Thursday, January 8, 2015

Highlights

I mentioned in yesterdays post that I would be starting a new series featuring people, places, and things that interest me enough to share with you!  Without further adieu, I give you highlights!

Serial















While my brother was in town for Christmas he introduced me to the podcast Serial.  Now I'll tell you straight up I am not typically the podcast type, but after just one episode I was hooked.  With having more plays than Breaking Bad, Serial has made history for being the number one  podcast in history.  The nonfiction story centers around the  murder of high school senior Hae Min Lee in Baltimore 1999.  Her ex boyfriend, Adnan Syed, is arrested and charged for the murder.  Adnan pleads not guilty, but for some reason can't seem to get his story straight.  However the story working against Adnan, told by classmate Jay, doesn't quite add up either.  Reporter for This American Life, Sarah Koenig, investigates the case in search of the truth.  This twelve episode series is filled with many twists and turns and is a great way to pass the time if you are traveling!  Click the link below to download the whole series for free and listen to it on the go!

Lilly For Target 














Target is famous for their big collaborations. Names in the past have included Neiman Marcus, Phillip Lim, Zac Posen, and a record breaking collection from Missoni that sold out in a matter of hours.  Fashion enthusiasts will be excited to learn their newest collaboration is with the queen of Palm Beach, Lilly Pulitzer.  This much anticipated collection will feature apparel for women, accessories, and other nicknacks.  Click the link below to view some of of the upcoming pieces or look for the collection online and in stores April 19th!
http://www.shefinds.com/2015/targets-next-design-collab-partner-is-lilly-pulitzer/lilly-pulitzer-target3/#slide4

Wild










Over the summer I read this incredibly touching memoir by Cheryl Strayed.  It is such a beautiful story of a woman on the road to rediscovery (I love a good rediscovery book).  I saw the movie during the break and my goodness it did not disappoint. The cinematography was beautiful and Reese Witherspoon delivers an incredible performance, the best in her career in my opinion.  Know this though, the movie is rated R and is not classified as the feel good movie of the year. Honestly though what do you expect from a movie about a woman who hates her life so much she has to run to the wilderness?
http://youtu.be/tn2-GSqPyl0

BodyBuilding.com
Getting into shape seems to always be the number one new year's resolution on everyone's list.  Where the heck do you even start though!?  Most people dive head first without the right tools and tend to give up.  A good friend of mine introduced me to the amazing website Bodybuilding.com.  On the website you can customize your plan for the type of results you want to achieve and it generates a step by step plan for you.  Last year I tried the plan by Jamie Eason and I recommend it for anyone looking to get into shape this year.  Her program features a twelve week program equipped with videos, step by step instructions, and even a diet plan!
http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/jamie-eason-livefit-trainer.html







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