As many of you know, in my wildest fantasies, I am a superstar DJ. Or a music producer. Or something that requires wearing headphones for a large portion of the day.
I’ve been working on a playlist of songs that I’m loving right now. I started it in the Spring, and now it’s almost 10 hours long. It is all stuff that makes me feel good, and that I hope will make you feel good too.
Press shuffle. Turn it up. And enjoy…
Queen of living room dance parties,
P.S. Was this post just an excuse to share a photo of Ruby Rose, who is almost certainly the most beautiful person on the planet? Yes, maybe.
The post-Blogcademy blues are real. After a weekend of meeting inspiring new people and filling your brain with ideas, coming back to reality on Monday can be rough. It doesn’t just happen to our blogcadettes, it hits Kat, Shauna and me just as hard!
No matter whether you’re feeling the Blogcademy comedown or just have a serious case of the Mondays, I have the cure for whatever ails you… The Blogcademy playlist!
Click on through and hit PLAY. It’s a mix of our favourite feel-good tracks, from Adam & The Ants to Will Smith. I promise it’ll make you grin, and hopefully help you dance your way through Monday!
Pump up the jams,
It’s Friday, so let’s celebrate with something that will make you clap your hands and stomp your feet. Yes, I made you another mixtape! Hooray! I don’t want to tell you what’s in this playlist. All I can say is that it’s full of delights from the past that will help you get through the day!
Hit play and enjoy your weekend!
I am still living with your… GHOST,
We touched down in the Greek Islands yesterday, and it’s my first legitimate holiday in ages. I cannot adequately express my happiness!
Of course, a holiday isn’t a holiday without good tunes… So I created this mix to inspire Shauna, Kat and I to relax and have a great time!
What can you expect to hear? Lorde, Aluna George, Diplo, Florence + The Machine, Ellie Goulding and a lot of others. It’s sweet, soft, pretty and funky, all at once.
You don’t have to be in the Cyclades to enjoy this, though. It will be just as great to listen to while sitting under a tree, lying down for a mid-afternoon nap or unwinding in a bathtub.
If you love it, let me know!
As promised, I made you a mixtape to accompany the perfect picnic. It’s a little bit different to my normal fare — this one is happy and jingly-jangly, and 97% indie rock.
Some of the highlights include Air, Belle & Sebastian, The Postal Service, Beirut, The Magnetic Fields, and a whole lot of other treats for your eardrums. There’s a few old favourites thrown in for good measure, too!
Quite frankly, if this mixtape had a slogan, it would be, “Music so good you’ll look forward to uncomfortable silences.”
If a picnic isn’t on your agenda, this mix works equally well for sitting at your desk and blitzing through some tasks!
Mixtape cover photo from Love Simone. Gramophone babe is from Vogue Italia.