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August Playlist

music, summer

Here is the playlist for August!

It’s the last month of summer, something that is kind of bittersweet to think about… These past few months have been awesome, and it’s a bit sad to think that summer will be over in just a few weeks. But at the same time it’s exciting to think about what’s coming!

  1. She’s Always a Woman – Billy Joel
  2. Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right – Bob Dylan
  3. Come And Buy My Toys – David Bowie
  4. Dark Horse – George Harrison
  5. Sunrise – Norah Jones
  6. Ten Years Gone – Led Zeppelin
  7. #9 Dream – John Lennon
  8. Gold Day – Sparklehorse
  9. Wish You Were Here – Pink Floyd
  10. Cactus Tree – Joni Mitchell
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“Nine Stories” by J. D. Salinger – Review

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“Nine Stories” (or “For Esme – with Love and Squalor) is, as the title implies, a collection of nine short stories. I read this book quite recently, and it is one of those books where, as you turn the last page, you wonder whether you will ever read as great a book again!

If I had to choose my favorite stories out of the nine, I would probably pick “The Laughing Man”, “Teddy”, and “For Esme – with Love and Squalor”. The main character in these three stories are children, and the way Salinger writes children is so true and mesmerizing – the characters are all so genuine and raw that they almost leap off the page!

All the stories in this book leave a lasting impression. They often have an open ending, leaving room for interpretation. For me, this meant that I continued to reflect on the book and my perceptions of the story; even though these stories are short, they can leave you thinking about them for days after you’ve finished reading them.

If you’ve never read anything by J. D. Salinger, this would be a great first read. He is one of my favorite authors, and I find that these short stories perfectly give you a sense of his writing style.

I would also recommend this book to anyone looking for something to read that is not too heavy, but still absolutely captivating.

 

– Ida ❤

Omaha Beach & La Pointe du Hoc

france, summer, travel

Yesterday we drove to Normandy in France to visit Omaha Beach and La Pointe du Hoc. It took about four hours to get to Normandy from Diksmuide, but the beautiful scenery made the drive very intriguing.

Walking along Omaha Beach and seeing the breathtaking view from Pointe du Hoc was a very humbling experience, and it is almost hard to imagine how these places have been the setting for something as fierce as the landings on D-Day.

 

– Ida ❤

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July Playlist

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It’s a new month, which means a new playlist – below is a mix of songs that all deserve a listen!

  1. Baby Blue – King Krule
  2. Call It Fate, Call It Karma – The Strokes
  3. Evaporar – Little Joy
  4. Agoraphobia – Deerhunter
  5. Champagne Year – St. Vincent
  6. Nancy From Now On – Father John Misty
  7. Sun’s Coming Up – Tame Impala
  8. Heroin – The Velvet Underground
  9. Dazed And Confused – Led Zeppelin
  10. Black Balloon – The Kills

Recent Thrift Finds

fashion, summer, thrifting

Thrifting is something I really enjoy doing, and something I have been doing quite a bit of over the last few of weeks. I always find some fun and unique items of clothing, and I love the idea of supporting a good cause while finding some cheap threads!

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June Playlist

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Can you believe we’re already halfway through 2016?! I sure can’t – it seems like New Year’s was just last month!

However, we are now at the beginning of June, which calls for a new list of awesome tunes, so here you are – a June Playlist:

  1. The Acid Queen – The Who
  2. Cry Baby Cry – The Beatles
  3. Nowhere Near – Yo La Tengo
  4. Beginning To See The Light – The Velvet Underground
  5. Warm Ways – Fleetwood Mac
  6. Twelve Thirty – The Mamas & The Papas
  7. Days Of Steam – John Cale
  8. You Know What I Mean – Cults
  9. 50 Ways to Leave Your Lover – Paul Simon
  10. Mountains O’ Things – Tracy Chapman

 

– Ida ❤

Theme Park Adventure

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So, yesterday I went to Tivoli Garden in Copenhagen with a few of my friends. We had so much fun!

I took a few photos and decided to share some of them:

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Had to go on the merry-go-round!…

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Little ducks were swimming around the pond.

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I love me some ice-cream 😛

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There were little lights everywhere…

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And lanterns…

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There was a small park where people were sunbathing and eating and such…

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And a stage for shows…

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A pretty flower…

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And a ferris wheel.