On Saturday afternoon I made a visit to the local beach with my boyfriend. We spotted a large, driftwood log overlooking the Puget Sound and made it our perch while we watched the waves bob against the backdrop of the Olympic mountains. The air was rich with the ocean’s salty aroma, and the sunlight couldn’t have been more golden. It felt like the early onset of summer—a new season. Not just for Seattle, but for me too. I feel like I’m entering a new phase of my life and I couldn’t be more thrilled about it. A phase of exploring new interests, honing new skills and meeting new people. I’m not sure what it will bring yet, but—like a summer sunset—I’m eager to watch it unfold.
Well we’ve made it to Halloween week. The week when cobwebs are acceptable, being spooked is the norm and… Christmas music has started to play in three too many stores already. I can’t even talk about the commercials that have already started airing.
ONE HOLIDAY AT A TIME, AMERICA, COME ON.
Monday playlist this week is upbeat to keep you moving through this eerie week. Halloween is next weekend, so if you’re still trying to figure out your costume hopefully this list can get you through your fierce brainstorming sesh about how you’ll achieve being the most cleverly decked out at your upcoming masquerade.
As I sit in my third airport in two days, the excitement of going to Europe again has finally set in. The last leg of the journey is finally in motion, and the anticipation of exploring new cities with my best friend and my camera is beginning to take over.
It’s labor day, so hopefully that means you’re spending your day–you know–not laboring. In the mean time, it’s playlist day! So from the floor of BNA I present to you this weeks collection of spotify jams.
I can’t wait to share my wandering with you all! So many photos to take and so much cheese to eat; that’s why everyone goes to Europe, right? Tomorrow I wake up in Vienna. Stoked.
To follow my adventures in real time follow me on instagram at @lacunningham and on twitter at @peacelovelc.
I can’t believe it’s already been a year since I moved into my house in Nashville. I can’t believe it’s already been five years since I moved away from my home state of Arkansas to start a completely new chapter of life that has shaped me more than I can explain. College, friends, people who introduced me to hot chicken.. it’s been a doozy. Although this won’t be my sappy “I’m going to miss you Nashville,” post you can rest assured that one will be coming at some point in the next few weeks. Why? I’ll tell you.
For those of you who don’t know, in a few weeks I’ll be uprooting from this amazing town I’ve been calling home and relocating to the pacific northwest. Seattle! There are a lot of things on the horizon for me and it’s just a move I know I need and want to make. It’s certainly not that I’m hot happy in Nashville, I love it here; Everything just fell into place so quickly and seamlessly and there has never been better time for relocating. I’m so excited for a new wind of creativity and inspiration; a regular diet of coffee and poutine (thanks canada); and new people and experiences that await me.
Before I get there, though, I’ve got a trip to the beach in two weeks and a trip to europe in a month. This playlist is called countdown for more reasons that I can even explain. So here it is! Monday playlist: Countdown.
Things I learned this weekend that might be helpful to everyone else in the world:
-Running outside is great; running outside when it’s 95 degrees is a great way to feel like you’re living your last moments.
-If you like Pina Coladas, then you’ll love the way you smell for 48 hours after using coconut oil to moisturizer your beach-ready legs.
-According to Instagram, Paddle-boarding is the new black.
-If you’re still anxious to learn how to twerk, pay attention to what your body does next time there’s suddenly wasp flying near you.
-Surprisingly enough, the “World Cup” isn’t a souvenir pint glass that you receive if you successfully visit all of the villages in Epcot.
And the final thing I know after this weekend:
-Listening to this playlist will get you amped
Hope you guys got a little bit of a laugh on this Monday morning!
It’s Monday again and that means it’s new music day again! Making these playlists is something I genuinely look forward to because not only do I get to show you guys (potentially) new bands, but I get to seek some out for myself. I usually try out the playlist for a week before I launch it live on here, and this one is no exception. In fact, based on that one week trial, this one may be one of my favorite one’s I’ve ever published. (That may or may not be based solely on the fact that Ryan Gosling’s band is the first track. I’m serious. Google “Dead Man’s Bones.”)
(…Also be careful googling that because your results might be weird).
It’s officially the second week of July, so here’s to nearing the dog days of summer. I wish that meant:
A) Free puppies!
B) There is no other choice!
But what it means instead is that things are about to get a little toasty here in the southern United States. Now would be a great time to start hydrating, allowing yourself more time than normal to walk places, getting milkshakes more frequently and warning your friends that it’s hot so you’ll be reaching “hangry”* status more quickly than normal.
*hangry: hane•gry, adj- being so hungry that you are visibly upset. “Lauren had to wait to sit down at the pizza restaurant for dinner, and impatiently watching everyone else crunch their piping hot crust made her hangry.”
Here’s this weeks playlist! Stay cool! (Literally)
The day is finally here! While there are still a few last minute preparations to go, my flight for Spain leaves this afternoon! I’ll be there for 10 days and I am beyond excited about seeing a new place and experiencing a new culture.
Naturally, for the plane ride I needed a playlist. Fly with me!
Next time I speak to you all, I’ll be in Madrid! Have the best Monday.
This week has already started off on the strongest foot I can imagine; with one week left until Spain, a beautiful photo shoot wrapped up this afternoon and the promise of some exciting projects on the horizon, I have no complaints.
I explored some new genres this week and really fell in love with some artists I hadn’t heard of before. Get ready to dance, ya’ll.