The Annual Summer Prep Blog

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By now, you know the drill. School is officially out, and the temperature is rising, which can only mean one thing: The summer season is officially back! It’s easy to get into the same summertime routine every year, but why not do things a little differently? Each year, your tastes change and new things that are useful or enjoyable during this season start trending. From new things to add to your home collection to local summertime events, keep reading our annual summer blog for all of our recommendations.

For the Home

Ceramic Vases

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From daisies to marigolds, so many beautiful flowers come to bloom in the summertime, and you can get them just about anywhere, whether it’s a florist or just your local grocery store. Bright and colorful flowers make for great table centerpieces or just general decor, so we recommend showing them off in one of these ceramic vases.

Belgian Flax Linen Duvet Covers

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With temperatures feeling like they’re in the upper 90s and high humidity levels, homeowners need to take every chance they get to purchase items that will cool you down. Linen is the perfect summer bedding material, being known for its breathability and softness. Grab this fair trade set you see pictured here.

Ben & Jerry’s Glass Ice Cream Bowls

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Ice cream is a staple summer food, even when it’s eaten right out of the tub. It’s also a simple and easy dessert to serve when entertaining on warm days, and the perfect way to serve it is in these Ben & Jerry’s bowls made just for ice cream. Your purchase will do some good, too- In their partnership with West Elm, 50% of proceeds from each bowl will go to the Human Rights Campaign, America’s largest civil rights organization.

Offset Ombre Indoor/Outdoor Rug

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We didn’t forget about outdoor summer decor! This colorful West Elm outdoor rug is the simple solution to brighten up your outdoor space; putting down rugs can highlight and complement features of your home, and can cover up any eyesores that lie on your patio floors.

Around Town

Downtown Delray Beach July 4th All Day Celebration

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Where: Atlantic Avenue & A1A

Gather the family and some friends for an event that truly embodies the summertime. Throughout the whole day, this free event will have vendors selling food and drinks, water activities, music and volleyball tournaments! Click here for more information.

Bohemian Rhapsody Sing-Along Movie

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Where: Mizner Park Amphitheater

When: July 26th

Whether you’re a lover of Queen or great movies, see the critically-acclaimed Bohemian Rhapsody movie for free on the lawn in Boca’s Mizner Park. The best part? It’s the sing-along version, so there’ll be no shame in belting out your favorite songs as you watch.

Where to Go

Universal Orlando Resort

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Besides visiting the beach, heading to a theme park is a summer staple in Florida, and Universal Studios is one of the best ones. You don’t have to be a kid to enjoy it, either! Step into worlds from movies like Jurassic Park and Men in Black that will literally transport you into a fantasy. Why go now? If you’re a Harry Potter fan, a brand new ride just opened up, and if you’re a Florida resident, there’s all kinds of summer deals on their website. Plus, if you stay at an onsite hotel, you’ll get free perks like early park admission or free express passes depending on where you stay!

Road Trip Destination: Charleston, SC

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Weekend getaways and little road trips are great ways to make memories and see local areas with friends and family. If you’re a Florida resident, getting out of the state can be a long journey, so sticking to places that are close by is key. Visit Charleston, South Carolina, for your next road trip destination; it’s an up-and-coming city with amazing history, great food spots and beautiful scenery. Check out Conde Nast’s Charleston travel guide here.

**Wherever you go this summer, don’t forget My Concierge can help with home protection, pet sitting, housekeeping and more services!

What to Make

10 Ingredient Strawberry Shortcakes

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Summer desserts that highlight the wonderful fruit that’s in season are always crowd-pleasers, whether they’re for a crowd or just for you. This easy strawberry shortcake recipe is a great way to use summer strawberries. Get the recipe here.  

Charred Citrus Margaritas

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Utilize the grill AND make a refreshing cocktail with this charred fruit margarita recipe! Everyone loves a good margarita, so you can’t go wrong with this one. Click here for the recipe.

Happy summer!