22&20

Two sisters. Twenty Two & Twenty.

Now Playing: Forestears

Forestears

If you were to combine the sounds of Grizzly Bear and Beirut your outcome would be Forestears! Their sound is incredible and it’s been my jam commuting to and from work for the past week.  I can’t even tell you what genre their music falls under except for the “THEY’RE REALLY GOOD, JUST TRUST ME” genre. This creative bunch comes from Brighton and keeps us on the other side of the pond wanting more. Big things are in store for these guys, I’m sure of it. Check out their video for their song Smoulder House below.

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P.s. this girl loves her some trumpet.

Xoxo,

Kenzie

 

A Birthday in Paradise

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ALOOOOHA! This year we celebrated the big 21 in Hawaii with some of our favorite people. Shall we do a head count?

- Kenzie – Cody – Courtney – Sacha – Kenna – Taylor – Momma – Auntie -

What a gang!! We are no strangers to the hawaiian lifestyle. All us Mitchell’s were given our names by our mom when we were born; Kalei, Ka’eo and Leinani. I think my mom ranks this trip 2nd best thing in her life, after her kids being born of course (wink wink). We all tried brushing up on our hula skills that my mom taught us so long ago because for some reason we thought this would come in use while in Hawaii. The opposite is true, we did not dance hula. We danced like nobody was watching and in fact there were lots of people watching and I am proud to say that I get my rhythm from my mother. (Queue Will. I. Am of the Black Eyed Peas) My mom would kick anyone’s butt in a hula dance off… Just saying.

“What is it like being a twin? Can you read each other’s minds?” the most common asked questions to any twin ever… No we can’t read each other’s minds and we don’t have any awesome twin powers…yet. It’s funny seeing how interested people can be in your life as a twin when having a twin is my normality. It’s all I’ve ever known. Right now the hardest part about being a twin is being away from him.  We’re on our own separate paths in life now, my path brought me to LA and Cody’s brought him to San Fran. Despite being what feels like planets away, we were able to reunite in paradise! Our birthday was full of sunburns, rainbow bread, turtles and lot’s of  Aloha spirit. Thank you to those who made this birthday so special. I love you.

Xoxo,

Kalei

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Birthday wishes from the one and only G-Ma

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Some momma lovin.

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TwinHappy Birthday Cody, I love you.

 

 

A Letter to My Sister On Her Birthday.

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Sees,

Today is your birthday which means two things… 1) you are no longer covered by Dad’s dental insurance  2) there is a 10 year age gap between you and Ryan Gosling (go get him girl.) Both facts are true but what I really wanted to tell you is how much I love you. Regardless of the fact that I once made the mistake of calling you my roommate (even though when someone lives with each other that is what they are called) you are so much more than that. You are the person I admire most,  my strength for when I am weak, and my comfort for when I feel lost. As your little sister it is my duty to remind you of what a great job you are doing in life. I am so proud of the woman you have become and all that you’ve accomplished, you have been the perfect example of a big sister so I’ve made a list of all the reasons why I love you.

  • I love when you squeeze my arm and stomp your feet while clenching your teeth for no reason but “because I love you”.
  • I love that any chance you get you try to scare me because I deserve some payback.
  • I love that you ask me to help you get ready. To me it’s a way I can help since you do so much for me. (Sorry I’m a lousy cook)
  • I love your fascination with movies. You can spend hours in a movie store like everything is new and your seeing it for the first time, even if we were there the day before.
  • I love that when you take a picture and it doesn’t turn out, you’re genuinely sorry.
  • I love that every time I go to brush my hair I know I’ll find the brush on the nightstand rather than in the bathroom.
  • I love that you always offer to drive b/c you know that driving scares me.
  • I love that you force your cuddling on me b/c you know it will make me feel better… no matter how hard I try to push you off.
  • I love that you help me in the mornings b/c I’m normally running late and you make a mean cup of joe.
  • I love that you always think the best of people.
  • I love that you know me better than I know myself.
  • I love that I can call you MY sister.

This could go on forever. I hope you have an amazing Birthday, I love you with all my heart.

Xoxo,

Your Lil’ Sees

Valentines Day the M. Sisters Way.

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Valentines day in Los Angeles is just like the movies… really, it is picture perfect. We loved seeing our city painted in pink and red, seeing strangers in crosswalks with their hands full of flowers, chocolates, and love notes. Love was definitely in the air, if only everyday could be Valentines day! We spent our day all over the city, we began our day with a very yummy brunch at SYRUP Desserts in Downtown {amazing food and goodies!} After filling our bellies we went to The Last Bookstore and spent most of our time in there. We both were completely consumed by this incredible place, we moseyed down each aisle, grabbed a couple of books and read for a bit in some chairs that they had so conveniently placed at the end of each aisle. If we could we would bring blankets and tea, sit in those chairs and vegetate while reading all day. Next on our agenda was Amoeba, dinner and a movie. We picked up some vinyls to add to our record collection and bought a couple of movies. FYI if you don’t already know Amoeba has a great selection of movies and T.V. shows for sale, all upstairs! To end our night we grabbed some In n Out and watched Before Sunrise from our comfy couch. We can’t think of a better way to have spent our Valentines day and who better to spend it with than your sister!

Xoxo,

The M. Sisters

 

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We received a very special Valentines Day card in the mail from our two favorite lovebirds all the way from San Francisco!

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Phat is a love word in our family. Why? We don’t know but we like it.

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Handmade with love by Sacha. {P.S. check out her blog, we live vicariously through it.}

 

 

 

Face to Face.

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This is Kyrsten, we met through Instagram. This past Thursday I met up to have a long overdue lady date with this cool cat. Among having many mutual friends we initially met through instagram. I joined instagram about 2 years ago and was very confused as to how the whole thing really worked. Who should I follow? How do you find people to follow? What are the rules to instagram? Is posting two pictures in one day aloud? (I am guilty of posting more than once a day.. sue me.) This girl was one of my first followers and I can’t believe it has taken us this long to get together, but I’m so glad we finally did.

This whole face to face meeting came about because Kyrsten is visiting London in the Spring and wanted some pointers, and since we’re friends on instagram she’s seen that I  had been across the pond before (funny how that works). I was so glad to share my thoughts and experiences with someone other than my diary! So we chatted over a nice cup of coffee at the Daily Dose Cafe and my goodness we were both in awe from this crazy beautiful place… especially in the rain! (ambiance at its finest!!) so naturally we had a mini photoshoot. It was the perfect setting for girl talk; traveling stories, boys and ghost stories… not sure how we got on that last topic but whatever, who doesn’t like a chilling ghost story? or a really lame one? After coffee we went to the Standard Hotel to try on some Warby Parker Readers…(Kyrsten is new to the whole glasses game) that place is so freaking cool. Any place that has hot pink sofa couches in their lobby is ok in my book.  Annyyyywaaayyyssss I had a lovely time getting to know this girl and am so so happy we were finally able to meet face to face.

Xoxo,

Kenzie

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How cute is this girl in glasses?

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Throwback Thursday!

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Today is Thursday and we all know what that means. It’s time for photos of the past to resurface and why shouldn’t they?! Sometimes the past is where we’d rather be. In honor of our first Throwback Thursday on the 22&20 blog, we are throwing it back to Greece,Turkey, Italy, and Paris. This past year we were lucky enough to travel to these amazing places, experience their culture, eat their food, and ride their donkeys. We hope everyone is having a great throwback and embracing their past, we know we are!

Xoxo,

The M. Sisters

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Music Monday: Jake Bugg Concert

 

This was not our first time seeing the very talented Jake Bugg. We caught a bit of his set at Coachella this past year and decided that when he came to LA next, we will be there. So eventually he did come to LA to play a show at the Fonda Theatre and we….. were NOT there. He was SOLD OUT. (the worst words to hear as avid concert goers.) We were so convinced that we were going to his next show and we were a little gutted when we didn’t. Jake Bugg was sold out and selling out. Soooo we didn’t get to see him at the Fonda, but we saw him this past friday at the Wiltern and it was well worth the wait. We sang, we danced, played some air guitar and threw up two fingers. It was a great way to spend our Friday night.

 

Xoxo,

The M. Sisters

The Holidays: Part 2

 

A little recap of how we spent our holiday season. We sure do miss it.

Xoxo,

The M. Sisters

Are You In the Band? “No”

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Creative differences, secret love affair, or following your dream to be a wizard…we don’t know why bands breakup, we have no idea what it takes to be in a band but we have a list of musicians that we are glad went solo. Sometimes you gotta do what you gotta do and if that means you gotta march to the beat of your own drum (literally and figuritavely) then DO IT! Imagine this, the M. Sisters in a band (dibs on the tambourine {Kenzie}) we would be the BEST BAND EVER (most definitely not). There would be some serious head banging, killer dance routines, and a lot of saxophone solos. Sounds awesome, am I right??? For business inquiries you are free to email us. Hope everyone is having an awesome #MusicMonday! ROCK ON PEOPLE!!

Xoxo,

The M. Sisters

1. St. Vincent

2. Brandon Flowers

3. Fran Healy

4. Morrissey

5. Jack White

DIY: Hat Buckle

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Sometimes the best things are made by your own two hands. I have been looking for an awesome band to help spice up this hat I had bought over the winter. Silly me thinking I could just walk into a store and there it would be sitting, waiting for me. It always seems that when I’m looking for something I can never find it but when I’m least expecting it (paycheck is running low and probably shouldn’t spend anymore money) BAM there it is. What felt like an endless search for just a little hat accessory turned into this self help revelation. I took matters into my own hands… rolled up my sleeves, got out the toolbox and got dirty… or maybe I just went to the craft store, sat at my table and snacked on some dark chocolate acai while making my hat band… doesn’t matter, all you need are some buckles, a leather band, and a hat!

Xoxo,

Kenzie

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Measure the length you want around the hat.

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Start placing the buckles evenly throughout the leather band.

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Get the placement on the hat and tie a knot! and just like that your hat went from drab to fab! (I’ve always wanted to use that saying.)

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