July 17, 2014

Two Hours in DC

// Two Hours in DC //

I have visited DC every year since I was born, and know the area pretty well. This summer my family isn't staying in the city, but that doesn't mean we couldn't pop over for a quick visit. After a long day of running errands, we headed over to DC in the late afternoon. In order to skip rush hour traffic my mother, sister and I decided to take a quick stroll around the lawn and head over to Thomas Jefferson's memorial. Unfortunately we were caught in a very heavy shower, so our walk back to the car turned into a swim. On the plus side though, it meant we just had to stop into the Shake Shack for cover before heading back to the car - not complaining.
xx Mm

July 15, 2014

Summer Playlist

// Summer Playlist //

I always find myself downloading one or two new songs and only listening to those on repeat until something new comes along. Now that it's summer and I have more free time on my hands I have created a longer (for me) summer playlist (that isn't filled with the songs you hear on the US radio) that is perfect to fill your ears on those relaxing hot sunny days on the beach. There is a range on this list from music that will pump you up and wind you down, but I think that having a mix of different sounds makes the best playlist. Side note, I am utterly obsessed with Ed Sheeran's new album X and it was playing on repeat on my flights over from France. 

Sunlight x Bag Raiders
Flaws x Bastille
Soulman x Ben L'Oncle Soul
Blue x Beyoncé
Into the Ocean x Blue Ocean
Rather Be x Clean Bandit ft. Jess Glyne
Latch x Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
Nina x Ed Sheeran
I See Fire (Kygo Remix) x Ed Sheeran
Ghost x Ella Henderson
Cheating x John Newman
The Love Club x Lorde
Love Runs Out x OneRepublic
Take a Walk x Passion Pit
Skip to the Good Bit x Rizzle Kicks
Younger (Kygo Remix) x Seinabo Sey
Dreaming x Smallpools
Sink or Sink x Tyrone Wells
Riptide x Vance Joy

xx Mm

July 14, 2014

Flying Over Hong Kong

// Flying over Hong Kong //
My father and I took an open door (while being tightly strapped in of course) helicopter from the South side of Hong Kong to the top of the Peninsula Hotel in Kowloon. This trip was a spectacular surprise from my parents, and I regret not bringing a better camera. 
All photos taken with an iPhone 5C. 

xx Mm

July 12, 2014

France Photo Diary

// France Photo Diary //
Spent a lovely week with the family and friends in the South of France. The week consisted entirely of eating, sleeping and swimming in the water - not that I am complaining.  

xx Mm