The Last Days of Summer
Can you kick it? Yes, you can! Sit back, relax, kick your feet up and enjoy these last days of summer. Gear up for a month that will be a win for the whole family. We’re seeing green with lush outdoor games and activities, plus we’re #unitedingreen as our Saskatchewan Roughriders hit the field across Canada FTW. Put us in coach, it’s August and we’re ready to play! For everything you need for a continuous winning streak, trust Lawson for life.
Celebrate Little Wins
For every little win, whether it’s getting your kids into bed on time or cooking those burgers perfectly, every moment calls for celebration. As we ramp up into these last days of summer, find ways to infuse a little more joy, style and merriment into every moment.
The sun is blazing, the water is cool, and the time is right to jump into this month with everything we’ve got. Hit the beach with all your essentials to stay protected from the sun and lounge in style. For everything you need to kick back and relax, trust Lawson retailers like Sangsters, London Drugs, Laura Petite Plus, and Twisted Goods.
No beach day is complete without a great umbrella. We love a bright, easy tilt umbrella that plants into the ground anywhere you go like this one from London Drugs (1. London Drugs, on sale for $29.99).
On your way out, pick up some cold beverages right here or hit up the starbucks with your reusable cup for the kind of day that washes the stress away. We recommend a classic cup like this Corksicle tumbler (2. Twisted Goods, $39.99) and the biggest water bottle you can find, like the Big Bottle (3. Twisted Goods, $31.99).
Nourish and protect your skin with SPF 50 from Australian Gold (6. London Drugs, $14.99). This spray gel is also a temporary bronzer so you can fake it before you make it. Too much sun? Soothe a sunburn with natural aloe vera gel (7. Sangsters, $6.99).
Don’t forget the must-have accessories! Retro sunnies, check (8. Laura, on sale for $14.99). Frayed straw hat, we’ve got you covered (9. Laura, on sale, $19.99). Tote it all in the perfect straw bucket bag (10. Laura, on sale, $35.99) and voila! Which way to the beach?
Turn up the heat when the sun goes down with this aurora fire bowl (11. London Drugs, on sale, $119.99) that is easy to set up and extinguish. It’s everything you need for the end of a perfect day (marshmallows not included).
Watching the big game at home? Inviting a few friends over for a little backyard bbq and movie night? Whatever you have planned this week, plan to eat well with simple and fresh recipes from Safeway that are sure to delight the whole crew.
A selection of mouth-watering handmade burgers are sure please. Recipe here.
For seaside tapas that will transport you to paradise, we love these crispy coconut shrimp tacos.
Holy guacamole! Everyone has their secret guac recipe. Here’s ours.
Honey, I made a yogurt dip and it’s already gone! For dip that’s licked up faster than you can say zesty is besty, try this recipe.
For more inspired recipes, head over to Safeway's website and browse their recipe section.
Unite in Green with Riders Nation
Everyone knows it’s easy being green when you’re a Riders fan! As the weather hits an all-tine high and playoff season approaches, we’re turning up the heat with the perfect paraphernalia for you to treat every day like it’s game day, whether you’re a heading to a game or not. Wear your greens with customized Rider jerseys and make a toast to victory with a light-up freezer mug. Celebrate a life full of winning moments with our round-up of yard games, cocktail recipes and summer accessories so you can keep your cool on the playing field.
Wear your greens with some fierce stripe face paint. Let the other guys know we’re not messing around (13. Riders Store, $3.99).
Adorable outfits come in all sizes. Don’t leave your fur baby out — this pet bandana (15. $14.99) pairs perfectly with this hooded shirt (12. prize varies on size). Too far? Not quite. This stripe field flag doubles as a little blanket for your furry boo (14. $34.99)
We need more cowbell! What? I can’t hear you over that cowbell! Ring into the night with this classic game necessity (17. $9.99).
This freezer mug (16. $24.99) is your hail mary for long, hot summer days. Fill it with Gatorade so you can pour it on your friends after the win.
Cheers to Laid Back Summer Nights!
A toast – to August being the best month yet! Celebrate the little wins in life with refreshing cocktails that are as easy to make as they are to drink. With fresh ingredients found here at Safeway and a handy fully stocked SLGA, we’ve got your one-way ticket to a good time.
Blueberry Watermelon Margaritas
Did somebody say margaritas? Yep, we did. Try our seasonal recipe featuring the ultimate summer fruit.
1/4 cup water + 1/4 cup granulated sugar (for a simple syrup)
8 cups diced seedless watermelon (1 pound)
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 ¾ cups blueberries
¾ cup lightly packed fresh mint leaves, + 8 sprigs for garnish
1 ¼ cups silver tequila
Make a classic simple syrup with equal parts water and sugar. Boil water and add sugar until completely dissolved. Let cool and set aside.
Puree cubed watermelon in a blender and strain the juice. (Pulp can be saved and used for a smoothie later.)
In a large pitcher, combine the simple syrup with the lime juice, blueberries and mint leaves. Muddle blueberries with mint until flavours are combined. Add the watermelon juice and tequila. Refrigerate until chilled (about 2 hours).
Serve in glassware (we love this set from Stokes) with a garnish of fresh mint leaves + a slice of lime. Sip and enjoy
Strawberry Lemon Mojitos
Shimmy your way into the backyard with a few mojitos in tow. These sweet and sour drinks are sure to get the party started!
8 lemon wedges
24 mint leaves, + 4 mint sprigs for garnish (optional)
4 strawberries, + 2 halved strawberries for garnish
Ice cubes + crushed or cubed ice for glasses
8 ounces gold or aged rum
3 ounces fresh lemon juice
2 ounces prepared sugarcane syrup or agave nectar
In a cocktail shaker, muddle the lemon wedges with the whole strawberries and mint leaves. Add ice and the rum, lemon juice and sugarcane syrup; shake well. Strain into ice–filled highball glasses. Garnish with the strawberry halves and mint sprigs.
Gear up for Game Day Giveaway:
For this month’s giveaway, we’re gearing up for game day with a giveaway prize pack that’s a win for you and a friend! Make the most out of the last days of summer with our August giveaway: a trip for two to Regina for the Labour Day Classic!
As the Roughriders host the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in the traditional Labour Day Classic, we’re sending you and three friends on a party bus to Regina for the 1pm kickoff on Sunday, September 1st. Gear up and get ready to #uniteingreen with the rest of the province for the ultimate game of the season!
How to enter:
For week 1, show us your Rider pride by tagging us in a photo on Facebook or Instagram of you wearing green! It could be your favourite jersey, a vibrant green hat, or your fresh manicure! Show us how you #uniteingreen! Tag three friends you'd want to bring on the party bus with you. Make sure your profile is public so we can see your entry!
With four different ways to participate through the month, keep your eyes on social media for opportunities to enter every week! We will pick winners every week for a total of 30 winners. Don't miss your chance to win big!
Contest open to Saskatchewan residents. Giveaway entry closes 11:59pm, August 26th. Contestants must be 19+. Winners must be available on September 1st to meet at 9:30am at Lawson to catch the bus.