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15 Reasons Why Summer Weekends Rock

Summer weekdays can be somewhat of a tease – the bright sun and warm weather just screams our name but we’re stuck in this overly air-conditioned office longing to change into our bikinis and hop in the pool.

Fortunately, every cloud has a silver lining and ours is the weekend. Whether you prefer a relaxing day on the beach with your favorite book in hand, or one of those memorable nights that you can’t quite remember, summer weekends make the scorching heat and frizzy hair days worthwhile.

You can drink margaritas at 11 am : Sleep in, step out, and grab a boozy beverage with your ladies.

You have an excuse to wear those sunglasses – other than to hide your hangover:  For all those fashionistas who wear their sunglasses at night.

Images via Animals with Sunglasses

Two words - Boozy popsicles : Getting tipsy while sucking on a refreshing popsicle? Count us in!

Sleeping outside is finally acceptable: Although you might have to fight off the local bums for your territory.

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You can even head to the beach after dark: midnight skinny-dipping, anyone?

Image via Open Water Swimming

Heat up the grill and invite your friends over to celebrate a lazy Saturday afternoon: Don’t forget some killer BBQ recipes !

Get away from the city and explore new worlds: Save sleeping for the weekdays.

Image via Wired New York

You can spend your morning catching a tan and your night showing it off: Load up on iced coffee and get the most out of your 24 hours.

Being stuck in traffic doesn’t seem so bad when you and your besties are singing along to Adele: the driver next to you wishes he could join in.

Image via Tres Sugar

You can finally have that romantic picnic in the park you’ve been planning: after lunch, roll around in the grass with your hubby.

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Your summer fling can spend the night: he has no excuse to sneak out at 3 a.m

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Catch up on your summer reading: there’s nothing quite like lounging in the sand or laying poolside brushing up on this summer’s hottest books list. 50 Shades of Gray sound familiar? You can finally see what all the hype is about.

Image via The Enchanted Home

You can light up a bonfire, and make your own s’mores : and what’s a bonfire without a summer cocktail?

Outdoor weddings : If you’re the last single gal, this is your chance to meet Mr. right-for-the-night. Plus, we’ll take any reason to dress up without covering up.

Lose the shoes: no better excuse to ditch those heels than the summertime. Knock down a few drinks, and take a barefoot walk on the sand.

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Jennifer Geddes
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Jennifer Kelly Geddes has hosted Christmas cookie swaps, New Year's open houses, Thanksgiving for 22, and all manner of dinner parties in her Manhattan and Ghent, NY homes.

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