Beads of La Jolla

Beads of La Jolla

I stepped foot inside the cutest little shop the other day. I had no idea what to expect from a bead shop, and what I came to realize was that literally every type of bead that one could imagine was here. You could create customized jewelry for yourself, your friends and family! I haven’t actually created anything yet, but I look forward to it!

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Evolving Music Tastes

I’m going to try to embed spotify links in this post so please bear with me- there are a lot!

When I began college in 2008, I was listening to essentially whatever the radio had on. I lived in the Bay Area, so that was 89.3 and 94.9 peppered with NPR.I would be listening to a mix of different hip hop artists along with bands like the All American Rejects, Nickelback (…I know), Sum 41, Lifehouse and Coldplay.  My taste began to evolve as I moved to UCSD. The whole Socal music scene is vastly different than Norcal, or so it seems to me. Maybe I had changed from being content with listening to radio, to seeking out better artists who were more genre specific than Billboard top 50. In about 2009-2010, I spent a great deal of time discovering artists like Steve Angello, Benny Benassi and ofcourse listening to Stereolove  more times than I care to count. Another favorite of mine during time(and still today) was. 2009 and 2010 also marked for me, the start of my passion for indie rock and alternative rock. and are such great tracks. 2011 and 2012 were spent cultivating my interest in those genre’s and also discovering new ones such as IDM (intelligent dance music) with tracks like Two Dots by Lusine.

I also spent 2011 and 2012 hearing  being overplayed on the radio, and seeing bro’s in tanks and girls in skimpy clothes at shows and raves. It’s such an interesting phenomenon seeing the dance scene become the “in” and “cool” thing.

I read this article by Dan Schawbel a contributing writer for Forbes, explaining that DJ’s such as David Guetta and Calvin Harris have partnered up with artists like Rihanna and Chris Brown. Songs like are SO catchy. I think they’ve found so much success that they have created their own subculture which has become mainstream. So much so that hip hop artist Flo Rida has sampled EDM music to create mega hits like, , where he sampled , and where he sampled I love the originals much more, but Flo Rida definitely knows how to make his target audience happy because these songs are unbelievably catchy and are played at bars, clubs and house parties all the time. You can’t help but know all the lyrics! I think that these collaborations are a great indicator of what we’re going to hear on the radio for some time to come.

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January 2013. I’m still listening to lots of EDM, and loving the Calvin Harris and Florence collaborations. Still loving indie scene and look forward to seeing more shows this year.

On my list are

-Empire of the Sun

-Coldplay

-Muse

-Two Door Cinema Club

-Atlas Genius

-Young the Giant

-Macklemore

-Labrinth

I love music and that there is always a song to match however I’m feeling. I am looking forward to seeing what 2013 is going to bring in terms of new music, new albums are artists.  I think I’m getting cheesy, so I’ll stop.

Toodles!

Goat Cheese

Goat Cheese

My family and I visited a quaint little goat farm called Harley Farms in Pescadero near Half Moon Bay, CA. This is the prettiest cheese I’ve ever seen. They’ve used dried fruit and edible flowers, such as calendula, borage, viola, and cornflowers that not only add beauty but also serve herbal purposes.

Needless to say, we bought many varieties of their goat cheese, and infused olive oils. I am goat cheese addict!

http://www.harleyfarms.com/

Love Vintage Maps!

Love Vintage Maps!

Here is a vintage map of the La Jolla/San Diego that I found. I absolutely love vintage maps. I would love to collect vintage maps of each place I’ve lived. I love the typography and the aesthetic appeal of the beautiful muted colors.

La Jolla Life

La Jolla Life

A view of La Jolla Cove during a weekend afternoon in wintertime. I have been very spoiled to have lived and gone to undergrad here for the past few years. There is something so special and charming about La Jolla. The town was named after the Spanish word “Joya” meaning jewel. It truly is a little jewel by the sea.