Don't get me wrong the summer has been amazing so far...
but my September is going to be epic.
Take diagram number 1 for example :
Relaxation to the max!
My partner Nates house has been taken over by a television production crew,
so he has been graciously kicked out
and put up in a 4 star hotel in the fancy downtown core for a week.
So obviously I have taken advantage of this situation,
grabbed hold of his coat tails,
and rode this train as far as I can :)
Nate and his 6 other roommates also got compensated with $1100 each,
so they have really been living it up in the lap of luxury.
I have followed suite, and spoiled myself with some LUSH bath goodies and face masks,
took the bathroom hostage, and claimed the gold embroidered bath robe as my own.
Over the last few weeks I have been feeling particularly stressed out,
as I haven't had a chance to sleep in,
let alone actual time to relax because I always feel like I have to be doing "something"
with my down time.
The last few days in the hotel have been quite the contrary...
-Sleeping in (which to me is just sleeping past 9:30)
-Daily luxury baths
-Trying to finish my book club book in bed, and taking napping breaks
-Spoiling myself with chai's from nearby cafe's
Its been divine!
Other than hotel living September brings...
-Last nights epic Franklin Fest concert :
Which Nathan graciously hosted in his backyard,
featuring 5 of Vancouver's established and up and coming bands,
plus one amazing slam poet,
and included an epic dance party in the back lit yard.
He plans these events for months on end, and works out every detail of their execution,
and it really shows on game day, when everything goes off without a hitch,
and it is talked about for months to come.
I'm proud of you babe.
-This week starts the much anticipated Fringe Festival in Vancouver,
and as I am volunteering for it once again,
I am looking forward to wholly emersing myself into all its playful glory,
and hitting every show I can fit into my schedule.
I've gone to the training and taken a sharpie to its eccentric program guide,
and now I am ready for the fun to begin.
-September 13th marks a wonderful occasion in my life,
as I will be checking off one of my larger bucket list contenders :
I will be setting sail on a sunrise HOT AIR BALLOON RIDE!
As many of you might know, earlier this year I got a tattoo of a hot air balloon
on my upper right arm, with the hope that I could commemorate it this year
with an actual ride in one of these beauties.
Dorky as it may sound, this is going to be one of the highlights of my year,
right up there with my Naked Bungee Jumping, and vast UK trip,
and I have even stumbled upon the perfect hot air balloon dress for the occasion,
at a "fill-a-bag-for-$5-back-alley-thrift-store-sale"... what a crazy find!
I will be sure to share photos with you after the event!
-And last but certainly not least...
I am going to be heading to the high seas of the Mediterranean
for a two week cruise on Sept 23rd!
My family and I will be catching a plane over to Spain,
where we will get to explore Barcelona for a couple of days before setting sail
on my sisters birthday (the 27th), and venturing around to the gorgeous ports of
Italy, Greece, France and Turkey, thus ending back in Venice to venture home again.
I am excited beyond belief, although it still feels very much like a dream.
So as you can see... September is truly my month of summer :)
I hope all your summers are going as planned <3