August Playlist: Green finds everything

Peridot is August's birthstone, bright green and transparent. In August, we are faced with the final chapter of happy nothingness and move forward into a season of transitions and introspection. There is a certain sadness to the month as it brings an ending, but on the bright side, the green finds everything.

By Katryn Macko

July Playlist: Free for a moment

Halfway points are bittersweet. Summer always has a way of slipping through your fingers just as the heat becomes comfortable. Maybe that's what makes July so beautiful and sought after. There is an annual freedom during the seventh month to make mistakes and narrowly focus on the present. Here is a soundtrack for standing still at the season's reckless peak.

By Katryn Macko