Who knows if I'm late on the band wagon with the people I am about to mention, but this week, I found some inspiration! From artists to singers to whatever my internet scouring leads me to, these people get me super excited. Lets get right to it.
Maggie Rogers is a normal girl like you and me. She has worked extremely hard to get to where she is now but I love that she is so down to earth, well spoken, and just a relatable person. She just graduated from NYU in the prestigious music department where she received a life changing encounter with Pharell. He heard her song and her career kind of just, took off. Above she filmed her music video to my favorite of her songs, Dog Years, at her summer camp in Maine. It made me SO NOSTALGIC for camp and had me Youtubing videos of my own summer camp. Her voice is folky, but her songs make you want to dance.
THIS GIRL IS ONLY 15. I cannot get over that fact. Born in LA in 2002, she was singing in the LA Choir for Children by age seven. She sounds like Lana Del Rey but her voice is just so soothing and she is very, very talented. Every song I have heard, I have really enjoyed. I definitely have her music on repeat.
How I Built This with Guy Raz ft. Whitney Wolfe, CEO of Bumble
This is my FAVORITE PODCAST. I especially enjoy listening when he features female entrepenuers. I have been waiting for him to feature Whitney Wolfe, the CEO and founder of Bumble. I love to follow her story, along with Emily Weiss of Glossier and Pia Arrobio of LPA. These women really inspire me. You can listen to it here.
Some of my other favorite episodes on his podcast are of the founder of Southwest Airlines (the greatest domestic US airline in my eyes), Sadie Lincoln- the founder of Barre3, the founders of Rent the Runway (one of the smartest inventions), and Kate Spade and Andy Spade.
Do yourself a favor and give this podcast a listen.
Vloggers + Youtube
I have been quite addicted to watching Youtube lately, which I must admit has not been a huge thing for me before. I love reading and listening to podcasts, so it isn't a shock that I love watching people make videos of themselves. You get all the information plus a lot of personality. I enjoyed learning the story behind the The Adventures of Jade. Although I don't subscribe to a lot of the same beliefs as her, I enjoy her vulnerability and how she talks openly about her process with grief (she lost her little brother last year). She lives a very clean lifestyle (no drinking, drugs, meat, etc) and speaks through those transformations quite freely and from a non-judgemental point of view.
Please send me your favorite vloggers. There are heaps out there, but rarely do I find myself super interested in someone. Need the quality finds!
Little Fires Everywhere
Oh my god. This book. Written by Celeste Ng, this is the best piece of fiction I have read since my all time favorite, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff. I am currently reading her first book as well because I was so impressed. Little Fires Everywhere had me gasping multiple times as I was reading. There's endless secrets between two families who become intertwined in a suburban neighborhood. I don't even want to say anymore. Its too good.
Having a Kindle on my phone has made it so incredibly easy for me to keep up with my reading addiction. I love to read in bed to fall asleep and having it on my phone provides the light without having to hold a reading lamp or keep a light on. I buy the books with one click on Amazon (which is dangerously easy) and the download super quick on the Kindle App. It's kind of revolutionary.
That's all for now. Enjoy these finds!