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  • Master Makeup Artist | Amber Budd | Minneapolis | Burnsville

    Master Makeup Artist Makeup Services You deserve to look your very best - and - still look and feel like YOU! With an exceptional eye for detail and color, Amber will collaborate with you to design a look for your event, (wedding day, photoshoot, party, headshots, prom, bachelorette party...etc...) custom to your unique, beautiful features. About our Master Makeup Artists Amber Budd is a celebrity master makeup artist who has worked with some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry and is bringing her skills to the Twin Cities! Amber’s experience and artistry are unmatched, and she will work with you to create a look that is perfect for your big day. Whether you want a natural look or something more glamorous, Amber will make sure you look and feel your best. She started her career at the Aveda Institute, and soon developed a reputation for her exceptional skills. Amber is known for her ability to create natural, beautiful looks that suit each individual's features. She has worked with a variety of clients, from A-list celebrities to everyday women and men. Her beautiful work has been featured in magazines such as First for Women, Oprah, Dainty Obsessions Magazine, Style Me Pretty, DaySpa, Fast Company, Aisle Society, and Munaluchi Bride Magazine and has worked as on site event Event Makeup for ESPN2, PGA Ryder Cup, and Starkey Gala. Amber believes that every woman is beautiful , and her goal is to help each client feel confident and radiant. She offers a variety of services, from wedding makeup to everyday makeup lessons. Amber is passionate about helping her clients look and feel their best. Whether you’re looking for a natural makeup look or something more glamorous, Amber Budd can help you achieve the perfect look for your big day. Makeup Services {Makeup Application} Provides Full face makeup on site for your wedding day. On average this service will take 60-90 minutes depending on the style you’re going for and if you have a specific look in mind. {Wedding Makeup Trials} A Bridal Makeup trial is a great way to get to know Amber and her makeup application style as well as try out some different looks to see what you like best! Makeup trials will take place at Amber Budd Atelier and will last 60-90 minutes. {Makeup Lesson} Amber also offers makeup lessons for those who want to learn how to apply makeup like a pro! This is a great way to get customized tips and tricks specific to your own features. Makeup lessons will take place at Amber Budd Atelier. {Airbrush Add On} For those wanting a flawless complexion, Amber offers full face airbrush makeup. Airbrush makeup is a great option for brides who want to look their best in photos and videos when you tie the knot! {Tattoo Cover Up} Tattoos are a beautiful addition to your look! If you don't want them on your wedding day, there are ways to cover up tattoos with makeup. On Location Rates and Reservations ​If you are looking for on-location rates and availability, please email Amber at . We will be in touch during normal business hours. Please include your name, how you heard about us, how many people are in your party, and the date/location of your event/wedding. *Please also note, we are booked for the remainder of the 2022 Wedding Season* Makeup Gallery Load More Book Now Amber Budd Atelier Frequently Asked Questions Does the Atelier do makeup for an entire wedding party? Yes! We will bring a few highly skilled wedding makeup artists to provide services that are timely so that you have a relaxing experience with a true professional! Your wedding group will get so many compliments! Do you do bridal hair for bridal parties? We do not do bridal hair, but we can recommend some great hair stylists who would be perfect for your wedding. This isn't a question. It's a statement. We are LGBTQIA+ We only live once - you deserve to feel amazing and life is about love. Be assured that our professionals providing makeup artistry and hair styling celebrate weddings for all. Do you do Airbrush at the atelier? The Atelier offers airbrush makeup services for an additional fee. Airbrush makeup is a great option for those who want a flawless look that lasts all day. Our artists are skilled in using airbrush makeup and can create a look that is perfect for your wedding day. How should I prepare my Skin before hand? Before your makeup application, it's important to take care of your skin - please remove all makeup and cleanse your skin. We will do the rest! Drink plenty of water leading up to your wedding day/event to help keep your skin glowing. Should I have a brow service before? You can; however, we only do brow services in office so please plan accordingly! Does the Atelier book for events? Yes - Please contact us for events you have in mind! Should I tip my makeup artists in general? Tipping your makeup artist is customary, and most artists rely on tips to make a living. Make sure you're aware of the standard tipping percentage so that you can leave a good tip if you're happy with the service!

  • Eyelash Lift and Tint Menu

    Lash Lift // Lash Tint Enhance your Natural Lashes If you want to achieve the perfect natural lashes, this is the service for you. At Amber Budd Atelier, we offer a variety of lash and brow services to help you achieve your desired look. Whether you're looking for a natural enhancement or a complete transformation, we can help. We offer lash lifts, lash tints, eyebrow tints, and eyebrow henna. Amber Budd Atelier is the premier destination for lash and brow services in the greater Minneapolis, MN area. Elleebana Eyelash Lift // Eyelash Tint Menu {Elleebana Lash Lift Treatment - $65} Want to create a thicker looking, dramatic, and curled natural lashes? Elleebana Lash Lifts are a keratin lash treatment to create a long lasting curl in your natural lashes. The process takes about 30 minutes and lasts for 6-8 weeks, and results in longer, fuller looking lashes. It is a great way to enhance your facial features and add depth and dimension to your eyes. {Elleebana Lash Lift and Lash Tint - $85} Add a Eleebana Lash Tinting session for longer looking, darker lashes. Our team will give you a tint that lasts for weeks and makes your eyes look brighter and more awake. It's a great alternative to traditional mascara, which can be messy and clumpy, and eliminates the need to apply mascara daily. A tint is applied to your lashes, and then you wait a few minutes for it to take effect! Eyelash Lift // Eyelash Tint {Eyebrow Tint / Brow Tint - $30} Menu Tinting your brows is a quick and easy way to change up your look without having to make any major changes. Tinting can also help to cover up any grays or light hairs that may be starting to grow in. There are a few different ways to tint your brows, but the most common is with a dye that is applied with a brush to your hair. {Eyelash Tint - $30} Eyelash tinting is a process in which the color of your upper and lower lashes is changed. This can be done to enhance their natural color, or to change the color completely. Getting your lashes tinted will last until the lashes grow out, or naturally shed, and then a new application will be necessary. - roughly 3-5 weeks. {Eyebrow Henna - $30} Eyebrow henna is a beauty service that uses natural henna to tint your eyebrow hair. The process is very simple. A henna paste is applied to your eyebrows, and then you wait a few minutes for it to take effect. The result is gorgeous, fuller-looking eyebrows that are sure to turn heads. If you're looking for a way to enhance your natural beauty, eyebrow henna is a great option. It's quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive. Plus, it gives you the freedom to choose how you want to darken your eyebrows! Book Now Benefits of Elleebana Lash Lift and Tint Suitable for short or long lashes. Lash Shape can be curled or straight No Need for a hot curling iron or curling rod Gentle on lash hair, eyelids, and skin! Reduces over-curl of lashes. It's the best eyelash tint and lift service available in ~30 minutes! Lash Lift is a safe chemical process that conditions the lashes while achieving desired curl Lash Lift and Tint Appointment Our licensed professional will walk you through what to expect We attach the silicone rod to the lid via a water soluble adhesive We apply lash lift lotion onto the lashes We will remove the lift lotion and apply setting lotion We will remove the curling rod Don't rub your lashes for the next 24 hours. Don't get your lashes wet, or expose to extreme heat for 24 hours What to prepare before your lash service? Remove Eyelash Extensions Remove Makeup - this is crucial for best results Make sure your hair is away from your eyes Ensure their are no excess oils on eyes or lashes Lash Lift Frequently Asked Questions Does a lash lift damage your eyelashes? A lash lift does not damage your eyelashes. The process is very gentle, and it doesn't involve any harsh chemicals or treatments. In fact, lash lifts are actually better for your lashes than mascaras. Mascaras can be clumpy and heavy, and they can often damage your lashes over time. How long do eyelash lifts / lash lifts lasts? Eyelash and Eyebrow tinting is 3-4 weeks of permanent custom blended color. but the length of the results may vary depending on the individual. Proper maintenance can extend the life of your lash lift by up to 6-8 weeks. There is no one-size-fits-all approach to performing lash lifts. Is a eyelash lift / lash lift worth it? Absolutely. Getting a lash lift is a great way to enhance your natural beauty. If you're looking for a quick and easy way to change up your look, this is definitely the treatment for you. Plus, it's gentle on your lashes and skin, and it's relatively inexpensive. Does the Atelier do Patch Testing? Yes, of course we can. If you need to have a patch test done, please book an in-person consultation appointment. If we do, a small patch of skin is tested for a reaction to the treatment, and if there is no reaction, then the treatment can be administered safely. How can I make my eyelash lift / lash lift last longer? There are a few things you can do to prolong the results of your lash lift: Use a gentle cleanser around your eyes, and avoid rubbing or tugging at your lashes. Avoid using water-proof mascara, as it can be difficult to remove and may damage your lashes. Be mindful of exposure to extreme heat or cold, as this can cause your lash lift to loosen. Try not to sleep on your face, as this can cause your lashes to become flattened. What alternatives are there to a lash lift and tint? Heidi Rene at our Atelier offers eyelash extensions as an alternative to lash lift and tint. Extensions can give you a more dramatic look, and they can also help to lengthen your lashes! What is lash tinting? Lash tinting is a cosmetic procedure that involves dying the eyelashes to make them appear darker. The dye is applied with a small brush, and it can be left on for several minutes to achieve the desired effect. Who is a good candidate for lash tinting? Lash tinting is suitable for anyone who wants to enhance the look of their lashes. It's a great way to add definition to the eyes, and it can also help to make the lashes appear longer and thicker.

  • Infrared Sauna | Amber Budd Atelier | Burnsville, Minnesota

    Infrared Sauna Sunlighten Infrared Sauna Treatment: 45 min - $45 Package of 6 Sessions - $150 ($120 Savings!) Book Now Get Back into Balance! Get yourself back into balance and achieve your wellness goals with our infrared (IR) sauna! Our infrared sauna is an effective tool for natural healing and prevention. Infrared light has the ability to penetrate human tissue which in turn produces a host of anti-aging health benefits making infrared saunas one of the “hottest” home therapies for overall healthier living. ​ Many people find that regular use of an infrared sauna can improve their overall health and well-being. Our Sunlighten Sauna Book Now Health Benefits: Body Detox Infrared Sauna Health Benefits Sweating is the body's safe and natural way to heal & stay healthy. Far IR sauna use causes a rise in core temperature resulting in a deep, detoxifying sweat at the cellular level, where toxins reside. Heavy metals are sweat out through the skin. The resulting sweat is detoxifying, removing toxins from the cells. IR therapy has many benefits for overall health. It helps to detoxify the cells, improve circulation, and boost the immune system. Health Benefits: Lower Blood Pressure Our Sunlighten sauna induce a deep sweat to make the heart pump faster, which in turn increases blood flow, helping reduce BP and increase circulation. Sunlighten saunas are backed by clinical research that shows a reduction in systolic and diastolic pressure . Both are key factors in maintaining a healthy heart. Health Benefits: Anti-Aging We provide the most effective wavelength for healing the epidermis and dermis layers of the skin, stimulating collagen production to reduce wrinkles and improve overall skin tone. ​ Health Benefits: Cell Health Near IR therapy stimulates the circulatory system and more fully oxygenate the body's cells. Better blood circulation means more toxins flow from the cellular level to the skin's surface to improve cell health, aid in muscle recovery and strengthen the immune system . Health Benefits: Weight Loss Studies have shown that our sauna session can burn upwards of 600 calories while you relax! As the body works to cool itself, there is a substantial increase in heart rate, cardiac output and metabolic rate, causing you to burn more calories. In fact, a 2009 study showed Sunlighten far infrared therapy to lower weight and waist circumference in just a three-month period. ​ Health Benefits: Relieve Pain Unlike Traditional Saunas, Infrared light therapy penetrates tissue, joints, and muscles to relieve minor aches, muscle soreness, and chronic pain conditions such as fibromyalgia, while speeding up recovery time. A 2013 study conducted at the Auburn University at Montgomery showed that Sunlighten 3-in-1 treatments can increase flexibility up to 3x. Health Benefits: Improve Circulation Sunlighten sauna treatments are like giving your body a passive cardiovascular workout. Heating the muscles with infrared rays produces an increase in blood flow similar to that seen during exercise. IR Light Therapy can significantly stimulate blood flow up to twice the normal rate. Heal Wounds Near infrared therapy can help the skin heal faster. This is because it encourages cell regeneration and human tissue growth. Some studies have even shown that near infrared therapy can help heal wounds and burns. Book Now Frequently Asked Questions Is it important to stay hydrated before and after using the infrared sauna? Using an IR Sauna will increase your body temperature and cause a good sweat session, It's important to drink plenty of fluids to stay hydrated before, during, and after regular sauna use! Does the infrared sauna help sore muscles? One of the biggest uses that we have for the sauna is for sore muscles relief and arthritic relief. The IR penetrates deep into your skin and lowers inflammation providing you with better health! How long should I expect my sauna treatment to last? ​ Your Sauna Time will last the full 45 minutes! Enjoy it! How hot is the Infrared Sauna? The air temperature in the Sauna will be about 135-145 degrees, significantly lower than a traditional sauna. A Traditional Sauna goes as high as 190 degrees. That's too much heat! Are benefits guaranteed? Possible Benefits are possible benefits. Each persons' body will adjust and react to the sauna differently. You may not have weight loss or reduce blood pressure right away; however, there is solid evidence that show that it can occur! How often should I have a session? This will depend on a few factors, but in general, we recommend 1-2 times per week to start. You can increase this frequency as your body adjusts and feels more comfortable with the heat. Sweating is good for you! It helps you lose water weight and gives you a solid sweat sesh! (Don't worry, we clean the sauna thoroughly after every single session.) How does an IR sauna work? Saunas have been around for centuries and are a popular way to relax and detoxify the body. There are many different types of saunas, but one of the most popular is the infrared sauna. Infrared saunas utilize infrared lamps to create heat, which penetrates deep into your skin. What does the Research Say? Healthcare practitioners through Mayo Clinic Proceedings shows that sauna bathing helps to reduce inflammation, antioxidants, arterial stiffness, and BP, while increasing the effectiveness of your immune system, cardiorespiratory system, and endothelial function. Source: Mayo Clinic Proceedings, Cardiovascular and Other Health Benefits of Sauna Bathing: A Review of the Evidence, What are the different types of saunas? Saunas have been used for centuries as a way to relax and rejuvenate the body. There are two basic types of saunas: traditional sauna and infrared sauna. Traditional saunas use heat to produce steam, which then warms the air in the sauna. Infrared saunas use light to create heat, which penetrates the skin and heats the body from the inside out. What are some of the befits of Infrared Saunas vs Traditional Saunas Infrared saunas offer a number of advantages over traditional saunas, including: The direct heat from infrared saunas leaves you feeling relaxed and rejuvenated, while regular saunas can be less effective. The air in infrared saunas is not as hot and humid, making it easier to breathe. Infrared saunas can be used at lower temperatures, making them more comfortable for some people. Infrared saunas are more effective at heating the body and can be used for shorter periods of time. Infrared saunas heat penetrates the skin and helps to loosen stiff joints and muscles helping reduce symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis and joint pain. Infrared saunas are a type of sauna that use infrared light to heat the body. Do you have additional questions about our sauna sessions? Have something on your mind or want us to add some advice on a frequently asked question? Please contact us via our customer service number or email below! We want to make sure that you are well informed and happy with your sauna session! Infrared Sauna Session Disclaimer The use of infrared saunas may cause adverse health effects and possible interactions including, but not limited to, dehydration, increased heart rate, and sunburn. Consult with a physician, healthcare professional, or healthcare provider before sauna use for any questions about potential health conditions including high blood pressure or kidney disease. If you are or think you are pregnant, please consult with your physician prior to use! You should understand how your body directly deals with heat and water loss including any potential interactions that may occur due to known and unknown health conditions. Ensure that you conduct a systematic review of your medical record with your doctor prior to use. ​ Sunlighten products are considered General Wellness products, not medical devices, as defined by the Food and Drug Administration. Book Now

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  • Amber featured in Sun This Week paper

    During small business week 2022, our founder Amber was honored with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. Click the link below to read the beautiful article from the Burnsville Sun This Week paper!

  • What order should I apply my skincare?

    In today's treatment room, we're going to cover what order to apply products and why. If you're a client of mine or if you've read my book, we've probably touched on this once or twice, but I think it's still a really good thing to re-cement in our brains every once in a while. So let's start with the breakdown of our basic routine: a basic routine is a cleanser, toner, treatment, eye cream, moisturizer and SPF. Step 1: Cleanser This one's pretty self-explanatory. You obviously want to clean the skin before you do anything else, so I decided I would toss in a few more cleansing tips for you since this section is shorter. Cleansing tip 1: you're probably using too much cleanser. A pea size to a dime size amount is really all that you need... And if you feel like you don't have enough, try adding a little more water before you add more product, you might just not have enough water to get enough slip on the skin to allow the product to move around Cleansing tip 2: Move the product around on your face For 60 to 90 seconds each time you cleaned to break up dirt, debris, oil, pollution, make up or anything else that happens to be on the skin. Cleansing tip 3: I've had people asked if they needed to clean their skin in the morning and night, or just one or the other? The answer isn’t super simple…maybe, maybe not. I always recommend a full routine at night, but some people can get away with not doing a full cleanse in the morning and just starting with their toner. Step 2: Toner that brings me to step two in our routine, toner... I've said it for years, I'll keep saying it until everybody that I know is using toner. Toner is the unsung hero of skincare. Unfortunately, I think for a long time toner got a bad rap because of the skin burning, dehydrating astringents of the 80s and 90s, but what I'm talking about is a pH rebalancing liquid that brings skin back to the proper pH after cleansing, helps to remove any extra mineral build up from washing the face with water and preps your skin to absorb product in the next steps. I cannot state this enough. Toner is not optional in a good skin care routine... I said what I said, I meant what I said. Step 3: Treatment these are things like your vitamin c, retinol, hyaluronic… these should be applied between tone and moisturizer, they have a smaller molecule size, so If you apply them after the moisturizer, they won't penetrate through, they'll just sit on top making a mess. In most cases these are the more expensive items in our skin care routines because they have the smaller molecule, more active ingredients. So you really want to make sure that they're in the right spot so that they're getting into your skin and not just sitting on top of that moisturizer wasted. Step 4: Eye Cream If you aren't using one, start today. I don't care how young or old you are. It's never too early and it's never too late. Apply your eye cream on your orbital bone - that's the bone that is like a circle kind of shape around your eye – don’t put it any closer to the eyeball. Your eye muscle, the orbicularis oculi, twitches all day and all night, so it will bring the eye cream inward where it needs to be, your job is just to put that I cram right to the edge of that eye bone. Step five: moisturizer oil and/or SPF Finish your skin hair routine with what your skin needs. Do you prefer an oil or a cream, or if its day time, consider whether or not you need a moisturizer during the day, or if you can get away with just SPF. The SPF we use at the spa has skin care ingredients in it, so it's able to replace a moisturizer during the day for a lot of my clients, unless they have really, really dry skin. I wanted to bring up a couple of things that have become popular in the last few years: a cleansing oil or balm, and a micellar water. These are used prior to Step One to remove makeup. Does everybody need a cleansing oil or micellar water? No, definitely not, but if you do wear a lot of make-up, especially if it's a heavy cream or liquid makeup, you probably will like the way your skin looks better long-term, if you do use one. It will help to break up all of the make-up on the skin, then you follow with your cleanse. Lastly, I wanted to leave you with two tips to follow as general guidelines if we didn’t cover something specific here already: tip one, the thinner the product, the earlier in your routine it would go, the thicker the product, the later in your routine it goes. Now that's a really general rule of thumb, but it will help if you're ever in a position where you aren't entirely sure where it should go. And the second tip is, I alluded to it earlier, but when skin is damp, it's more receptive to absorbing product, so always, always, always apply products on damp skin - even your body - if you apply your body lotion or oil right after drying off from the shower or the bath it will absorb better. Did you learn something new here today? Leave a comment below or DM me on Instagram @amberbudd and tell me about it!

  • Summer Reading List 2022

    It’s beach//pool//summer reading list season, and several of us here at the Atelier like big books and we cannot lie. (yes, I’m a nerd, join me?!) so we thought it would be fun to put together our list for you! Want to book club any of these? I sure do! oh my gosh should we start a book club?! Do you think Pizza Hut will sponsor it like the summer reading programs at school when I was a kid? Am I dating myself here? Get to the point AMBER... First Up: Heidi's Picks Marie Antoinette’s Darkest Days: Prisoner no. 280 in the Conciergerie – Will Bashor Non-Fiction, Biography This compelling book begins on the 2nd of August 1793, the day Marie Antoinette was torn from her family's arms and escorted from the Temple to the Conciergerie, a thick-walled fortress turned prison. It was also known as the "waiting room for the guillotine" because prisoners only spent a day or two here before their conviction and subsequent execution. The ex-queen surely knew her days were numbered, but she could never have known that two and a half months would pass before she would finally stand trial and be convicted of the most ungodly charges. Will Bashor traces the final days of the prisoner registered only as Widow Capet, No. 280, a time that was a cruel mixture of grandeur, humiliation, and terror. Marie Antoinette's reign amidst the splendors of the court of Versailles is a familiar story, but her final imprisonment in a fetid, dank dungeon is a little-known coda to a once-charmed life. Her 76 days in this terrifying prison can only be described as the darkest and most horrific of the fallen queen's life, vividly recaptured in this richly researched history. Something Wilder -Christina Lauren Fiction, Romance Growing up the daughter of notorious treasure hunter and absentee father Duke Wilder left Lily without much patience for the profession…or much money in the bank. But Lily is nothing if not resourceful, and now uses Duke’s coveted hand-drawn maps to guide tourists on fake treasure hunts through the red rock canyons of Utah. It pays the bills but doesn’t leave enough to fulfill her dream of buying back the beloved ranch her father sold years ago, and definitely not enough to deal with the sight of the man she once loved walking back into her life with a motley crew of friends ready to hit the trails. Frankly, Lily would like to take him out into the wilderness—and leave him there. Leo Grady knew mirages were a thing in the desert, but they’d barely left civilization when the silhouette of his greatest regret comes into focus in the flickering light of the campfire. Ready to leave the past behind him, Leo wants nothing more than to reconnect with his first and only love. Unfortunately, Lily Wilder is all business, drawing a clear line in the sand: it’s never going to happen. But when the trip goes horribly and hilariously wrong, the group wonders if maybe the legend of the hidden treasure wasn’t a gimmick after all. There’s a chance to right the wrongs—of Duke’s past and their own—but only if Leo and Lily can confront their history and work together. Alone under the stars in the isolated and dangerous mazes of the Canyonlands, Leo and Lily must decide whether they’ll risk their lives and hearts on the adventure of a lifetime. From the author of the “heartfelt and funny” (Publishers Weekly) sensation The Unhoneymooners, this adventure full of second chances, complicated relationships, and the breathtaking beauty of the American Southwest will take fans on one wild ride. Mythos – Stephen Fry Greek Mythology – Fiction? Non-Fiction? Here are the thrills, grandeur, and unabashed fun of the Greek myths, stylishly retold by Stephen Fry. The legendary writer, actor, and comedian breathes life into ancient tales, from Pandora's box to Prometheus's fire, and transforms the adventures of Zeus and the Olympians into emotionally resonant and deeply funny stories, without losing any of their original wonder. Learned notes from the author offer rich cultural context. This volume is a doorway into a captivating world. Next Up: Amber's Picks The Dichotomy of Leadership – Jocko Willink and Leif Babin Non-Fiction, Business//Leadership “Every leader must be ready and willing to take charge, to make hard, crucial calls for the good of the team and the mission. Something much more difficult to understand is that in order to be a good leader, one must also be a good follower. This is a dichotomy - a Dichotomy of Leadership. It is, as authors Jocko Willink and Leif Babin explained in their best-selling first audiobook, Extreme Ownership, “Simple, Not Easy”. Now, in The Dichotomy of Leadership, the authors explain the power inherent in the recognition of the fine line that leaders must walk, balancing between two seemingly opposite inclinations. It is with the knowledge and understanding of this balance that a leader can most effectively lead, accomplish the mission, and achieve the goal of every leader and every team: victory. Using examples from the authors' combat and training experience in the SEAL Teams and then showing how each lesson applies to business and in life, Willink and Babin reveal how the use of seemingly opposite principles - leading and following, focusing and detaching, being both aggressive and prudent - require skill, awareness, understanding, and dexterity, all attributes that can be honed. These dichotomies are inherent in many of the concepts introduced in Extreme Ownership and integral to their proper implementation and effectiveness. Dichotomy is essential reading for anyone looking to lead and win. Daisy Jones and the Six – Taylor Jenkins Reid Fiction Everyone knows DAISY JONES & THE SIX, but nobody knows the reason behind their split at the absolute height of their popularity . . . until now. Daisy is a girl coming of age in L.A. in the late sixties, sneaking into clubs on the Sunset Strip, sleeping with rock stars, and dreaming of singing at the Whisky a Go Go. The sex and drugs are thrilling, but it’s the rock ’n’ roll she loves most. By the time she’s twenty, her voice is getting noticed, and she has the kind of heedless beauty that makes people do crazy things. Also getting noticed is The Six, a band led by the brooding Billy Dunne. On the eve of their first tour, his girlfriend Camila finds out she’s pregnant, and with the pressure of impending fatherhood and fame, Billy goes a little wild on the road. Daisy and Billy cross paths when a producer realizes that the key to supercharged success is to put the two together. What happens next will become the stuff of legend. The making of that legend is chronicled in this riveting and unforgettable novel, written as an oral history of one of the biggest bands of the seventies. Taylor Jenkins Reid is a talented writer who takes her work to a new level with Daisy Jones & The Six, brilliantly capturing a place and time in an utterly distinctive voice. Educated – Tara Westover Non-Fiction, Memoir Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home. The Storyteller – Dave Grohl Non-Fiction, Autobiography So, I've written a book. Having entertained the idea for years, and even offered a few questionable opportunities ("It's a piece of cake! Just do four hours of interviews, find someone else to write it, put your face on the cover, and voila!") I have decided to tell these stories just as I have always done, in my own voice. The joy that I have felt from chronicling these tales is not unlike listening back to a song that I've recorded and can't wait to share with the world, or reading a primitive journal entry from a stained notebook, or even hearing my voice bounce between the Kiss posters on my wall as a child. This certainly doesn't mean that I'm quitting my day job, but it does give me a place to shed a little light on what it's like to be a kid from Springfield, Virginia, walking through life while living out the crazy dreams I had as young musician. From hitting the road with Scream at 18 years old, to my time in Nirvana and the Foo Fighters, jamming with Iggy Pop or playing at the Academy Awards or dancing with AC/DC and the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, drumming for Tom Petty or meeting Sir Paul McCartney at Royal Albert Hall, bedtime stories with Joan Jett or a chance meeting with Little Richard, to flying halfway around the world for one epic night with my daughters...the list goes on. I look forward to focusing the lens through which I see these memories a little sharper for you with much excitement. What are YOU reading this summer?

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