Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Mixtape Monday: Mermaid Music

These are songs I imagine mermaids sing. Siren songs. Because mermaids exist, y'all. They do. 

1. Blue Blue - iamamiwhoami
2. Levitation - Beach House
3. Never Let Me Go - Florence + The Machine
4. Hadron Collider (feat. Nelly Furtado) - Blood Orange
5. Silencer - Susanne Sundfør
6. Running With The Wolves - AURORA
7. Hotel Pool - Lily & Madeleine
8. I Never Learn - Lykke Li
9. Supermoon - case/lang/veirs
10. Space Song - Beach House
11. Pray That You Catch Me - Beyoncé
12. Greens of June - case/lang/veirs
13. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful (Demo) - Florence + The Machine
14. Stampede - Sucre
15. Moonlight - Ruby Frost

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Scott Naismith

I really love these landscapes from Scottish painter Scott Naismith
They perfectly capture the beauty of those real life moments you can't believe are actually happening. In nature. 
Those sunrises and sunsets that almost seem like they were made just for you and your admiration alone.  

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Hwy 1 Road Trip Playlist {with Turo}

Highway 1 & Big Sur. 
 I teamed up with Turo, a new car-sharing service that allows you to rent other people's cars, to bring you a sweet playlist. It's peer-to-peer, like Uber/lyft, but YOU do the driving. Turo is perfect for everyday things like runs to Ikea or road trip vacations. You can rent for a couple hours - or a couple days. 
Since they're based out of San Francisco, I thought it would be fun to feature a road trip playlist inspired by Highway 1 in Northern California. Big Sur, Carmel, beautiful scenic drives that I have been fortunate enough to travel on several times now. 
Highway 1 & Big Sur. carmel Highway 1 & Big Sur.

Hwy 1 Road-Trip Playlist:

1. I Wanna Know (feat. Nico & Vinz) - Alesso 
2. All Night - Beyoncé
3. Water Under the Bridge - Adele
4. Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall - Coldplay
5. Closer Than This - St. Lucia
6. Medusa - GEMS
7. Classic (feat. POWERS) - The Knocks
8. Dissolve Me - alt-J
9. Wings - HAERTS
10. Fade Away - Susanne Sundfør
11. Wishes - Beach House
12. Landslide (Virgin Magnetic Material Remix) - Fleetwood Mac
13. Blue - Marina and The Diamonds
14. How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful - Florence + The Machine
15. Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains) - Arcade Fire
16. Stay Gold - First Aid Kit
17. Ride - Lana Del Rey
18. Blue Skies - Noah and the Whale
19. Blue Moon - Beck
20. Completely Not Me  - Jenny Lewis
21. Silver Springs - Lykke Li
22. Lost In The Light - Bahamas
23. California Daze - Peace
24. Simple Song - The Shins
25. Grown Ocean - Fleet Foxes
26. Bad Habit - Foals
27. Ends Of The Earth - Lord Huron
28. Outro - M83

carmel carmel
Check out where you can Turo! Tons of cities

Thursday, July 28, 2016

Door by Nice As F*#k

This video makes me want to make some friendship bracelets and save the world. 
After seeing NAF live last month (and being arm length from Jenny Lewis), I've been dying for them to release a peace-powered video. 
As their NAF theme song says,"We're nice as fuck, we shoot good luck."

Groovy! Peace and love, y'all. 

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Mixtape Monday: J U L Y

What I've been into lately and why:

1. I Wanna Know (feat. Nico & Vinz) - Alesso (this song sounds like a trip to St. Lucia and is my bf and my's song at the moment)

2. Wona - Mumford & Sons, Baaba Maal, The Very Best & Beatenberg

3. Magnets (feat. Lorde) - Discloure

4. Make Me - Britney Spears feat. G-Eazy (I'll always root for Brit)

5. Best to You - Blood Orange

6. Obvs - Jamie xx (this would be the theme song to a Bahamian murder mystery series)

7. Good to Love - FKA Twigs

8. Turn It Around - HAERTS

9. That Girl - Tegan and Sara

10. The Hours - Beach House

11. Elevator Operator - Courtney Barnett (the video is a must see)

12. Door - Nice As Fuck

13. Depreston - Courtney Barnett (I love her Aussie voice)

Friday, July 22, 2016

Brazilian Bowls with Shrimp & Plantains

Brazilian Bowls with Shrimp & Plantains
Raise your hand if you love bowls? The trendy/ambiguous term for a bunch a food you eat together in a bowl. Typically healthier, sometimes not. I can't tell you the last time I ate food I made off a plate. 
When I saw the pictures for this recipe on Pinterest I was immediately obsessed. And the title: Honey Garlic Butter Shrimp In Coconut Milk, I mean how yummy and summery does that sound?! 
If you like looking at pictures of bowls and other unusual foods paired together, please check out Half Baked Harvest.

*note: I followed the recipe exact, but used Goya frozen fried plantains instead of doing it myself. 

What food blogs are you salivating over lately?
Brazilian Bowls with Shrimp & Plantains

Monday, July 11, 2016

Summer Pins {Pinterest}

This is how Pinterest is making me feel lately....
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above: {pin it} //  Exotic Fruit Tartlet {source / pin it}
below: Frozen Açaí Bowls {source / pin it} // {source / pin it}
above: {source / pin it}
below: Raw Kiwi-Ginger "Cheesecakes" {source / pin it} // MANGO, COCONUT AND CHIA POPSICLES {source / pin it}

Vibrant Coral & Green Fiesta Birthday Party {source / pin it}

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

Mixtape Monday: ~~Heat WaVe~~

HOT n' FRESH music! Salsa with a side of QUESO

1. Queso - Pell (I love any song about cheese. It is about cheese, right?)
2. Used - Strangers You Know
3. Send Me A Picture - Gwen Stefani
4. Rain Dance - Whilk & Misky
5. Me and Armini -  Emiliana Torrini (actually an older song, but it flows with the playlist)
6. Doin' It By Myself - Guster
7. Better Look Back - Lucius
8. Golden Days - Whitney
9. Homerun - Nice As Fuck (Jenny Lewis' new band!)
10. Freedom (feat. Kendrick Lamar) - Beyoncé
11. Easier Said - Sunflower Beam
12. Ready Or Not - Myzica (current JAM)
13. Cookie Lips - Nice As Fuck
14. Suddenly - SWIMM

Tuesday, June 28, 2016

Pimento Chicken Salad, y'all

pimento chicken salad
Summer is in full swing - and so is the heat. It's time for a oven-free dish - and a Southern inspired one too. You would think being from the South I would have more Southern recipes on here....

Pimento Chicken Salad
1 1/2 lbs chicken breast, cooked and shredded 
1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
3 green onions, thinly sliced
1 (6-ounce) jar pimentos, drained
8oz white cheddar cheese, grated
3/4 cup plain greek yogurt 
1/2 cup mayonnaise
bread and butter pickles and crackers, for serving

Mix together everything in a large bowl, adding more salt and pepper as needed. 
pimento chicken salad

Thursday, June 23, 2016

Lady Cave {Chairish}

I teamed up with Chairish, an exclusive curator approved - online marketplace for vintage furniture, to bring you my dream "Lady Cave." 
My parents have an under-the-sea themed basement since my dad is a scuba diver (see: seashells, under water pictures, and even a themed Christmas tree that's up all year long). 
If I ever have a basement I would love to borrow from that idea and 60's Tiki bars. 
I'm thinking... palm wallpaper, an actual Tiki bar, pineapples, flamingos, wicker furniture, a real aquarium, a neon sign. A little vacation all year long. 
A big inspiration for this is Lost Lake - a hip Tiki bar in Chicago with potent drinks. I'm obsessed with their whole vibe. 
These vintage bar stools from Chairish are exactly the look I'm going for! How cute! 
above: I want palm on palm on palm on palm (source )// lots of tropical plants, and peacock chairs (source)
below: painted pineapples - GENIUS! (source )// these copper pineapple goblets at the bar (source)
above: fully stocked bar cart (source)
below: a neon sign would be fun, words or maybe a flamingo (source) // party all the time (source)

What would your Lady Cave look like??
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