Here we are mid-July and summer is in full swing!! It’s been more than a little hot and humid in the DC area over the past week! I don’t know about you, but my thermostat and electric bill have been battling it out for the past few weeks to see who can climb the highest! Now seems like the PERFECT time to beat this summer heat by taking a trip to the BEACH!! Near or far we love them all! There are just so many things you can do at the beach! Everyone here LOVES waking up early and watching the sunrise on the beach! Early morning is one of the BEST times to get amazing sea shells too!! Perhaps you’re not a morning person, well that’s ok! Building sandcastles and playing in the water during the day are a sure-fire way to catch up on that tan you’re always working on! Make sure you wear your SPF; sun damage and skin cancer is no joke guys! Maybe you just like to kick back and relax! The best part about the
beach is the boardwalk (and let’s be honest boardwalk fries!!).
Were you aware that the best regions for dolphin sightings in the summer are from Southern Virginia all the way down to Florida?! Lots of different beaches offer boat tours and excursions that take you out into the water for a closer look! If you’re adventurous there are also places that will take you parasailing or scuba diving! I know Ocean City has a TON of things to offer if you’re feeling adventurous!
Remember guys, whether you’re relaxing on the beach, being daring and diving with sharks, or just walking around on the board walk, the beach is an amazing place to kick back and relax! In case you were interested we included some of the top things to do in Ocean City this summer!!
It’s that time of year again! Fireworks, parades, picnics and backyard barbecues! Our nations day of independence is upon us! Independence Day is this Tuesday, but there will be festivities all weekend!! Remember, a floral arrangement is the one of the best ways to decorate for this holiday weekend! Let MyFlorist help you out with all of your holiday centerpiece needs this year!
And as always, remember be safe and smart!!
If you’re looking for ideas on how to celebrate in the district this year, here’s an awesome link!!
Wedding season is upon us, which means if you know anyone who has gotten married in May, June or July, it’s anniversary season as well!! Flowers are the perfect way to show how much you care for your special someone or a friend who just had an anniversary! Here at MyFlorist we can create the PERFECT arrangement to say “I Love You” or “Happy Anniversary, My Friend!”! Our arrangements will really wow whoever you’re trying to send to and are an amazing way to say you’re thinking of them.
After you send your leading lady a drop dead gorgeous flower arrangement you have to follow it up with an amazing meal! In case you’re at a loss where to take her for your special day, here is a list of the top 100 restaurants in the DC area for 2017 according to The Washingtonian!!
100 Very Best Restaurants 2017
With Father’s Day quickly approaching, here are some tips on small ways you can show dad you care! If your dad is anything like mine, he is not a talker. For the past few years I’ve asked my dad to tell me about his childhood or some of his favorite stories from his life. He doesn’t know it yet, but I’ve recorded every story time and I’ll be giving it to him in the next few years. Another way to show him that you care is to let him know you still need him! Since my dad is a contractor I am always asking him to help me fix something. Not necessarily have him fix it for me, just help so we can spend some quality time together! If you dad is the athletic type, take him out to a game! Or even better, challenge him to one! Parks are always free and there are tons of fields in the area! If you’re lucky you can make a day out of it and use the grills some of the parks have as well!! They say the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach! Another great way to show him you care is making his favorite meal! When I was little I would spend time with my grandmother and she showed me how to make my father’s favorite meal. It took me about 4 years ( I was only 8 when she started teaching me!), but I finally mastered it and now it’s a tradition that he gets it made for him on his birthday and Father’s Day! Just remember, take the time and let him know that you care!!
And in case you aren’t a fan of the things above, below is a link of some cool things to do in the DC Metro area for Father’s Day!!
There are many ways one can take some time to unwind and recharge. Some people meditate, unless you’re like me and can’t sit still long enough for “it to work”, some people vacation, which can be stressful enough just getting ready and planning for a trip, and some people nap. Did you ever stop and think about how flowers can help you with this?
Some people find drinking tea as very calming and soothing, but did you know that Chamomile tea is one of the top choices for calming the nerves? It has been used for thousands of years going back to Ancient Egypt to calm nerves and help with anxiety and stomach ailments, which is where some people find anxiety affects them the most. Lavender has also been used for thousands of years to help with relaxing and calming people. I know when I’ve had a hard day I enjoy a nice bath with a couple drops of Lavender in and let the calmness take me over!
There have also been numerous studies where flowers have made an impact on depressed and stressed out patients in the hospital. Flowers are said to immediately brighten up the day of the recipient and give them energy all day! So, remember whether you get them for yourself or get them for someone else, take time and smell the roses