With these 6 tips you will think you're still on vacations!
So you’ve just come back from your magical vacations, now you are feeling anxious about how fast time flew and you just can’t believe you’re already back to work and to your daily routine. Wouldn’t you just love to make that vacation feeling last a bit longer? We sure would! So we came up with some simple tricks you can use to stretch that blissful feeling of summer holidays and Dolce Far Niente at the beach:
1- FLOWERS AT HOME
Why not buy some beautiful flowers to decorate your house? How nice is it to arrive home with that lovely smell of fresh flowers as if you were walking in a meadow? Flowers will surely bring back memories of lazy afternoons during summer vacations in Tuscany or Provence, laying on the grass, maybe next to a lake or river, relaxing and enjoying the moment. And your house will look fantastic too.
2- “VIVA LA VIDA!”
Because your vacations are over, this doesn’t mean that fun should be over too. Call your friends over, have a party! Prepare some delicious cocktails with exotic fruits and refreshing juices and tell each other stories about your vacations so to relive the positive feelings you had during your holidays. If you can’t be in Ibiza or Capri, the islands - or at least, your memories - will come to you!
3- USE CANDLELIGHT INSTEAD OF ELECTRIC LIGHT
You're back but the sun is shining and we still have light till 8 pm. Enjoy the longer evenings by not turning the light on when you come back home. Instead, light a few candles, your living room will look beautiful and romantic as if you were in some little restaurant in Portugal or the South of France. If you have a terrace, have candlelit dinners out, or just have a long relaxing bath by the flickering light of scented candles.
4- LONG DRESS WITH FLAT SANDALS AND TOTE - IN THE CITY
Who says you should wear your summery long dresses and flats only to stroll during your vacations? Take your tote or straw bag, your floral dress and flat sandals and go to work or to run errands in the city as if you were heading to the beach! You will surely bring the sun with you wherever you go :)
5- SCENTED OIL AFTER THE SHOWER.
Remember the long relaxing bath we talked about earlier? After the tub or shower, take your time to apply over your body a nice scented oil, it will give you a sense of a luxurious break that we usually only take during vacations.
6- BOSSA NOVA IN YOUR PLAYLIST
Nothing says “summer/beach/vacations” more that Bossa Nova music. Try adding some João Gilberto and Tom Jobim to your playlist; these melodic songs will catapult you back to that relaxed vibe and make you feel your vacations are not over yet.