Half & Half

Hi! It is too hot to put on clothes so I just did my makeup in my usual spot (right in front of my windows) in my underwear. Just hoping all my neighbors in the huge apartment buildings across from me haven’t taken too much notice of my inability dress myself right after a shower haha. Yesterday I met Leah at Praça XV. There was a special event going on there this weekend and we got to see so many amazing performers including Xênia França, who I have been listening to all morning. She gives me SZA vibes! There was also an all-girls rap group and rap battles going on in the street. We didn’t stay out that late but I slept over ten hours this morning. Have a great Monday everyone! I hope you had a nice weekend too <3. 

Oi! É quente demais para colocar roupas, então eu só fiz minha maquiagem no meu lugar de sempre (bem na frente das minhas janelas) na minha calcinha. Apenas esperando que todos os meus vizinhos nos enormes prédios de apartamentos em frente a mim não tenham tomado muito conhecimento da minha incapacidade de me vestir logo após o banho, rsrs. Ontem conheci a Leah na Praça XV. Houve um evento especial acontecendo neste final de semana e tivemos a oportunidade de ver tantos artistas incríveis, incluindo Xênia França, que eu tenho ouvido a manhã toda. Confira ela!! Houve também um grupo de rap de meninas e batalhas de rap acontecendo na rua. Nós não ficamos fora tão tarde, mas eu dormi mais de dez horas esta manhã. Tenha uma ótima segunda-feira a todos! Espero que você tenha tido um bom final de semana também <3.



Dia De Los Muertos


Happy Friday! Today Ana and I went to Parque das Ruínas in Santa Teresa and stumbled upon a huge, packed Dia de los Muertos party. There was a band playing music and little food vendors. It was fun to see so much Mexican culture represented. After dancing a bit as best I could in the crowd we walked around the neighborhood and stopped at Tribas for a slice of pizza. They have a pepper infused honey that is SO good. What a great start to the weekend, right?! 

Feliz sexta-feira! Hoje Ana e eu fomos ao Parque das Ruínas em Santa Teresa e nos deparamos com uma enorme e lotada festa Dia de los Muertos. Havia uma banda tocando música e pequenos vendedores de comida. Foi divertido ver tanta cultura mexicana representada. Depois de dançar um pouco da melhor maneira que pude na multidão, andamos pelo bairro e paramos no Tribas para comer uma fatia de pizza. Eles têm uma pimenta infundida mel que é tão bom. Que ótimo começo para o fim de semana, né?!



Thursday Night Market

There are quite a few things that make Chico summer so wonderful, and Thursday Night Market is surely one. Every Thursday evening a few streets downtown are blocked off to make way for the throngs of people who come to shop at the booths and stands along the sides. There is anything from produce to clothes, to homemade soaps and food trucks. The city plaza is at the end of the street and there you can find a fountain that keeps kids cool and entertained while different community performances take place on an adjacent stage. This week there were hula dancers! I went with my mom this past week and we strolled around, watched the dancers and my friend Jesse who was singing and playing guitar in-between a couple booths. It was a lovely little evening that ended in getting a little saucy with my mom at a jazz bar afterwards. My mom is the cutest. 




I realize I've never shared music on this blog but it used to be a common occurrence on my old one! Here is a beautiful cover of Radiohead's Creep by Scary Pockets + India Carney. Fun story about Radiohead: I had never listened to them but they were performing at the first ever Outside Lands music festival in San Francisco in 2008. I was there with a friend who loved them and dragged me through the crowd to the literal front and that was my introduction. It was EPIC. They had these hanging lights everywhere and the music was awesome. This version is captivating. So captivating that I have probably listened to this 20 times today. Those vocal tho!!!