This may seem pretty basic, but learning how to properly do things is something I’ve been focusing on lately. It all started when I purchased my first fennel bulb (I usually used dried fennel seed), and realized I had absolutely no idea how to chop or prepare it. I started poking around for instructional videos on basic tasks, and I was fascinated. For example, the video at the link below will teach you how to properly prepare fresh rosemary for cooking (and cocktails!). Get lost in the instructional videos and learn a little something. Not a bad way to spend some time. (LEAF TV)
Whenever I travel to different countries where the language is new to me, I always want to know the fundamental core words to make my life easier and to not be ignorant to the culture I’m visiting. I always make it a habit to carry with me a small book of words I need to know.
We received an email the other day from a girl asking what we think she should be wearing this festival season, and then it occurred to us… festival season is almost just around the corner! With SXSW in March and then Coachella in April, we better get our thinking caps on and start pondering what will be cool to wear. Read More
TGIF! It’s been a gloomy and chilly week in Philly but there’s always plenty of cute pups, flowers, and cheerful colors around the office to cheer us up. Check out what we’ve been up to this week… Read More
Pressed flowers have always had my heart. They’re delicate and beautiful in the quietest way. I had never actually attempted to make some until now, and now I can’t believe I’d gone a whole 25 years without ever doing so. Read More
We asked our makeup artist Deanna Hagan what one of her favorite looks is for Spring, and she didn’t even hesitate – it’s all about the wing. Read More
Last Friday here at our home office, we held our first Free People Blogger Retreat, and invited local bloggers to come and learn the tricks and tips of creating and managing a successful blog. We met many inspiring individuals, all eager to learn how to improve their own blogs, and all interested in knowing the dynamics behind our blog, BLDG 25.
The moment I first looked at the images from our Amsterdam shoot, one stood out as an immediate favorite. The image above left, Read More
I’ve now completed my third week of acupuncture and I’m so happy to report that I’ve seen some positive changes! Read More
Who is reading Eckhard Tolle’s The Power Of Now along with us? This is one of those books that is so full of wisdom that you could underline almost every sentence and dog-ear every page. Just in the first chapter, I repeatedly found myself thinking “oh my gosh, that is exactly like me” or “wow, I never thought of it that way.” For today, I wanted to share some thoughts and quotes from the first chapter that really spoke to me. Read More