When the first summer sun rays come out and playfully relay across all services warming up the bricks in the walls and the tile under our bare feet, playing hide and seek among the leaves on the treetops. We look up with our eyes closed warming our faces and exhale as if we were holding our breath waiting for this very moment. Ah, yes summer is magic!
When we are just in the beginning of the summer season and months of glorious warmth and sunshine stretch in front of us, it may be tempting to just go with the flow and abandon ourselves to chance. Of course if you've been reading us for a while, you know that to Live Like You're Traveling take preparation. It's about getting in the right frame of mind to enjoy the summer. To create and savor the moments.
One thing we can do is to savor summer everyday as if each day is unique. We can take cue from our northern neighbors from Scandinavia, who after the months of winter darkness frame their days and lifestyle around summer sun to give themselves as much enjoyment as possible to last through the year until again the sun once again comes up high in the Nordic sky.
Three years ago (has it been so long!?) we wrote about the gold shimmer oils and it's time to do a refresh of IDEA114 with an updated list.
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The 7 Natural Gold Shimmer Oils To Savor The Summer With
I am still using my beloved Nuxe oil.
Still loving Omorovizca oil from Budapest
and Elemental Herbology from England.
From Estonia, shimmer oil from the brand Joik is bringing us the Nordic tradition of an almost reverence of the summer sun. The brand is named after the ancient form of song of the Sami people.
Lovely gold shimmer for your hair? From Australia, the hair stylist Kevin Murphy created a non "oily" but nourishing and repairing shimmer oil spray. His products are made with great attention not only to the ingredients but also to the sustainable farming practices. (You can buy it in a salon in many major cities.)
Mystical sunstone and citrine oil from the USA.
And how about just dusting yourself with goddess dust! Or you can mix in a bit of this shimmer powder into any organic body oil you're already using for your own semi - DIY shimmer oil!
Now that you're all shimmered up, it's time to go outside and glow in the sunshine!
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How to SAVOR the summer rays even during a busy work week? - Here are 7 ideas!
1 - Grab your morning coffee (or tea, or juice or smoothie, you get the point) and bring it outside with you. Find a sunny spot, stand and sip your drink. Notice your surroundings in the morning light, look up! (SAVOR + SAVOR)
2 - During lunch time, grab your co-worker, maybe one from a totally different department and invite them for a little lunch time stroll. You both get some fresh air, and get to know what each one does and exchange ideas. You will both go back to the office with renewed creative ideas! (SAVOR + CONNECT)
3 - Pack a picnic lunch and head out to a park near your work, or a fountain, or near a waterfront, or simply near a big tree. (SAVOR + EXPLORE + NATURE)
4 - Go street art hunting. Grab a camera (or let's be real, your phone) and go for a walk trying to notice as much street art as you can! You can even google ahead of time for some street art spots near you. (SAVOR + EXPLORE)
5 - Make a date, go to an outdoor terrace, even just for one drink or a desert, have some actual face time with someone special. (SAVOR + CONNECT)
6 - Get out of the train or the bus a stop earlier either going to work or coming back. Walk the extra way!
(SAVOR + MOVE)
7 - Go sunset chasing! Simply look for the best view point to observe the sunset, a walk on the beach? Or a rooftop!? (SAVOR + NATURE)