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From the reopening of theaters to the revival of musical concerts and sporting events, there are many fun things to do this summer. We all certainly deserve to treat ourselves to a bit of adventure, especially after spending a year mostly indoors in isolation.
Travel, of course, is at the top of the list for most Vogue editors, whether it’s sightseeing in the art deco city of Miami or cruising around the romantic island of Capri. And—gasp!—live, in-person events are safely making a return on our to-do lists as well. A few of my colleagues are more than overjoyed to be able to book tickets to festivals and attend tournaments in stadiums once again.
If you’re looking for fun ways to add a dash of excitement to the season ahead, you’ll discover ten fun things to do this summer, courtesy of Vogue staffers.
Julie Tong, Senior Commerce Editor
U.S. Open, New York
I’m a big tennis fan and last year I was so disappointed to not be able to attend the U.S. Open in person (per tradition). This year, I made sure to purchase tickets early and I can’t wait to gather with my friends, with a Honey Deuce in hand, and watch my favorite players from Naomi Osaka to del Potro on the court.
Rowing Blazers raquets hat
Lacoste V-neck honeycomb knit sweater
Lilah Ramzi, Features and Shopping Editor
Boat Ride, Capri
If all goes according to plan, I’ll be in Capri in a couple of weekends and I’ll be looking to book a boat ride tour to see some of the island’s famed grottos. This excursion is done on a traditional wooden gozzo boat, and I can’t wait to be bobbing around in it. For the occasion, I’ll be full-on Jackie Kennedy in a pair of capris (I can’t not), some mariner stripes, and I’ll be wearing the new pair of Canfora sandals that I plan to pick up.
Alex Mill Jacques stripe pullover
Agnona slim-leg side-zip capris
Via Coquina Canfora K sandals
Alexis Bennett, Commerce Writer
I’m heading back to Miami at the end of this month. And although I was born and raised in South Florida, I plan on returning as a full-on tourist and booking a glass kayak trip for my friend’s 30th birthday. Well, it’s not actual glass, but the clear canoes look like pretty crystal vessels. Of course, I’m going to make sure I’m ready to get splashed in a fun swimsuit that’s perfect for the occasion.
Emilio Pucci Beach printed bikini top
Emilio Pucci Beach printed cotton sarong
BP. Rectangular sunglasses
Christian Allaire, Fashion and Style Writer
Santa Fe Indian Market, Santa Fe
I’m so beyond excited to be going to the annual Santa Fe Indian Market in August, where I will be checking out booths and booths of Indigenous-made goods.
Harago cross-stitched cotton short-sleeved shirt
Albam drawstring-waist cotton-seersucker shorts
Ataumbi Metals Southern Plains style bracelet
Ataumbi Metals custom double-sided pendant
Alexandra Gurvitch, Creative Development Manager
This summer, I am going to be camping in the Adirondacks around a lake. Because it is an outdoorsy trip that also has a water element, wearing a chic and comfortable one-piece, a quick-dry pair of shorts, a weather-proof backpack, and a good sport sandal is key. Oh, and also having a durable cooler that matches.
Hunza G seersucker swimsuit
Patagonia women’s Baggies shorts
Yeti Tundra 45 hard cooler
Arc’teryx Granville 20 backpack
Lucie Zhang, Social Media Director
Chateau de Bagnols, France
I cannot wait to travel internationally again, and I’m hoping to visit Berlin, Stockholm, and France in the near future to catch up with friends and explore new cities. It’s been hard to have to witness big life events from afar, so I’m excited to go to weddings, meet new babies, and just enjoy each other’s company again soon. One of my favorite places we went to on a previous trip to France was Chateau de Bagnols, which is definitely a treat. Each room is unique, and the property was stunning.
Batsheva Spring floral-embroidered silk-taffeta dress
David Vo, Senior Designer
Cruise, Les Calanques
Along with all the hand sanitizer and face masks I’ve purchased over lockdown, I also did a lot of accessory shopping, for when we could travel again. As soon as the travel ban was lifted, I booked a tour of Les Calanques in Marseilles. After a year of being cooped up, I’m excited to be able to travel and see friends I haven’t seen in over a year.
Bonnie Clyde Tomboy sunglasses
Malie Malie Thaila tote bag
Rachel Besser, Market Editor
Cabin getaway, Montana
My favorite summer activity is going somewhere where I can get fully immersed in nature. This year, I’m looking forward to a stay at this sweet cabin in Bozeman, Montana, and spending the days hiking and exploring nearby national parks.
Zimmermann tie-dye linen bucket hat
Loewe Paula’s Ibiza x Sigg parrot water bottle
Elise Taylor, Senior Living Writer
Parrish Art Museum Midsummer Party, Hamptons
In August, I’m excited to attend the Parrish Art Museum’s Midsummer Party—god, how I’ve missed dancing! I’m thinking something fun, flirty, and slightly ridiculous for the occasion—Cult Gaia feathers anyone?!
Cult Gaia Shannon feather-embellished silk mini dress
Madeline Fass, Market Editor
The Glass House, Connecticut
Last weekend, I visited Philip Johnson’s The Glass House in New Canaan, CT. The house, painting, and sculpture galleries have finally reopened to indoor viewing after being closed during the pandemic. All of the indoor spaces are exquisite, but the entire surrounding property is totally worth wandering around in as well. Don’t forget you’re out in the woods deep in the burbs (and on grass), so I’d definitely recommend long pants and a pair of walkable, closed-toed shoes– especially after those summer storms!
Alex Mill Mill shirt in wide-striped Portuguese poplin
Boyish The Ziggy sunrise jean