Lorde: A Young and Rising New Artist

Lorde: A young but powerful artist

I love this new artist. She is 17 years old and from New Zealand. Her songs- described as a “stylish mix of arty, confessional bedroom pop and club-ready electro-rock”- have rocketed to the top of the charts worldwide. I love her song, The Love Club- listen to it here!

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DIY Beautiful Outdoor Birthday Get-together!

Here are some pictures of a really great birthday gathering I went to today. It was such a lovely set-up! I hope you get some inspiration to create a breath-taking setting for an event, or just to relax in!

To create this look, you need: a gazebo, outdoor fairy lights (warm white), white net (the ones we used are actually mosquito nets), chandelier (optional), a rug, cushions, a small low table, basic decorations (i.e.vase of flowers, candles). Music also helps to set the mood!

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IMG_5387A gazebo draped with fairy lights and sheer billowing sheets creates such a magical feeling.

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We were surrounded by flickering candle light and the glittering reflections from the crystal chandelier as we came together for a night of good company, good food, and good conversation.

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IMG_5527Follow the lights for a night of magic and wonder…

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IMG_5487I just love this shot of the flowers with the fairy lights in the background- don’t you?

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The soothing, ethereal music from a Celtic harp dramatically added to the mystical, surreal vibe of the setting.

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While I took a few of these photos, most of them were taken by Ray. Check out his other photos and photography tips on his blog!