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How To: Enjoy Summer Like The Romantics

With summer dwindling down, why not enjoy your last remaining hours of freedom like the Romantics. Looking back at the great romantic painters of the 18th century, from Renoir to Monet, it’s easy to find a little inspiration to keep you preoccupied for these last few weeks.  Here are a few activities you may enjoy:

Le Moulin de la Galette, Renoir

Throw a fancy party: Invite a few friends or your whole contact list to an end of summer bash. Make it casual and relaxed or dressed up with a theme; celebrate however you want to – what’s important is that you cheers to an incredible end to an unforgettable summer.

Luncheon of the Boating Party, Renoir

Have a picnic: Find a lush green field at your local park or an open area perfect for people watching, and enjoy a lovely picnic with a few close friends. It’s the perfect way to relax and enjoy the few days left of warm, sunny afternoons.

Young Woman Reading a Book, Renoir

Read a book: If you’re going through Harry Potter withdrawal or craving something to do other than scan the Internet for hours out of boredom, try reading a book. If you’re anything like myself, you’ve probably had little to no time to read books for pleasure in let’s just say a long time. So, since mandatory textbook readings are still a few weeks away, enjoy a book that you’ve always wanted to read. For a few books ideas, check out this article written by another Belle!


Girl Playing Guitar, Renoir

Learn a new skill: In an effort to do something other than stalk Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr, try to keep occupied by learning a new skill. Ever wanted to take up drawing or painting, learn how to sew a hem on a skirt, bake your grandmother’s best cake? What’s holding you back? Why not spend these last few weeks learning something you want to that can’t necessarily be taught in a class? It doesn’t matter whether you’ve mastered the skill by the end of the summer, as long as you got to try something new.


Dance in the Country, Renoir

Go with the flow: Don’t try to plan out every waking moment of these last few weeks of summer. Just try to enjoy every moment for whatever it may be, because once school starts again things are sure to change. So for now, just go with the flow and don’t take one second for granted.

So, here’s to an enjoyable rest of summer!


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This entry was posted on August 7, 2011 by in Happy Belle, How-to, Savvy Belle and tagged , , , , .
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