After some hurried searching and a little bit of stress, I am very excited to say that we have a house lined up to rent starting next month! Which means I now get to start paying attention to the fun stuff. Like decorating. I went yesterday and picked out an alarming number of paint samples to look through.
Something else I've been thinking about is artwork. These pieces by Emily Eibel caught my eye right away when I saw them posted over on Design*Sponge.
Check out more of her captivating, one of a kind artwork on her website.
This past week a friend clued me in to the awesome, amazing lineup going on at the Newport Folk Festival this summer. I haven't bought my ticket quite yet, but as soon as I heard that Fleet Foxes was playing, I was sold. I've been wanting to see them live for AGES. Their self-titled cd that came out last spring was pretty much all I wanted to listen to for a good month, and it's still one of my absolute favorites.
Other highlights from the festival will include: The Decemberists Neko Case Iron & Wine Ben Kweller Josh Ritter Pete Seeger and many more!
To give myself a taste of what I hope to be experiencing come August 1st, I revisited one of my favorite Take-Away Shows. Watch here as Fleet Foxes perform in an abandoned wing of the Grand Palais.
This morning I found myself thinking about summer.
For me summer means crisp white sheets and flimsy white curtains that let the sun in. The perfect glass to drink iced tea and lemonade out of. My blue deco fan turning back and forth while I listen to vinyl and write with my favorite pen. The perfect summer dress to laze about in. Hot days at the beach and throwing yourself into the waves until your chest hurts. Soft serve ice cream... just to name a few things.
I just listened to St. Vincent's new album "Actor" last week and came away quite enamored. With her sweet voice she conveys a range of emotions from song to song, delivering complexity and variety. Here is the video for the first single off the album.