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a stellar batch of photos from our friends on facebook…you guys are amazing, keep them coming!

i love that tattoo in the last photo…

Emma -Jul 29, 2010, 10:53AM
i had no idea these got posted to a blog, that's me in the last two, thanks so much for putting them up <3
-Jun 07, 2010, 9:10PM
love photo number 9 the sea fused with the incredible nature! congratulations and to the photographer to not many people have that eye to capture the moment. nomada

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“the aim of life is to live, and to live means to be aware, joyously, drunkenly, serenely, divinely aware.” – henry miller


-Jun 21, 2010, 10:13PM
its a beatiful quote... oh i just love this blog... its my favorite

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avocado crostini

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1. pop 4 slices of crusty artisan bread in the toaster, or on the middle rack of an oven set at 350 degrees F, until crisp and golden brown.

2. while the bread is toasting, peel and mash 1 ripe avocado in a small bowl.

3. spread the avocado on the toasted bread and drizzle with extra virgin olive oil. sprinkle with freshly ground pepper and sea salt. enjoy!

so simple and so delicious :)


Jenna -Jun 06, 2010, 7:55PM
It's even better with a bit of shredded parmesan cheese sprinked on top! (That is if your not vegan or vegetarian)
mary -Jun 06, 2010, 1:09PM
my favorite!

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really interesting illustrations by jonathan reid sevigny.

ashanti -Sep 07, 2011, 10:27AM
I am literally sitting in a digital illustration class now and I decided to search for inspiring illustrators and now i believe i am in love. This is great. This will motivate me for years. Thank you!
Breanna -Jul 14, 2010, 11:18PM
Oh my goodgoshgreatness my heart just exploded

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have a magical weekend :)

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Kayla -Jun 10, 2010, 1:02PM
I love the mood this photoset creates!
kimm oetegenn -Jun 05, 2010, 4:14PM
I wasn't sure how to tell you, but Trolle Siebenhaar's music reminds me so much of free people/ anthropologie, i am not sure if you already know her but i just wanted to tell you :)

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if you’re headed to bonnaroo and have the time, try and set aside a day or two (preferably pre-festival so you’re not completely worn out) to explore the city of nashville.  the self proclaimed “music city” and birthplace of country music is home to the ryman auditorium (the “mother church of country music”) and a lively bar scene where you can listen to live music any day of the week.  broadway and printer’s alley are lined with honky tonks (what they call the bars that also serve as music venues) and just walking down the street the sound of guitar and country music twang will entice you to step inside. at bars like robert’s western world and legends corner you can feel the ghost’s of past musicians in the creaky wooden floors and beat up cowboy boots that line the walls.  it is easy to lose an entire day wandering from bar to bar and listening to music – plus a lot of the bands will take requests! i had a fun time trying to get one band to play some stones and the only song they knew was “honky tonk women”.  shocking :)

stay tuned for a post on the awesome vintage shopping scene in nashville!

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funniest movies ever -Jun 07, 2010, 5:22PM
I love the tourist stuff in nashville! Great post!
Samantha -Jun 06, 2010, 4:45PM
MY HOME TOWN!!! i love your blog, huge fan.... you should totally check out hipper scenes in East Nashville... there is a wine bar called "Rumours East" totally rad, art for sale, amazing food!!!, endless wine, cutest quaint restaurant! also hillsboro village has some vintage shopping, Green Hills area is nice-good shopping. other good eats: Urban Flats, Cabanas (fun place), Whikey Kitchen. Bars: GO TO Demonbreun Street!! its the only place i go, if im going out to the bars. Trust me, east nashville is your best shot to experience the more hipster stuff!!

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free people highland park is turning one! they’ll be celebrating all weekend long with refreshments and live music from their very own janelle kroll on saturday from 12 – 5pm. plus all weekend customers can enter a raffle to win a personal styling session at the store to be featured right here on the blog!

Free People Highland Park -Jun 05, 2010, 5:31PM
Thanks to all who came out today! We had a blast! Dont forget you still have sunday to stop in and enter the raffle as well as enjoy tasty treats while you shop!
kendal croix -Jun 05, 2010, 1:19AM
i had no idea there was a store so close to me. crazy.

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we want to give you a closer look at home office style!  featuring our lovely assistant designer of we the free graphics!Read More

heather -Jun 03, 2010, 9:19PM
i need that dress!
Bronwyn -Jun 03, 2010, 5:17PM
love the details on the outfit -- keep up the awesomeness, free peeps

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i’ve never been much of a heel girl but i love some of our platforms right now! such great summer shoes. which ones do you love most?

the slingback wood platform:

the distressed leather platform:

the roma knotted strap platform by cynthia vincent:

joni’s platform:

or the diego printed platform:

take your pick!

the winner of last week’s swim poll was the patch printed one piece with 23%! the printed v wire bikini was a close second.

emt training -Jun 05, 2010, 12:59AM
I’ve recently started a blog, the information you provide on this site has helped me tremendously. Thank you for all of your time & work.

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we are completely obsessed with these adorable ikat boho sacks, specially  made for free people by cleobella.  they just might be the best beach bags i’ve ever seen!

take a closer look at the fabric and colors, they’re really beautiful:





i will definitely be purchasing one of these beauties, the only problem is deciding which one!

which color do you guys like best??

check them out online here.

Laura -Jun 04, 2010, 2:25PM
Absolutely love the bags and I agree it's so hard to choose a color they are all great. Off to Free People today to see if they have them yet, might get 2. thanks
Jane -Jun 04, 2010, 12:54PM
The purple & orange are stunning - but then again they all are! <3

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our suburban square store is having a sidewalk sale starting today through sunday! suburban square is a really cute outdoor shopping spot in the suburbs outside of philly. if you’re in the area, stop by our store and cool off with some lemonade and cookies! they have some really great new summer merchandise and markdowns to take advantage of as well :)

Katie -Jun 07, 2010, 9:12PM
Went and got a new gray slouchy tee!
Brittany -Jun 04, 2010, 9:15AM
Ahh! New afternoon activity!

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last week i told you all about the trip fp jemma and i took to NYC for the day to visit some of our stores. well we had a small window of free time before our train back to philly so we hit williamsburg in brooklyn for a quick shopping session at stella dallas. this was my first time visiting the vintage store and i could have spent all day browsing the racks and rummaging through boxes in search of antique treasures. i love the smell of vintage stores…like your grandparents attic mixed with an old library of yellowed, crackling books. you always know you’re going to find something special and what that find will be is the mystery.

here are some photos from our shopping excursion…















what was my big find? i was absolutely smitten with the vintage rock tees hanging all over the store- so it broke my heart a little when i saw the sign saying they were part of the owner’s private collection and not for sale…. until I found a rack in the back with a sweet pink floyd t-shirt that i grabbed and would not let go of!



here’s another tip – follow up a day of vintage shopping with food and drinks at blackbird – a charming little corner spot on bedford ave that i would love to spend hours in, reading a book and people watching.  it’s got a great atmosphere with wooden shelves lined with books and an old wooden bar full of character.



i love brooklyn.

Kayla -Jun 10, 2010, 1:06PM
I will definitely take these recommendations to heart when my sister and I reach NYC! We've spent a lot of time exploring Manhattan in the past, and are eager to find some Brooklyn treasures.
Kristina -Jun 05, 2010, 12:49PM
I was just at stella dallas last week! Got some great sunglasses :) It's my new favorite store in wilburg!

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