Spring is here and you know what that means! Summer is right around the corner and I can’t wait to eat ice cream on hot summer days although, still during a pandemic. I know we all may feel very burnt out and itching for an ounce of freedom so, here are things to do, to get in the mood.
I scream, you scream, we all scream for Ice Cream!
What says summer best than enjoying the greatest frozen treat ever, even if you can’t have dairy. An awesome way to get into the summer spirit is enjoying the ice cream around Vancouver. You can visit the famous 100 flavours at the pinkity – pink gelato shop or take it on the hipster side trying the gem of, Earnest Ice cream. My personal favourite that reminds me of summer every time is, taking a drive down to Marble Slab near English Bay, you can get an ice cream and then walk down to the beach to enjoy it.
Work, Work, Work, Work
I know we all want our summer bods ready, but with quarantine it’s been a bit difficult. The sudden motivation to get in shape and then boom ,now you’re on your coach watching Netflix for eight hours. TikTok again has shown me so many new things and videos. Over last march youtuber Chloe Ting was very popular because her workout videos because they make you want to die, trust me. That being said, it is a great way to get your summer bod ready even if we may not be allowed in the streets causing, summer mayhem.
Happy Happy Happy Hour!!
Summer drinks and delicious cocktails are always the answer to anything. Many Vancouver restaurants are offering happy hours daily and staying safe, following Covid protocols. You can visit La Mezclaleria right on Commercial drive or head down to downtown van. They’ve got some amazing Mexican cocktails and tacos that’ll fill your tummy. There are endless happy hours to find in Vancouver so, take a walk in the city and find something new to try.
Jamming and Rockin’
Nothing screams summer fun like listening to your best tunes to get in the mood. If you’re ever feeling down the best way to get your mood up, in my opinion; is rocking out to some Paramore. There is lots of summer jams out there that you can enjoy, if you don’t know what to listen, check out Spotify’s playlists because they are always on point. My album of the year last year was definitely, After Hours. The album is full of hits without a single skip, all of the songs will make you wanna move.
Get in loser we’re going shopping!
This is always fun if you have the extra money to spend and if don’t, window shopping helps just as much. Looking for some fun summer clothes, full of vivid colours, is my personal therapy. Shopping for those perfect pair of denim jean shorts will either piss you off or get you even more excited for Vancouver’s, dirty beaches. Thrifting seems to be the hype right now, it is the best way to find the most unique pieces while still, savin’ a buck of yer moneyt. Vancouver is full of little vintage shops that are waiting for your credit card.
Sit back, Relax and disconnect
You’ve heard it a hundred times already but, get your meditation on. If you want to be able to have a great summer and enjoy the sunshine and screaming kids around you; ya got to feel positive all around. I like to always listen to my favourite album before bed and forget I exist and do some quick “yoga poses”. Stretching and taking time to take of your body in so important for you and your well-being. It is hard to know where to start and get on your Zen track but, YouTube is always the best tool, to turn to. There are lots of tutorials to search from or playlists on Spotify to listen to. So, make sure you relax before summer hits, just so you’re ready.
Forget all the other crap I listed if you’re going to chill, this is the perfect way. When you get to your 20s during a pandemic, we are all now having our existential crisis, for sure. The sad thing we forget about ia, enjoying life and things we used to love before. The best way to enjoy and feel like you’re a kid again is sitting down and watching marathon. My personal suggestions were to watch all of the JAW movies, you will feel the summer fear right away.
Take a trip down the rabbit hole
We all loved the trippy tale of a girl, basically off of a bad acid trip, I mean come on, it was drugs. Forget the boring brunch, patio lunches and cocktail happy hours, what you need is a sip of tea. Neverland tea in Kitsilano is one of the best places for high tea experience in Vancouver. They’ve extended their mad hatter tea experience a little longer and it looks, dare I say mad? Worth checking out, as it is really a unique experience right here in Vancouver.
I know this is a spring tradition, but cherry blossoms can cheer anybody up. Neighborhoods all around Vancouver are starting to get filled, with the cute pink little flowers. This isn’t exactly a “summer tradition”, but it is a way to tell us, what is coming next. Instagram is flooding with pictures being taken, you don’t want to be late to this party. My two go to places to see the flowers is up, at West 22nd avenue and Burrard Station. So, go on and snap a pic! Maybe you’ll make it on a Daily hive Instagram page while you’re at it too.