10 Ways To Spend Summer Like A Californian
June 21 marks the first day of summer, yay! Any while you've probably been feeling it for a month or so already (hello heat waves and beach days), we're ready to officially kick off the best season of the year. OPI recently released our summer collection, California Dreaming, inspired by OPI's home state and some of our favorite spots up and down the Pacific Coast. Today, we're celebrating the first day of summer by sharing 10 ways to live like a true Californian so you can be California Dreaming all season long.
It doesn't have to be a long roadtrip, but at least make it to the next town. Getting from the beginning of Malibu to the end can sometimes take up to three hours if you hit the right traffic. Build a playlist and grab a few of your girlfriends, there really is no better thing to do on a boring summer day.
Shade to Pair: GPS I Love You
Getting invited might be the tricky part, but once you're in, be sure to consume plenty of sparkling wine, dance with a groomsmen and wear a dress from a California-girl-approved brand like Reformation, Revolve, or Stone Cold Fox.
Shade to pair: This Is Not Whine Country
Green juice runs through people's veins in California, seriously. Hit up a trendy juicery like Juice Served Here and you'll feel healthier in no time.
Shade to Pair: Don't Take Yosemite for Granite
You technically don't have to be a guest to attend most hotel pools, but it sure makes for a better stories. Overpriced slushie cocktails and unknown DJs make for a sceney Saturday.
Shade to pair: Malibu Pier Pressure
Or at least pretend to. Surfing, paddle boarding, paddle boarding with your dog, doing yoga while paddle boarding... they're all token California activities.
Shade to pair: Santa Monica Beach Peach
Between beach runs, boulevard roller blading and scenic hikes, there's plenty of ways to combine fitness and socializing here in California. Grab a pal and get sweating early before it gets too hot.
Shade to pair: Excuse Me Big Sur
Sundays were made for bottomless brunching followed by an Uber ride to the trendiest rooftop bar. These days usually last until about 6pm when you'll get the "Sunday scaries" thinking about work the next day.
Shade to pair: Me, Myselfie and I
Don't forget your flower crown!
Shade to pair: Sweet Carmel Sunday
See what all the hype is about by experiencing your city like an outsider. You'd be surprised how many people live in LA and have never been to the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Shade to pair: To the Mouse House We Go
This applies to every season but the palm tree cups really make for a good Instagram prop.
Shade to pair: Time for a Napa