How is it possible that summer is already winding down? The last couple of months have flown by at record speed, but that certainly hasn’t stopped us from having a memorable season full of summer fun! From our favorite books to our best purchases, here are the Genevieve Williams Real Estate team’s official Summer 2023 superlatives…


Favorite Book


Favorite Movie

  • Genevieve: Princess Bride, an oldie but goodie!
  • Rachel: Flashdance
  • Siobhan: Barbie
  • Emily: Love Again by default because it’s the only new movie I’ve seen this summer (but I did enjoy the Celine Dion soundtrack!)
  • Bailey: Another rewatch of Steel Magnolias


Favorite TV Show

  • Genevieve: I didn’t get a chance to watch much TV this summer so send me your recommendations!
  • Rachel: The Summer I Turned Pretty
  • Siobhan: The final season of Never Have I Ever
  • Emily: Daisy Jones & The Six
  • Bailey: And Just Like That


Best Summer Song

  • Genevieve: Heat Waves by Glass Animals
  • Rachel: Lovely Day by Bill Withers
  • Siobhan: Dance the Night by Dua Lipa
  • Emily: Drive by Ben Rector
  • Bailey: Wildfire by John Mayer


Best Dining Experience

  • Genevieve: Al Fresco Dinner Parties at My House with Friends
  • Rachel: Fin & Fino
  • Siobhan: Restaurant Constance
  • Emily: Sitting on the 5th Floor Porch at The Pump House Overlooking the Catawaba River
  • Bailey: Yunta Nikkei


Best Dish

  • Genevieve: Shrimp Boils at the Beach
  • Rachel: Tomato Cucumber Salad from Fin & Fino
  • Siobhan: Shrimp Boil Dinner in Oak Island
  • Emily: Cheerios with Fresh-Cut Strawberries & Peaches (a childhood favorite that I will love til the end of time!)
  • Bailey: Homemade fig jam & bread


Best Sweet Treat

  • Genevieve: Homemade Ice Cream
  • Rachel: The beloved OCP from Batchmaker
  • Siobhan: Kohrs Brothers Custard at Ocean City Boardwalk in NJ (it’s a whole vibe!) 
  • Emily: The Lemon Basil Tart from Chez Marie
  • Bailey: Cruffins from Vicente


Favorite Place Visited

  • Genevieve: Driving “Tail of the Dragon” for a Porsche rally with my husband
  • Rachel: Hilton Head
  • Siobhan: The beach!
  • Emily: A fun girls’ trip to Asheville
  • Bailey: Paros, Greece


Most Frequently Visited

  • Genevieve: NC Mountains — 4 times this summer was not enough!
  • Rachel: Eastway Rec Center
  • Siobhan: Summit Coffee on The Plaza
  • Emily: Robyn’s Fabrics
  • Bailey: Boyce Park


Best Purchase

  • Genevieve: Solar Lanterns for My Backyard
  • Rachel: My new car, the Rivian R1S
  • Siobhan: New raised garden beds
  • Emily: A new refrigerator that solved all of my small kitchen issues!
  • Bailey: A portable fan


Most Frequently Used Item

  • Genevieve: Flip flops & full brim hats
  • Rachel: My reusable water bottle
  • Siobhan: Running shoes — I’ve run 175 miles since June 1!
  • Emily: Ice maker (give me all the ice!)
  • Bailey: SPF 70


What topped your 2023 superlatives list? Leave a comment below. We would love to hear how you spent your summer!