Spring 2019 Carnival Fun Playlist

The weather is finally getting warmer in NYC, and I cannot wait until it’s consistently 60-70° F out!

Springtime brings the gorgeous weather, pretty flowers, and fun outdoor carnivals and fairs. I’ve created a spring playlist with a carnival theme for your spring enjoyment. From Ferris wheels to carousels, let’s take a ride with these ten carnival-themed songs:

1. Fairground, Leo Kalyan. “Lose your cares in the afterglow, and spin me around, round.”

2. Carousel, Skylar Spence. This tune will have you “spinnin’ like a carousel.”

3. Round & Round, Selena Gomez & The Scene. Don’t go getting dizzy on me now.

4. Mannequin, Britney Spears. Don’t “scream your lungs out” on that ride.

5. All That’s Left, Manila Killa ft. Joni Fatora. “When we go ’round and ’round on this carousel.”

6. Carousel (Bobby Green Remix), Melanie Martinez. Go ahead, just dance your way through spring with this beat.

7. Merry Go Round, Kacey Musgraves. Doesn’t Kacey go so well with a beautiful spring day at the carnival?

8. The Real Thing, Phoenix. “Turn the eternal carousel on.”

9. Reforget, Lauv. But whatever you do, don’t let your “head [spin] like a carousel, over and over.”

10. All Stars, Martin Sloveig ft. ALMA. A spring anthem.

Happy Spring!

 

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Gallery Mondays: #MacysFlowerShow 2019 @ Macy’s Herald Sq

Journey to Paradisios macys flower show 2019

I was shopping in the Herald Square area last week when I stumbled upon the Macy’s Flower Show. This year has a galactic sort of theme called Journey to Paradisios.

My phone battery was super low, so I didn’t take too many photos. While I didn’t think this theme was executed to its full potential, I did really enjoy the details in some of the smaller floral installations.

Journey to Paradisios macys flower show 2019

I guess galactic isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when I think of spring, much less flowers (are there flowers in space?), so this year’s flower show just wasn’t doing it for me.

Journey to Paradisios macys flower show 2019

I will say that this little terrarium is super adorbs, though!

Journey to Paradisios macys flower show 2019

If you are into things like this, definitely go check out the Macy’s Flower Show before it closes on April 7!

 

Fan Art Fridays: ‘Alita: Battle Angel’

Happy International Women’s Day!

Yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve done a Fan Art Fridays, I know.

I saw the new film Alita: Battle Angel, based on the Japanese manga series by Yukito Kishiro Battle Angel Alita, in theaters a few weeks ago. I’m usually not one to jump at the opportunity to see an action movie in theaters but this one seemed interesting, and even though I hadn’t read the manga, there was something drawing me to it. (I also had a promo code to buy the tickets but that only influenced 25% of my decision to see it).

Although Alita is a fictional character, I think she’s perfect to feature for a Fan Art Fridays post that falls on International Women’s Day. I think it’s really important for literature and film to feature strong females such as Alita to inspire young women to become leaders and fight for what’s right.

I love this fan art I found by sonny only on ArtStation because it shows Alita’s soft side as she watches a butterfly fly away off of her hand. But don’t be fooled—Alita unleashes her BAMF mode when necessary.

View the original fan art on ArtStation.

January Favorites: Nancy Pelosi v. Government Shutdown & ‘Masked Singer’ Premiere

January 2019 was sooooo bad. Thankfully, the world of pop culture kept our spirits high during the first month of the new year.

Listen to me ramble on about it over on Soundcloud!

Here are a few highlights from the podcast (yes, I’m trying to get comfortable calling it that now):

Favorite News Articles

Nancy Pelosi is our hero for putting an end to the worst government shutdown in history.

DJ Driis (Idris Elba) is playing at Coachella 2019

Favorite Music

“1999 (Young Fanco Remix)” by Charli XCX & Troye Sivan

“Who I Am” by Toro y Moi

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Favorite Living Coral Fashion Picks for Valentine’s Day 2019

When I found out that Living Coral is the 2019 Pantone Color of the Year, I was super ecstatic because its the perfect color for Valentine’s Day!

In addition to being the ideal color to wear for a romantic Valentine’s Day night out, Living Coral is super easy to pair with neutrals. You can either go super light on the coral pink side or get deep into it with a rusty coral orange. Below are a few of my favorite Living Coral dresses and skirts you can pair with a black, tan, or white sweaters, tops, and accessories.

Dresses (L-R):

Unique Vintage, $98.00

FORWARD, $313.00

Amazon, $64.99-128.99

Barneys, $695.00

Venus, $19.99

 

Skirts (L-R):

KOH KOH, $49.95

Forever 21, $14.90

ASOS, $18.00

Lindy Bop, $$35.00

Nov/Dec Favorites: ‘Legendary Christmas’ & ‘Crow’ Animated Film

Just a heads up: You’re going to see and hear more of me in 2019.

Enjoy this audio version of a combined November and December 2018 favorites!

Below are links to a few highlights:

Favorite News Articles

Ellen Pompeo: “I don’t see enough color.”

Brussel sprouts disguised as Ferrero Rocher chocolate Christmas gift prank

Favorite Music

“Lush” by Fancy Feelings

“Sail Away” by Møme feat. Ricky Ducati

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