That’s From Disneyland Launch Event

On Sunday, July 29th, I was lucky enough to go to the launch party for the pop-up exhibit titled That’s From Disneyland! This is a free event and auction of one of the world’s largest private Disneyland memorabilia collections. Taking over the space of an old Sport’s Authority in Sherman Oaks, owner of the collection Richard Kraft is using this month-long event as a sort of goodbye to his precious collection that he accumulated over the last 25 years.

An Ode to My Favorite Place: Powell’s City of Books

Powell’s Books is the largest independent bookstore in the world. There is a total of five locations, spread out the city of Portland, Oregon. The main location is the size of an entire city block with nine color-coded rooms and over 3,500 different sections. It’s also my favorite place in the world, next to Disneyland.

Summer Book Series Vol. 2

I LOVE travel YA books: road trips, trips abroad, even just the short little escape a few hours away from home. I live vicariously through these characters because I’ve never had the luxury to go on these kind of trips. Most of these type of books are set during the summer because what time is more alluring than the three months that make up a summer vacation. The sun stays out longer, the heat burning your skin as you travel through unknown territory—it just screams adventure and possibility. So! Here are a few of my favorite YA Summer Travel Recommendations:

Songs From My Adolescence: The Middle School Years

Last week I did a post about my favorite bands during my middle school years (roughly ’01-’04). While I was compiling that list, I came across so many songs from random bands that I had to make a second post. I really wanted to focus on random songs that I really loved during this time, even if I wasn’t a big fan of that particular band or album—so none of these songs are from any of my top albums from last post. I hope you enjoy!