30 Days of Wow

Summer
Essentials

Everything there is to love about the 99 days
from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Everything there is to love about the 99 days from Memorial Day to Labor Day

Forgoing the shower in favor of the pool.

Books that don’t involve brainpower.

Going to a dark,
air-conditioned movie theater in the middle of a 90-degree day.

A constant supply of iced coffee.

Fresh fruit. Bonus points if you picked it yourself.

An outdoor concert.
(It’s OK if it’s a Led Zeppelin cover band playing at the local amusement park.)

Flirty sneakers you can wear with anything.

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Holding on to a porch swing with one hand and a glass of Pinot with the other.

Wet grass stuck to your feet.

Your hometown’s C-grade fireworks display.

Defending your right to wear flip-flops to dinner.

Casting your vote for “Song of the Summer.”

Refusing to eat any dessert that requires utensils.

The first time you fire up the barbecue.

Trying out “beach waves.”

Realizing your hair
was just not made
for “beach waves.”

Being next in line for the Ferris wheel.

Discovering sand in your sheets...and not caring.

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When cocktail hour moves to 2 p.m.

Singing along to “American Girl” with the windows down.

Watermelon, watermelon, watermelon.

Retro board games at your vacation rental. (Trivial Pursuit from 1984? Yes, please.)

Arriving at the family reunion.
Sneaking out of the family reunion.

Seven pairs of sunglasses on rotation.

Trading concealer
for freckles.

Checking out lifeguards who are half your age. (No judgment.)

Bug spray.
(You’re too smart to have red welts all over your body.)

6 p.m. bike rides.

When nobody’s looking, angling the AC to your side of the bed.

Spending far too long picking out a nail polish color.

Going barefoot.

Forgoing the shower in favor of the pool.

Books that don’t involve brainpower.

Going to a dark,
air-conditioned movie theater in the middle of
a 90-degree day.

A constant supply of iced coffee.


Fresh fruit. Bonus points if you picked it yourself.

An outdoor concert.
(It’s OK if it’s a Led Zeppelin cover band playing at the local amusement park.)

Flirty sneakers you can wear with anything.

Wet grass stuck to
your feet.

Your hometown’s C-grade fireworks display.

Defending your right to wear flip-flops to dinner.

Casting your vote for “Song of the Summer.”

Refusing to eat any dessert that requires utensils.

The first time you fire up the barbecue.

Trying out “beach waves.”

Realizing your hair
was just not made
for “beach waves.”

Being next in line for the Ferris wheel.

Discovering sand in your sheets...and not caring.
Singing along to “American Girl” with the windows down.

Watermelon, watermelon, watermelon.

Retro board games at your vacation rental. (Trivial Pursuit from 1984? Yes, please.)

Arriving at the
family reunion.
Sneaking out of the
family reunion.

Seven pairs of sunglasses on rotation.

Trading concealer
for freckles.

Checking out lifeguards who are half your age. (No judgment.)

Bug spray.
(You’re too smart to have red welts all over your body.)


6 p.m. bike rides.

When nobody’s looking, angling the AC to your side of the bed.

Spending far too long picking out a nail polish color.

Going barefoot.

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