Monday, July 20, 2015

[a little] Monday Inspiration

Mondays can be hard. Waking up and heading back to the grind after a weekend of rest is never exactly what you're in the mood for.

Still, Mondays let you wipe the slate clean and start again. Who needs to wait for the new year?!

 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Summer Tunes [New Music Favorites]

Living in the sweltering Florida heat makes me partial to the small relief that comes in autumn. Things cool down just enough for cosy sweaters and combat boots, which is a beautiful relief from the summer months when you break a sweat just stepping outside.

I do, however, relish summer for the endless stream of new music! It's as if every recording artist simultaneously decided to drop new tunes as the first days of summer roll around.

Saturday, July 11, 2015

The Blue Mosque and Grand Bazaar, Istanbul

The next morning we rose early for our trip to the mosque. We were staying quite a distance from it, so maneuvering to that part of the city would take much of the morning.

Once we landed in the historic district, we headed to the line. While they allow, and even encourage, visitors, there is still a distinction made between who is coming as a tourist and who is coming as a believer.


Friday, July 10, 2015

Istanbul at Night

We spent most of the next afternoon on the boat. We had left the docks that morning and were chugging along towards Istanbul until early evening.

Without warning we poked our heads out the window and were staring at the city!