I have three true loves in life: tea, candles, and flowers (the oxford comma is up there, too). There is a botanical gardens near my house and there is nothing I love more than to go & wonder while I wander surrounded by floral scenery. The colors that nature produces in flowers are so pure and raw, colors that cannot be reproduced or matched exactly. Plus, they smell glorious. What a beautiful creation, Mother Nature.

The end of summer sucks. It’s the truth. But if it has to come to an end, a groovy music festival is the way it would like to go, I’d think. Lollapalooza 2014 was that fair feel cry & it was certainly one for the books. Rebulution and Outkast certainly took the cake for the most stellar performances, and yes, Hey Ya sounds just as good as you’d think it would in person. The fashion is flowy, just the way we like it, and the energy is always higher than you remember. Lolla just makes me wish flash tats were acceptable 365 days of the year. I already know I will be making excuses to sport the sparkling things aside from festival life. Until next year Lollapalooza, you beautiful thing you. 

The end of summer sucks. It’s the truth. But if it has to come to an end, a groovy music festival is the way it would like to go, I’d think. Lollapalooza 2014 was that fair feel cry & it was certainly one for the books. Rebulution and Outkast certainly took the cake for the most stellar performances, and yes, Hey Ya sounds just as good as you’d think it would in person. The fashion is flowy, just the way we like it, and the energy is always higher than you remember. Lolla just makes me wish flash tats were acceptable 365 days of the year. I already know I will be making excuses to sport the sparkling things aside from festival life. Until next year Lollapalooza, you beautiful thing you. 

The fact that it’s summer is really the only excuse you need to make wild and carefree decisions, in my humble opinion at least. Some friends and I took full advantage of that this past weekend; we packed up and headed south to a lake house we rented in down state Illinois. While our trip was hilariously short, probably 35 hours total including car rides, we managed to make every second seem worth it. The thrill of jumping in the crisp, semi-icky lake water never faded, the amazing 90’s throwback playlist never got old or redundant, and the company was some that I could be goofy and laugh with for infinite hours on end. The weekend just seemed to personify exactly what summer should be— full of beautiful places and beautiful people that both seem to just erase all the worry and stress that existed before. Maybe it was the sunshine, or maybe the endless amounts of chips that were consumed while there, but I returned home feeling more whole, more energized with something only summer can fulfill.

I think it was the sunshine.

My friend is interning for Coach this summer & to see all of the creative and eclectic places everyone is headed makes life truly exciting. She asked if I could send her a picture of my purse & its contents, something I would never think to do. It’s funny the things we carry with us day-to-day, our essentials. Cinnamon gum and Diva M.A.C. lipstick can say a lot about someone. 

My friend is interning for Coach this summer & to see all of the creative and eclectic places everyone is headed makes life truly exciting. She asked if I could send her a picture of my purse & its contents, something I would never think to do. It’s funny the things we carry with us day-to-day, our essentials. Cinnamon gum and Diva M.A.C. lipstick can say a lot about someone.