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Craychella/Nochella

It appears that many Angelinos have been caught up in the chaos and hype of Coachella. I am among them. The festival goers get pretty pumped for this event in Palm Springs every year but the killer lineup this year has taken the excitement surrounding the festival to another level. Though I am trying to make weekend 2 work out for myself I am pretty bummed that the highly anticipated first weekend is not in the cards for me.

I have also been reminded of the lesson my grandparents taught me when I was younger that life is full of disappointments but its how you handle them that defines your character. If the second weekend also does not end up happening I will try to remind myself that there are more important things than an epic weekend of music and festivities. If you are able to attend either weekend or in some lucky cases both, I hope that you will make the most of it and not let minor issues or potential drama like the moral dilemmas of which crop top or bro tank to wear with your jorts or deciding between Avicii and Dre and Snoop prevent you from enjoying the experience and most importantly the music.

My grandmother on the other hand never needed to be reminded of these lessons. Since her birthday is next weekend I thought it would be fitting to dedicate a post to her and honor her memory.

I have posted songs from the awesome band Neon Indian, an act I’m super stoked is part of the Coachella lineup.

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“A Recipe For Success” at the Driskill Hotel

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My first day in Austin was already off to a fabulous start. I had a delightful lunch with my friend and Austinite Veronica, at a popular hangout on the Eastside, Blue Dahlia, which was followed by an eventful afternoon at the historic Driskill Hotel. I was thrilled that I was able to hear my favorite blogger Emily Schuman, from the fashion and lifestyle blog Cupcakes and Cashmere, deliver her inspiring, and insightful speech “ARecipe For Success”. I was also able to meet some other Cupcakes and Cashmere fans and even a fellow blogger and writer for the ManiCurious, Natalie. After the conference came to an end, I walked down the stairs of the majestic hotel, wandered through the exquisite lobby, and ended up at a SXSW art showcase. The showcase featured quite a mesmerizing display of photographic images for such a compact space. I then topped off my day at the Driskill Hotel with a Bluebonnet Mojito and warm biscuit at the hotel’s cafe down the hall.

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Fever Bieber

Fever Bieber.

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Fever Bieber

It’s the Biebs’s birthday today and what would be a better way to spend it than on the Ellen show? Ellen of course made the bday boy’s day extra special with some toys, surprises, and a song performed by Megan Mullally, her own Bieber version of the classic Fever. Happy birthday baby boy! You may legal today, but you will always be super cute, super sweet and an inspiration to us all. We love you! Here’s a look back on his first appearance on Ellen before he was the mega star he is now and when he still had those epic bangs.

*This post is dedicated to all of those bieblievers out there 🙂

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Part Deux

While relaxing in the Tuileries on my day off from work, one summer day in Paris I met some awesome girls from Austin Texas, Veronica and Ariana. We immediately bonded over fashion, cupcakes, carousels, Fitzgerald, Audrey Hepburn and Tautou films and well Gossip Girl and other delicacies. I decided to take them under my wing and take them to all of my favorite Parisian hot spots. This of course included a trip to my favorite Salon de Te La Duree. We decided to commemorate our friendship and trip with matching kitschy (and cheesy) I heart Paris lighters. Though the flame is dwindling, I still have my lighter and think of these girls and my trip every time I use it. At least we will always have Paris though… Photo Cred to Veronica Camara an aspiring photographer who took all of these amazing pictures. Check out more of this talented photographer’s work here: www.camaraphotography.tumblr.com 

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Mondays and Butterflies

Happy Monday everyone! I’ve been really inspired by butterflies and Alice in Wonderland lately. The disney interpretation of this creature combines all of my favorite things art, food, puns, and Disney. I have posted two videos that both feature these “butterflies.” One is a clip of the classic song “All in the Golden Afternoon” from the film while the other is a more modern interpretation of this classic film. This modern video is an electronic remix of sounds recorded  from the 1951 film.  I enjoy both videos in separate ways as I have an appreciation for Classical music as well as Electro music. I hope each will make your Monday a little bit more enjoyable and allow you to have a “Golden Afternoon” rather than a case of the Mondays.

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