During the end of April and the beginning of May, I went on an epic journey around Europe with three friends. After cultivating the art of solo travelling over the past three years in London, Paris, and Italy, I was curious to experience the travel life with a group of other worldly-curious and like-minded ladies.
Our travel troupe, Vodka Joyride (don’t worry, no alcohol was consumed during the road trip portion of our adventure) departed from Vancouver to explore Iceland, Barcelona, Edinburgh, and London over the course of two action-packed weeks.
Here are some of the many highlights from our travels…
Kacey Musgraves, country music’s golden girl from Golden, Texas, has entered into her golden hour.
The ‘golden hour’ refers to that brief period of time after sunrise or before sunset during which the daylight is at the height of its vividness and warmth. It’s a phenomenon that provides the perfect metaphor for the transformative personal experiences and deepened state of mind that influenced the making of Musgraves’ latest album, Golden Hour.
In the follow-up to her game-changing albums Same Trailer, Different Park and Pageant Material, the Nashville-based singer-songwriter, who both co-produced Golden Hour and co-wrote all 13 songs on the record, reveals new sides to her artistry that are equal parts familiar and fresh. Musgraves, who made a name for herself with her bitingly frank and progressively-minded commentary, critiquing the country music industry, small town life, and the conventional lifestyle, expands on her ‘cosmic country hippie’ brand with this dreamy and introspective offering. Golden Hour explores those moments in one’s timeline when things feel like they’re finally coming into fruition, including the finding love and happiness, living life in the present, and learning to witness and appreciate the beauty of the universe around you.
One of the surefire signs that spring has sprung is the new life that blossoms in the garden. As early as the month of April, flowers of all varieties start to bloom, providing a good excuse for spending your afternoons frolicking in floral fields of vibrant colors and sweet fragrances.
North America’s abundance of flower festivals ring in the spring season and allow locals and tourists alike to stop and smell the flowers. Furthermore, these celebrations do their part to showcase the unique culture and roots of their communities.
Here’s a selection of some of the very best and the most beautiful flower festivals that the United States and Canada have to offer.
The 2018 Awards Season came to a close with the 90th Annual Academy Awards at Hollywood’s Dolby. Hosted by Jimmy Kimmel for the second year in a row, the grand ceremony was just as socially outspoken as the entire awards circuit has been this year. Here are the highlights from the 2018 Oscars.
What is David Cook’s recipe for success? For the pop-rock musician and American Idol Season 7 winner, it’s all about delivering constant surprises. Just as Idol prepares for its revival, Cook is prepped and ready to head in a few new and unexplored musical territories himself, including a new album and a new stage to usher in an exciting creative era for the artist.