Melinda Gale

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Into The Wild

Preface: If you ask me where my favorite place in the world is, I will either tell you the Dean Dome at UNC or the Grand Canyon. 

In an effort to get back in the practice of updating this little ol thing more often, I went through my drafts and realized I never blogged about mine and Shelby's epic Grand Canyon hike last 4th of July. While I have lots of #feels seeing all these awesome photos again, I am going to keep my commentary brief and let the pictures speak for themselves. Also see: lazy. 

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Training Mate: Studio City Opening Party

Training Mate started on the shores of Sydney harbor in 2009 with a simple belief - that moving your body and having fun with your mates could get you in the best shape of your life. While other trainers focused on yelling and screaming, founder Luke Milton drew on his professional rugby background and harnessed the power of positivity and sense of camaraderie to get the best results for his clients.

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Sam Hunt Concert

Sam Hunt is the ultimate in my book. He's tall, southern, talented, and played college football (a fact I wish that his team/media outlets would stop pushing because he is so much more than a former athlete). My Sam Hunt obsession started over a year ago and I have been waiting to see him live ever since. He's played in LA a few times but it always sells out quickly. Recently, when I found out that he would be playing a special GRAMMY concert, I knew I had to grab tickets before I missed my chance to make my dreams a reality. 

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Weekend in Photos

Saturday = Malibu Creek Start Park, Malibu, CA, Facial at Stript Wax Studio, Wine + Movie at Arclight

Sunday = LACMA, Los Angeles, CA

Wine Wednesday with Club W

When you have champagne taste on a beer budget, it can be hard to find the perfect wine club. Club W is the answer. With bottles as low as $13, this wine club is completely customizable. Club W suggests wines to you based on your Palate Profile and you can choose them or pick something else from their massive selection. A Club W monthly Experience starts at 3 bottles a month for $39 + $6 flat rate shipping. Club W covers shipping on orders of 4 or more bottles!

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Thanksgiving Recipes

Admittedly, I am not the biggest fan of Thanksgiving. I have my reasons but for the most part, it all boils down to the stress that surrounds it all. The task of making a huge meal for your entire family can turn the sweetest person into the girl from the Exorcist. I am, however, a big fan of food! Coming from a traditional southern family, I feel like we have the exact same food at every holiday meal: turkey, ham, peas, some sort of potato dish, sweet potato dish, biscuits, cornbread, stuffing. That's it. We never change it up. Because of this, I decided that when I became a REAL big kid, I would be creative with my Thanksgiving meal

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Colleen Hoover Book Signing

Texan and fellow Avett Bro's lover, Colleen Hoover, has to be one of my favorite writers currently. Ever since April convinced me to read Hopeless in July 2014, I have been flying through Hoover's books with the speed and tenacity that I should have used when it came to school reading assignments. I love her books because at 28, I feel like I have lived through enough crazy friend/guy drama to be able to relate to most of the storylines at least a little. 

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