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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

good vibrations~

these are moments that i captured this summer at hardfest nyc and gathering of the vibes festival in bridgeport, CT...these are moments i will cherish for a lifetime, and will find nostalgia in until the festival season arrives again next year.

Friday, August 27, 2010

you can escape.

much to share from the past month...after my escape to fire island for the weekend for some much needed end of summer R&R

Monday, June 28, 2010


what a perfect weekend. midsummer meltdown was exactly what i needed to cleanse my spirit.

peaceful and feel good music. surrounded by beautiful, caring and giving people. wonderful, sunny weather. glitter and glowsticks. wading and laying out in the creek. hikes up the nature trails. meeting tons of new friends. mesmerized by hula hoop dancers and fire dancers. playing inside of colorful parachutes. drum circle around a 6 foot high bonfire. bbqs. drawing with sidewalk chalk. 3d glasses. great shopping with a mix of vendors. laying in the grass star gazing. dancing under a full moon all weekend long! <3

Thursday, June 24, 2010

off for some festival healing~

ready to bask in the sun while listening to a plethora of music, playing in glitter and bubbles, and feeling that festival freedom...
pennsylvania and midsummer meltdown--here we come!

magnificent words to inspire

feelin' it.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

style icon: SIENNA MILLER

from retro dresses, big hats, denim vests, slouchy booties, and loose fitting tops to her fresh-no make up, delicate featured face; long, unkempt, golden locks, and care-free, bubbly attitude make sienna miller the poster child for the bohemian look.

Monday, May 24, 2010

.experimenting with the fisheye.

I bought myself a fisheye camera a few weeks ago, been waiting for the perfect time to use it. Here are a few of the images I caught.

By far, one of the BEST purchases I've made in quite awhile.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

festival season has arrived!

ELECTRIC farm FESTIVAL 2010--held at Thatch Meadow Farm in St James, NY.

in my element!

beautiful location by the water. good vibes. amazing live music in the sun. singing, guitar and drum circle around the campsite. entrancing beats by djs in the barn, all night. dancing in glitter till the sun came up. friendly, open minded people everywhere. surrounded by love and smiles! who could ask for a better 24 hours... sure to wear some flowers in your hair...

daisy headwreath

took me about 2 hours to make but boy was it worth it...

-floral tape
-hot glue gun
-any type of flower (with or without stems)
-measuring tape

wear it anywhere! perfect for the spring/summer!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

a FEW of my all time favorite tunes. TAKE A LISTEN.

now open your ears and let the music take over...

sweet thing-van morrison
delerium with sarah mclachlan-silence
this years love-david gray
the nothing song-sigur ros
bittersweet symphony-the verve
the warmth-incubus
i'll be your lover,too-van morrison
where is my mind?-the pixies
zombie-the cranberries
walk the rain-sneaker pimps
wild horses-the sundays

every song holds a different memory.


When I was 13, I came across a blonde-hair, blue-eyed, ethereal, creature, who was then, known as, James King. She instantly became my favorite model, one of my many female/celeb crushes and style icon. I remember wanting to be just like her...long flowing hair, perfect body, pixie nose, enchanting eyes, and a free spirit vibe. Even to this day, when I see pictures of her, I find myself still trying to mimic her look.