body music

"This is dirty + sexy in the perfect way. We're interested in this idea of "body music." The fact that it would appeal to body as opposed to mind...I like the idea that it just hits you...We want to hit your body before we hit your mind."

-Nicolas Jaar on Darkside

holy ghost || hold on

Drake done right. Cause you're a good girl + you know it...


snapshots || september

new bedroom furniture from west elm | temporary new work space | pre-football mimosas at red door | zoo trip. I looked at the ceilings the whole time | a good day for a [big] cat nap | chicago from the adler planetarium 

cabin fever

Cabin fever is a dangerous thing. When I'm left to my own devices I get bored + this boredom leads to rampant online shopping. I was really trying to go easy with spending, but then these things caught my eye...

I'll save this post for another day, but I almost have all of the major furnishings for my place. Now I'm just left adding the finishing touches like the ones above. I think that part is the most fun since those are the little pieces that really show your personality + aesthetic.

The stool will go in my living, the ice cream print + it's ok banner will go in the kitchen, + the water print will go above the bed.


feist || my moon my man (boys noize remix)

i was there || london grammar

Show: London Grammar

Location: Lincoln Hall

Date: 10.3.13

Favorite Song: Tough call between "Interlude" + "Nightcall." They were both amazing live. I thought for sure it would have been "Wasting My Young Years" but that was the one song where the vocals seemed a bit off. I never paid much attention to "Flickers" on the album but that was the one song where I actually noticed elements other than vocals. A pleasant surprise.

Memorable Moment: All three members were so charming + seemed so genuine. It was nice to see. They all talked a decent amount between songs + had wonderful things to say about Chicago, including the Weiner Circle. This was the largest show they had played in the states too which is something special. I'd like to think that Chicago treated them well.

Biggest Letdown: This is another band that I'd like to see mature. The vocals were unbelievable (more on that below) but the accompanying instruments didn't really do a whole lot for me. I'd love to see Hannah Reid perform with an orchestra.

This Show: Was one of the better shows I've seen this year + that was entirely because of Hannah Reid's vocals + charm. Her notes are very challenging but she hit each one of them so well. She's also a total hottie + absolutely adorable. Go see them live when you have a chance.


i was there || sigur rós

Show: Sigur Rós

Location: Auditorium Theater

Date: 9.30.13

Favorite Song: Once upon a time I knew most of the song names, but not so much anymore. I do recall "Saeglopur" + I think it might have been my favorite of the night, specifically because of the piano. "Hoppipolla" was of course up there too. That song is all good feelings.

Memorable Moment: This show was a production + it was done very well. Every light + every sound just worked. I also loved Auditorium Theater as the venue for the night. They don't have many shows there but the ones I have seen have all been fantastic

Biggest Letdown: Sigur Rós has contributed to many deep thinking sessions throughout the years. If I had a problem to sort through then I would often turn to them as my background music. I think that as a result my mind wandered quite a bit during this show. I still enjoyed the music, but I had a lot on my mind. That doesn't typically happen at live shows.

This Show: Was moving + it was emotional. Sigur Rós has a very special place in my heart + their music is so nostalgic. I haven't listened to them as much as I used to but it all just felt so familiar + comforting. I'm still totally planning to use their music on my wedding day so obviously they're something special.



an amateur aesthetic

Confesion: I still get the PB Teen catalogue + I still regularly find cute things I want for myself.

Case + point:

This collection comes from Emily Currant + Meritt Elliott + is so perfectly whimsical. Some of these pieces run a little bit young, but I would take that bed frame + that clothes rack in a heartbeat.

Shop the collection HERE.