I love summer. Unabashedly adore it. (early warning: I say this about fall and spring too) One of my absolutely favorite things about summer is eating outside. Well…eating and drinking outside. I love being able to just sit outside with friends and talk for hours. About silly things, about serious things, about anything. I love how special summer is for building these friendships and just spending quality time outside. Do you remember my friend Darcy? (this is her with her hubby & these are the totally rad pictures she took of Wil and I last year) Anyway! Wil and I really enjoy getting together with her and her husband Paul. Only problem being…we’re all four insanely busy. So about once a month we try to plan a night we can meet for drinks and catch up. Darcy had the brilliant beyond brilliant idea this month to meet up for Music in the Park. Music in the Park embodies so much of what I love about summer in the city. Seriously! It’s a gorgeous venue, relaxed environment, wonderful music, yummy treats and drinks, it’s perfect. We sat on the lawn surrounded by hundreds of likeminded individuals and groups, just enjoying summer for all that it is. This is a tradition I hope to continue for years and years to come.