26th April Phoenix live @ the Constitution Hall. We headed there straight after work. A road trip from Philly to Washington to go and see a band that I’ve been lusting over for quite some time now – Phoenix.
An amazing soundtrack was played while driving there as my eyes striped the America land passing by. America is new to me so it doesn’t take much to intrigue me eyes. Both sight and sound senses were tickled during this trip.
Washington is a nice place full of profoundness. The Venue where Phoenix was playing ( DAR Constitution Hall) was to, a place of great character.
We were second row from the front which equals great photo opportunity; I could almost smell Thomas Mars!!!
They played a number of my favorite songs including 1901 and Too Young, which I was reminded, was played in the film Lost in Translation and Shallow Hal
The atmosphere was great and I had a blast, not bad for a Monday night, work night.
The evening finished with everyone being invited onto the stage, yes that’s right the entire hall was crawling forward to join them on the stage.
Phoenix sure knows how to make their fans happy!!!
Stay tuned for more free people gig reviews in the future we plan to go to many during the summer months.
our team is currently shooting our july catalog and sent along this photo of models linda vojtova and noot seear during their lunch break :) you’ll be hearing more about this catalog in the future, but i can tell you it’s going to be a good one!
of all the albums coming out this year one of the ones i am most excited about is the national’s high violet. as far as i’m concerned this band can do no wrong – especially led by frontman matt berninger, who’s deep baritone and blue-eyed, sandy-haired good looks are enough to make any girl swoon. i’ve always been fascinated by him, because he’s very private and actually terrified of being on stage, but you’d never know it when you see him perform. their music is slightly melancholy and a good listen when you’re feeling down – and the lyrics are sometimes deeply personal – but i’ve seen them play live and they can rock out and get you dancing during songs like “secret meeting.” their new album comes out may 11th but you can actually stream the entire thing now at nytimes.com. i just listened and now i am itching to get my hands on a copy – it sounds amazing.
i also definitely recommend checking out the documentary about them filmed by vincent moon of la blogotheque, called “a skin, a night.” it’s really beautifully done. in fact, the first music video moon ever filmed was the national’s “daughters of the soho riots,” one of my favorite songs. check it out:
now listen to a couple of their new songs that i’m really digging…
a reader sent me the link to these beautiful photos taken by katie stoops, using some of our clothing! i love the outdoor setting of the photos but i think my favorites are the close-ups because they really show the beautiful details of some of our pieces. check out more of katie’s work here.
i am loving this batch of photos from our facebook fans! you guys are awesome – and if you haven’t seen it yet, check out the “fp me” section of our website where we feature facebook fan photos! we just put up some new ones and they’re beautiful!
the free people store in dedham, MA is looking for local talent to showcase their artwork this summer! if you are interested, please friend them on facebook (Freepeople Dedham) and send a message with your name, contact info, and a picture of your work.
i am a vegetarian, and i am constantly on the lookout for really good meat-less sandwiches. so when i saw this recipe on lifeflix and read that it was supposedly the best sandwich EVER, i was really excited to try it out.
2 slices of oat nut bread (whole foods brand) toasted
handful of mixed greens
slices of red bell pepper
thinly sliced cucumber (skin on)
sliced tomatoes (seasoned with salt + pepper)
sliced swiss cheese or whatever cheese you like
honey mustard dressing*
salt & pepper
1/4 cup quality extra virgin olive oil
1/8 cup balsamic vinegar
1 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 to 1 tsp sugar
1/2 pinch of black pepper
1/2 tbs water (tap)
*optional tiny squeeze of fresh lemon juice
mix everything but the olive oil. while mixing with a fork or a small whisk, drizzle in the olive oil into your vinegar mixture. taste and season according to taste.
mix equal parts yellow mustard + honey
putting it all together:
prepare both dressings.
toast bread. they highly recommend the whole foods nut oat bread (green bag). in the meantime, cut all your veggies.
spread mayo on both slices of bread (one side only). spread about a teaspoon or so of the honey mustard dressing (both slices) on top of the mayo. layer one side with the cucumber slices, then the peppers, tomatoes and mixed greens. slowly drizzle balsamic vinaigrette over the mixed greens OR you can toss the greens with dressing in a separate bowl. top with cheese and the other slice of bread. that’s it!
my verdict? delicious!!! the dressings blend perfectly and the sandwich is as fresh as a bite out of spring!