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Apr 2, 2014

Mix No. 36

1. "Misty's NIghtmares 1 & 2" - Father John Misty
2. "Carmensita" - Devendra Banhart
3. "The Next Time Around" - Little Joy
4. "I Wanna Go" - Summer Heart
5. "Home (RAC Mix) - Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
6. "Ivy Covered House" - Ducktails
7. "Past Lives" - Real Estate
8. "New Blue Feeling" - White Denim
9. "Always" - Junip

Listen on Spotify or Rdio!

Cover Image via here

Mar 31, 2014


This cover is just so lovely.

Mar 6, 2014

Inspired By No. 3

Feb 12, 2014

Snapshot / Caroline Sleeper

This week I'm so excited to share a little about the lovely Arizona based designer/photographer Caroline Sleeper!

What do you do / tell us about your design & photography work.
I am a freelance designer, photographer, and stylist. I grew up in Southern California, then I spent 2 years living in Seattle before moving to Flagstaff, AZ where I currently live. I love trying new things and going to new places. So much of my photography and design is inspired by the places I've been and people I have met.

Any exciting upcoming projects?
I have so many projects coming in right now and I love it. I think the 2 that I am most excited about are a wedding design package for a couple getting married here in Flagstaff and a re-branding project I am doing for a make-up artist/stylist who is based on the east coast. I've just been so lucky to be connecting with such amazing clients lately!

What does your typical day look like?
I crave consistency, but unfortunately my life is too crazy to have a typical day. I have a part-time "day job" at a small shoe and clothing boutique. Days that I'm not surrounded by clothing I try to dedicate to working on freelance projects and other self-employed duties. Typically, I'll wake up early. I'm an early bird, I love mornings. I'll make myself some tea or coffee and check my emails. Then I'll make a to-do list and get started. Everyday is different because I have such a wide range of different projects. Usually I try to wrap up work by late afternoon and then, being the extrovert that I am, I try to spend some time with friends. I love what I do for a living but more importantly I love the people I get to do life with.

Describe your personal style/favorite places to shop at the moment?
I wear a lot of neutrals. I love black. I love gold. I love cream. Gray. Brown. Etc. I wear a lot of basics. Usually a pair of dark or black jeans, a black shirt, a lighter colored sweater, boots or flats, and a watch. SImple, clean, feminine, consistent. I also always do a cat-eye liner and mascara. I will always love shopping at Anthropologie. I work at Shoes & Such in Flagstaff so of course I love shopping there. I wear Levi's jeans exclusively so that's definitely a fave. Some other classic favorites are, J. Crew, Madewell, Free People, etc. I rarely by anything full price though, I'm a total sale section addict.

Where are you based/What are your favorite local places at the moment?
I'm based in Flagstaff, AZ currently but I'm planning on moving within the next 6-9 months so I'll have to keep you all updated on that. As far as favorite places, I'm a total foodie so the first places to come to mind are all restaurants. Pizzicletta, Criollo, Firecreek Coffee, Diablo Burger, Rendezvous, Fratelli's, Hops on Birch, and The Speakeasy. Flagstaff is such a small unique town that has so much culture for it's size.

What are you currently listening to?
My musical taste is so weird. I have classic favorites like The Avett Bros., Head and the Heart, Kings of Leon, Band of Horses, and City & Colour. But I also love Drake, Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake, Shakey Graves, Cataldo, John Mayer, Ages and Ages, Radical Face, Joe Pug, etc.

What are your favorite blogs and/or sources of inspiration at the moment?
Blogs/People I follow: Darling Magazine, Thoughts by Natalie, A Beautiful Mess, Hello Giggles, Braid Creative, and The Pioneer Woman Cooks.

Thank you, Caroline!
Follow Caroline (website, instagram, etsy, pinterest)

Mix No. 35

First playlist in a while, huh? This one's got a lot of artists I've already shared on here and some older songs that I'm surprised I haven't posted yet but are just too good not to. As always, leave any song recommendations in the comments, I'm always on the hunt for new things!

1. "Phantom Other" - Department of Eagles
2. "Laughing With A Mouth Of Blood" - St. Vincent
3. "Other People" - Beach House
4. "Ya Hey" - Vampire Weekend
5. "Villages" - Alpine
6. "Dissolve Me" - Alt-J
7. "Wings" - Haerts
8. "Santa Fe" - Beirut
9. "Shuffle" - Bombay Bicycle Club
10. "One Note Pillow" - Brazos
11. "Save Me From What I Want" - St. Vincent
12. "Teenagers" - Department of Eagles
13. "Love Will Tear Us Apart" - Jose Gonzales

Listen on Spotify here. Cover image via here.

Feb 11, 2014

Inspired By No. 2

Jan 15, 2014


I just love these. Issa Pre Fall 2014

Jan 14, 2014

Tuesday Tunes / No. 34

1. "Heartbreaker" - The Walkmen
2. "Nocturne" - Wild Nothing
3. "Eyeoneye" - Andrew Bird
4. "High Road" - Cults
5. "You Can't Hurry Love" - The Concretes
6. "Spotlight" - Leagues
7. "Keep You" - Wild Belle
8. "No One Does It Like You" - Department of Eagles
9. "A World Alone" - Lorde

Listen here on Spotify.

As always, let me know what you're currently listening to in the comments!
Cover Image here.

Oct 22, 2013

Inspired By No. 1

Inspiration Image: D'art Photography
Sweater / Dress / Necklace / Bag / Ballet Flats / Lipstick / Journal / Belt

Oct 3, 2013

Snapshot / Beth Kirby

The absolutely lovely Beth Kirby from Local Milk is showing us a look into her gorgeous space and answering a few questions. I couldn't be happier to have her sharing over here today, she's a major talent and her blog is seriously one of my biggest inspirations!

What do you do / tell us about Local Milk.
I'm a freelance writer, photographer, stylist, and recipe developer. I like to think of myself as a renaissance woman, mostly because the alternative would be dilettante. Local Milk is a space inspired by everything from clean sheets to buttermilk, copper kettles to a fine hat. It's a space devoted to curating daily life, from breakfast, lunch, and dinner to all the moments in between. It's for the homebody with wanderlust and the nomadic nester alike; it's about traveling in your back yard and finding home in far away places. It's my hope that it offers a lovely, if momentary, refuge from the anxieties of modern life, and I try to provide readers not only a consistent stream of original, seasonal recipes but ideas for living one day at a time, for being present and discovering beauty in their everyday routines. 

Any exciting upcoming projects?
So many! But I'm pretty excitable, so even the little projects are exciting to me. I'm opening up a little online pop up shop called Sweet Gum Co. featuring southern made & found provisions for the home and kitchen, everything from reclaimed wood breadboards to hand dyed linens to ceramics to vintage items. The opening is tentatively slated for November 1st. I'm also working on a cookbook proposal; hosting a Kinfolk workshop here in Chattanooga, TN in late November; and we're doing a full kitchen renovation with the amazing design team the Jersey Ice Cream Co. to turn in into a space for everything from workshops to photo shoots.

What does your typical day look like?
I wake up begrudgingly (not a morning gal), check my email before my eyes are even fully open (lousy habit), brush my teeth & shower, and then I have my quotidian breakfast; yogurt, fruit, and granola + strong coffee with copious amounts of cream. After that, a typical day can look one of two ways, either I'm cooking and shooting or I'm editing and writing. If I'm cooking and shooting, I spend the day in the kitchen and dining room (which is where I shoot). If not, I spend it tethered to the computer bouncing between Gmail, Word, Lightroom, and Pinterest. I'm kind of ADD. Working on the computer is difficult. I prefer the cooking and shooting days! In the evenings I try to get to a yoga class with my fiancé (he totally goes with me!) & then we sit down for a civilized dinner. I end every single night curled up next to him, watching something on ye olde Netflix & reconnecting after a full day. 

Describe your personal style / where are your favorite places to shop at the moment?
My personal style is boyish, classic yet ecclectic, and extremely low maintenance; I wear clothes that can go seamlessly from market to kitchen to hostess with little to no change. I'm interested in texture and shape, and I don't really go in for bright colors, busy patterns, or overtly feminine looks, though I like to have an element of feminine for contrast, and I've been known to wear the odd red skirt. I've had a hat obsession for the past ten years, and it's still going strong. I own a lot of hats. My most recent purchase was a vintage brown, virgin wool Pendleton wide brim. I mostly live in my imogene + willie Elizabeth jeans (relatively new & I'm so very smitten with them) or vintage Levi's overalls and either Swedish clogs, L.L. Bean duck boots, or my old leather chelsea boots. I believe in tucking your shirt in and I'm not a busy jewelry girl. I Love simple metal work like Odette and Another Feather. My favoritite place to shop is hands down Etsy, and stores like Steven Alan, Need Supply Co., and Joinery are sources of covetous thoughts along with a choice handful of little online shoppes. Currently saving for a Lasso tank by State and an Ace & Jig dress. I usually invest in basics like a well made leather bag, sturdy boots, or tailored pants and for everything else I go vintage. I'd say my new to vintage ratio is about 10/90.

Where are you based / What are your favorite local places at the moment?
I'm based in Chattanooga, TN which is a wonderful place to call home. It's right on the Tennessee River, nestled in the mountains, and it's close to both the country and Birmingham, Atlanta, and Nashville, so I'm never too far from both Appalachia, urban civilization, and an international airport. My favorite local places to eat are Sluggo's (a little vegan diner), Taqueria Jalisco (the best mexican street food), The Purple Daisy (my favorite BBQ sandwich), Lamar's (a dive bar with slap yo momma fried chicken), and Famous Nater's (a food truck with one of the best chef's in town behind it). For shopping hit up the Knitting Mill, Collective Clothing, Fredonia, Warehouse Row, and Sophie's. Also, the Main Street Farmer's Market on Wednesday afternoon is probably my favorite place of all.

What are you currently listening to?
I'm a record collecting music nerd, so that's always a hard question. Lately, I've been listening to old standbys: The Last's L.A. Explosion (just one of the best albums ever), Leonard Cohen, Nick Cave, Roland S. Howard, The Nerves, The Modern Lovers, Rachmaninoff, and I'm always up for garage rock, old country music, chansons style french tunes, 80's music, and Phil Spector's Back to Mono. Oh, and I have a weakness for D.J. Khaled's All I Do Is Win feat. Ludacris and Snoop Dogg. It's hilarious, gets me psyched, and reminds me of my little brother. 

What are your favorite blogs and/or sources of inspiration at the moment?
Here's my current line up. Food blogs: The Vanilla Bean Blog, Happyolks, Dash and Bella, {farmette}, The First Mess, For the Love of the South, Hungry Ghost, Manger, LIttle Upside Down Cake, Apt. 2B Baking Co., and Always with Butter. Not food blogs: A Daily Something, Rebekka Seale, Luisa Brimble, Another Feather, Pennyweight, Olivia Rae James, The Blue Hour, and Bleubird.

Also, be sure to follow her Pinterest and Instagram.

Thanks, Beth!

Oct 2, 2013

Monument Valley Snapshots

This weekend I got to take a trip up to Monument Valley in Arizona with a few friends. I never knew this place existed until now, it's pretty amazing!

Sep 26, 2013

Snapshot / Kate Kipley

This week I'm so excited to share a short interview with Kate Kipley, one of my favorite instagrammers. She's got such rad style and the most beautiful photos of her adventures. Go check her out! @katekipley on Instagram and here on VSCO Grid.

What do you do?
I'm a student at Azusa Pacific University (Majoring in Liberal studies with a concentration in Abnormal Psychology), I'm a nanny, I volunteer in a 4th grade class, and I do styling at Madewell.

Any exciting upcoming projects?
YES! I've been planning on starting a blog/visual documentation of some of my kitchen adventures/misadventures with my boyfriend.

What does your typical day look like?
Busy. Between school, teaching, and juggling two jobs, I hardly have down time.
During the week: I try to start my day with breakfast and a devotional. I'm not one of those people who can go all day without eating, I need food (& coffee) in the morning. Then, I (frantically) rush to school or work.
On the weekends: I tend to get out of town as much as possible to explore, relax, and get inspired. I love being outside, discovering new places and snapping photos of some of these moments.
During my "down time" I like to back, cook, eat, and explore new places.

Describe your personal style/favorite places to shop at the moment?
I usually shop at thrift stores. Constantly being around kids has taught me not to get too attached to clothes. My wardrobe consists of chambrays, jeans, and easy tees.

What are you currently listening to?
My boyfriend makes killer playlists. I usually boogie to those. (You can find them on his Rdio)

What are your favorite blogs and/or sources of inspiration at the moment?
I get most of my inspiration being outside or eating different types of food. I like to put myself in unknown situations. My photography is just capturing little moments of my day.

Thanks Kate!