake, sparklers, bocce ball, bbq, and jugs of Pimm’s Cup.  Here are a few of the party shots and some other awesome summer things I’m holding onto as long as I can:

1) Playing bocce ball in approximately 100 square feet of backyard (around a picnic table, two muskoka chairs, a fire pit and our poor gardens).

2) Lucky buddha beer – a recent LCBO discovery – the most amazing beer bottles ever filled with a surprisingly crisp, easy-drinking summer lager (I’m pushing to make the buddha bottles the new garden gnome)

3) Bikes.  I have to admit, I’m a pretty fairweather biker.  My bike will be parked at the first signs of frost not to see the light of day again until the Spring.  While you can still ride with the warm summer breeze in your hair, head to Church street for brunch at Smith on Saturday and save 10% when you arrive via bicycle!

4) Flowers/colour.  Although it’s tough to beat the colours the emerge around October as the leaves start to turn, they’re no match for the bright greens, pinks and yellows of summer.  Enjoy them while you still can!

How are you making summer last?