We know we aren’t the only people who can’t believe it’s already August.  Where did the summer go?! And yes, while we know that technically summer isn’t over until late September, we can’t help but feel like the start of the school year and Labor Day Weekend mark the end of the dog days.  But the good news is - it’s not over yet! There is still time to soak up the final rays of summer. We’ve put together a list of fun ideas to make the most of these last few weeks.

Participate in your community 
If you haven’t attended a community event yet this summer, what are you waiting for?!  Our local communities put on amazing (free!) events all summer designed to help you explore your neighborhood.  Some of our favorites include the Grandview Hop in Grandview Heights, Gallery Hop in the Short North, the Worthington Farmer’s Market, Anderson Township’s Party on the Plaza, and Summer Cinema in Washington Park in Over-the-Rhine.  View our event calendar for details.

Take the kids on an epic fun day
Earlier this summer we put together a list of our favorite ways to combat summer boredom.  The last few days of summer can be some of the trickiest, with rising anxieties for the new year ahead.  Take their minds off the looming school year and plan a last summer hurrah! Start by Experimenting with Scent by pouring custom-scented candles (room sprays are fun, too!), then take the kids for a picnic at a nearby park, or to a baseball game, or to play mini golf, or just out for ice cream.  The day can be as long or as short as you desire!

Plan a ladies’ night out
Need we remind you that summer isn’t just for kids?  If you are finding that you haven’t spent enough time enjoying the company of others this summer, it’s not too late to plan a ladies’ night out, summer style!  Whether it’s a girl date with you best friend or a whole gathering of women, The Candle Lab is the perfect place to start your night. Pour a custom-scented candle together (you can even enjoy a glass of wine while doing so in our Grandview location), then continue the conversation over dinner or more wine - or even just a stroll through town.  

Try something new
Think about it:  when is the last time that you really tried something new?  The good news is, we've made it easy to tap into your adventurous side. We love partnering with local businesses to offer events and workshops in our stores that "smell" a bit outside of the box.  Start by pouring your own candle, then try something new: make a sign to hang in your home in our Anderson store, create a succulent arrangement in Grandview, or even take the kids for a “scented storytime” at the library.  

Tell us - how do you plan to make the most of these last days of summer?  

July 31, 2018 — Bench Bookkeeping

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