May 24, 2013

Friday Favorites | Week 002

harvest records | asheville, nc
( image by melissa vega)

Welcome to another week of Friday Favorites! This new blog series may or may not be my new favorite posts to write! Actually, spending more time blogging in general has been a nice sigh of relief and creative outlet. This week I am featuring some music, advice from a notable graphic designer/blogger, a little fashion, photography concepts and another blog! Say what?

photo by Hello Suburbia

Lisa, of Hello Suburbia had a beautiful and unique concept of photographing her view from across the table in various locations. It is a view that we are all accustomed to, yet never consciously think about. After her blog post, I can now say I do. I think her series changes perspectives and makes your view of across the table a little more deep and intimate than it used to.


Design Love Fest has been one of my favorite design go-to blogs for quite some time. Bri and her team of influentially creative women also write an advice column and host Blog Shops to help us young creative folk turn our ideas into a tangible product. Her latest advice about coming up with original ideas was extremely helpful! Check out her short and sweet advice about keeping it original in the pixels of recycled ideas.


Everlasting Apparel is a blog series by Hanna created as an alternative to the typical fashion blog. Instead of focusing on the clothes to buy and the new trends to look for, her fashion feature focus on the individual's favorite piece of clothing. This represents getting away from the trend and wearing something meaningful and for a lifetime. This is a new series, but I can't wait to see it catch fire and see it grow. I was actually asked by Hanna to put together a post so hopefully I will have mine up soon :)

I have been anticipating this album release for quite some time now. After Alison and I heard "Step" play in Cafe Helios in downtown Raleigh, I just knew I had to have this album. Although their days of "A-Punk" made Vampire Weekend feel like head-bobbin' and fast paced, this new album is phenomenal. Listen to it yourself!

This past week I rekindled my love affair with tumblr. Do any of you still blog using tumblr? It was definitely the original Pinterest (although Pinterest does have its perks). And yes, my URL is the Damien Rice song "Rootless Tree". There was a period of time during my high school days where this song meant the world to me. Still does, actually.

I am off on some adventures this weekend! Can't wait to to share them :)
Unplug this weekend,
spend time with your loved ones
and give yourself a break!

You deserve it.
See you guys Monday...or maybe Tuesday ;) After all, it is a three-day weekend!

Did you enter the custom blog design giveaway hosted by A Girl Named Leney & I?
You should probably do so :)
Giveaway ends June 4! Check her blog for more details.


  1. melissa, i LOVE this new series you're doing :) it's great to recognize the awesome stuff other people are doing! bri's advice is so so helpful--and true. and i love the concept of photography across the table. especially these days, when most of us, when left alone at a table, whip out our phones for distraction. i love that she's capturing what we so often miss. have a beautiful 3 day weekend! :)


    1. Aw thanks Kristyn!! I really do hope I can keep up with it. I really love being able to share! I got a new summer position (blog post to come) so I hope that I can maintain at least SOME fridays this summer. Yikes!

      I think the across the table is everyone's favorite this week! hehe
      Hope you had a great Memorial Day Weekend!

  2. That's a great round-up, I also loved reading Bri's post on finding ideas.

    And thank you so much for including me as well :) I'm really looking forward to your post!

    Have a good weekend :)

    1. I definitely am going to follow Bri's advice with everything now!

      Aw you're welcome! I truly love all your posts :)

  3. i love all of these and will check out across the table and the everlasting apparel when my laptop starts cooperating :)

    1. Oh no!! Not the laptop! Hope you get that all figured out :)

  4. I love the concept of "From Across The Table" & following you on tumblr now =)

    1. Isn't it so original and fantastic?!

      I'd love to follow you on Tumblr too. Finding you now!

  5. how have i not been following design love fest already?!?!? thank goodness for you! :)
    enjoy your long weekend! hope the weather is divine.

    1. Girl!! Design Love Fest is my JAM. Seriously, so inspiring every. single. post. I follow her on every outlet possible ;)

      I had a great weekend and hope you did as well!

  6. I still use my tumblr to blog all the random thoughts that I think do not fit with my regular blog.A little bit sad that yahoo bought tumblr. Love the new series you are doing :)


    1. Thank you Jamie! I'd love to follow you on Tumblr as well! I love that...using it for things that wouldnt' fit with the theme of your blog :) It's a great place to just share and connect with one another.. a little more anonymously than this!