All my life I’ve been obsessed with routines, rituals and those little things that make the seasons special. It can be something as simple as hot toddies and The Bachelor or as elaborate as Laura’s insanely authentic 1960s cocktail party every year. I live for these things.
Lately I’ve been working to create a stronger sense of “normal” here in Nashville. That means finding a whole new list of fun things… special places for each season. With our busy careers, it’s something I have to really focus on, a hobby if you will!
Lately we’ve been trying a new restaurant each weekend, eating some meals in our sunroom (when it’s not crazy hot – haha!), buying our first concert tickets in, like, ten years (fun fact – we only go to our friends’ concerts because we are LAZY and we are trying to change this). I am a HUGE fan of autumn, the holidays and spring (and during winter we travel, so I guess that’s OK too), but summer…? I need to vibe more with summer. What are your favorite summertime things to do?
Take it away, sister!
Probably not surprising, some of my favorite seasonal rituals have to do with treats. And summer is the best time for ice cream! I’m always sure to stop by Elle’s at least a few times during the summer. They catered the ice cream at our wedding and I think they have the most interesting flavors in town, but they also have amazing lavender iced coffee. So sometimes I get that. I also love Pineapple Whip and Andy’s Frozen custard, which are Springfield favorites for sure.
Humidity makes everyone’s hair look amazing. I just love it. 🙂
What about you? What seasonal routines are you enjoying right now??? xx. Emma + Elsie
Credits // Author: Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman. Photography: Janae Hardy and Amber Ulmer.