The Whiskey Wanderer

 FEATURING ; Lauren Roberts 

•Cabin fever, mind wandering, anxious to be outside, fighting a persistent battle with wanderlust, feeling extra creative/inspired/motivated?

 Hair/design/photography by Anna Embry @annaembryyy 

Hair/design/photography by Anna Embry @annaembryyy 

•Lauren and I became great friends while catering for fancy events at the Denver Art Museum and the Ellie Caulkins Opera House. Long hours, nearly bored to tears, working coat check till 3 a.m. is when we really bonded. Passing time with conversations about art, music, and dreams of traveling to Europe with a journal and a "yes man" type attitude.

•Lauren is a realism artist and some of my favorite pieces from her collection are done in oil paint or chalk. She's going to grad school in Santa Fe this fall and hopes to become an art therapist one day. I've always admired her courage, her willingness to try new things, to meet new people and her unwavering aversion to definite plans.

 •Lauren is about to embark on the journey of a lifetime. Her adventure will begin in Italy and end on a 4 day walking tour on the coast of Ireland. In order for Lauren to prep for her trip, she has transformed into a minimalist—a task that sounds absolutely daunting to me right now. But not so for Lauren. In fact, her energy—so light and free—has me both intrigued and inspired to elaborate on this lifestyle. 

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  •Is it weird that I'm channeling Huckleberry Finn for this look? While Mark Twain's actual character may have been portrayed as "suspect" at times and certainly has no real reflection of Lauren's actual character or dialogue, Im attempting to capture the adventurous, daring, and dreamy imagery of Mr. Finn.

 TREND-SPOTTING

 Vintage embellished Jean jacket; $42

Vintage embellished Jean jacket; $42

•Never too much denim. Rock some denim on denim, also referred to as, the "Canadian tuxedo". Embellished denim, vintage, hand painted, embroidered??? Love it all, and we have it all!! 

  Denim shirt; $18 vintage silk scarf; $10 Crystal necklace vagabond supply; $48

Denim shirt; $18 vintage silk scarf; $10 Crystal necklace vagabond supply; $48

 Fold over pack; $150  straw hat; $52

Fold over pack; $150  straw hat; $52

SPRING HAIR TRENDS 

 Hair by Anna Embry, stylist at The Parlour in the Highlands 

Hair by Anna Embry, stylist at The Parlour in the Highlands 

•Braids can be easily achieved especially if you enhance your natural wave with a diffuser and a little "blow and set". When dry, Scrunch in a little "beach day" (a light weight sea salt spray for some extra grip and texture). Spray a little "texturiza" volume-in texture spray, for some extra volume and separation. Finally, separate hair into two sections and braid two Dutch braids at the nape of your neck. Wrap them up and over the top of your head. Pin and secure where needed. As a finishing touch, define and piece out parts of your braid with "second day" defining paste. 

•All featured hair products are manufactured by Unite, & can be found at any of The Parlour locations- The Parlour in the highlands is convienently located just up the street from Secondlove, on the corner of 32nd and Meade. 

 Hair by Anna Embry, stylist at The Parlour in the Highlands

Hair by Anna Embry, stylist at The Parlour in the Highlands

 Hair by Anna Embry, stylist at The Parlour in the Highlands

Hair by Anna Embry, stylist at The Parlour in the Highlands

 Hair by Anna Embry, stylist at The Parlour in the Highlands

Hair by Anna Embry, stylist at The Parlour in the Highlands

 Hair by Anna Embry, stylist at The Parlour in the Highlands

Hair by Anna Embry, stylist at The Parlour in the Highlands

 Vintage heeled lace-up boots, size 8; $32

Vintage heeled lace-up boots, size 8; $32

  HOMEGOODS &  ACCESSORIES

 Artumie candles; $22

Artumie candles; $22

 Artumie candles; $22

Artumie candles; $22

 Vintage crochet blanket; $38

Vintage crochet blanket; $38

 Watch by North Create; $22

Watch by North Create; $22

FEATURED UPCYCLE

 Vintage map coasters; etsy-  CarlaRaeVintage  

Vintage map coasters; etsy- CarlaRaeVintage 

 Vintage map lampshade; etsy-  MyMyMoon  

Vintage map lampshade; etsy- MyMyMoon 

FEATURED COCKTAIL

A Classic Old Fashioned (minimal and delicious); 3oz of your whisky of choice, 1-2 drops of cocktail punk orange bitters (Boulder made, cocktailpunk.com), 2 ice cubes (optional); one sugar cube (to soften the blow), add a luxardo maraschino cherry on a toothpick to garnish (optional) 

•Well, that concludes this months storyline. I appreciate constructive feedback, requests and ideas- find me via Instagram @annaembryyy, or email me directly embry1991@gmail.com 

•Bon voyage my love- you're going to do beautiful things! Xoxo

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light and love,  

anna