For many, this summer was defined by an overwhelming appreciation for our communities, our friends & family, and the joys of life beyond our four walls. A season of exploration, new memories, and making the most of our rediscovered freedom. For Dwayne, the end of summer is always bittersweet, but saying goodbye to the Southwest Florida heat also means life gets back in full swing. Before we settle into our routines, lets cheers to a summer like no other. Dwayne will share some highlights of his own summer fun and what he is looking forward to as the new school year gets started. He’ll offer tips for sending summer off in style while re-setting intentions for the year ahead.
Quite possibly the last summer Dwayne and his family will spend in their current home, these past few months have been all about appreciating the memories and milestones that their sanctuary gave and saw over the years. Enjoying their space to the max, together they redefined family time with baking, gardening, and celebrating life’s little moments. Reintroducing intimate gatherings into their lives, they welcomed friends, family and neighbors to share meals and summer fun. As they prepare for their big move, they mused about all the new possibilities their next dwelling will bring.
Labor Day is the perfect punctuation from one chapter to the next. A time to reflect on the frenetic summer as we gear up to the new beginnings of fall to come. Taking a step back to set your intentions for the season ahead will serve as a foundation for how to live your best life. Whether you plan to introduce a new hobby, take on a new extracurricular activity or make more time for yourself, setting a course is sure to help you stay on track. Before you know it, the school year and packed schedules will be upon us, so Dwayne suggests writing down your intentions for how to manage your time, balance your mind and get in the right frame of mind. Start by describing your idea of a well-lived life and work your way toward it from there.
It wouldn’t be the end of summer without one last sendoff soiree! Invite loved ones to join you for an epic celebration. Cool down during the last few days of sizzling temperatures with mint and cucumber infused cocktails. Keep things light and refreshing with cold salads bursting with seasonal produce and fresh flavors. Grill us some kebabs for individually portioned that are just as delicious served on a salad or wrapped in a pita the next day. Enjoy it all al fresco well into the night with some ambient music, warm lighting, and maybe a firework or two. Cheers to you, our dear friends & fans. Wishing you and yours a fabulous Labor Day!