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Again, one more month of summer is gone. It’s hard to believe how fast this summer is going by! Instead of talking about back to school (that topic is impossible to avoid these days) I’m going to talk about how you can enjoy your last month of summer. It’s not school time yet, so lets enjoy what we have left of our summer break. Here is August’s Monthly Muse!
The month of August is usually full of festivals, carnivals, and the hottest summer weather. Some events to look forward to this month in Toronto include the CNE (August 15th-September 1st) and Scotiabank Buskerfest (August 21st-24th). The CNE is a fun time for everyone in the family: there’s shopping, rides, and incredible food. The Scotiabank Buskerfest brings international street performers together into one festival. I’ve never been before but apparently it’s super cool, I definitely hope to check it out this year! There’s also quite a few music festivals going on in the city. I love festivals and highly recommend going somewhere this month. Not only is a fun to go on rides and eat carnival food, there’s usually great music and vendors who are selling unique items. See what’s going on in your town if you can’t make it to Toronto! Make it your goal to explore the town before you’re back to walking the same halls of school everyday.
This dress from Bootlegger ($59.50) is perfect for festivals and day trips. It’s a light weight summer staple that keeps you cool and looking incredibly cute while out and about. Unfortunately you can only buy this dress online, but it can be purchased here. Wear it with this fedora from Forever 21 ($15.80) to protect yourself from the daytime summer sun, and this denim jacket from American Eagle ($54.63) for late summer nights. Denim jackets also get you ready for Fall which is right around the corner.
Maybe you’re like me and also like to spend summer nights in the backyard around a campfire with your family and friends. If you’re looking for something tasty and fruity to drink while socializing, I highly suggest the newest summer edition Palm Bay, the Ocean Peach Pomelo flavour. It’s a fruity vodka spritz that tastes just like juice, it’s my new favourite summer drink. Sip on this while roasting marshmallows and making s’mores and you’ll be in heaven!
I have to admit that even as a country music hater, summertime is all about country music. I know not everyone likes country music, but Drunk On You by Luke Bryan is so great for the summer so I have to suggest it for you to add to your August playlist! Listen to it here. Like I said, country isn’t everyone’s cup of tea so for all of you who refuse to listen to country, I suggest listening to Feels Like Summer by Panama Wedding. This song is a good one for dancing on the lawn with your friends, take a listen here.
It’s sad that summer is coming to an end, but enjoy the last month of it! I’ve been in my hometown for a week now and it’s been nice to do summer things like having campfires and BBQ dinners. When I head back to the city I’m going to be hitting up some of the festivals I mentioned and enjoying life before heading back to school. Let me know in the comments what you’re looking forward to doing through the month of August. Make some memories this month, for summer memories last forever.