Tunesday Spotlight: Grace Potter & The Nocturnals

Aloha, loves! It’s freaking cold today! It was so nice out yesterday, I was lucky enough to get to spend a large portion of the day outdoors. I was hoping it was going to be equally as nice out today because my friend and I have standing play dates with the kiddies every Tuesday and we like to take them for long walks when it’s nice out. Maybe next week, it is supposed to warm up again. Fingers crossed!

Anyway. Here’s my song of the week. It’s Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, literally sitting around a table singing some of their best songs. This is one of my absolute favorite songs of theirs! When the album version comes on in my car I turn it up as loud as humanly possible and sing along at the top of my lungs til I’m blue in the face. SUCH a good song. Enjoy!

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals – Things I Never Needed

Grace Potter & The Nocturnals @ Count Basie Theater

Last night was absolutely amazing… as I kind of expected it to be. The hubs got me these tickets back in December for my birthday and I have been looking forward to it for months. Matt buys me shoes, clothes, bags, jewelry, you name it, ALL the time, but things like this are what really means something. Something we get to enjoy together and make memories out of are what I really like. Not that I’ll ask him to stop buying me things anytime soon… oh hell no! hahaha. :]

So anyway ! Last night Grace Potter & the Nocturnals played a benefit concert for Sandy victims right in our back yard, Red Bank! How awesome is that? To be able to get in your car 5 minutes before you have to be there and not stress about how you are going to get to and from a concert, and all the traffic, and a long ride home while you’re exhausted…makes all the difference. We had tickets for a little meet and greet which was awesome. Grace is, by far, one of the nicest people ever. She complimented my outfit, which was the best compliment I will ever receive in my lifetime. Apparently it’s super hard to get her autograph BUT my mom made Charlotte a Grace Potter onsie and I was not leaving that concert without at least ASKING her to sign it. I whipped it out and explained to her how my mother makes these all the time and I know you don’t usually do this but could you sign it for my daughter? Her response? “awwwwww, it’s too cute not to!” Seriously. So nice. So now we have another one to add to Char’s collection! photo-3

The concert itself was absolutely amazing. We saw her a few months back in New York but this show blew that one out of the water. Our seats were excellent, to the point where I could make out what she looked like without having to squint. (I’m legally blind without my contacts, so that’s a big deal!) She played two of my favorite songs – Keepsake & Big White Gate. If you don’t know them, look it up. Mindblowingly awesome.  She covered Atlantic City by Bruce. Which, how can you not do that if you’re playing to a crowd congregated in pretty much his hometown? Had to happen. Oh and I just happened to catch the whole thing on video. Dig it. :]

Here are some of my favorite pics from the night:

NMS_3334 NMS_3333 NMS_3331_2 NMS_3329 NMS_3328 NMS_3319 NMS_3311 NMS_3308 NMS_3297 NMS_3295 NMS_3324This is Grace taking a video of the crowd last night; which you can watch hereIt’s hysterical because you can see Matt few a few seconds here and there. I’m standing right next to him, of course, but I’m small so I get lost in the crowd haha.

16367_4300153305635_1502532555_nThis was taken after the show [the pictures from the pre-show meet and greet were taken by a pro photographer and have yet to be posted]. Grace told me she looked for Matt & me while she was on stage.. she thought she’d be able to find me by my neon lipstick. haha! Such an incredible night. This band Rayland Baxter opened for them and I really, really enjoyed them! I actually got to talk to him a few times throughout the night, super nice guy. I believe I’ll be using them for my next Tunesday song. They had two drummers… which sounds so intense but it really wasn’t. Pretty cool.

So that’s, that! Now we are all done with concerts for a while and I’m sad. I have one of those post-concert hangovers, ya know? Such a bummer when the night is over. Have a great weekend, kids. Until next time. Kisses!


Friday Fav!

I would just like to point out that I managed to post on this bad boy EVERY DAY this week! I deserve a cookie. And I think I’ll have one. boom.

Say hello to my Friday Favorite this week.

Victoria Justice

victoria-justice-290Insert heart-eye’d emoji here. I know she’s like somewhat of a Disney star or something  and people are going to freak out saying she’s dressed way too scandalously or whatever, but hot damn does she look good! She’s 20, she’s growing up, she can wear whatever she wants. She reminds me of Camilla Belle here, no? Little bit. Anyway, to me this is head-to-toe perfection. I love, love, love the print of this mini dress! It’s short but has a high neckline so she’s showing a ton of leg but not too much of anything else. She has an absolutely flawless blowout, perfect red lip, chandelier earrings, and hott black pumps. I don’t know if you can tell I’m drooling from reading this, but I am, haha. Amazing, seriously. If I had legs like her’s I’d rarely ever wear clothes from the waist down. Kudos, Victoria!

Hope everyone has a great weekend! The hubs and I are hitting up a Grace Potter concert tonight! Totally stoked on it. I’ll try to post about it this weekend, as I’m sure it will be an awesome show. She never, ever disappoints! Until next time, kisses!


Tunesday Spotlight: Grace Potter and The Nocturnals

If you know me you know I have a girl crush on Grace Potter. She is sex. I got my husband into her music too and he actually discovered this song before I did… go figure. In the past week he’s made me listen to it like, no joke, 50 times. So I figured it was only appropriate to share with you guys. This is a very different song from her usual tunes, kind of 80’s. I dig it though, and so will you. Check it out! Enjoy. :] xo

Grace Potter and the Nocturnals – Never Go Back