27 July 2010

we have band

We Have Band are from London and so, so good! They are just what I need on the subway or walking around NY. These are two of my favourites from their album.


19 July 2010

palm springs

Back in March we went to Palm Spring to spend a long weekend with our parents and Denise. We weren't able to go home for Christmas so this was our get together instead since we hadn't seen the family in over six months. When my mum asked where we would like to meet up we picked Palm Spring since we haven't ever really had a chance to explore it properly. We have gone to the Coachella festival for 7 years but it's different when you're there for a festival and spend your whole time in a polo field watching bands for 2 or 3 days. We flew into Long Beach (strangest airport ever, but also kinda cool) and drove to Palm Springs with Denise. Our car rental had satellite radio! Woooohoooo! Such a little thing but the difference it made was great.

We spent our time with the family driving around looking at architecture (how they humor us), eating lots of asparagus, going to an outdoor market and to lots of thrift stores (my favourite advertised a "Divine Fusions Fashion Show") and laughing a lot. We also took a tram ride up a canyon and it was wild. You go from 80 degree sunny weather to the top of the mountain where there is snow around a foot deep and it even started to snow while we were up there. People were decked out in snow gear and sleds ready to take a trail and have some fun.

We also went to a date farm and watched an educational film while we had date shakes. We'd never had a date before but our mum swore they were delicious so we tried them. They are so good! We didn't realize they were so sweet like candy. We hauled a bunch back to NY to nibble on for a few months.

We had to go check out the Ace Hotel while we were there. Great cheeky design.

14 July 2010

franklin for short

Last month we saw Kings of Convenience at Warsaw in Brooklyn. It's no secret we love Erland and Erik so any chance we get we go to see them. That night we were introduced to Franklin For Short. They were fantastic! It made us even more homesick for Idaho listening to them. Something about their sound makes us think of home. After the show we met them and found out they are from Ventura, CA. So close enough to the home state. They are really nice and humble guys who deserve a listen. You will become hooked instantly like we were. Their albums have become our summer soundtrack.

Brother Bird is a favourite!

03 July 2010

idaho on my mind

We are counting down the weeks until we get to go home and see the family and our favourite mountains!

We will always be Idaho girls at heart.

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