Bossa Nova Baby! Brazilian Beats + Samba/ Jazz Treats

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Nothing beats the Summer heat like a sizzling playlist that keeps your hips in motion. If you’re new to bossa nova, get ready for a treat with roots embedded in samba and jazz. Our favorite artists are sure to keep your mood at its peak and your feet on the move. Bossa Nova Beginnings The term “bossa” is old-fashioned slang […]

Mitski: In Need of a Good Cry?

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Looking for your next hook of melancholic music? Then Mitski Miyawaki is the perfect singer/ songwriter for you. Mitski is a unique indie rock artist whose songs deal with the struggles we face as humans. Her songs mainly focus on seeking a sense of identity. Through her lyrics, she seeks a place where she belongs. She longs for successful adult […]

Female Jazz Singers Warm Up Your Week

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If you’re looking for music that will speak to your soul, jazz is the right choice 365 days a year. Our favorite female jazz singers include legends from the 30s and 40s up to today’s French jazz-pop darlings. Start adding these soulful and sultry voices to a playlist and let them warm your little heart. We’ll give you our favorite […]

Spring Hygge Decor in 5 Cozy Steps

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Did you fall in love with the warmth of Hygge last season?  Keep the coziness going with some of our favorite Spring Hygge decor tips. The Danish concept of comfort goes beyond hot cocoa and fuzzy blankets.   It’s actually more about camaraderie and teamwork.  When the weather is terrible, Danes have mastered the way to make the best of it.  Pulling family and friends […]

Vaporwave is Dead – Sorry if You Missed it

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If you’ve seen the new Tumblr logo, then you’ve gotten your first dose of the Vaporwave sweep that’s starting to permeate mass media.  Vaporwave is ultimately a DIY movement created by mostly by millennial teens and is considered to be on the same parallel as punk.  Also, the MTV-inspired logo has brought awareness to a music/ art genre that has been […]

Festival Fashion is Lighting My Fire

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Festival fashion just got a major improvement!  Now that designers are getting closer to the 70s, I am taking notice with my wallet on stand-by!  I keep flashing back to the old Val Kilmer / Meg Ryan movie The Doors.  Where’s Jim Morrison when you need him? You’re Lost Little Girl Well, you won’t find him unless you become a […]

Joan of Arc Musical by David Byrne

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David Byrne (whom I ADORE)  recently announced that he has written a new musical based on the story of Joan of Arc (“Saint Joan”).  When I heard the news, I was immediately filled with a combination of mass excitement and intrigue.   If you haven’t seen any of his movies, check out two of my favorites: “Stop Making Sense” (featuring a […]