If you know me, you know just how big a part of my life mission trips are. I honestly cannot describe the love I feel for the country of the Dominican Republic and its people. It can only be explained as a passion given by God. This summer's trip was nothing short of amazing. When I am in the DR, or any foreign country for that matter, I try to be cognizant of where I am. I try to take in everything at every moment. The vibrance of the red flowers adorning trees in all directions, the sound of laughs coming from every little mouth around me, the smell of sancocho cooking in a nearby kitchen, and taste of salt water from the most amazing oceans you'll ever see. I love going to La Rinconda and playing with the kids. I love supporting local women looking for work by buying their amazing cinnamon rolls from the bakery nearby. I love building relationships with the people down there that I know will forever be apart of my heart. I am so thankful and so blessed to have these experiences in the DR and let these amazing people and their culture into my life. For more information about donating to the ministry that I work with in the DR, visit Score.
Friday, August 1, 2014
I've probably replayed this night in my head one time too many. Back in May just before Summer officially started, Lana Del Rey visited the Atl at the Tabernacle one Thursday evening. What a show. She was opened by the super hot and super tatted Jimmy Gnecco. The crowd was loud, sweaty, and packed. Although I literally couldn't move my arms and could barely breathe as we stood our ground towards the front of the stage, it was all worth it. Lana has such a graceful stage presence- she just floats. And she truly interacts with the crowd… like literally talks to people from the stage. Although I had just seen her a couple weeks before at Coachella, this show was still special as she made it her own. And a lot more personable… And by that I mean we actually talked to her after the show and got some pictures and signatures. It was an unreal experience, but Lana for one was anything but unreal. She is such a genuine person, and that was evident as my girls and I chatted with her about nail color and where she buys her clothes. This night only made me love the Queen of Saigon even more. See you in September, Lana.
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Although I hate to think about it, the end of Summer is nearing. While I'm excited for the return of Fall and all that it brings, there is just nothing else that can beat the leisure, fun, relaxation, and adventure that accompanies these Summer months. As I prepare myself for the return of school and some other changes that are currently taking place, I cannot help but to think back to such a blissful trip to Rosemary earlier this Summer. Walks on the beach, yoga by the shore, great food, and creating my own original sent at Patchoulis all while enjoying time with the family… Is there anything better? Wishing I was admiring one of these classic 30A sunsets right about now.
Friday, July 18, 2014
Nordstrom's Annual Anniversary Sale officially starts today. You know what that means… Christmas shopping! Well, at least in our family. During this week at Nordstrom in store and online, you can find some of the highest quality brands for some of the best prices. I'm talking Frye boots and Marc Jacobs. Here are some of my favorite picks from this year's sale-
So get shopping! Prices go back up August 4!
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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
If you didn't already know, summers in Georgia are hot. This past Saturday in Hotlanta itself was no different. It's difficult during these hot couple of months to stay cool and look good without your outfits becoming monotonous. I mean sure, cut offs paired with a cropped tank is a great summer outfit, but it can get a little boring. The solution? This romper. The material is thin and flowy to keep you cool, yet it remains simple and versatile enough to wear all summer long. I wore mine with a subtle belt, but I also love the idea of it thrown over a strappy bralette, or embellished with heavy jewelry. This little number is a summer staple, and a sure way to beat the Southern heat.