In the name of good health Pepsi has rolled out a new flavor…salted caramel. Now hold on there, whose idea was this? Don’t get me wrong, I understand that no one drinks a Pepsi and is thinking about their health, but that flavor just sounds soooo extra. On the flip side, Pepsi is already packed with tons of sugary goodness, flipping it with some extra salt may not be so bad…it could after all taste okay. In fact, I just may try, even though I am not a huge fan of soda, the salted Pepsi just may work. Let me know your thoughts in the comments below, have you tried it?
¡Buenos dias amigos queridos! Que tal? Bien? ¡Vale! Are you digging my Spanish? Sexy right? I’m just kidding…I’m really not though. Ha. Moving on, I tend to frequent Spain often. Living in Paris, I can visit surrounding countries pretty easily. It’s one of the many perks to living abroad. I also visit Spain a lot because one of my best friends from childhood lives there, extra bonus.
My bestie lives in Sevilla, Spain and if you’re not familiar with the city, it gets very hot there and with no beach I’m like a fish out of water. I love the city, but I can’t stand the heat. So, we made a trip further south to Cadiz. Known for it’s beautiful beach town landscape and energy, it’s history runs deep. The ports in Cadiz were used to go and explore, conquer and decimate the Americas…how lovely! With the conquistadors long gone, the city has since become a location revered for it’s openness, and residents proud of their reputation for having a love of life.
Often referred to as “Little Havana“, I quickly understood why. Although I have not yet had a chance to visit Cuba. I have seen tons of photos from there. One thing that stands out is the bright city buildings and vibrance of the people. Cadiz has both. We headed over for some impromptu photos in the old city (seen above and below). I had every intention of telling people I had actually gone to Cuba, but why lie? Either way, the area was really cute and I loved the colorful buildings, all intertwined and resting atop narrow roads.
I truly enjoyed Cadiz and have every intention to return. You can see more of my photos from this beautiful city in Her Travels.
I’d like to discuss peace on a deeper level. Currently we’re living in an era where a lot of people feel unsafe. We see images on our screens that evoke feelings of insecurity, anger, hate, and despair. It almost feels as though there is electricity permeating through the air. It’s difficult to focus, feel good, or get to a place of happiness. Anxiety and stress are king and queen, with that comes the attitude of hopelessness.
So how do we overcome these feelings of despair. When so many are suffering around the world and even in our own home. What can one find? In order to survive, for self preservation, I suggest taking extreme care of self. Look inward and ask yourself “what can I do to find peace?” Trust me, you’ll get your answer, but only if you’re willing to listen. For some its mediation, yoga, running, deep conversation, walking their dog, petting their cat more, finding moments of laughter and really embracing that sensation. It all helps and can ease the pain in big ways, if we appreciate how these little actions, in fact help us.
When I gazed upon this beautiful piece of work by British graffist Shok-1 titled “Masterpeace”, it made me reflect on the current state of affairs. I was really drawn to this image because, one I love blue and secondly, the details for the x-ray hand are impressive. I’d also like to point out that the artist could not have chosen a better background color. With all that I’ve said about finding inner contentment, blue is one color that can aid with all of that. Blue evokes a sense of calm and helps ease feelings of anxiety, it’s tranquil. Simply splendid, Shok-1’s “Masterpeace” wall is honestly a masterpiece.
Wanna know more about Shok-1? Peep the links below:
Website – store.shok1.com
Instagram – @shok_1
Purchase his art at Amazon here while supplies last (only 2 left)!
So I found out about this little girl and immediately thought, parenting goals! I know that if/when I have a child, I would want to encourage her to be open creatively. Just allow them to be who they are, no holds barred. 7 year old Giana was given such a gift by her parents. This talented little one was encouraged by her parents at an early age to try different mediums, and drawing was the winner. Using old issues of her mother’s Vogue and Harpers Bazaar, Giana used the high fashion images to recreate ads as art. Her work was so intriguing it even piqued the interest of MÊME kidswear, where she launched her first collaborative line of apparel. Now that’s a pretty impressive resume for a 7 year old. She’s a fan of KAWS and proclaims her desire to be a professional artist, but a scientist would work just as well for her. Her pieces shown below are for sale and you can find them here!
Website – www.hey-young-world.com
IG – @g.von.g