Take one look at Gentri Lee’s blog and it’s evident that this twenty-something creative is more than just a girl with a blog. She’s stylish, adventurous, extremely inventive—truly a modern renaissance women in the digital age. Just last week I found myself lost in her Instagram feed, completely enthralled in a life beyond my own and inspired to gain a few more experiences in 2017.
Whether it’s spending a month abroad or planning an impromptu rainy day get together, Gentri brings a little bit of whimsy wherever she goes. Naturally, it had us wondering: How does she do it?
Get to know Gentri Lee.
Between being a stylist, makeup artist, blogger and aesthetician, how do you find balance between all of these interests?
Balance is something I have to constantly work on. But when you're passionate about something, you'll find the time to make it happen.
What do you love most about blogging?
Blogging is the perfect way for me to bring all of my passions into one space. On my blog I can talk beauty, fashion, party planning, and whatever else I'm passionate about. Also, I have made some incredible friends and connections through blogging, which is a blessing I never expected when I began my blogging journey.
When coming up with creative ideas, where do you look for/find inspiration?
Pinterest is my go-to for quick brainstorming sessions. But I find my best inspirations while I'm traveling or out in nature. Something about getting out and about really unlocks all of the senses.
You know how to throw one heck of a party! We’re in love with the Rainy Day Party Ideas. With the holidays just around the corner, what are some easy, low commitment tips to decorate for holiday party season?
Thank you! I love to use natural elements in my party decor; from fallen pine cones to potted house plants. Nature already looks great, so all you have to do is add it to your party space. I also love to check thrift and antique stores for unique and affordable pieces I can use either as decor or serving tools. My favorite rose colored drinking glasses are ones I picked up at an antique store for a bargain!
Describe your personal decor style in 140 characters or less.
My decor style is a combination of modern and antique, eclectic and minimal, accented with an abundance of plant life. I love natural elements and artisan made pieces, all placed inside a clean and simple space. Some of my favorite items are my midcentury modern leather couch, my many hand-made wall hangings, and my cuckoo clock I just picked up in Germany!
You’ve lived all across the US, from Florida to Alaska, what would you say your favorite place to live has been? Why?
I hate picking favorites, especially when there isn't a clear answer. Each place has had something unique to offer and I've come away a better person for each experience I have had. Alaska speaks to my nature-loving soul while D.C. was a place of learning and growth. But, I always end up back where I started - in Salt Lake City, Utah. There's a good balance of urban living and natural solitude here.
As a traveler, what has been your favorite place to visit and why?
Again, picking favorites is not my thing... But since I did just return from Europe (which is completely wonderful) and am still on the high from my month-long travels, I would have to say Norway. I tell people all the time, that the best word to describe Norway is "magical". You can't visit Norway and not come away with stars in your eyes and a firm belief that magic must exist.
What would your dream road trip look like?
I read an article once that said they were looking into building a bridge between Alaska and Russia so road trippers would be able to start in New York City and drive all the way to London. As a road trip junkie, you know that I would be first in line for that one!
What’s the last book you’d recommend?
The Alchemist is the last book I read that I couldn't put down. It's incredibly inspiring!
What’s one social media platform you can’t live without?
Instagram, of course! I love the visual elements and being able to curate my own "art gallery".