you know when you buy someone a present and you really love it for yourself and the 'perhaps i'll just keep it' thought creeps in well… oops… i'm just joking! i'm not that mean, but close! after a summer of visiting friends and making memories to dusty records, alex fell for vinyl players. so for his birthday i spent forever trying to find the perfect one which i got off trusty amazon. however, whilst on the search i discovered the dream that is this crosley (for myself!) but, it was sold out on amazon and was a fraction of the urban outfitters price. after seeing this floral dream i fell for the charm of vinyl players and had to have one, and so the christmas list began. i ended up getting a really simple black one, off amazon that was super cheap until the cutie patootie that is the blue crosley gets back in stock.
whilst everything is charming in a vinyl format my favourites to listen to have been jake bugg (the first album), the great gatsby soundtrack and nothing is more enchanting than the completely gorgeous alex turner singing 'you're so dark' on a 7''. i have a long list of records and songs that i'm currently coveting including sidney bechet's si tu vois ma mère (from woody allen's midnight in paris!) and billie holiday's i'll be seeing you (from the notebook, hi ryan).
p.s, happy new year!
lots of love,