Post image for Tunesday: The Head and the Heart

I probably should have discovered The Head and the Heart last year when they first came out with their album, but it wasn’t until this year when they remastered a couple of the tracks, added some new ones, and re-released their self-titled album, that I discovered their music. Read more »

-Aug 03, 2011, 12:22PM
Saw them at the Calgary Folk Fest and they were amazing live!
emma -Aug 03, 2011, 1:43AM
LOVE THEM. the song rivers and roads is so beautiful and sad.

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Post image for Venice by Guy Aroch

Venice has always been a city that intrigued me. I have never been there, but having studied a lot of Art History in college, it was always a place that signified fine art, gothic architecture, romantic music and exquisite fashion. The city’s layout, with ribbons of canals running through it, and iconic imagery like the masks of carnival, made the city seem almost other-wordly in my mind… a decadent gem floating mysteriously off of Italy’s coast, its own unique entity. Guy Aroch’s photography heightens these sensations and confirms in my mind that I will visit this city one day.

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Stay tuned because our team put together a beautiful guide to Venice – I will share it with you soon!

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Mary -Aug 04, 2011, 10:27AM
I love Guy Aroch. His photography is so wonderful.
Alexis -Aug 03, 2011, 11:08AM
I got lost in Venice once. Best four hours of my life. It's truly the most magical, beautiful city in the world.

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Post image for Outside Lands 2011 Coverage from Free People!

That’s right, next week I am heading to one of my favorite places in the world – San Francisco – for the Outside Lands 2011 music festival! Read more »

ctinechung -Aug 05, 2011, 9:10PM
Going from NY to SF to see Outside Land!! So excited to hear that Free People will be there!! Can't wait to see you guys there- I'll definitely be sporting the brand!! :)
fp julia -Aug 03, 2011, 11:51AM
i definitely will not miss the chance to see phish in golden gate park! can't wait.

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Guy Aroch has done it again. His genius is clearly not limited to photography – his video to accompany our August catalog, shot in Venice featuring models Marloes Horst and Darla Baker, is breathtaking. It tells the story of two girls on a globetrotting adventure, exploring the streets and canals of Venice armed with maps and cameras. They go site-seeing and dine on spaghetti and gelato, meet a handsome Italian and don carnival masks and evening gowns for nights out on the town. As one of our readers stated last week and I couldn’t have said better, it seems like Guy Aroch just happened to be there and spontaneously decided to capture the moment on film.

Free People – August in Venice from FreePeople on Vimeo.

 

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Calli -Aug 04, 2011, 3:51PM
I just adore this video. So gorgeous
serena -Aug 03, 2011, 9:30PM
i'm the reader who said that! thanks for the shout-out. what an enchanting video! this collection has to be one of my favorites already.

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Post image for Featured Jewelry Designer: Carol Marie

Our featured jewelry designer this month is Carol Marie, a line launched by designers Jennifer Carol Kramer and Heather Marie White based on their love for statement pieces and belief that a certain piece of jewelry can transform your look. Their pieces are strong enough to be worn on their own, but designed to be layered together. Their Ethiopian Double Cross Necklace is featured throughout our August catalog, along with the gorgeous Sapphire Tiered Jewel Necklace, Hinged Studded Cuff, Studded Enamel Bangle and Large Amulet Pendant.

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on the left – a more layered look; on the right – stunning simplicity.

Even amidst the beautiful Venetian scenery and clothing, these pieces stand out and certainly do make a statement. Antique metals, romantic details, glowing jewels and architectural elements make them the perfect pieces to be featured in this book as they reflect the characteristics of the city of Venice itself.

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“Be patient wild eyes. Soon will come a storm to tame you. Let her winds surround you. Match her fury and let fires reign. There is no escape. Nature means what she does.”

click on images for sources; quote unknown.

Beth -Aug 02, 2011, 10:45AM
Love the top photo!
diana -Aug 01, 2011, 1:12PM
That's Jade Castrinos from Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. I love her! Probably her quote too :)

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Visit our flickr page to get the August calendar download in the regular or widescreen version!

Can you believe it’s August already? Slow down, summer.

reina -Aug 01, 2011, 5:42PM
gorgeous! I've been printing these out and sticking them on my wall every month since february! They get better every month! This is my favourite so far.
Margaret Ivory -Aug 01, 2011, 5:39PM
These are amazing photographs...very ethereal...

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Post image for Summer Spring Rolls

I love spring rolls, but when they’re fried, I can’t really eat them without feeling some guilt. That’s why these rice paper spring rolls are great. Fill them up with fruit and veggies, and you have a guilt free, fresh, summer hors d’oeuvre. You can find the rice paper wrappers at any Asian market, or I usually buy mine from our local Whole Foods. Messing around with combinations for filling is half the fun, but this combo has proven to be a favorite amongst my friends. It’s also one of my own favorites – easy, no cook, and so utterly fresh tasting.

You’ll Need:

1 avocado cut into slices

1 mango, peeled and sliced into strips

½ cup of cherry tomatoes, quartered

1 carrot, shredded

4 leaves of red leaf lettuce, torn up into pieces

2 sprigs of cilantro

9 rice paper wrappers

Basin filled with hot water to soak wrappers in

Directions:

Soak wrapper in hot water until it becomes pliable and bendy.

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Take the rice paper out, and lay it out on a kitchen towel to absorb some of the excess water. Pile on a bit of each ingredient right in the center of the wrapper.

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To roll it up, first fold up the lower half, keeping everything tightly together

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Then fold in either side

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And roll it up the rest of the way

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Do the same for each spring roll. Serve with any dipping sauce you would like. Chili dipping sauce or soy sauce are two that taste great

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-Aug 02, 2011, 11:27AM
These look amazing!! Guess I'm stopping at the Asian market today...
Alexandra -Aug 02, 2011, 10:00AM
Yum! I have been making these for the past few summers, they are one of my favorites! I am going to try it with the mangoes, that sounds delicious. I usually make a dipping sauce with peanut butter, hoisin sauce, hot sauce and hot chilli flakes. xox

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DO: embrace change.

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One of the life lessons that comes with age, is that life is not always the same – there are many phases, and change is a continual force that will take hold of your life as it progresses. Before the change comes, it’s typical to be in a state of limbo. You’re figuring out what to do next, and this can be unsettling for the psyche.

It’s the unknown of change that humans fear. Although I’ve experienced it too, this fear continues to puzzle me. Every time I’ve gone through a big change, I’ve found myself in a new chapter with new enchantments. An entirely different moment, no better or worse than what came before. You gain new perspectives, and learn things that you would never have gotten the chance to learn had you stayed put in life. So why are we scared of this?

I’ve come to the conclusion that it is entirely mental.

It’s time to adapt – to face our fears, and learn that change is normal and healthy. To become wise we must gather life experiences through the passage of many phases. So next time you find yourself in that state of limbo, and it’s scaring the crap out of you, don’t let your fears get out of line. Know that it means you have once again come to that point where you can grow from change, and look forward to the surprises that lay ahead – you never know what you’re about to learn.

Susan -Aug 03, 2011, 12:34PM
I seriously needed to read this; I've been in limbo this whole year while in a one-fifth life crisis. Thank you for posting it! :]
meganna -Aug 01, 2011, 7:20PM
thank you so much for this. it was exactly what i needed right now. :)

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I’m a little late posting these but we had an awesome summer party at the home office a couple of weeks ago! Here are a few photos :)

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Porter!

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two happy dalmations :)

What’s everyone doing this weekend? I think I might have to hit up the beach!

Sanne -Jul 30, 2011, 5:03PM
That looks like a lot of fun! I went shopping today :) xx dutch-beauty.blogspot.com
-Jul 30, 2011, 11:45AM
How fun! c:

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We are looking for a Fall Visual Merchandising Intern!

We are looking for an intern who can work a few days a week, is local to Philly and able to receive school credit.  Any interested applicants can send their resumes to yournamehere@urbn.com and reference the Fall FP Visual Merchandising Internship in the subject.

-Dec 01, 2011, 3:44PM
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alma -Jul 29, 2011, 3:06PM
ooo.. I wanna have one of this alerts plis.. but downtown in Mexico plis..:)

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Post image for Weekend Getaway: The Not-So-Dirty Jerse

Jersey gets a bad rap, but my experience with the state has been primarily good, so I wanted to highlight one of its cute, lesser-known towns: Mount Holly. It’s a quaint historical village with a bit of indie vibe. Drive in on the main road, High Street, and you’ll be amongst town halls, prisons, and estates built as early as the late 18th century. As you make your way down the buildings are that of a more recent era – now filled with quaint shops, cafes, and restaurants. There’s a rich history in this place, and you can feel the presence of the many lives lived here.

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Once you reach the town center’s crossroads – you’ll come across an arched gate leading into what is called Mill Race Village. The town mood changes here. Mill Race is an eclectic mix of quirky shops, handmade goods, and cute homes all painted in vibrant colors that brighten up your day. You can find anything from ghost hunting supplies to fresh honey to handmade jewelry in this part of town. It’s a lot of fun to walk around and explore.

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After enjoying the town, venture out to Smithville Park. This National Park is built around a historic village which was once a major industrial plant known for its high-quality woodworking machinery in the the 1860’s to the 1920’s. The plant ruins are a bit eerie, but they’re placed amongst such beautiful surroundings it gives off a strange feeling. Keep wandering around and you’ll find a large lily pad covered lake with canoes, hiking trails, gardens, and old homes both restored and vacant.

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Mary R. -Jul 30, 2011, 10:38PM
Cool, thanks for sharing!
fp naomi -Jul 30, 2011, 10:12PM
Rapunzel - I have a Canon Rebel. One of the best presents I have ever received..

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