Whether or not you’re a fan of summer, there’s no denying that this polarising season allows us to make the most of life’s simple joys.
The bright, long summer days allow us to enjoy the natural environment to the full – be it through a lazy afternoon by the beach or an early morning jog in the countryside.
With many fruits, vegetables, and different types of fish coming in season during the hot months, this period also gives way to unique, decadent, and refreshing cuisines.
Last but surely not least, summer’s also the time when kids are off school, and many adults take time off. So, finding time for friends and family is as easy as it can get during this season.
People & Skin Founding Director Joanna Delia happens to be a big fan of all three things we just mentioned – so it really comes as no surprise that she is “beyond any doubt a summer person.”
“I love the hedla that the heat brings, forcing you to unwind and do nothing. It helps to untangle my brain, slow down my projects, and spend lazy days with my children,” Joanna tells MaltaCEOs.mt.
The People & Skin Founder is also a big fan of hosting (and attending) food-centric gatherings during summer – not only because she loves eating, but because you can always count on a good meal to bring friends together…
“My favourite summer activity would be a never ending very late lunch or early dinner in breezy spots by the sea which drag on past sunset into the wee hours of the morning,” she says.
“This is best experienced with lots of friends and bubbles,” she highlights.
Of course, no summer would be complete without a good summer getaway. Joanna’s holiday of choice being “a couple of weeks sailing a new set of islands, discovering little coves and small fishing harbours with little tavernas all over the Mediterranean.”
“The boat lulls me into complete relaxation, I read a lot and the sense of discovery is priceless,” she says.
And it just so happens that this summer Joanna experienced all of that and so much more.
“I’ve been to a small wedding in Vienna, visited my partner’s family in the Faroe Islands, and even had dinner with Queen Margaret of Denmark,” she recalls.
“I also spent three weeks sailing in Greece – from Lefkada all the way round to Athens,” she continues.
Whilst every single one of these experiences sounds heavenly, Joanna’s absolute favourite overseas experiences were “being surrounded by hundreds of wild dolphins next to Ilha Grande in Rio De Janeiro” and “snowboarding in the Andes in Chile.”
Joanna’s immaculate eye for travel has even taken her to Nepal – although this holiday wasn’t quite like the others.
“I was caught in a flash flood there,” she recalls.
“The little resort we were in got carried away and we had to shelter in a chicken wire and corrugated tree house for a couple of days. Eventually we were airlifted by the Air Force,” she concludes.
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