Thursday, August 23, 2012
Just stumbled across illustrator Katie Daisy. I've always been a sucker for flora and fauna watercolor. I absolutely adore her whimsical subjects and girly-girl color palettes. I thought this quote was fitting for my road trip to Georgia this weekend. I'm headed up to Brunswick, Georgia to stay in a magical treehouse for a night, then headed to Atlanta to dance to Old Crow Medicine Show, followed by a day of swimming in clear springs and a night camping at Ginnie Springs. I've been itching to fall off the grid, get away from the city, and be wild and free.
Friday, August 17, 2012
One of my favorite things to do is to daydream, it's my secret to staying sane. It surely doesn't help me get work done, but it does help me get through the day. I've currently been daydreaming about playing dress up with pretty vintage gowns and throwing a lavish tea party! Since today is a very special day (my best friend's birthday) and I am not able to spend the day with her, I will throw my own little tea party right here to celebrate!
My tea party would look a little something like this...
1. DIY Flower crowns - 2. Pretty tea cups & dishes - 3. Fresh flowers & lace doilies
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
"Yes, Jade is the girl of the hour." Meet Jade Castrinos, she's a feather in the wind with incredible talent and style. She captured my eye after watching her sing, clap, and dance her heart out on The Big Easy Express. She is part of the soulful 10+ piece band Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. The band hopped an old train with Old Crow Medicine Show, and Mumford & Sons to embark on a "tour of dreams" from California to New Orleans.
Jade's gypsy presence is made during the opening scenes as she gracefully skips from car to car introducing each band in a floral frock, a tiny pack strapped to her back, and the cutest little bow in her hair. I love how she mixes patterns, dreamy dresses, straw hats, and a sports a spunky, adorable boy-cut. She's always keeping it girly and fun, which reminds me a lot of my own style.
The energy between the folky sprite and past-lover-front-man Alex Ebert is incredibly magical. "That's What's Up" is one of my favorite tunes off of their newest album Here. Jade's soulful, lispy voice combined with gospel hand claps and jangling tambourines never fails to give my best-friend and I the urge to cheer and leap around the house as if we were part of the 10 piece troupe. I am beyond stoked to see them when they come to Jannus Live on October 1st. Without a doubt, I'll be in front row with my dancin' shoes on!