December 31, 2011

years I love (2011).

It was a year of greatness. 


May 2, 2011

every part of you's just another part of we.

If you've read any of this at all, you know that I have a love affair with Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros. 

At the McDowell Mountain Music Festival these guys poured their passion for music into a show that was truly a blessing to witness. 


April 20, 2011

this train is bound for glory.

The Railroad Revival Tour came to Tempe, and changed my life. Three folky bands (Old Crow Medicine Show, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Mumford & Sons), and old timey train from NorCal to NOLA...

And a night of music that won't be easily forgotten. Ever. 


April 14, 2011

where no cars go.

Last night Arcade Fire came to Phoenix. It was every bit as epic as I could have dreamed. 

March 22, 2011

the world is sweet.

I always find the most wonderful treasures at Smeeks, a Phoenix gem. Enjoying little chocolate globes and dreaming of exploring.

March 14, 2011

bon iver + megafaun.

One of my all time favorite concerts. Bon Iver and Megafaun. Listening to this ALL day today. 

February 15, 2011

oh darling, let's be adventurers.

Loving this Etsy print from Fifi du Vie. Thinking it will be my next purchase.

January 24, 2011

a city I love (seattle).

This month I said farewell to my BFF, who moved to Seattle for work. It took my girlfriends and I five days before we packed our bags and headed to the northwest for a visit from the welcome wagon. Seattle, despite the weather, thoroughly impressed me. Here's a few of the greatest places where we ate, shopped, and made new friends.
  • Pike Place Market (obviously!)
  • Etta's Seafood - I get the impression that Tom Douglas is a local legend, with restaurants on nearly every corner. Etta's is the perfect spot for some delicious seafood (we nearly died from a food coma after eating the crab cakes!). Snag a seat by the window for some prime people watching, gorgeous water views, and a warm escape.
  • Quinn's - Yummy and quirky. Just the way we like it!
  • Unicorn - Circus meets fabulous. There's nowhere else like it...
  • Toulouse Petit - Bringing a little NOLA to the Northwest. Hands down the best meal of the weekend.
  • Bathtub Gin & Co. - If you're lucky enough to find this place, make sure you stay for a while. Hidden in a quiet alley behind a tiny, nondescript door, expect to be questioned by the other patrons about how you ended up there.

January 19, 2011

a love list.

5 things that I love. 

1. Live music. 

2. Planning trips (to near and far). 

3. Photo fun. 

4. Spending days in a bookstore. 

5. Laughing in the middle of a hard day. 

January 1, 2011

new york, new york.

I love New York City. With all of my heart. I love it even more because for quite a while, it took care of one of my favorite people. 

Here's a little story about a Thanksgiving trip I took to visit my sister in the big city. 
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