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Omaha Home Entryway June 2021

May 27, 2021 04:24PM ● By Sandy Matson

“The summer night is like a perfection of thought.”

— Wallace Stevens, American poet

Welcome, June! The 20th marks the start to summer, but this entire month treats us to plenty of sunlight and warm days to spend outside, so get out and enjoy it.

A few things you may want to add to your “to-do” list this month: attend an outdoor concert, make a quiet picnic in the park, and become a tourist in your own city. How many of us can say we truly know Omaha, inside and out? (I certainly can’t.) So, take some time to visit more than your normal hangout places. Discover new little restaurants and shops, landmarks you didn’t know were here…I think we’ll all be surprised by what our wonderful city has to offer. 

June also hosts that special day when we honor the men who hold that special role of fatherhood. In 1972, President Richard Nixon signed a law declaring Father’s Day be celebrated on the third Sunday in June, and it’s been a national holiday since. And what dad wouldn’t appreciate a day of relaxation and being treated to a special meal and some thoughtful gifts? This year, it just so happens that it lands on the same day as the summer solstice, June 20. Two reasons to celebrate!

One more piece of advice: If you don’t have a vacation planned, just do it! Get away for a week, or even a few short days—it’s good for the soul. And bring this issue of OmahaHome with you for some fun, easy reads on edible flowers, a casual dining room makeover, a custom home inspired by the sea, and more.

Happy summer, and happy Father’s Day to all the special men out there, including my own, wonderful dad!  

Sandy Matson

Omaha Home Contributing Editor

This article originally appeared in the June 2021 issue of Omaha Home. To receive the magazine, click here to subscribe.