Music Monday// January 2016

January has been a whirlwind of a month and with busy schedules comes good music to accompany all of the millions of things that I need to do. Between showing my visiting relatives around Hong Kong, getting ready for productions at school, and the general holiday season, I am both beat and completely re-energized and ready for the new year. These songs have gotten me through the chaos that is January and I have to thank my cousin for introducing me to some awesome songs. This playlist would be half as long without all of the tunes that he was blasting while he was staying here for the Christmas/New Years break.

I can't credit all of the new songs to him though. The Discover Weekly playlists on Spotify are blowing my mind lately and all of their song recommendations are very on point. Their song selection is quite good and if you're looking for some new songs to add to your playlists it's an awesome and easy way to find songs tailored to your tastes.

If you want to check out what I'm listening to throughout the month of February, I've got a February 2016 playlist in the works on Spotify that I'll be updating throughout the month. And as always leave any of your favorite songs in the comments!

FILM DIARIES// Florence 2015

Florence was hands down my favorite city that we visited in Italy. Between Rome, Venice and Sorrento, there was something about Florence that struck a chord with me, and man did it strike hard. Between our quaint but lovely Airbnb flat and the amazing street view that was blocks away from said apartment, I felt like I finally had grasped why people fall in love with Italy. 

MUSIC MONDAY// October 2015

As a last ditch effort to try and hold on to these last moments of summer, I've created a playlist of a few of the songs that have been playing on repeat this season. When I'm back in the states I mostly listen to top 100 songs on the radio, but here are a few picks for my fellow Americans that you won't already be sick of. It's a mish-mash of a lot of things, but hopefully the song progression will make at least a little bit of sense. Each song reminds me of a moment or a place that affected me this summer whether that be experiencing Italy for the first time, sharing music with my newfound musical soul mate, or driving in a friend's car listening to whatever they have playing on their playlists. Each song brings back distinct memories and it's an awesome little taste of my summer to share with you all.

I'm trying out a new music player since 8tracks ended its contract with soundcloud and there are now so many songs not available on that platform. Hopefully you like this new spotify player and if you have any suggestions on your favorite playlist making programs/apps let me know. And as always let me know any songs you've been listening to nonstop in the comments. Enjoy!

INSPIRATION// September 2015

Hello Lovelies! I wanted to include another new facet to the blog. I have a lot of images that I've been saving up that I constantly feel instantly inspired by. I wanted to share a few of those images with you guys and maybe share the inspiration while I'm at it. When I feel unproductive or unmotivated, one of my favorite things to do is look at other people's works. It just sparks something in me to keep going and strive for better. More images are after the jump!

FILM DIARIES// Venice 2015

When in Italy I found my favorite spot in the entire world to watch a sunset. Almost every day right after dinner time my family and I would rush to the literal edge of Venice and watch the sun go down behind the clouds while boats whizzed around us. Saying this city is gorgeous is an understatement. The gondolas, the canals, all of it is just absolutely breathtaking and I'm glad to share it with you all.