If you have just bought yourself a fashionable set of trunks or a suave set of briefs, you may be a little dismayed at not being able to show them off just yet, despite the deliciously warm weather in many parts of the world. In some parts of the world — including the UK, Italy, and Spain — plans are already underway to ease lockdown restrictions on beaches. If you are already lazing by the pool and catching the rays, eager to enjoy the best of summer, make the most of your staycation by jotting down the following tips.
Catching the Rays
If you are lucky enough to have a pool or garden, set up your sun loungers and towels and make it a poolside party while working on your tan. If you are already allowed to socialize with friends or you simply want to enjoy a pampering day indoors with loved ones, why not whip up a sexy Italian meal, open a special bottle of wine, and don your cutest swimwear item? You should be able to take a few sexy shots to upload onto Instagram, inspiring others with your upbeat take on home confinement.
Building an Image Board
Many international airports will be opening their doors in July and August and you may have a trip lined up to a beachy destination. If so, build an imageboard featuring your chosen destinations and the outfits you plan to wear in each scenario. If you are heading to a palm-filled resort by the sea, just a few outfit types include pool wear, cocktail, and dinner attire. Make sure to bring something extra blingy. Outdoor beach DJ events will ensure people have a fun time while staying safe; just make sure you stick to prescribed safety distances while dancing or simply enjoying the cool dance beats.
Hosting a Spring Party at Home
If you have just bought a cool linen outfit and your partner has splurged on an ultra-glam cocktail outfit, you don’t have to wait until the months ahead to show off your sartorial flair. Host a party, inviting a small number of guests if this is permitted in your corner of the world. Create a good playlist that guests can dance to; one that conjures up images of salty beaches, pristine white Balinese beds, and refreshing multi-hued cocktails. Create classic summery dishes that everyone loves - including seafood platters, cheese and fruit, and mini burgers. Make sure to mix and serve exotic cocktails while you’re at it - think a Tequila Sunrise, Piña Colada, Margarita, and other ‘vintage’ beverages.
Turning Your Home into a Spa
You might also enjoy adding a spa element to your time at home. You and your loved ones or your partner can design a makeshift spa in the garden, including features such as tiki torches, massage tables, and an outdoor stereo system. Bring out your favorite essential oils and massage products and give each other relaxing body massages. If you are opting for a night spa, fill your garden with romantic candles to add a romantic and intimate ambiance.
If you are one of the millions of people who are home right now, dreaming of a more sociable summer, you can commence your celebrations now. From relaxing garden massages to vacation planning, you can make the most of your time in the company of those you love. Despite the situation, there is plenty to celebrate. As the poet Walt Whitman once said, don’t forget “that you are here—that life exists and identity, That the powerful play, goes on, and you may contribute a verse.”
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