I hope you are all surviving this heat wave we are having. I am trying to have hydrating snacks like fruits, veggies and of course water to help keep me cool and hydrated throughout the day. Here are a few hydrating snacks that you can grab to keep cool this summer:
- Bell Peppers ~ Bell Peppers are almost all water and actually contain a lot of Vitamin C. You can slice a bell pepper or mini bell pepper for a crunchy refreshing summer snack!
- Cucumbers ~ This one you probably knew already, but again they are like 95% water and completely refreshing to have on a hot day. I even enjoy adding them to my water for some additional flavor to keep that water intake going.
- Avocados ~ Avocados are known for containing healthy fats, and right now seems to be the big trend that everyone is adding to toast or smoothies. Avocados also contain a bunch of water and are a good source of potassium too!
- Fruit ~ Almost all fruit contains water and since they are served cold, its also refreshing to enjoy outside by the beach, on a picnic, or at the park. My fruit favorites are Red Grapes, Watermelon, Blueberries and Oranges. Also a great summer dessert is to mix all your favorite fruits together and add a little cream on top for that after dinner snack that will keep you hydrated, cool and feeling good!
Aside from beating the heat this week, Robert and I are heading back to one of our favorite summer destination, Tanglewood! I am looking forward to this show particularly because it is the first-ever complete concert performance of Wagner’s epic Das Rheingold at Tanglewood, the first of the four dramas from Wagner’s masterpiece Der Ring des Nibelungen. While the Boston Pops play the beautiful music live, all-star vocalist will performance in German, and since Tanglewood has hanging screens, on the sides of the building, us on the lawn will be able to see the English subtitles to follow along. I haven’t seen an opera in a few years, not since Robert surprised me with tickets to the Metropolitan Opera House in New York back in 2014, again seeing a German Opera. We had balcony seats and I even had those cute little binoculars (another surprise from Robert!) It was so much fun and I would suggest it to anyone who had never been to the Opera, you’re in for a treat!
Before heading to Tanglewood for our evening show under the stars, we are going to drive out to The Clark, an incredible museum in Williamstown, MA that features a permanent collection of European and American art from the Renaissance to the early twentieth century. Right now through August 27th, the Clark has an exhibit called Picasso: Encounters. It should be exploring Picasso’s experimentation with large-scale printmaking. I am most looking forward to this exhibit because a number of painting are on loan from the Musée national Picasso-Paris, which should be pretty impressive since it is the largest collection of Picasso’s work! I have to admit, before knowing Robert, I was not very cultured in the arts and music. I would mention an interest in experience the Opera, and he would surprise me with tickets, or explain that the drive out to Williamstown is absolutely beautiful and then would bring me to the Clark to explore some amazing works of art, like the first exhibit we saw there by Jackson Pollock – a favorite of ours. I have enjoyed learning about all of this in the past ten years with Robert, and look forward to so much more!
Have a happy and fun weekend ahead and if you know of any art exhibits or music that you think would be worth seeing, leave a comment below and maybe its something Robert and I can try next! **Don’t forget you can still use code: SOHO2NOHO for 25% off your order at Jennifer Elizabeth Design Studios now through July 24th!
xo ~ kpr
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Cheers to the weekend!