Hello Sunshine, Hello Summer!

I can't believe it's the end of May already, where has the year gone?! I really enjoyed this relaxing three day weekend but also want to respect the meaning of Memorial Day, not just as the start of summer. Seems that many people don't know what exactly Memorial Day means, it's a day on which those who died in active military service are remembered, not Veterans Day for those who are currently serving. So it's not really appropriate to wish a living person a Happy Memorial Day. I appreciate the sacrifice of those who lost their lives for our country and freedom. There's new book out on the women who fought in Afghanistan.

I spent the weekend soaking up the sunshine starting with Friday when I went to Jazz in the Garden with a group of friends and sipped on Sangria.

On Saturday I went to my favorite annual event - the Caribbean Wine Festival! Not only do they have the best fruity wines, there's also great music, and tons of people!

I spent Sunday afternoon outdoors picnicking while sipping wine and listening to live music as I explored Virginia wine country. I visited a couple wineries with good wine, beautiful outdoors, and one had live music. The view was gorgeous, just take in this amazing scenery from the deck!

The vineyard had peach trees planted on its farmland and made an amazing peach wine!

Monday I just needed a day to relax, so I chilled poolside with a good book and ended up with my first sunburn of the year, boo!

The long awaited annual Summer Safety Kit was released by Sephora on Friday. It's valued at $155 but retails for $32. You can buy it here before it sells out. It has some of their best selling products from Dr. Dennis Gross, Fresh Sugar Lip Treatment, Josie Maran, Murad, Ole Henriksen, Origins, Peter Thomas Roth, Shiseido, St. Tropez and more! 

My summer bucketlist is pretty much the same as last year and I'm looking forward to checking off all of those items!

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