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It’s June and that means summer is around the corner. I can’t wait! Although the humidity and I don’t get a long so much, I still love everything that summer is about. Today, I’m sharing with you some of the things I am looking forward to this summer.

* Cues Summertime by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince *

Pedicures and Sandals

Most people wear their feet out in the summer and if you do a pedicure is a must. Doesn’t matter if you are male or female… if your toes are going to show, make sure they are presentable. But I love pedicures and sandals because I get to dress up my feet with bright nail polish and cute footwear.

Weekend Getaways

Summer is the time to get away and let your hair down. Run to the beach for the weekend or go explore another city. I travel the most during the summer because the weather is nice and you can pack light. A few of my suggestions for weekend getaways include Atlantic City (see below), Philly, New York City or one of the beaches in North Carolina.

Some friends and I recently went to Atlantic City, New Jersey. It was great times on the boardwalk, in the casinos and exploring the outlets. In the summer, Atlantic City has a few outdoor bars on the beach. They usually feature live bands or a DJ and summer drinks. They are a must when you go!


I really enjoy seeing seersucker during the summer. It looks cool and comfortable. And if you can rock it well, that’s an added plus. Questions about how to wear seersucker?? Dyanna can help. Tweet us questions at @highlifesuite.

I fell in love with seersucker long before I knew what it was. I randomly asked Dyanna (my fashion guru) one day and found out what the material was called. The day I fell in love with seersucker was when I saw this dress on Southern Weddings Magazine‘s blog. Isn’t it gorgeous?!?!?

from Southern Weddings Magazine

from Southern Weddings Magazine

Anywho, I’m looking forward to seeing seersucker this summer. Here are some seersucker looks I like.


I absolutely love eating crabs!! Perhaps it’s a local thing, but they’re great. And please don’t forget the Old Bay. It’s just not the same without it.

Yes, I’m a crab lover… and all crabs at that. I am so looking forward to a soft shell crabs this summer. What’s the different you ask? Soft shell crabs have a soft shell that you can eat when cooked. You can’t do that with regular crabs. Looking to try soft shell for the first time? Try a soft shell crab po’ boy. They are amazing when made right and I’m sure you’ll love them as much as I do.


There are some desserts that are best served in the summer. My favorites include peach cobbler and strawberry shortcake. Yes, peach cobbler is summer-ish dessert because peaches are summer fruits. I’m not knocking those who make peach cobbler with can peaches. But when you use fresh peaches, it’s a whole nother experience.

My love for strawberry shortcake comes from my Nana (my grandmother). She always makes them in the summer and I love them. And I’m not taking about the spongy like shortcake, I’m referring to the biscuit kind. Get some Bisquick mix, cool whip (or greek yogurt, if you want a healthy substitute) and fresh strawberries, and you are good to go!

Summer Beverages

from Etsy

There are some drinks that are perfect for summer. Some include mojitos, margaritas and sangrias… just my own personal preference. These drinks are cool and refreshing and a great way to beat the summer heat.

from Pinterest

When I think of summer, I think of white wine sangria. From experience, all white wine sangrias are not the same. I believe it’s all about your own personal preference. You have to make the sangria to your taste and liking. Here is a recipe derived from O Magazine. It’s a perfect start to a good white wine sangria.

  • 1 pint strawberries, sliced or cut in halves
  • 2 oranges, sliced into rings
  • 2 lemons, sliced into rings
  • 3 peaches, pitted and cut into cubes
  • 3 bottles white wine (dry to semidry), such as Pinot Grigio or Chardonnay
  • 1 liter sparkling water (or ginger ale, if you want it sweeter)
  • Ice
Place all fruit in a large pitcher or bowl, add wine and allow to sit at room temperature 4 to 24 hours. When ready to serve, add sparkling water or ginger ale and ice. Serve.

Looking for some additional white wine sangria recipes, try one of these:

As you can see, there are a lot of things I am looking forward to this summer. What about you? What are you looking forward to?

– G