We deserve summer the whole year. We deserve to be enjoying it and lounging by a poolside, drinking some fine drinks and posing for the gram. However, the reality is for most of us, it's time to get back to the hustle and make that paper. We at GLAMOUR HQ believe that getting back to work doesn't mean the end of summer,we have listed five ways below to still enjoy that summer holiday feeling, even though you are back at work.
Go to the beach
This might sound like a no-brainer, but we often forget that, yes, we can just go to the beach for no reason ‒ even if you’re working. Pack your beach bag the night before and look up the closest beach to your office or home. Then head there straight after work. With the sun only setting at around 8 pm in summer, you could easily get at least two hours of beach time in before you need to head home. Nothing makes you feel more like you’re still on holiday than spending time at the beach.
Enjoy after-work summer foods and drinks at a great location
Cocktails, mocktails, beers and more ‒ there are many beverages that you can indulge in after a long day at the office. Head to a spot like the Radisson Blu Hotel Waterfront where you are able to taste some amazing Tiki cocktails made by the new barman, AJ Snetler, but you can also you can also give the new tapas menu a try. Think unique treats like ostrich bobotie, crisp cumin calamari tentacles, smoked snoek and onion samosa. Plus, you get to enjoy what is one of the best views in Cape Town. An after-work session here will definitely make you feel as though you are in full holiday mode.
Visit a summer market
Markets are perhaps one of the most popular pastimes for locals. During summer, there are more markets than you can keep track of, so if you are looking for a unique place to shop, eat and be merry, then definitely check out a summer market or two.
From concerts to movie nights, there are plenty of open-air events happening in and around your city. And while some are reserved for the weekends, many take place after work during the week, like open-air movies or mid-week music nights. This a great way to get together with friends during this summer period and enjoy the late sunsets and summer vibes.
Explore the city parks
At this time of year, some city parks and nature reserves stay open a little longer due to the sun going down a bit later in the evening. If you fancy a run, walk or even just an evening picnic, look into which parks or reserves in your area are open after you knock off work. It could be a fun family activity to create those incredible family memories.