Okay, real talk. We’re so over winter, and after finally seeing the sunshine this week, we’re more ready than ever to get our vacation locked in and start making plans for all the fun summer activities in and out of the city.

We decided to hit up our City Girls for some inspiration, starting with where they plan on going this summer.

We’ll be posting to this series all summer long, covering everything from staying fit in the heat, to some of the hottest (pun intended…) city spots and probably some travel hacks and shots of our City Girls on tour.

From European adventures to more local getaways, and tips for what to do when it’s 99.9 degrees outside, this is  Summer in the City.


Ali Alquiza //

Director at Lively


Longtime city girl, Ali, has a more than exciting summer planned. Filled with lots travel and events, (like getting married, um no biggie!!!) her summer is going to be nothing short of extraordinary. Congratulations babe, we can’t WAIT to see the big day!


 “Summer for me this year will kick off upstate to get married! Then, we’re off to Rome, Amalfi, Sardinia and Lake Como for our honeymoon, and Austin in August! As for staying put in NY, I’m trying to be upstate as many weekends this summer as possible ;)”


Laura Jung //

Founder @cityfoodie @laurajung

“I’ll mainly be stationed in New York with short weekend trips to The Hamptons, Boston, LA and San Francisco. I will be going to Northern Italy (Modena) for the beginning of summer on a press trip and then exploring neighboring cities of Milan, Florence and maybe even Venice!

Of course, a summer for me is not complete without a trip back home to Seoul, Korea to be reunited with my family, longtime childhood friends and my dogs.”

Samantha Hillman // 

Photographer and Food Stylist


Sam got her summer vacay started early (lucky her!)


“I’m actually heading off to spend a few weeks in the South of France to decompress. I will be in Villefranche-sur-mer!”


Sam’s been killing the insta game (and one-piece body) lately, if you can hack the envy, follow her day-to-day travel adventures and get your own tips for any French travel.


Svea Berlie //  




“We’re planning on going to Spain for our two year anniversary in June! We’ve been invited to the Hamptons/Fire Island/Upstate over the summer so that’s also in the works!”


As for travel details (hotels, hot spots, etc.), Svea’s still figuring it out. TBC.

So, where are you off to this summer? We’d love to know – hit us up in the comment section, or DM and tag us @overtnyc with pics of your summer travels. And hey – don’t forget the essentials!