5 Ways to Enjoy that Cape Town Summer Holiday
Because what is life without post-work drinks, Christmas fever and sunsets at 9pm?
Blow off a work-out for drinks
Okay, so usually I wouldn’t advocate such ‘livin la vida loca’ behaviour, especially during the work week, but SUMMER IS HERE and I’m feeling relaaaaaxed and ready to paaaaaaartaaaaay (you’ll only get this if you’ve watched Bridesmaids). But seriously, one of the best things any Cape Townian could experience is one of her classic summer sunsets over a few gin and tonics. If you’re seriously planning to gym every night instead of taking one (or three) of those nights to enjoy the extra sunshine, then you don’t deserve Cape Town.
Wear that skirt despite your insecurities
Every single one of us has an item in our wardrobe that says, “You’re not good enough to wear me, yet. Wait ’til you’re thinner/more tanned/less flabby,” and let me tell you that one of the best decisions I’ve made for my confidence is to ignore the demanding insecurities in my head for a day out in a beautiful floral playsuit – jiggly, pale thighs and all!
A few weeks ago, I went on an afternoon cruise from Hout Bay to Seal Island, costing me a simple R80 for an hour-long adventure. Yes, the island smells of dead fish, but upon our return, I discovered this gent who makes a living off of feeding the local seals that visit the harbour. The way he feeds them though is slightly unconventional….
Buy a new bikini, despite the 17 in your cupboard
There’s nothing like the feeling you get when slipping your feet into a new pair of shoes or showing off a new handbag – so why not feel the same euphoria over a brand new bikini, despite knowing you have a whole drawer full of them? Like, it’s been a WHOLE year since the last summer – you’re going to need to cash in on the trendiest prints and cuts of the season?!
Take a Friday off because summer
There’s nothing wrong with putting yourself first – that’s a lesson we all need to learn. Even if your workload is at its peak during the festive season, take a random Friday off to sleep in, regroup your thoughts, eat a full breakfast and put that new bikini to WORK.
We have Rihanna to thank for that.
Words by: Blondie by Blondie