Whether it’s a month-long voyage to an exotic locale or simply a sunset drive to a new neighborhood in town, the trips you take this summer will become memorable milestones that’ll set the bar for every summer hereafter. Not to mention, make for some enviable Insta snaps. The key to keeping summer memories alive long after your tan fades? Documenting your adventures. A few suggestions:
Make a memory box dedicated to every place you visit. Keep ticket stubs from trains or movies, jot down memorable dishes, save the map your tour guide gave you, and keep them all in a hand-painted box. Throw in a few slips of paper with your favorite memories, and a few Polaroids of your Drinas crossing various state lines. Display your memory box on your coffee table and let the reminiscing begin. For inspiration on creating your own, start here.
Collect samples of sand, shells or soil wherever you go. Display them around your house or garden in separate mason jars, or layer them in large glass apothecary jars to create a unique cross-section of all your travels.
Stitch your road trip route onto a map. Create one continuous line, or color in each state, city or country you visited. Frame the map and hang it somewhere in your home to get a hint of that unmistakable summer feeling, no matter the season.
Let your adventures live on. Tag your experiences (or your wanderlust plans) with #SummerResolutions on Twitter, Instagram or Facebook to make this a summer to celebrate. Need a little “Pinspiration?” Check out our Explore Pinterest Board. It’s filled with great ideas, if we do say so ourselves.
Like clockwork, every January we whip out our notebooks and list-making apps to create a set of resolutions – be it that new spin class, losing the holiday fifteen, or any other daunting task we feel obligated to cross off in the coming year. But how would our list change if we started making resolutions in summer?
Ahh summer. That first hint of warmth triggers so much excitement that we shove our winter coats in the dark corners of our closets, dig out our much-anticipated sandals, and proclaim ourselves ready for summer. If you ask us, it’s the perfect time to make a few summer resolutions.
We’ve come up with our top five resolutions that you can embrace as your own and each week we’ll be sharing inspiration on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Twitter. We have a sneaking suspicion these resolutions are ones you’re going to actually enjoy seeing through. No spin class. We promise.
Ready to commit to something new this summer? Tag your tweets, Instagrams, Pins and videos #SummerResolutions to let us know which one you’ll be tackling.
Here’s to kicking off summer right.
As spring comes to close and Memorial Day propels us into summer, we invited uber-stylish Kim Pesch of eat.sleep.wear. to join our Creative Council. First up: Kim walked us through her love of a neutral color palette and its impact on both her wardrobe basics and her interior design scheme. Check back to see the rest of Kim’s projects and follow along with her Pinterest board.
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Last year we embarked on a pretty incredible journey, sailing catamarans out to Santa Barbara’s Channel Islands with Wilderness Collective. It was our first introduction to the brilliant and incredibly talented Chris Ozer – who snapped some breathtaking shots during our stay on the island. We asked Chris to join our Creative Council this spring, and for his first project – he gave us a peek into how he celebrates Mother’s Day with his wife and adorable little kiddos.
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