In just one day I’ll be outside in the open sky with my sundress and some SPF for the Bohemian Festival in Ridgewood. People pitch tents for three days of live music from all over the world, local vendors, and all kinds of craziness. This is my 2nd year as an organizer and I had waaay too much fun browsing for inspiration. Naturally I made an inspiration board for stylish bohemian camping in the process. ;}
I am not a fan of the word “glamping” as it brings to mind images of layered makeup, hair rollers, and parking an RV in the middle of the words. Instead, let’s go with stylish-camping and call it a day. Inspiration below!
I just cracked myself up with an image of what I look like when I wake up in a tent. Not exactly like these beauties above! I tend to look more like this.
Okay, off to pack up the caravan and head into the wilderness… au revoir!
It’s mid-week, and for me this is a particularly stressful one. I’m helping to put the finishing touches on a weekend long live music/camp-out party in Ridgewood this weekend (the Bohemian Festival, if you’re in the area stop by and say hi!), wrapping up what feels like a million freelance assignments, and planning for a summer of classes and projects.
So imagine my delight yesterday when I allowed myself 30 minutes to do a really cute DIY project! It was like a bite-sized vacation from my to-do list. I whipped up some DIY beach rock fridge magnets—a project I’ve been saving rocks for since my vacay last summer.
I used a mix of pink turquoise slabs, quartz, beach glass and assorted salvaged/painted rocks, some $1.99 magnets from Jo-Ann Fabric, and my favorite all-purpose clear tacky glue, Fabri-Tac.
Before you begin, curate your rocks into a set of mixed colors and textures.
Round up your magnets (in the end, I realized I should have spent a few more bucks and got stronger magnets, as these little guys didn’t hold the heavier stones—but they worked perfectly for the lighter ones).
Dab a bit of glue onto the back of each rock with your Fabri-Tac and immediately place the magnet over your glue.
Let them dry for a few hours — overnight is a safe bet to be sure the rocks don’t ooze off the magnets while they’re on the fridge.
And voila! An extremely beachy, bohemian addition to your fridge.
And don’t be fooled…
The above photos were taken on the side of my fridge.
This is what my fridge front looks like. ;}
Memories, in this case, are more important to me than chic blog-able minimalism.
Did you know wearing bright colors can boost your mood? It’s true! Even if you’re not a morning person and you wake up screaming “Laaatteeee!” in a zombie voice, pulling on a pair of brightly hued jeans, accenting with a gorgeous saturated necklace, or applying a pastel pink lip could be the key to smiling your way through the day, and meaning it.
Embrace May sunshine with the color of optimism—and bananas—yellow! It was a color I never got along with in the past, but I’ve learned to love it. When you see the cute stuff below, you may begin a love affair of your own.
I’m typing this from my mother’s kitchen table, cup of tea and banana at hand. I had a beautiful mini-escape for mother’s day in the Hudson Valley, from the rainy, scenic train ride here to the awesome food we ate to laughing together watching British comedies and totally nailing it with the perfect gift this year.
Whenever I come here, mom always has some kind of surprise for me — an exquisite beaded collar she found at a yard sale for mere cents, a stack of blogging magazines from a friend at work whom she told about my blogging habit, a strangely endearing hot pink can of pepper spray… (Mom grew up in Brooklyn and she isn’t messing around)
I can’t really get into how amazing my mother is here on Hey Mishka. The internet would explode after my love took up all the bandwidth on the internet. But I will say this: she’s my hero and she’s the kindest person I have ever met. Just don’t mess with her, or you’ll get pepper sprayed in the face. ;}
Happy Mothers Day to my amazing mom and all moms around the world. Women are already awesome, but moms take the cake.
The beautiful Asa Engström does her own rendition of Frida Kahlo in DV Mode by Fredrik Wannerstedt. I’m loving everything from the refined elegance to the texture and color of the backdrops and the massive tropical flowers. Big emphasis on shoulder decor and a mix of modesty and sex appeal.
Sourced from here.
Hope your week is going swimmingly!
Ah spring in the city… flowers blooming, allergies raging, lovebirds frolicking, fresh new ideas bursting into view. It’s an incredible season full of possibility, despite needing a pack of tissues in my purse and the occasional shake of cayenne pepper in my tea.
Below I’ve rounded up my inventory of must-have items as we approach mid-May, from accessories to cosmetics and skincare. These things make my life easier, prettier, and more enjoyable, so they might work for you too.
Gemstone bracelets to keep you centered. I chose bracelets that manifest healing, self-control, and protection from evil thoughts. I’m a big believer in talismans of this nature. I bought these at the end of winter with the intent of easing some of the self-sabotaging discord I’d manifested during the cold months.
American Eagle ‘Vintage’ fragrance. It’s been a while since anything tempted away from my usual perfume, Euphoria by CK. But this one is both feminine and rich, probably a good year-round option.
Lime Crime pastel pink lipstick. If you’ve been searching for the perfect saturated pink lip, this is it. The color is very intense, and I recommend applying it near natural light so you can see just how much of an impact it’s making. You can see a model wearing this hue in my Etsy shop.
Pastel purple notebook made with recycled leather for jotting down grocery lists, goals, and haikus. This little book is always in my bag and it’s full of the aforementioned as well as contact info from chance meetings with fellow masterminds and sketches of henna tattoos I want to get this summer.
Lollia Peony & white lily bubble bath for an evening of relaxation and decompressing. It’s also gorgeous as decor on your vanity.
I saved the best for last. My current obsession, Mario Badescu seaweed cleansing lotion. It’s actually a liquid toner rather than a lotion, that you can use after washing your face with their amazing seaweed soap.
So that’s my list of must-have’s for spring! What items can you not live without this season?