Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Chelly Day 1

In honor of all of the recently announced music festival lineups, especially Coachella, it's time to reminisce on one of the hottest, fastest, most exhausting, and greatest weekends of my life.


A$AP Ferg

A$AP Ferg


Ellie Goulding

I get this indescribable feeling when I think back on this weekend. I'm not sure if I could even put this trip into words… and Day 1 was nothing short of amazing. It was the perfect kickoff to the most incredible weekend. A$AP Ferg. Haim. Bastille. Grouplove. Ellie Goulding. Outkast. Never in my wildest dreams would I expect myself to be in the presence of all these insane artists in just one day. Apart from the music, the festival itself was so cool. The food, exhibits, camp grounds, tents- there was always something to explore. And the sunsets every night?...breathtaking. I'm near convinced that I will never see a more beautiful sunset than the ones at the Polo Fields of Indio, CA. These pictures do not do Day 1 justice, but at least they are fun to look at.
I will never forget the moment dancing to Tongue Tied at Grouplove's show with my best friends or singing our lungs out to Anything Could Happen at Ellie Goulding's show under the setting golden sun. Those specific memories will forever be instilled in my heart, and I'm thankful for that. 

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Take Time


It is no surprise that almost everyone's primary intention of going to the beach is to lay out, jump in the water, soak up the sun and work on that tan. However, you shouldn't totally rule out beach trips during the colder months, for this is the best time to witness some of the prettiest sunrises and sunsets, try out new restaurants, and truly enjoy the beauty and tranquility of where the sand meets the shore. For some added fun, bring your pup (or all four of them) down to the sand to watch them roll around and use all their strength to not touch the water. That's always a good laugh!
 Just being able to sit… not worry about sunscreen or towels or finding a spot on the beach, but just being able to take in God's wonderful creation is so peaceful. I love using my beach time to read, think, or just meditate and appreciate this life. While the coast may be my favorite spot to do this, you can create your own serenity anywhere. Try taking some time out of your day to just sit- whether it be in your room with only some lamps and light music on, or outside surrounded by fresh air and the sound of the wind- take time to enjoy this wonderful life we have been given the opportunity to live.