In The Mood for: Feel Good Vibes

april moodboard

My planner for the month of April was almost full before March even ended. Luckily most of the scribbles in it are for fun events. Since I’m graduating from college next month,  I’ve been a little flustered and stressed about official adulthood. I can use all the feel good vibes I can muster up. To achieve that, this month I’m in the mood for…

I’ve lived in Los Angeles for four years now and I have embarrassingly failed to go on any cool hikes. I once visited the Hollywood sign, but all I did was drive to it. Lame. My goal is to grab a hiking buddy, or three, and adventure to a spot with a killer view of the city.

Sam Smith
This English singer-songwriter is a guy that makes my jaw drop and my head shake in amazement and approval because it’s that good. I first heard his voice when he provided guest vocals for Disclosure’s “Latch” and Naughty Boy’s “La La La.” Since then, I can’t get enough of Smith. Check out his recent SNL performances here and here.

The Game of Thrones
Confession: It took me a year and a half to finish season 1 of GoT. Not because I didn’t like it. It began as a house bonding activity and when that fell through, I stopped watching. Earlier this year, a couple friends and I started watching again and now we’re all caught up. Season 4 is going to be deliciously dark. Sidenote: Daenerys is a badass goddess and I petition for more exposure of Jon Snow’s abs, please and thank you. 

I’ve been rocking a leather vest since last fall, but I seriously need to jump on the leather jacket train. Leather somehow changes anyone’s look from zero to badass hero.

Live Shows
I’m always in the mood for a good live music show. Shows are my absolute favorite thing in the entire universe. I wanted to include this because 1) I’m going to at least one show at week from now until early May and 2) Live music is ALL about feel good vibes. In my opinion, that’s the whole point.

Sweet Disarray
Not listening to Dan Croll yet? Please start now. I discovered his music via Spotify sometime last year and saw him at the El Rey Theatre last week after his new album, Sweet Disarray, was released in the states. That Brit is such a skilled musician and singer-songwriter. (Have you noticed that I have a thing for UK’s music scene?)

So Long, See You Tomorrow
For a solid week, I had Bombay Bicycle Club’s new album, “So Long, See You Tomorrow,” on repeat. I walked to class while listening to it. I did my homework while listening to it. I got ready for bed listening to it. I probably dreamed about it. “Feel” has me grooving immediately and “Overdone” is my second fave.

Quick explanation: Patatap is a portable animation and sound kit that lets users create melodies accompanied by moving shapes by tapping keyboard buttons. It’s addicting. Just go experience it.

Photo credit for: Hiking + Patatap


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