Colors of Europe – Holland, London and Denmark.

IMG_1825I love, love, love bright colors.  They scream happy and artistic to me which says a lot about the people in a certain area.  I saw so many interesting colors that I wanted to share because everyone could use a little extra happy on hump day.  I found most of these places while biking around.  I love beautiful street art whether it comes in painted or architecture form.  It’s all eye candy to me.  (The above was in Amsterdam)

IMG_1824(Tulips EVERYWHERE in Holland <3.  These were wooden souvenirs but I thought they were gorgeous)

IMG_1640(Denmark)

IMG_1756(London)

IMG_1694(Soft ice in Copenhagen)

IMG_1603(This is one of my favorites from Copenhagen)

IMG_1494(Copenhagen)

IMG_1602(Love, love, loved the colors of Denmark)

I hope these colors added a little happy to your day!

Hipster Hangout

There’s one type of style that really resonates with the San Francisco music scene and really any music scene for that matter.  There are different variations of the style of course, like this one which is a little more rock glam.  In the end it all falls under one word, hipster.  I just love hipster style.  There’s something so nerdy but beautiful about it.  Who cares if you look like Urkel or Waldo, they were cool!  It’s also comfortable to be bundled and beanied.  So grab a PBR and embrace your inner hipster style.

(My Steve Madden boots are THE BEST.  I wear these with shorts, dresses, leggings, jeans, and so much more)

(I love beanies.  They keep you warm and can help tame a wild mane.)

(A trick I’ve learned that’s made me love scarves:  Tie the ends in a small knot and then wrap around your neck once or twice like an infinity scarf.  It keeps the scarf laying nicely but still cutely disheveled.)

(Grab a PBR, put on your urkel glasses, and perch in a window.  Boom, we just made you a hipster too!)

NOLA Style

I love little details and quaint colors.  New Orleans is FULL of these things.  I had never been to Louisiana before but absolutely fell completely in love with the place over the past weekend.  I went out there for a friend’s wedding and just found myself wandering aimlessly in every direction I could.  It’s a place that everyone should see in their life for many reasons.  It’s all in the details, isn’t it darling?

(One of the most amazing parts of New Orleans is the music scene.  Performers were everywhere and there’s an area called the musicians village just for recording and a place for musical minds to come together)

(The colors everywhere were brilliant, especially in the stained glass all over town.  These two beautiful pieces were in my friend’s family home but stained glass is in the churches, on the streets, and in homes)

(Beads stay in the trees year round from Mardi Gras)

(The colors of the buildings and shutters were amazing.  I stopped to snap a photo in front of one of my favorites)

(I would like this to be my porch in downtown or uptown New Orleans)

(Have you ever seen midnight in Paris?  That’s what I felt like.  Just wandering the streets <the safe parts of course> and finding beautiful, inspiring things/places.  To the right is a free library!  Take or leave a book of your choice)

(Colorful)

(Of course the infamous trolley and a detailed doorway)

(Classics never get old)

(Beautiful)

(Ceiling decor – I want these in my backyard!)

(I was part of a Second Line Parade for my friend Danielle’s Wedding!  It was a top 5 life experience, so incredible!)

(Drinking in public is completely acceptable and fun in New Orleans)

The colors, the people, the food, the sites, the music, and so much more are all to blame for stealing a piece of my heart this past weekend.  I have many more things to share about my time in NOLA including my food pics while in New Orleans!  What a wonderfully inspiring city, have you been?  What was your favorite thing about New Orleans?