2016 was a year of joy. I’ve compiled a list of things that brought me happiness this past year. So without further ado, the favorites of my year.
P E O P L E :
✲ the fem collective – an amazing instagram page created by a fab group of girls. this page is full of female empowerment, interviews, and inspiration
✲ filmforher – Orion’s photography account full of beautiful images and captions
✲ Isabella – this girl boss is a dynamo! check out her book, 7300 days
✲ earthlyfilm – a page full of beautiful images
✲ Diana Silvers – love how down to earth this girl comes across. and better yet, a fellow nyu chick! another plus is her photography account, @dianasfilmdiary
T O L I S T E N :
✲ Mac Miller – in particular his latest album, The Divine Feminine. i could listen to it on repeat forever
✲ Cleopatra by the Lumineers – a soothing, beautiful album
✲ Miles Davis – i began listening to his music on Spotify while i do work. i find it helps me focus
✲ Oh Wonder – a band i discovered over the summer and have been hooked to ever since
✲ Take It or Leave It by Cage the Elephant
✲ To Stay by Great Dane
✲ Vivian – an amazing singer who released her first EP, Flowers, this year. give it a listen!
T O W A T C H :
✲ Happy Endings – a lighthearted TV show i found on hulu. full of laughs and good times, be sure to check it out
✲ TheLineUp – these two girls, Maya and Julia, have their style and editing down. their videos are works of art and their style is killer!
✲ Jamie and Nikki – the cutest freaking family! their vlogs are superbly edited.
✲ KKandbabyJ – another adorable family vlogging channel.
✲ Meghan Hughes – a fucking ray of sunshine!!! this chick exudes positivity and i love it!!!!!
✲ Kailee Mckenzie’s vlogs – she’s the definition of chill. i love to watch her busy life in the city
T O R E A D :
✲ Born With Teeth – an amazing memoir following the upbringing of Kate Mulgrew
✲ The Hot Zone – a fascinating read discussing the origins and outbreak of the ebola virus
✲ The Martian – i could not recommend this book more! yes, it was made into a movie. and yes the movie is superb, but i read the book first and loved it.
✲ Mad Sounds – similar to Local Wolves, this small online publication is an amazing read
✲ The Messy Heads – whether it be their latest issue or the blog, be sure to give it a go. i promise you won’t regret it
✲ you’re the way – a blog created by the ever so amazing Madison Barr. be sure to check this chick’s work out!
M I S C E L L A N E O U S :
✲ film photography – this year I acquired 2 film cameras! I’ve had so much fun bringing them around and snapping pics
✲ google photos – this app changed my life. it automatically backs up your phone pictures when connected to wifi. saves so much space on your phone!
✲ traveling – this year I’ve been all over. from vermont to chicago to main to california, this year was full of new experiences and excitement
✲ embroidery – i’ve had the best time doing DIYs with my friends (or on my own) and embroidery is something I found myself doing a decent amount
✲ mom jeans – who doesn’t love a good pair of high-waisted perfectly-fitted jeans
✲ hoop earrings – i feel like a different woman when i wear my hoops. i feel sassy and beautiful
Congrats to you if you made it this far. I know that list was a bit lengthy, but everything is worth it! Hope you enjoyed.
Till next time, xx