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August 27, 2015

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LedByLucy-Summer-BikeRide (14) CropSummer technically ends in August which is giving me a sense of urgency to make the absolute most of the sunshine before Jack Frost pays us a visit. 

I’ve put together a list of my favourite days out celebrating summer’s gifts of warm fresh air and Vitamin D. My plan is to squeeze in as many as possible before the sun goes into hybernation for winter. (That’s a scientifically accurate depiction of the seasons).

It’s so easy to get into a routine where hanging out with my friends means eating out or going for cocktails at our favourite bar. What I love about all of these activities is that they are healthy ways to hang out, they get your body moving and your blood flowing. Well, perhaps not the cinema, unless your watching a horror movie, but the fresh air is still good!

1. Picnic and biking in the park – Packing a picnic basket with goodies and soaking up the rays in a pretty park is my ideal. I like to take along pillows, outdoor speakers and decorations too if it’s a party. I’ve got massively into biking this summer which is rounded up nicely with a picnic in the park.

Try it here: Hyde Park (London) or Tiergarten (Berlin)

2. Out-Door Cinema– Watching a movie under the stars, cozy under a snuggly blanket is the best way to experience a film. The last Al fresco film I saw was Breakfast at Tiffany’s, it was so special to see Audrey’s beautiful face this way.

Try it here: Fountains Abbey (Yorkshire) or Freiluftkino Insel im Cassiopeia (Berlin)

3. Al fresco Yoga– At my usual indoor class the teacher plays ambient music emmulating nature: a babbling river, birds singing or ocean waves. Oming with actual Mother Nature takes it to another level. I’ve heard sunset and sunrise yoga sessions are magical so I really want to try those too.

Try it here: Park Yoga (Berlin)

4. Fruit Picking at The Local Farm– Pop your dungarees on, head over to the local farm and grab a basket. Freshly picked fruit and vegetables are full of vitamins and when picking your own you can select the cream of the crop. Strawberry picking is my favourite, I like to ‘test’ a few along the way to check that they are sweet enough!

Try it here: Greenbank Farm (Lancashire)

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For my bike ride picnic featured in the photos I wore a ‘Thunder Blue’ crepe tunic from White Stuff . It is a relaxed fit so its nice and cool to cycle in. And to quote Game of Thrones, winter is coming so I can pair it up with some tights and ankle boots in the cold.

What’s your ideal sunny day out? Let me know in the comments section below so I can add it to my list!

Wearing: Thunder Blue Crepe Tunic From White Stuff Camel Ballet Pumps From NewLook and New Look Watch Pale Gray (Similar)

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  • Reply Jen Burgess August 28, 2015 at 8:17 am

    Luce, this post is adorbs. Your photography is incredible.

  • Reply Emily August 29, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I’ve done a sunset yoga class by the infinity pool in Turkey. I’ve got to do it again. Thanks for the ideas. Emily

    • Reply LedByLucy August 29, 2015 at 12:26 pm

      Thank you so much. The woods were so pretty it was great to photograph. L

    • Reply LedByLucy August 29, 2015 at 12:27 pm

      Oh wow, that sounds gorgeous. Glad you like the ideas. L x

  • Reply Emma Turner August 30, 2015 at 5:43 pm

    Your photos are so nice. I like the one of the trees, it reminds me of a fairy tale.

  • Reply Clare August 31, 2015 at 6:20 pm

    I absolutely want to do every single one of these. I tried al fresco yoga for the first time this month and I wish I could do it every day!

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  • Reply Kate September 10, 2015 at 10:13 am

    I hope you visited Cafe am Neuen See while in Tiergarten! It’s such a picturesque little biergarten along the water where you can rent boats. One of my favorite little spots in the city!

    • Reply Lucy September 11, 2015 at 10:23 am

      I did actually Kate, it was beautiful! x

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