What We're Obsessing Over
QUOTE OF THE DAY:
Preach, Djuna! And for all those questioning... Sakara Life believes in living a clean, whole life that is majorly fueled by plants for that mind + body + mother earth connection, but, as we like to say, 'It's all about balance, baby'.
So, Happy Weekend!
SONG/ALBUM ON REPEAT:
"On 'Weaker Girl,' a track off the new Banks release, The Altar, indie R&B goddess Jillian Banks sings "I'ma need a bad motherf*cker like me" ...and I'm definitely NOT arguing with her. Banks is bad as hell, and only getting better. I fell in love with her dark, sexy vibe and spine-chilling voice when she first started casually posting songs to Soundcloud (remember Soundcloud?) back in ~2012, and every time I put on her new album for my walk to the subway, I turn it up a little louder...and get a little more obsessed." ---Kirby Stirland
This small boutique hotel on Mexico's Emerald Coast is me giving me all sorts of feels. Located in Veracruz, Azúcar, which is named for the sugar cane that is locally grown, is the perfect mix of rustic elevation. White cabanas, thatched roofs, crystal clear blue seas and skies, perfect swaying hammocks. It's stylish without being pretentious. It's easy, breezy beautiful meets How Stella Got Her Groove Back. It's the ultimate place to go and chill the eff out.
SPEACH HEARD ROUND THE WORLD:
Is there anyone who isn't talking about First Lady Michelle Obama's speech at the Democratic National Convention yesterday? Try watching/listening without getting chills on your skin or tears in your eyes. Being headlined as "The Most Powerful Speech Of This Election", Michelle's words come at time when most have been feeling hopeless and lost during this election season that has seemed petty, juvenile and downright insulting to not only women, but the American people as a whole (and yes, referring to one party in particular). As one of her closing statements, Obama says, "
“Don’t let anyone ever tell you that this country isn’t great, that somehow we need to make it great again, because this, right now, is the greatest country on Earth. And as my daughters prepare to set out in the world, I want a leader who is worthy of that truth, a leader who is worthy of my girls' promise and all our kids' promise. A leader who will be guided every day by the love and hope and impossibly big dreams that we all have for our children."
Oh, and #ImWithHer
FRIDAY NIGHT COCKTAIL CONVO STARTER
A MHRA report has proven that cannabis does have medicinal qualities
Published by Dazed Digital, the article states:
"A new study from the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) has found that cannabis actually does have medicinal qualities, sparking fresh debate over whether or not the UK should legalise the drug.
The research claimed that Cannabidiol (CBD) – which is found in weed – contained a “restoring, correcting or modifying” effect on “physiological functions."
Hmmmm... all sounds very familiar ;)
FRIYAY GIF OF THE DAY!