The beginning of June always gives rise to positivity, the promise of summer, and the shedding of clutter from cooler seasons. June is abound with tranquil moments. Whether they are spent on a winding city corner in the West Village, an outdoor café with a glass of rosé, or on a porch surrounded by forsythias and overgrown grass; embrace the fresh start of the summer season. Take time to prepare your mind, body and soul for any adventures that might await you later in the summer. Consider a quiet walk at dusk before bed to reflect on your day, or a midday break to stretch and refocus your mind.
This month, promote your inner peace and channel your own inner tranquility by taking the time to prepare wholesome recipes that celebrate the produce of June. Prepare Martha Stewart’s Thai Cucumber Salad on June 21st for the Summer Solstice, the longest day of the year. Try Tastemade’s Strawberry Champagne Trifle as a sweet treat and remember to celebrate all of the father figures in your life for Father’s Day on June 17th. Bon Appetit’s Dry Rubbed Flank Steak with Corn Salsa is the perfect summer dinner for everyone to enjoy.
As June is Pride Month, celebrate equality and share love and kindness with those around you. Grab an artisanal doughnut on June 3rd to celebrate National Doughnut Day, and visit your local farmers market to appreciate the beautiful flowers of June on the 12th for National Red Rose Day.
Happy June and Welcome to Summer!
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