Well, I think today was the first real day of summer. We spent some of the afternoon at a park, just chilling in the shade, and it was hot! I know I talk about the weather a lot on here, but…
The summer isn’t gone yet, but I’ve always felt like it ends the minute August ends. September to me has always been the month of new beginnings, a fresh start. In some ways even more than New Year. People are now back from their summer holidays, school has started this week, the city is coming to life once again, after a long hazy summer.
I’m very excited for autumn, but I’m not trying to rush things here. I actually like this semi-summer situation. The afternoons can still be crazily hot, but the crisper mornings and shorter days are a great reminder of what’s happening. We’re transitioning.
And I have the perfect drink for it, I have Hugo. A great summer cocktail, full of mint, florally sweet, bubbly and light; something to make a toast with, say goodbye to August and hello to September.
It’s that time of year again, the time when I wake up all sweaty at 5 AM and it’s already 20 degrees out, the time when even morning coffee seems too hot to drink, the time when I could take a shower every hour and it somehow still wouldn’t cool me down.
However, it is also the time when I can eat watermelon all day, the time when the sun sets after 8 PM, the time for late afternoon cocktails and sandals.
Treat yourself and make this macadamia iced coffee – Turkish style! Iced coffee is one of the best things about summer. It’s right up there with ice cream for me. I can’t go through a day without having at least…