The First Day After the Last Day of School

Memorial Day has passed and the pool is open, but I’ve always felt like summer doesn’t really arrive until the day after the last day of school. Even as an adult, I’ve found that having kids in school keeps this childhood rule of mine as true as ever. While many people mark the new year on January 1 and others love the crispness of the first day of school in the fall, the day after the last day of school feels like a new year to me.  The beginning of a new routine (or lack thereof) filled with days at the pool, ice cream, dinner on the patio, and late sunsets by the ocean provide me with a freshness that only summer can bring.

So, on the first day after the last day of school, I am taking the advice of a very good friend and jumping into something new with my first post on this blog. I have studied and stewed over creating a blog all winter long but it took a pep talk by an honest friend and the feeling that there was no better time than MY new year, to just go ahead and take the leap to launch.

In honor of the first day after the last day of school and new beginnings, I pulled together a few old favorites that always feel fresh and new for summer–pink peonies from the garden, my favorite summer purse and the best summer lip gloss  ever (Nars lip gloss in Orgasm–I swear it looks great on everybody). All I need now is a glass of wine and that sunset I mentioned earlier and summer has officially arrived. Cheers!

14 thoughts on “The First Day After the Last Day of School

    • Thanks for your comment, Liz. The design is not my end all be all and I’m still not loving my tag line but I was happy to finally DO something. I can’t wait to start writing about Nantucket so stay posted!

  1. Good for you! I love the name and I enjoyed reading the first post…can’t wait to see what’s to come! Congrats on this new venture!

  2. I would like to take credit for your love of summer time. I remember all those first days at the pool after school was out. Was and still remains my favorite time of the year.

  3. Congratulations on your new endeavor. I tend to agree with you on the start of new beginnings. I was just talking with my au pair about our summer plans for the children and how they ramp up to fall, as a new beginning to take their lives to a new high. I too look forward to your Nantucket adventures 🙂

    • Hi Liz,
      Thanks for reading and for your comments. I’m excited that you are back in town and look forward to our new beginning at preschool together with our boys. Hope to see you soon!

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