A few weeks ago, I made the cross-country drive to my new home of Los Angeles, CA from beloved Tallahassee. Without weather on my side, I took the four-hour detour of stopping by the Grand Canyon to enjoy a glimpse of OG American scenery.Read More
For those of us so lucky to escape office life long enough for the great outdoors - godspeed into the wooded unknown! Summer hikes are pretty much the best, be it for a brisk hour or an overnight camp. But however long the duration or extreme of terrain yr hike is, here’s just a few helpful tips to keep in mind for next time you head out.Read More
California dreamin' yall. Finally made my way back out west, this time to its southern region for my first visit to Los Angeles. A few good gal friends had relocated to LA from NYC just over a year ago, and my visit to come see them and their new home was long overdue.Read More
When my friends Karen and Peter from Fern House asked if I wanted to tag along on the hour or so trip out of Philadelphia to Longwood Gardens I couldn’t say no. It had been a long and fairly snow heavy winter and a chance to explore any part of conservatory and the thousand acres that make up the Gardens was welcomed.Read More
There are a handful of Botanical Gardens in Zürich, most notable is the Botanical Garden of the University of Zürich. Jah willing though, a rainy afternoon and less plant-dedicated hosts led us in the direction of another botanic museum of sorts: Sukkulenten-Sammlung Zurich, or the Succulent Collection of Zurich. Founded in 1931, this garden plays host to one of the largest and most significant collections of rare and diverse succulents and cacti from all over the world.Read More
Earlier last month Lily and I took a day trip along Rt. 65 and hwy 20 through small wet pockets of the Apalachicola National Forest region in search of carnivorous pitcher plants in bloom. Pitcher plants are a type of carnivorous plant, trapping insects in a pool of liquid inside the hollowed-out leaves.Read More
About a month ago, we took best advantage of our three-day weekend to escape to the North Carolina mountains. The weather was still perfectly cool, and all plants still fully lush. We stayed in my grandparents mountain cabin, right off the Blue Ridge Parkway from Asheville, NC.
Our home for the weekend fit about every dream life demand one can think of: a sea of wildflowers, permeant soundtrack of the nearby running creek, never ending supply of fresh spring water, spacious back porch with a view of Cold Mountain to kill for; sorry can't go on too busy crying that I'm currently not there....
Between our heavy hang sessions, wooded explorations and local Asheville excursions, we worked hard to soak up as much beauty from mama nature as humanly possible. Like 6am sunrise hikes and wildflower glamour shots. Till our next escape...
In hopes of getting a good dose of Vitamin D and breathtaking views within the 8-hour roap trip back home from North Carolina, we decided to take a pit stop at Tallulah Falls in North Georgia. Tallulah Falls (located 1.5 hours NE of Atlanta and just a few miles from i75) is the home of the Tallulah Gorge, a 1000 foot chasm that was carved by the Tallulah River.Read More
What better way to celebrate the start of spring, than with a lil’ floral eye candy courtesy the annual Orchid Show in Jacksonville. A few weekends ago, the Jacksonville Orchid Society presented their annual Orchid Show and Sale – a collection of various orchid species grown by local members, as well as participating vendors selling orchids, plants, and supplies.Read More
Located in the heart of North Florida's boundless forests lie hundreds of great magnitude crystalline springs, faithfully feeding several rivers and waterways throughout the state. Just fifteen miles south of Tallahassee, we are lucky to have Wakulla Springs, one of the deepest and largest freshwater springs in the world (perfect for cannon-balls and snorkeling)! The Wakulla Spring is at the head of the 11-mile long Wakulla River, which carries the spring's overflow south to the Gulf of Mexico.Read More
About a month ago, Urban Outfitters approached us to enlist our help in highlighting Tallahassee, FL as part of their "Fresh List" – part of an ongoing series that features rad culture and lifestyle happenings around the US. Love 'em or hate 'em, we were excited that such a massive corporation chose to reach out to a us locals for help in portraying how incredible our community really is.Read More
I believe in gadding about. Terminal workday, dragnet night? Lame locus, civil social? Gad out. As alluded to in the video, most finds are found on other missions--a trip down river, then oddly up conveyors. Some days the only thing to raise hairs on my neck is a brush with, or a breach of, new bounds. Explore sensibly and bring along a Bloom mixtape.
The Aucilla Wildlife Management Area (WMA) and the abandoned Cabbage Grove Quarry are located southeast of Tallahassee off Coastal Highway 98. From 98, head north on Powell Hammock Road; the quarry is on the right after a ways. From Powell Hammock, make a left onto Goose Pasture Road and continue a mile or so until you come to the Florida Trail kiosk. This area is managed by a number of agencies, but mainly by the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC). WMAs are regulated public hunting grounds, so wear something blaze orange and do not stray too far off trails. Take off the orange and roam freely, if you're heading for the quarry; I've been out there several times and never seen a soul. For a map and brochure, visit http://myfwc.com/media/2531902/AUCILLA.pdf.
Richmond holds a very special place in our hearts. I think I can vouch for all of us when I say that we’ll take ANY opportunity we can to visit this scenic, little river city. So what better excuse to make that long haul up the east coast than the Richmond Tattoo Convention! That and the fact that Jax would be reppin’ it hard all weekend with multiple florida-local artists attending. Among these artists, was our favorite lady tattoo artist and BFF Myra Oh! An incredibly talented babe, hailing from the Bay–who has been tattooing in lucky Jacksonville for almost five years now. We definitely encourage you to check out her work at Myraoh.com / ig@MyraOh.Read More