The Menswear Dog blog was created January 2013. Today, it has basically become an internet sensation. Check out this short little story on the founders and how they made the most fashionable dog of theirs internet famous.
HOBviously. There’s kind of a big game on Sunday and it’s causing a divide between my co-workers and I because naturally I’m repping Seattle in a 49′ers area. I may have moved here, but I wasn’t ever going to convert over. What I love about the Seahawks is that our fans are insane, but they’re some of the best fans you’ll ever see. Our players are incredibly involved with the Seattle community and because of this, our city has so much love and pride for the team. That…and we’re kicking butt. For my favorite Seattle readers, here are a couple of videos to get you excited for this weekend’s game.
I didn’t enjoy the first film too much and found it to be kind of corny at times. Let’s be real- I will probably watch just for Andrew Garfield and Emma Stone.
Whenever my Mom and I get together, we somehow always find time to exchange beauty products that we’ve come across. On my last trip home, she handed me this CLARINS Beauty Flash Balm without any direction other than “make sure you put this on after your moisturizing lotion, but before your makeup.” But wait- what exactly does it do? While getting ready this morning and going through my routine I decided to hit up Google and instead typed in “Beauty Flash Bomb” because I clearly can’t read labels very well. I’m three days into using the product and still a little confused. All I do know is that it not only moisturizes, but makes my face feel a little bit more refreshed. I don’t believe that it works exactly the same as a moisturizer though. On the plus side, it makes my face smell like peppermint and based on that fact alone, I would continue buying it.
For the Sephora description, click here.
My dearest friend Dom shared this remix with me today of The Neighbourhood’s “Sweater Weather” and I found myself really enjoying it at work. I was a fan of the song when it first came out originally and have just recently ventured out to listen to other tracks by The Neighbourhood. Anyone remember that angry song I posted of theirs from last month?
I’m not sure why Free People decided to create these short films for their blog, but I’ve been hooked ever since the Roshambo series featuring “Charlie” from Girls. Hard swoon. They’ve really nailed it on the head with the relationship stuff and even after just three minutes, I instantly find myself attached to the characters. The Cabin was released yesterday and is a cute story about a free-spirited couple taking a weekend trip. The best part of this entire film? Noot Seear and Jacques Naude (their names in real life) are also DATING in real life and have been for three years. Basically Free People gave us a sneak peek into their actual relationship, but are instead pinning it around a story line. We are okay with that. Looking forward to the next installment!
With the holidays just around the corner, I’ve had gift exchanges on my mind lately. This year, I’m participating in two and of course, I don’t want to go wrong in my gift buying. I’m on the hunt for some unique presents, but naturally those are going to break my wallet slash could require high costs for shipping if it’s made internationally. Yeah, whatever, we don’t mess around when it comes to presents.
I came across this Edible Chocolate Art Supplies set designed by Nendo, but unfortunately couldn’t figure out where to even purchase it. So there’s that. Can we just talk about for a second though how everything is edible?! Each paint tube is filled with a different flavor. Yum. This is the perfect gift for someone who as a child so badly wanted to eat the crayons in Kindergarten.
It’s an extremely exciting time period that we are all witnessing right now. When living in Seattle, I was interested in tech on such a high level and now that I’m here living and working in the heart of it, my interests have heightened even more. I don’t think my parents ever thought that they would have a chance to witness a time when startups would become so focused on the sharing community, but here it is. It was a feeling that I experienced and treasured in college, but now that the community is spanning across the country and across the world through technology, it is startling to see it take over in ways that people never thought possible. Airbnb, Lyft, to list a few and now EatWith – a startup that came from Israel that I’m itching to talk about. While traveling, EatWith acts as a platform that allows you to eat with local families for a more unique experience and promote communication and interpersonal interaction. The service recently came to the United States back in July and kicked off with New York hoping to add cities like Miami and San Francisco soon.
How exactly does it work?
If you’re interested in hosting, an EatWith representative will swing by to meet with you, check out your digs and judge your cooking. If deemed worthy, you then set up a profile and advertise your own brunches, lunches and dinner parties, often with themes (such as a Cinco de Mayo brunch, a contemporary Thai-Brazilian feast, or a “crazy dinner of borscht and flautas”). Hosts also set a suggested donation per attendee.
If you’re a guest seeking a slice of local life, you can search the website by location and apply for a seat at a gathering nearby. The host will assess your online profile, start a dialogue with you and decide whether to accept you as a guest.
Meals will typically range from $25-$50 per guest with EatWith taking 15% of each transaction. All Things D calls it the “Airbnb for meals.”
I actually just checked out the website myself and would find myself using it (if it came to San Francisco) for potential dinner parties. Has anyone used it or read any reviews yet?
Leave it to my co-workers to teach me something new everyday. This app has been out since late October, but the trailer for it was just too good and blogworthy. If you’re tired of having to continuously type in your password, all you have to do is install the Knock app. Knock twice on your iPhone and your Mac unlocks. I’ve heard that it doesn’t work every time and it might be a little bit silly if you are constantly knocking on your phone and it doesn’t unlock, but we are the generation of laziness so… YOLO?
Most women will only wear their wedding dress once since they believe that they probably won’t have any other use for it. That’s probably true. I suppose there will never be another formal event for you to don your white mermaid dress other than your own wedding. Keira Knightley on the other hand has been making multiple uses out of her wedding gown and we’re pretty much in love with it! Granted, she opted for a shorter dress by Chanel, but it’s versatile enough that she can wear it out to other things. So far Keira has worn the dress differently each time, which naturally gives the dress a refreshed look. I especially love how she decided to wear her dress over a mesh embellished thing. We don’t know what it is, but it works! Click the cut below for other looks that she has created with this dress including how she wore it on her wedding day.
We can start listening to Christmas songs now.
Sriracha flavored vodka – would you drink it? When I came across this post while blogging, I think without even realizing it, my face immediately just turned itself sad. This sounds like the most dangerous thing ever and while I’m sure that it won’t come out red or anything like that, I’m curious as to why anyone would think this could taste good. Sure- maybe there could be a use for this when making a Bloody Mary, but nothing else. The vodka is infused with a blend of chili peppers, garlic, and vegetables that were made to imitate your favorite (or not so favorite) sauce.