Summer is upon us! While we're enjoying lifted restrictions, most of us still miss being able to travel, so we came up with a list of quick summer fixes to make you feel like you are on holiday.
Sunset aperitifs by a balcony
Transform an apartment balcony into a sunset cruise. Have neighbours, friends, family, or a special someone over before sundown and watch the dancing colours of a natural light show. A lit candle and the right bottle could make it something special
Rainy weather clubhouse party
Confined to quarters amid showers and storms, rally the neighbours and make use of that clubhouse space you pay so much in management fees for. All it takes is a Bluetooth speaker for entertainment, some drawing, gaming, or other creative activities for kids and, of course, a cheeky rose and some snacks for an awesome day for the parents stuck at home.
Suggested bottle: Van Loveren Sauvignon Blanc
Dinner by the beach/lake at dusk
As July heats up while bringing a southerly breeze, the temperature difference is felt more than at any other time of the year. Get out in the late afternoon with the family or at sunset with a significant other to enjoy the outdoors, a cool breeze, and a glass of a chilled favorite.
If you have a wide enough outdoor terrace or rooftop to enjoy, you can invite some friends over and stream movies and shows outdoors. All your makeshift theater needs is a home/mobile projector and a clean sheet. We found this on Ikea’s site to help you with some DIY inspiration.
Picnic at the park
You can always haul the kids down to a public recreation area in your neighbourhood for a change of scenery. While they run around and play, enjoy a glass of wine and some downtime. If you’re looking for larger spaces, head on out to Tamar Park or the West Kowloon Art Park for a few hours of space and sun.