Summer is finally here and I’m so happy to kick off this sunny season. This summer I’m focusing on leaving my office earlier, shutting down the emails, and enjoying the backyard and the beach as much as possible.
For those who have visited San Francisco you may recall our fickle summers….sometimes it’s a beautiful sunny day, and sometimes the fog rolls in an tries to blanket your sunny summer plans. One of the most famous San Francisco quotes (often misquoted to be by Mark Twain) is “The coldest winter I ever spent was a summer in San Francisco”. But this summer we are kicking off the sunshine we do get and enjoying it barefoot and cocktail in hand.
Matt, the pups and I have been so excited for more summer afternoons outdoors and recently took a trip to Chrissy Field for an afternoon of Lillet Spritz cocktails, games of fetch, and summer memories. The Lillet Spritz cocktail is a favorite for the summer months and so easy to make, just add all of the ingredients to a glass of ice:
- 2 parts Lillet wine, here we used Rose
- 4 parts tonic water
- Cucumber slices, for garnish
- Mint leaves, for garnish
- Strawberry, for garnish
It’s such a light and refreshing cocktail for a warm day, I love mixing it up too and swapping seltzer water for the tonic and muddling the strawberries, mint, and cucumber for some extra fruity flavors! Matt has been on Lillet Spritz making duty on Friday afternoons this June–it’s becoming our summer of spritz tradition!
Summer afternoons also means being comfortable and relaxed–I live in maxi dresses in the summer. I love the beautiful and flowy movement of this Malia Mills maxi dress in the San Francisco Bay breeze–it looks like magic. And peeking out from under my dress, my Malia Mills burnt orange swimsuit is the most beautiful and perfect fitting suit, perfect for the pool or when the San Francisco fog stays at bay (I love how Malia Mills does dress sizing on their swimwear for the perfect fit).
Cheers to summer and enjoying afternoons with those who mean the most. Grab your glass and your swimsuit and make the most of this beautiful summer!
In partnership with Lillet and Malia Mills
Videography by Melissa De Mata, editing by me