July in Austin is all about seeking refuge. Cold movie theaters, restaurants after dark and the always spontaneous night swim are means of survival when it comes to triple digit weather. I love this time of year for it’s slower pace and nostalgic little moments of watching bored high school kids hanging out at snow cone stands… in fact I’d be pretty happy in a permanent July situation, despite the heat. Unfortunately we only get 31 days, so it’s time to get real about how to make the most of it. Here are ten delightfully lazy ideas to inspire a relaxed, dreamy July. Stay cool, everyone.

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Book a room at the Surfrider Hotel in Malibu.

Netflix and chill with one of these 12 killer shows.

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Throw a Bastille Day party.

Stay tuned this week for the full story on our backyard Bastille Day bash! 

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Read the lastest issue of Herewith magazine.

Host a backyard movie night.

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Order a pizza and have it delivered to you on a beach (or grill your own!)

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Wear jeans over your swimsuit to dinner.

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Work on your tan indoors.

Try out a new medium.

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Go for a night swim with friends.

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Comments (4)
  1. 1
    Rena July 2, 2018 at 5:58 am

    Lovely ideas! Especially your suggestion wearing a swimsuit with denims is super cool!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  2. 2
    Allie July 2, 2018 at 6:28 am

    Grilled pizza on the beach sounds amazing, thank you for such a wonderful idea! We live down the street from the beach and try and take advantage as much as we can, thinks sounds like a perfect next activity! xAllie

  3. 3
    Alice July 13, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    Backyard movie night and pizza on the beach sound like absolute bliss!

  4. 4
    pgrip July 18, 2018 at 6:10 pm

    great ideas!
    btw, your website is the most visually appealing site Ever! great angles, beautiful pics..i’m in love.