Summer Fun Ideas for the Last Sweet Weeks

While we’re off for this last sweet week of summer, we thought we’d leave you with a round-up of some of our best ideas for your own summer ramblings, even if those ramblings are just in your head.

For years this gang at the Seattle tubing party has been our role models of the perfect way to party and relax. Though we’d be happy to just float around.  (You can buy auto inner tubes here)

vintage summertime photos

Burt Glynn/MAGNUM

While you’re in the water, make some music

african water music: river as percussion instrument

Build structures and sculptures out of sand

geometric sandcastles by calvin seibert

photo: calvin seibert

…or tattoo the beach itself with ephemeral images like Jim Denevan

sand-drawing-spiral

Balancing rocks is really relaxing

gravityglue.com

gravityglue.com

As is making some bubble art with a giant bubble rig (have one delivered)

Bubble man's bubble

or stage a balloon invasion

Photographer Charles Pétillon

Photographer Charles Pétillon

…or just DAYDREAM what you want to do...

Maira Kalman "Once again I walk across the country...In my head"

maira kalman/new york times

Have a fab, out of control endless night outdoor dinner party

Manny Howard

Manny Howard

Maybe grill a paella, fish, vegetables or a slab of lamb on a rigged grill 

grill stand charcoal

…and serve a fruit tart for dessert

Ellen Silverman

Ellen Silverman

maybe emboss the crust with shells 

Catherine Gratwicke

Catherine Gratwicke

Why not sleep outdoors SOMEWHERE, even the roof or backyard can be magic

thomasjs.com/bivouac

thomasjs.com/bivouac

or at least rig a magic space…

 Mikkel Vang/Livet Hemma

Mikkel Vang/Livet Hemma

Read some books…here are our favorites

Sally Schneider

Sally Schneider

Bottom line: spend a lot of time hanging out!!!!

Maira Kalman

Maira Kalman

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Tubing party images from LIFE magazine’s “LIFE Goest to a Party” section of the magazine by MAGNUM founder Burt Glynn.

One Response to Summer Fun Ideas for the Last Sweet Weeks

  1. Susan 08.31.2015 at 1:43pm #

    What summer beauty ideas and I want to do them all!. ALL. Here on the left coast south we are nowhere near the last week of summer. This year I am especially jealous of the east coast’s lean into the last week of summer before Labor Day-from here it all seems so timeless and predictable. It will be hot and summer-like here until at least mid October and August has already beat us up! We’re down for the all night dinner party, sleeping anywhere but indoor and more time in the water. Enjoy your last week of summer.

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