Lovebox 2018

I’ve heard great things about Lovebox over the years, but up until now I never had the opportunity (or money) to go.

Honestly this year is all about living my best life with the best people, and over the last 2 weekends I have done just that.

Everyone always asks me why am I so eager to go to concerts and festivals, and the truth is that it serves to be some what of an escape route. I can listen to my favorite artists in an environment where the people around me share that same love and energy (to a certain extent). Music is a such a subjective thing so when you are in the same room or vicinity as people who also like what you like, it’s truly something special.

I have been to 7 concerts/festivals so far this year and although I don’t blog about them much on here, I always try to capture visual content to post on my YouTube channel. I’m currently trying to put something together for Wireless & Lovebox with the small amount of footage that I actually have.

*update* there’s no video

Clearly, I’ve gone off on a tangent so lets actually get down into my Lovebox experience…

Love box is by far the best festival I have ever been to!!

In my wireless blog post, I highlighted the fact that there were no fun things to do. However at Lovebox they had (fake) Wedding ceremonies, funfair rides and a Karaoke tent. I actually spent the majority of my time in these areas & ended up missing a whole bunch of acts inc SZA 😦

Gunnersbury Park is the perfect home for Lovebox, there is an ample amount of space, which I guess is how they managed to have so many stages and food trucks. Once again I had the Jerk chicken rice box which was even more tasty the second time round.

The overall atmosphere was just amazing, everyone was so friendly & didn’t feel any type of way to startup a conversation. I would 100% encourage any & everyone to try to attend in the near future.

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Tunes on a Tuesday 08: Je t’adore/OMW

Hey everyone, I’m back again with the 8th segment of Tunes on a Tuesday! Honestly, I can’t believe it’s been 8 weeks already, time surely does fly.

This weeks post goes to Sylo Nozra, an R’n’B vocalist/producer from Toronto. Sylo released not one but two tracks just in time for summer. The light, airy production is very similar to that of Lolo Zouaï’s Brooklyn Love, which was my chosen track for the 5th week of this segment.

Lately there have been so many new artists emerging from Toronto or should I say Canada as a whole. It is so refreshing to hear a variety of new sounds from a place which wasn’t previously that well known for music.

Check out Je t’adore & omw by Sylo Nozra below.

Tunes on a Tuesday 07: Taste

Welcome back to Tunes on a Tuesday!

As you may or may not have noticed, I didnt post last week 😦 but I’m back and (hopefully) better.

The track I’ve chosen this week is ‘Taste’ by Tyga.
Now if you know me, then you know I am not the biggest fan of Tyga. The last project I actually listened to by him was that fan of a fan joint mixtape with Chris Brown which I absolutely loved.

I’m not too sure if this song (taste) warrants me to say that Tyga is back, however I am looking forward to hearing what else he has in store.

What I can say is that this song is most definitely a vibe & will be put on repeat until I’m sick of it.

Wireless 2018

The lowdown

IMG_4196Let me just start off by saying, I had no intention of attending Wireless festival this year. It was a really spontaneous, last minute thing; last minute as in we bought tickets online the day before from a third-party seller, and weren’t even sure whether they were real or not.

Luckily they were real and we made it in. I literally started hyperventilating when I could hear Majid Jordan’s set starting whilst we were still going through security.

THEY. WERE. AMAZING!!

It was my second time seeing them and they were just as great as the first, they were definitely the highlight of the day (I’m a tad bias), paired with Stormzy and Migos.

The energy was a little off, almost as though the crowd were scared to move. I mean I partially don’t blame them, someones wig actually went flying at one point.

Overall, Wireless was a fun day out. The food was just outstanding, we had a jerk chicken rice box from a Caribbean stand which I cannot for the life of me remember the name of. However, It isn’t high on the top of my list to attend again. I feel like there are other festivals (WooHah & Parklife) that offer much more such as rides, karaoke and other fun activities to break up the day.

Outfit Details:

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Cat eye sunglasses – H&M

Dress – H&M

Bum Bag – French Connection

 

 

 

Why we can never reach happiness…

Optimism is by no means my strong point.

After buying an abundance of self help books, which I must say did nothing to improve my pessimistic outlook on life, I found myself struggling to be happy.

At first, I believed there to be something wrong with me. I mean maybe there is, but perhaps there is also something wrong with our ideology and the way we interpret things as a society.

The vast majority of the human race regard themselves to be unhappy, which then goes on to see us take part in different processes to achieve happiness, only to be stopped short in our tracks.We seem to be always chasing it but somehow it always tends to be just out of our reach.

Now the reason to why we can never reach happiness, is simply because it doesn’t exist.

Yes, I know this may be a little controversial, but what other way can you explain it.

First off, the term happiness is subjective, it differs from person to person. In my mind it’s a liquid state, forever changing, moving around and falling through our fingers…never in our grip.

secondly, happiness is a social construct & is often used to describe the feeling of being content. This inaccurate use of terminology further aids our confusion of emotions, leaving us to wonder why our ‘happiness’ never seems to be a long term emotional state.

The mere fact that we are continuously indulging into things that we believe will make us happy, in itself proves that we are incapable of happiness irregardless of its true existence. We end up getting lost in the cycle of consumerism which evidently goes on to make us even more unhappy… the exact opposite of what we had set out to achieve in the first place.

Stop chasing the non existent & start living


Adina