love this song, seeing them perform in July with Rodrigo y Gabriela.
Last night I had the unique honor of discovering a neo-soul trio KING for the first time. My roommate is an amazing pianist and has several musician friends who happened to invite us to see KING at the Bootleg Theatre. I instantly felt as if I had stepped out of all the hustle in my life and a weight was lifted. Their voices are like water running it’s course on smooth marble and makes the soul happy. If you ever are lucky enough to see KING live, do not miss the opportunity. They have another free show at Bootleg again next Monday beginning at 7:30pm.
Here is a sample of their music:
Last year on this day I began my whole30 and was getting ready to finish my junior year of college. Obviously since then a lot in my life has changed. I went from Seattle to Portland to Seattle to Europe to Boulder and have finally landed in Los Angeles. To say I’ve been on a roller coaster would be an understatement, but honestly I would not have had it any other way. As of last weekend I have moved into a new apartment with a great roommate and decided setting a list of new summer goals (last years list here) would be a great start to my new life and first summer as a graduate.
1. Fully commit myself to my new workout plan.
2. Host a house-warming party, topped with champagne of course!
3. Enjoy brunch on a sunny morning at Perch.
4. Slowly create a perfectly simple chic apartment with my new roommate.
5. Rent a bike to ride along the beach.
6. Take a spontaneous weekend trip somewhere I’ve never been (I’ve always been fascinated by Palm Springs).
7. Try surfing!
8. Find out the best taco place in Southern California.
9. Create my own signature cocktail.
10. Attend an outdoor concert.
Lately I’ve been pushing myself to get out of my normal workout routines and explore the outdoors. Living in Los Angeles makes this very easy with an array of different landscapes to visit. Last Sunday I had an introduction to Runyon Canyon, a popular hike with a beautiful view of the city. I also hit up the Santa Monica stairs earlier this week to get some leg workouts in with some sunshine. This morning I decided to do a barefoot beach run near Santa Monica pier and found it to be a relaxing outing before the crazy work day. Although it’s difficult to find time to explore like this, the workouts add a fun element to working out and a unique way to see the city.
It’s rare in life to meet people you find to be insta-soulmates. This weekend I had the treat of a visit from mine. A weekend filled with trying new restaurants, beach visits and long conversations could not have been better. I felt instantly inspired by her enthusiasm and outlook on life, leading into a positive week.
After much consideration, I’ve decided to refocus my energy a bit. I am still going to keep this blog and post every once in awhile but there will not be as many posts, and the ones that are posted will be of higher quality. As I’ve entered a new phase in my life, I’ve realized I would love to spend more time focused on work and exploring the new city I am in. Thank you so much for your followings and support! xo