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List of Favorites

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I went on a date the other week and was asked the typical first date questions...

"What is your favorite..."

  • Movie
  • TV show
  • Restaurant
  • Song

To be completely honest, I didn't even know how to answer some of the questions! I get SO caught up in either work mode or am often too busy to stop and think about these simple questions. Also, I think with all of the technology available now my brain is experiencing information overload! Although I think technology has its positives, I know for myself I have lost sight of what some of my favorites are.  Even though these change, I think to document these is important to know yourself.

So, here are some of my favorites. I encourage you to do the same if you feel a bit of information overload lately...my list might also help you to discover some of yours <3

Favorite Places I have Visited

  • Maui, Hawaii
  • Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
  • Coronado, California 

Favorite Movies (this is tough) — I'm a huge fan of independent films. If you enjoy them, I would recommend going to Film Bar in Phoenix. Aside from indies, I love comedies and dramas...here are some of my favorites:

  • 500 Days of Summer 
  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Beginners 
  • Garden State
  • The Hundred Foot Journey
  • The Graduate
  • It's Complicated
  • The Wackness
  • Pretty Woman / Notting Hill / Runaway Bride (yes, I am a sucker for Julia Roberts films)

Favorite Bands + Genres of Music — As you can tell from my blog, music is one of my passions. I am slightly obsessed...my favorite genres are folk, indie, alternative and techno. I often listen to French and Spanish music as well - seems strange to a lot of people, but to me the actual sound of music is what I love! If you are crazy about music too, one of my favorite venues is Crescent Ballroom.

  • The Lumineers
  • Iron & Wine
  • Bon Iver
  • The Head & The Heart
  • Vance Joy
  • Florence + the Machine
  • Odesza 
  • Isbells
  • Mumford & Sons
  • Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros
  • Wye Oak
  • Of Monsters & Men
  • Hozier
  • James Blake
  • Angel Olsen
  • Damien Jurado
  • Broods
  • Portugual. The Man
  • CHVRCHES
  • Milky Chance
  • The National
  • Lana Del Rey
  • The XX
  • Alt-J
  • Milo Greene
  • Carla Morrison

Favorite Songs (I could listen to over and over...and over)

  • Renegades - X Ambassadors
  • Fall at Your Feet - Saint Raymond
  • Open - Rhye
  • Slacks - St. South
  • Our Own House - MisterWives
  • Oats in the Water - Ben Howard
  • Civilian - Wye Oak
  • Bridges - Broods
  • All - Blackbird Blackbird
  • Walking on a Dream - Empire of the Sun
  • Hello My Old Heart - The Oh Hellos
  • Home - Edward Sharpe
  • Map of the World - Monsters of Folk
  • Where Does the Good Go - Tegan & Sara

Favorite Restaurants — So my absolute favorite foods are Italian, seafood, and I am addicted to sushi. Also love Mexican! Here are some of my favorites...

  • Sumo Maya (Mexican AND Sushi, so an obvious favorite)
  • Barrio Queen
  • Pomo
  • Sakana Sushi and Grill 
  • Federal Pizza
  • JoyRide Tacos
  • Zinc Bistro
  • Blanco
  • True Food
  • Wildflower 

Favorite TV Series — I don't watch a ton of TV...I'm more of a movie person. Some of my favorites are HBO series...here are a few.  

  • GIRLS (I'm a huge fan of Lena Dunham ... it can be a little vulgar but it's hilarious and real)
  • Togetherness
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Guilty Pleasure - I'm into girly shows so the Bachelorette / Bachelor is one of my fave Monday night shows...
  • FRIENDS is my absolute favorite...still
  • Sex & the City (I still re watch this one a lot)

So, there you have it, some of my favorites. I plan to include more on future posts, including favorite reads, home decor, etc. but thought that was enough reading for now!