Monday, February 29, 2016

Mixtape Monday: What I am Listening to and Why

This is a ROSTAM (producer / formerly member of Vampire Weekend) heavy playlist. 

1. Chasing Shadows - Santigold (prod. by Rostam)
2. 3AM - RAC feat Katie Herzig (reminds me of Hide and Seek by Imogen Heap)
3. Water - Ra Ra Riot & Rostam (these guys were the minds behind Discovery)
4. EOS - Rostam (excited to hear his new solo stuff)
5. Madness - Lucius
6. You're Mine - Lola Marsh
7. Return to the Moon - El Vy
8. Absolutley - Ra Ra Riot
9. Always - St. Lucia (loving their new album)
10. Who Be Lovin Me (feat. ILOVEMAKONNEN) - Santigold (She BACK!)
11. Formation - Beyoncé (Can't stop singing this and watching the video!)

Friday, February 26, 2016

Reality is Kind.

art by Merve Ozaslan

It's what we think up in our heads sometimes that isn't kind. 
Reality is kind. 

^my new mantra

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Spicy Warm Winter Salad


I made this kick-ass salad from A House in the Hills. She always has the tastiest recipes that just so happen to be gluten free AND sometimes vegan. This warm winter salad has been a very satisfying lunch this week. The pomegranate seeds pop in your mouth and the crunchiness of the almonds really add substance to a meat-free salad. 
What have you been cooking lately?

Monday, February 15, 2016

Mixtape Monday: Love is Won

art by Joe Webb

Put those roses in a vase and pull out the chocolates, this is a playlist about LOVE. 
And this playlist is sandwiched between 2 Adele songs. Of course.

1. Send My Love (To Your New Lover) - Adele (I sense the summer hit)
2. Baby, I Love You - Aretha Franklin
3. Some Unholy War - Amy Winehouse (Have you seen the documentary Amy? She was such a talent.)
4. Strange Love - Koop
5. Qui es tu - POOM
6. Love Somebody - St. Lucia
7. Beyond Love - Beach House
8. Love Ices Over - Lia Ices
9. Trying My Best to Love You - Jenny Lewis
10. Heart of Steel - Lykke Li
11. Love is Won - Lia Ices
12. Water Under the Bridge - Adele

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Leaning into 2015

I was in a strange place last winter, where it seemed like so many things were not as they appeared, and I felt foolish. When I feel foolish I feel immature, dumb, and like I have no control over anything. So, as cheesy as it sounds, I made a vision board. My friend Lauren had a tradition of crafting them with her roommate on the New Year. Since I wasn't in town, I made a secret board on Pinterest instead. So CHEESY, like inspirational quotes, pictures of my heroines, pictures of a life I want for myself. It's not that making a board has magical powers that will make these things come to fruition in real life, but for me it kept me focused. Kept my eye on the ball.

If I learned anything this year, it was about leaning into life. When WOW air offers you cheap tickets to Iceland, you save all your tip money and GO. When you're tired of being single your whole life, you join Tinder and say yes to a first date. When you're unhappy or uncomfortable, you speak up and get yourself out of that situation. When you're in an improv scene, you jump in that world and say YES!

Yes, this year I learned to lean in but also to hustle. Because in the Pinterest world of cheesy, yet inspirational quotes.... "Dreams demand HUSTLE"

In 2015, I did me. Which is a luxury in and of itself.
(Please note, I still have to eat ramen and bring tubberware to baby showers)

Excited to see what this year brings, hopefully more of the same and then some.
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