Mid-Summer 2017 Around the World Playlist

We’re midway through the summer, and if you haven’t already gone on vacation, you’re probably going somewhere fun soon to escape work and all the stress of everyday life.

As with most things, traveling is so much fun when you’ve got great tunes to go along with you.

This year’s mid-summer playlist is music themed, with songs about different places around the world to feed your wanderlust soul.

I hope these 18 tracks take you on an unforgettable summer excursion.

1. Hollywood, RAC feat. Penguin Prison. Here’s to trying hard not to be that person while visiting the Land of Stars.

2. Hamburg, Kapekoff. “Together we’re alive.”

3. Michigan, Grammar. “In a heavy fever” indeed.

4. Chicago, Canon Blue. A song for those hot summer nights in Chicago.

5. Monterrey, TW Walsh. I bet you can “find a way to get to Monterrey”.

6. Montreal, Roosevelt. Montreal plus Roosevelt equals bliss.

7. Arizona Fire, Becca Mancari. Stay cool, Arizona.

8. Zanzibar, Kamaliza. A little African island escape never killed anyone.

9. Paris, Friendly Fires (Aeroplane Remix). “I’ll find you that French boy…”

10. Australia, Jonas Brothers. Because Australian girls apparently don’t break hearts, according to the Jonas Brothers.

11. Miami, Will Smith. “Bienvenido a Miami”. 😉

12. London Bridge, Fergie. Are we ever gonna find out how come every time Fergie comes around her London, London Bridge wanna go down?

13. Took a Pill in Ibiza, Mike Posner (Seeb Remix) Please do not take any pills in Ibiza.

14. Tokyo, Dan Croll. “Somehow you’ve crossed the line”.

15. Welcome to New York, Taylor Swift. New York’s “been waiting for ya” 😉

16. Princess of China, Coldplay feat. Rihanna. If he let you go then it’s time to run away to China.

17. Rome, Phoenix. A little song for your tour of the Coliseum.

18. Barcelona, Henry Green . I’m sure you wouldn’t think twice if you could make yourself stay.

 

Happy summer travels!

Gallery Mondays: Western Tanager by Yu-baba

western tanager u-baba audubon mural project

Over the weekend I came across this beautiful mural in Washington Heights on the iron gate of Marina Dental Center.

Painted by Belarusian artist Yu-baba as part of the Audubon Mural Project, the mural features a gorgeous western tanager, an American songbird, surrounded by leaves and berries.

In collaboration with  Gitler &_____ Gallery, the National Audubon Society’s Audubon Mural Project brings awareness to the climate-threatened birds of our environment.

Needless to say, I’m going on a hunt for all the rest of these murals! There are 67 murals currently complete, with 247 left to be painted.

Learn more about the Audubon Mural Project.

Fan Art Fridays: Jessica Biel

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I’m really loving Jessica Biel in the new USA series The Sinner. I’ve been a fan of hers since ages ago when she was in 7th Heaven, I think she’s perfect for the role of Cora Tannetti.

This week’s episode really stirred me up, so I thought it would be fitting to feature some fan art of Jessica Biel for this week’s Fan Art Fridays.

Enjoy this amazing sketch of Jessica Biel I found by Justin Maas (@maas.art) over on Instagram. I can’t get over that look in her eye in this sketch! It’s like one of those “maybe I’m hiding something” kind of looks, you know what I mean?

See the original fan art on Instagram

Wardrobe Wednesdays: Amal Clooney @ Il Gatto Nero Restaurant in Lake Como

Amal Clooney at Gatto Nero Restaurant in Lake Como fashion

OH EM GEE, I think Amal Clooney just became my favorite summer style icon.

She was spotted arriving at Il Gatto Nero in Italy on Tuesday with her husband George Clooney in a beige and cream strapless jumpsuit from Elisabetta Franchi.

If this isn’t classy date night casual then I don’t know what is!

Also, Amal, when you get around to writing a book, can you include some tips on how you look so radiant after giving birth to twins two months ago?

See below for three jumpsuits inspired by Amal Clooney’s look.

Jumpsuit:

1. SheIn, $15.oo

2. Current Boutique, $78.95

3. VENUS, $29.99

 

July Favorites: Polish First Lady Duda & Brandless

As I predicted, the good music kept it coming in July 2017.

I’m really not sure where the year went at this point. Like really. I feel like I just celebrated my birthday but then I look at the calendar and I realize that was almost 3 months ago.

Anyway, here are my faves in the world of pop culture and entertainment for the month of July 2017:

Favorite News Articles

1. Polish First Lady Duda avoided shaking Donald Trump’s hand in Warsaw. Girl, I don’t blame you.

2. Brandless. I’ll be buying from this site in the coming weeks.

3. Lush sent Harry Styles 100 bath bombs. Baths with wine for days.

4. Apparently Leonardo DiCaprio doesn’t work out? Impressive.

5. These two on Tinder spent 3 years sending late messages to each other on the app. And now they finally met IRL. On live TV. How crazy!

Favorite Music

1. “Miracles (Someone Special)” by Coldplay feat. Big Sean. That heavy violin intro and outro gets me every time.

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