a collection of things I (really, really) like.
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Meghan, I am all about your bass.

First you make a stupidly catchy song about your butt that is 100% times better than either of the other butt songs out right now (I’m taking to you Minaj and Lopez) and then you go ahead and do it again, but this time it’s about a man that may or may not exist. Yes, we’ve all heard that 50’s beat a thousand times, but does that mean I won’t play it over and over again on repeat while dancing in my underwear around my apartment? Hell no.

It’s a rare day when our imaginations get a solid workout. Aside from reading a great book, most of our favorite TV shows, movies, and plays leave little to dream up. But after Love Letters, the wonderfully quiet and moving revival that began previews tonight at the Brooks Atkinson theatre, you’ll realize how much you missed dear old Mr. Figment. Despite nothing more than two actors sitting at a table, reading from a binder full of love letters, you will leave believing you watched the 50 plus year romance between two characters with as much vividness as the Serengeti spectacle that occurs 8 times a week at The Lion King. 
The play chronicles the relationship between two lower school-turned-life long friends (currently played by Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow) in the form of the letters they write each other. You’ll recognize the most common of life’s big bad lessons from regret, to loss, to anger, to forgiveness in this beautifully packaged look at life and first love that’s as much like Boyhood without the bonus of watching Farrow and Dennehy actually age on stage (though you’ll swear you did from Gurney’s fantastic script). 
Plays without fireworks and 10 million dollar budgets don’t come to Broadway often. Do yourself a favor and catch any of the fantastic rotating actors taking the stage between now and February 1st, 2015.
It’s a rare day when our imaginations get a solid workout. Aside from reading a great book, most of our favorite TV shows, movies, and plays leave little to dream up. But after Love Letters, the wonderfully quiet and moving revival that began previews tonight at the Brooks Atkinson theatre, you’ll realize how much you missed dear old Mr. Figment. Despite nothing more than two actors sitting at a table, reading from a binder full of love letters, you will leave believing you watched the 50 plus year romance between two characters with as much vividness as the Serengeti spectacle that occurs 8 times a week at The Lion King. 
The play chronicles the relationship between two lower school-turned-life long friends (currently played by Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow) in the form of the letters they write each other. You’ll recognize the most common of life’s big bad lessons from regret, to loss, to anger, to forgiveness in this beautifully packaged look at life and first love that’s as much like Boyhood without the bonus of watching Farrow and Dennehy actually age on stage (though you’ll swear you did from Gurney’s fantastic script). 
Plays without fireworks and 10 million dollar budgets don’t come to Broadway often. Do yourself a favor and catch any of the fantastic rotating actors taking the stage between now and February 1st, 2015.

It’s a rare day when our imaginations get a solid workout. Aside from reading a great book, most of our favorite TV shows, movies, and plays leave little to dream up. But after Love Letters, the wonderfully quiet and moving revival that began previews tonight at the Brooks Atkinson theatre, you’ll realize how much you missed dear old Mr. Figment. Despite nothing more than two actors sitting at a table, reading from a binder full of love letters, you will leave believing you watched the 50 plus year romance between two characters with as much vividness as the Serengeti spectacle that occurs 8 times a week at The Lion King. 

The play chronicles the relationship between two lower school-turned-life long friends (currently played by Brian Dennehy and Mia Farrow) in the form of the letters they write each other. You’ll recognize the most common of life’s big bad lessons from regret, to loss, to anger, to forgiveness in this beautifully packaged look at life and first love that’s as much like Boyhood without the bonus of watching Farrow and Dennehy actually age on stage (though you’ll swear you did from Gurney’s fantastic script). 

Plays without fireworks and 10 million dollar budgets don’t come to Broadway often. Do yourself a favor and catch any of the fantastic rotating actors taking the stage between now and February 1st, 2015.

Changing Tides (and all the music that fits)
Click HERE for the September Playlist:
1. Ghost - Ella Henderson - Ghost - Single
2. Bad Habit - The Kooks - Listen
3. East of Eden (Carousel Remix) - Zella Day - East of Eden (Carousel Remix)
4. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass - Single
5. Fix My Eyes - for King & Country - RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.
6. Just One Of The Guys - Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
7. Glacier - Youngblood Hawke - Wake Up
8. Stayin Out All Night - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood
9. Float - Pacific Air - Stop Talking
10. Beggin For Thread - Banks - Goddess
11. Nirvana - Sam Smith - Nirvana EP
12. Brooklyn Baby - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
13. She Moves - Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy - She Moves (Far Away) EP
14. Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Natalia Kills feat. Peaches -  Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Single
15. Shooting Stars - Bag Raiders - Bag Raiders
16. Say My Name - ODESZA (feat. Zyra) - In Return
17. Up We Go - LIGHTS - Little Machines
18. Boom Clap - Charli XCX - Sucker
19. Cold Cold Man - Saint Motel - My Type EP
20. BO$$ - Fifth Harmony - Reflection
21. Fiona Coyne - Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder - Single
22. Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware - Tough Love
23. Completement fou - Yelle - Completement fou
24. Glacier - James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical
Changing Tides (and all the music that fits)
Click HERE for the September Playlist:
1. Ghost - Ella Henderson - Ghost - Single
2. Bad Habit - The Kooks - Listen
3. East of Eden (Carousel Remix) - Zella Day - East of Eden (Carousel Remix)
4. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass - Single
5. Fix My Eyes - for King & Country - RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.
6. Just One Of The Guys - Jenny Lewis - The Voyager
7. Glacier - Youngblood Hawke - Wake Up
8. Stayin Out All Night - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood
9. Float - Pacific Air - Stop Talking
10. Beggin For Thread - Banks - Goddess
11. Nirvana - Sam Smith - Nirvana EP
12. Brooklyn Baby - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence
13. She Moves - Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy - She Moves (Far Away) EP
14. Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Natalia Kills feat. Peaches -  Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Single
15. Shooting Stars - Bag Raiders - Bag Raiders
16. Say My Name - ODESZA (feat. Zyra) - In Return
17. Up We Go - LIGHTS - Little Machines
18. Boom Clap - Charli XCX - Sucker
19. Cold Cold Man - Saint Motel - My Type EP
20. BO$$ - Fifth Harmony - Reflection
21. Fiona Coyne - Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder - Single
22. Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware - Tough Love
23. Completement fou - Yelle - Completement fou
24. Glacier - James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

Changing Tides (and all the music that fits)

Click HERE for the September Playlist:

1. Ghost - Ella Henderson - Ghost - Single

2. Bad Habit - The Kooks - Listen

3. East of Eden (Carousel Remix) - Zella Day - East of Eden (Carousel Remix)

4. All About That Bass - Meghan Trainor - All About That Bass - Single

5. Fix My Eyes - for King & Country - RUN WILD. LIVE FREE. LOVE STRONG.

6. Just One Of The Guys - Jenny Lewis - The Voyager

7. Glacier - Youngblood Hawke - Wake Up

8. Stayin Out All Night - Wiz Khalifa - Blacc Hollywood

9. Float - Pacific Air - Stop Talking

10. Beggin For Thread - Banks - Goddess

11. Nirvana - Sam Smith - Nirvana EP

12. Brooklyn Baby - Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

13. She Moves - Alle Farben feat. Graham Candy - She Moves (Far Away) EP

14. Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Natalia Kills feat. Peaches -  Trouble (Cherry Cherry Boom Boom Remix) - Single

15. Shooting Stars - Bag Raiders - Bag Raiders

16. Say My Name - ODESZA (feat. Zyra) - In Return

17. Up We Go - LIGHTS - Little Machines

18. Boom Clap - Charli XCX - Sucker

19. Cold Cold Man - Saint Motel - My Type EP

20. BO$$ - Fifth Harmony - Reflection

21. Fiona Coyne - Saint Pepsi - Fiona Coyne/Fall Harder - Single

22. Say You Love Me - Jessie Ware - Tough Love

23. Completement fou - Yelle - Completement fou

24. Glacier - James Vincent McMorrow - Post Tropical

Dancing is my therapy. It’s what I do to clear my head, get lost, and be in the moment. After reading about the recent trend of morning dance parties, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I’m happy to say Daybreaker popped my 7AM dancing cherry and I plan on staying committed. What’s great about Daybreaker (now in SF, London, and NYC) isn’t just the crowd (beautiful), the freebies (juice, coffee, and Kind bars oh my!), or the culture (inspiring, personalized haikus). It’s the camaraderie and community that comes together at a godforsaken hour to dance. Usually dancing is a tangential variable; you go dance when you really want to drink or hookup. But at Daybreaker everyone really just wants to dance. It’s an odd concept, but an inspiring one that made me feel part of a random group of dancing revelers and costumed vegetables at seven in the morning. Go, Dance, and Be Merry.
Dancing is my therapy. It’s what I do to clear my head, get lost, and be in the moment. After reading about the recent trend of morning dance parties, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I’m happy to say Daybreaker popped my 7AM dancing cherry and I plan on staying committed. What’s great about Daybreaker (now in SF, London, and NYC) isn’t just the crowd (beautiful), the freebies (juice, coffee, and Kind bars oh my!), or the culture (inspiring, personalized haikus). It’s the camaraderie and community that comes together at a godforsaken hour to dance. Usually dancing is a tangential variable; you go dance when you really want to drink or hookup. But at Daybreaker everyone really just wants to dance. It’s an odd concept, but an inspiring one that made me feel part of a random group of dancing revelers and costumed vegetables at seven in the morning. Go, Dance, and Be Merry.

Dancing is my therapy. It’s what I do to clear my head, get lost, and be in the moment. After reading about the recent trend of morning dance parties, I decided to see what all the fuss was about. Well, I’m happy to say Daybreaker popped my 7AM dancing cherry and I plan on staying committed. What’s great about Daybreaker (now in SF, London, and NYC) isn’t just the crowd (beautiful), the freebies (juice, coffee, and Kind bars oh my!), or the culture (inspiring, personalized haikus). It’s the camaraderie and community that comes together at a godforsaken hour to dance. Usually dancing is a tangential variable; you go dance when you really want to drink or hookup. But at Daybreaker everyone really just wants to dance. It’s an odd concept, but an inspiring one that made me feel part of a random group of dancing revelers and costumed vegetables at seven in the morning. Go, Dance, and Be Merry.

The UK is continually on the forefront of music. This region just understands a good song better than any other country and that’s why I’m always checking their top singles and albums on Spotify. It started with the Beatles way back when and most recently has included Adele, Jake Bugg, John Newman, Sam Smith, and now Ella Henderson. 

Feast your ears on Henderson’s haunting track, Ghost. 

Enjoy.

I’m of the mindset that everything in your home should continue to catch your attention long after the excitement of a new purchase wears off. From the largest to the most mundane, the objects in your house should be chosen carefully to bring you pleasure every time you look at them. Case in point: Faceture vases by artist, Phil Cuttance. These geometric wonders are created by hand and vary by vase because of the detailed manipulation process that goes into creating each mould (watch the rad making-of video here). They come in a variety of stunning colors - my favorite is the Bondi Blue above - to suit whatever mood you’re after. Now that it’s easy to find a vessel for your flowers, the harder part will be choosing florals as beautiful as the vase they’re in.
I’m of the mindset that everything in your home should continue to catch your attention long after the excitement of a new purchase wears off. From the largest to the most mundane, the objects in your house should be chosen carefully to bring you pleasure every time you look at them. Case in point: Faceture vases by artist, Phil Cuttance. These geometric wonders are created by hand and vary by vase because of the detailed manipulation process that goes into creating each mould (watch the rad making-of video here). They come in a variety of stunning colors - my favorite is the Bondi Blue above - to suit whatever mood you’re after. Now that it’s easy to find a vessel for your flowers, the harder part will be choosing florals as beautiful as the vase they’re in.

I’m of the mindset that everything in your home should continue to catch your attention long after the excitement of a new purchase wears off. From the largest to the most mundane, the objects in your house should be chosen carefully to bring you pleasure every time you look at them. Case in point: Faceture vases by artist, Phil Cuttance. These geometric wonders are created by hand and vary by vase because of the detailed manipulation process that goes into creating each mould (watch the rad making-of video here). They come in a variety of stunning colors - my favorite is the Bondi Blue above - to suit whatever mood you’re after. Now that it’s easy to find a vessel for your flowers, the harder part will be choosing florals as beautiful as the vase they’re in.

Prints don’t just belong on your shirts. Share the love below with socks from companies like Richer Poorer. Their designs are top notch and will make you eager to show off what lies beneath. My personal favorites are the topographical stylings of the Onlooker, the astrological chic Stargazer, and the patriotic Trooper's. Rock on, socks. Rock on.
Prints don’t just belong on your shirts. Share the love below with socks from companies like Richer Poorer. Their designs are top notch and will make you eager to show off what lies beneath. My personal favorites are the topographical stylings of the Onlooker, the astrological chic Stargazer, and the patriotic Trooper's. Rock on, socks. Rock on.

Prints don’t just belong on your shirts. Share the love below with socks from companies like Richer Poorer. Their designs are top notch and will make you eager to show off what lies beneath. My personal favorites are the topographical stylings of the Onlooker, the astrological chic Stargazer, and the patriotic Trooper's. Rock on, socks. Rock on.

Healthy food should taste delicious. That’s where Juice Generation comes in. Their smoothies are the best in the city and my personal favorite, the Acai Bowl collection, could not be more perfectly filling, healthy, and damn irresistible. At close to $10 this isn’t the daily lunch your wallet will appreciate (that’s what TJ's is for), but I guarantee your mouth will be craving JG offerings 24/7.
Healthy food should taste delicious. That’s where Juice Generation comes in. Their smoothies are the best in the city and my personal favorite, the Acai Bowl collection, could not be more perfectly filling, healthy, and damn irresistible. At close to $10 this isn’t the daily lunch your wallet will appreciate (that’s what TJ's is for), but I guarantee your mouth will be craving JG offerings 24/7.

Healthy food should taste delicious. That’s where Juice Generation comes in. Their smoothies are the best in the city and my personal favorite, the Acai Bowl collection, could not be more perfectly filling, healthy, and damn irresistible. At close to $10 this isn’t the daily lunch your wallet will appreciate (that’s what TJ's is for), but I guarantee your mouth will be craving JG offerings 24/7.