Take a Hike!

“Live in each season as it passes; breathe the air, drink the drink, taste the fruit, and resign yourself to the influence of the earth.” 

– Henry David Thoreau

ImageImageImageImageAs June approaches, the weather has been getting hot, hot and hotter.  Most people enjoy laying by the pool to sunbathe but I personally find solace in higher altitudes, where the air is still a little crisp (my preference for cold weather makes me an anomaly down here).  With my time in Tennessee trickling down to its last days, I couldn’t think of a better way to appreciate this land than to hike the Smokies!  These pictures were taken at Clingman’s Dome and Abrams Fall. There are an infinite amount of trails. If you’re ever in the Smokies, check out http://www.hikinginthesmokys.com and find a good hike!

xox,

Maria

{Valleys of Venus}

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Listening

With Bonnaroo a mere 3 weeks away, here are a few of our festival favorites: Mumford & Sons, Macklemore, The XX, The Lumineers, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeroes, Passion Pit, Of Monsters and Men, and Kendrick Lamar.

xox,

{Valleys of Venus}

Getting Lost Along the Way

With the foreboding demise of our college career and inevitable plunge into antiquity that comes with turning 23 in the rearview mirror (or almost for me-May 28th), we decided to make our last summer as “college students” one that helps heal our post graduate malaise through an abundance of adventure. My summer was initiated with a week long road trip through Washington, British Columbia, and Idaho. Mother nature was at her finest, and I enjoyed every moment of exploring the city streets of Seattle and Vancouver and getting lost in the back woods of the west coast. Unlike most college graduates who move so quickly to find a job and figure out what’s next, I hope to use the next couple months not only to figure out what I’m meant to do with my life, but also to get lost a few times along the way. Sometimes it takes risk to find your true calling, and before I set myself on a solid path, I aim to ensure I’ve explored my options-In the end we will only regret the chances we didn’t take!

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Where will your Summer adventures take you?

xox,

Amber

{Valleys of Venus}

Ode to Bohemia

Remember when gauchos were a trendy item?  Those glorious flowy capris that made practically anyone look short and stumpy? Hippies have always been known to wear wide-legged pants, but mainstreaming this style was an aesthetic disaster.  I try not to cringe when pondering on my past fashion faux pas. all I can say is, I hope the comfort of those  gaucho pants was worth my unsightly appearance.

 gauchoss

Well, it’s been a decade since Gauchos were in style and seasonal fads are once again emulating bohemian trends. Hippie culture never fails to infiltrate pop culture. Lets face it, we all wish we were that free-spirited and effortlessly put together.  But no worries, this time, these bohemian inspired pants are actually flattering!  cheers to bohemia, Meet the Palazzo pant.

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xox,

Maria

{Valleys of Venus}