Music Monday | Jessie Ware

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It was “Wildest Moments,” probably like the rest of Jessie Ware‘s fans, that hooked me. I just never got sick of it. Devotion is a fantastic album, and her second, Tough Love, is no different. I was behind on listening to this album until a push from Jamie telling me how amazing it was. First play through, I completely agreed. But with every listen it just gets better and better. It’s so well rounded – from deeply sexy moments (my favorites: “Kind of…Sometimes…Maybe” and “Desire”) to cliché pop ballads (in a good way – like “Champagne Kisses”).

But back to the sexy moments.

Next to the songs I’ve already mentioned, I keep coming back to her second single from the album, “Say You Love Me.” Once I found out she wrote it with Ed Sheeran, I had an “ahhh haaa…” moment. Simply put (as NPR did) – it’s very lovely and very straightforward and I very much like it.

Stream: “Say You Love Me”

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  • Christian Gideon

    ChristianPhotographed in Savannah, GA

    Raised in:
    The Ozarks Region of Missouri

    Lives in:
    Springfield, Missouri

    Favorite thing about traveling through the Southeast:
    The area I grew up in isn’t necessarily considered the South but I’ve always seen it as the the gateway to it. We are a bit lazy with our vowels and “y’alls” are commonplace. I’m also a huge history buff – my ancestors came from Ireland in the 1760’s and landed in North Carolina and homesteaded in Tennessee before coming to southern Missouri in the 1860’s. I’ve always had a bit of family identity tied into the Southeast. Seeing those places I’ve read about in family history books only strengthened that identity.

    Now would ya look at that:
    Meet Christian Gideon, an amazing photographer with a damn good heart.

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  • Music Monday | Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness

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    High School Caroline was obsessed with Something Corporate, her first introduction to Andrew McMahon‘s piano, vocal and songwriting skills. She loved all of their albums and still jams them, and not just for the nostalgia. End third person, move forward.

    I’ve been into every one of Andrew McMahon’s projects. SoCo, Jack’s Mannequin, and now his solo venture. It’s no surprise that I’d be into this new endeavor. In Billboard’s Exclusive Premier of the album, I learned that to write the album, he literally set off for the wilderness – a cabin in Topanga Canyon. “McMahon would write during the week and head home on weekends to be with his wife Kelly, who was pregnant with their first child. Their newborn baby, Cecilia, inspired the album’s second track, ‘Cecilia and the Satellite.'” The song mentioned is my favorite from the record, and even sweeter after reading him describe it – “I wanted to have a snapshot of who I was in the years leading up to meeting her.”

    I love this album in it’s entirety – it just gets better and better with each listen.

    Stream: “Cecilia and the Satellite”

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  • Take Me Home | Jess Graves

    I’m excited to share some of my favorite images I shot of Jess Graves‘ house, styled by Ginny Branch.
    You can visit Apartment Therapy to get the details on her beautiful living room and dining room!

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  • Music Monday | The Common Linnets

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    Can’t get enough of this song from The Common Linnets. The band is the brainchild of Dutch singer-songwriter Ilse DeLange. Her goal was clear: to write genuine heartfelt songs inspired by such greats as Emmylou Harris and Johnny Cash, as well as the West Coast sounds of Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young and Fleetwood Mac.

    She’s succeeded.

    Stream: “Calm After the Storm”

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  • Cape San Glamp

    After a solid 4 years of Glamping in the cold woods we decided to mix it up in an effort to soak up as much sunshine as possible. On the last weekend of September, we drove south to Cape San Blas, Florida. We upgraded our 7 person tent to a 4 bedroom house. We replaced our flannels with gingham, puffy jackets with navy blazers, pumpkin beer with rosé, and dirt with sand. We added 2 new members to the crew and poured one out for our dear Allyson who wasn’t able to make it. And as always, it was epic. Summer forever.

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    CapeSanGlamp044Cheesy beach portrait session? Totes.

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    CapeSanGlamp062Buffalo Jackson fishing shirt, Smathers & Branson flask.

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    CapeSanGlamp085Some strangers asked if there was going to be a wedding. One of the girls joked that there was going to be a vow renewal, and the strangers asked if they could watch from their porch. So, to not appear as the liars we were, an impromptu vow renewal for us, led by Captain Matt, took place. He pronounced us “still married.”

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    SanGlamp05Mark: Brooks Brothers blazer, Buffalo Jackson ‘Reagan Quote’ tie, TRIO shirt, Dockers ‘Alpha Khaki’ pants.
    Tig: Grandmother’s dress purchased in Hawaii.

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    CapeSanGlamp072$4.25 blazer found at Goodwill, Buffalo Jackson ‘1st Republic Texas’ bow tie, Brooks Brothers shirt.

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    CapeSanGlamp090Enjoy the Cape San Glamp playlist!

    Thank you to Peach State Pride, Smathers & Branson, Buffalo Jackson and ENO for contributing some of their amazing goods for the trip!

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  • Music Monday | Ánders

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    Ánders stopped me in my tracks a few nights ago. This first taste of the 23 year old Swiss-Australian singer/songwriter is a good one. I’m expecting amazing things from his debut EP but for now, I’m listening to this over and over…

    Download both of Ánders singles for free here.

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