Sunday, June 14, 2015

Father's Day Gift Ideas

Father's Day is just one week away. Here are a few ideas for the dad who loves to read to the dad who runs the grill.

1. English Laundry Coffret Set. For the choosey father who wants/needs a new signature scent.
2. Whisky Stones. For your sophisticated father who wants to keep his whiskey cool this summer.
3. Books. For the bookworm father who needs a new read.
4. Classic Leather Strap Watch. For the classic dad who needs an upgrade.
5. Cold Brew Brew Bags. For the dad who wants to keep it cool this summer.
6. Converge Docking Station. The the tech savvy dad.
7. Star Spangled Spatula.For the grill master dad.
8. Beechwood Salt & Pepper Shakers. For the dad who owns the kitchen.
9. American Sniper DVD. For the dad who loves a good blockbuster film.

Monday, June 8, 2015

Summer Tracks

I love sitting outside in the sun with friends listening to music. A song can bring me back to a wonderful memory or just make me want to get up and dance. Here are the top 10 songs I have been listening to on repeat these days and probably will continue to listen to all through the summer months.

1. "I Really Like You"- Carly Rae Jepsen
2. "Yeah Boy"- Kelsea Ballerini
3. "See You Again"- Wiz Khalifa
4. "Where Are U Now"- Skrillix & Diplo feat. Justin Bieber
5. "Shots"- Imagine Dragons
6. "First"- Cold War Kids
7. "Gold Rays"- Vinyl Pinups
8. "Bright"- Echosmith
9. "The Night is Still Young"- Nicki Minaj
10. "Honey, I'm Good"- Andy Grammer

What songs are you hooked on for the summer?

Sunday, June 7, 2015

A Day at the Zoo

On Thursday, my friend and I went on an adventure to the Bronx Zoo. I had never been to the zoo and we both had the day free. It was an easy ride on the 5 train and 4 short blocks from the West Farms Square stop. I knew from looking at the zoo's website there was a student discount, but there was no exact price shown. When we arrived, we found out it was only $14.00 for the Total Experience! That's 20 dollars off! It's normally $33. With the Total Experience ticket you can visit the Butterfly Conservatory,  take the tram through the Wild Asia Monorail, and much more. It is a great deal and we had the best day!

My favorite parts of the day was the polar bear exhibit and the tigers. The polar bear was so cute and playful! He was swimming around and having so much fun with this floaty ring. My friend and I just happened to stop by the tiger pen at just the right time. A few minutes after we arrived we were able to see trainers work with the two year old tigers. They were so beautiful. Fierce and beautiful.
It was the perfect way to spend the day. I am so glad I was finally able to see everything the Bronx Zoo has to offer! If you have not yet gone, you need to go!

Saturday, June 6, 2015

Top 5 Summer Essentials

The perfect summer days followed by warm summer nights are here. Here are my top five summer essentials.

1. Straw Hat. I am determined to become more of a hat person. I have seen so many outfits that are made complete with a simple fedora straw hat. Asos has so many cute and affordable options.

2. Denim Jacket. Most people probably already have this item in their wardrobe, but if not you need one! This jacket is perfect to thrown on when the sun goes down or for cooler summer days.

3. Trapeze Dress. I saw this dress in Forever 21 and was immediately drawn to it. This is not my typical style, but I loved the effortless look and feel when I slipped it on. I am all about easy breezy dresses this summer.

4. Sliders. I love the simplicity of these sandals, but they are also chic. Paired with a sundress or cropped jeans, I think these sliders are a summer must.

5. Bucket bag. This style bag has been going strong from some time. It is great holding everything from your sunnies to sunscreen.