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Bay Area Eats:

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Last weekend, I finally had a chance to visit the Mr. and Mrs. Miscellaneous ice cream shop! I remember hearing the name of this place the very first day I met my co-worker Sheila. She’s been dubbed the “ice cream expert” in the office and she has sampled ice cream from nearly everywhere – even Seattle. In her opinion, Mr. and Mrs. has always been her number one spot and for good reason! It’s amazing! I had the Candied Orange Peel while he had the Banana and Milk and Cookies. By the end of it, I regretted not ordering Milk and Cookies myself. Mr. and Mrs. is very similar to Tin Pot, but one differentiating factor is that the Miscellaneous menu is always changing – on a daily basis! The next day we walked past the shop and Candied Orange Peel had been taken off the list and replaced with four other flavors that were not listed the day before. Both shops are great. There’s no denying the California knows how to do ice cream well. I’m sure their unique flavors and pairings are what keep people coming back all of the time and I wouldn’t mind being one of those people either.

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Orange is the New Black Season 2 Trailer

I absolutely could not get enough of this Netflix series last year. Kevin and I would spend so many of our Saturday mornings playing catch up on it and now we’re both pretty excited to see it return shortly. That cliffhanger at the end of last season – I already need to know what’s going to happen.

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Song of the Day

The Flavr Blue – Ghost

This song wasn’t featured on either of their albums, but it’s one of my favorites to see them perform live.

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What Americans Will Look Like in 2050

National Geographic published a piece  this week showing all of us what they think Americans will look like in 2050. Using a photographer and a portrait artist, the magazine capture the beauty of multi-racial individuals.

The U.S. Census Bureau let respondents check more than one race for the first time in 2000, and 6.8 million people did so. By 2010 that figure had increased to nearly 9 million, a spike of about 32%.

For the rest of the article highlighting more photographs and statistics, click here.

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If I Stay

I will watch anything with Chloe Moretz.

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‘Chrisley Knows Best’ Renewed for Second Season

It was a random weekend evening that I discovered ‘Chrisley Knows Best.’ I didn’t know who Todd Chrisley was or what he did. I thought the show was absolutely ridiculous, but then I found myself watching the second episode, the third episode, the fourth, and then becoming excited that the show had been renewed for a second season. ‘Chrisley Knows Best’ is a 30-minute series airing on both USA and E! and follows the lives of Todd Chrisley, his wife, and their five kids.

I think the most entertaining part of this show is that Todd is the most strict parent I’ve ever witnessed on television. You would think that with all of the money that they have, the family is always striving for perfection and that his kids can get their way with just about anything, but that just isn’t true. His kids mess up. They make mistakes and every episode there seems to be some kind of a heart-wrenching life lesson with each of them and yes, they tug at my heart strings. This family is adorable and Todd Chrisley whatever he does for a living doesn’t really matter because he’s seems like a pretty great father and a family man. I’m looking forward to seeing what the second season will bring.

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Song of the Day

Cymbals – Erosion

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Coachella 2014 Street Style

Coachella is the music festival that defined music festival fashion. Even though it is two weekends this year, we are only covering our favorite looks from just one weekend. I scanned several of my favorite fashion blogs to pick up these looks and here are the ones that stood out the most:

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The Weekend: 5 Things

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My boss had a moving rummage over the past weekend and having been an avid collector of vintage trinkets and lots of dinnerware, I inherited a set! I don’t cook very much anymore, but someday I will start it up again and when that happens, I’ll at least have this very pretty set for my guests.

I somehow convinced him that he was going to love this movie. Bachelorette is one of my favorites and is totally underrated. I think I discovered it last year with my girlfriends last summer and while I loved it, he did not.

My coworkers and I got a DJ set by Questlove on Saturday night at the Mezzanine and it was pretty rad. There were some on/off moments during his set, but it’s Questlove so can you really hate on anything he does? Of course not. I wanted to be best friends with him obvi.

cards

I have a slight obsession with greeting cards. We stopped by The Museum of Craft and Design in the Dogpatch Sunday morning, but didn’t really make it into the actual museum part of it – just the gift shop. We were entertained for a solid 15-20 minutes. These cute little greeting cards caught my eye, but unfortunately, I didn’t make any purchases.

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I can’t know this for sure, but I’m guessing the best part about being a boy is probably being able to wear all of these amazing pieces. As much as I love women’s fashion, there is a fascination that I have for menswear as well. I was introduced to Welcome Stranger on Sunday in Lower Haight and wish I could’ve picked out a few for myself. Well, in some ways I got to do that, but I just got to pick them out for someone else. :)

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Ziplining Comes to Bellevue

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Most people like to believe that ziplining is something that you can only do in Costa Rica or some other exotic location. Bellevue, WA is squashing that rumor and even moreso because Bellevue in itself is not an exotic location at all. As of last weekend, Bellevue Zip Tours is now open to the public in Eastgate Park.

The area in which this course is located is actually quite beautiful. I’m pretty sure that I’ve done several ropes courses in this area throughout my college years so it wasn’t that much of a surprise to me that they set up the tours here. In fact, I think it’s a great idea and an activity that will see a lot of action especially during the summer. In June, Bellevue Zip Tours will only be available on weekends, but starting July – they will be open every day for business.

Tours are approximately 2.5 hours (depending on how big of a group you go with), and $69 per adult, $44 for kids. While the riding age minimum is 9, riders under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

To learn more, click here.

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The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Heads to London

The angels were excited this morning as they made the announcement that next year’s annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show would be heading to London!

They broke the news during a press conference inside Victoria’s Secret’s Bond Street store in London Tuesday. “We’re pretty excited to be here today because we have this great announcement to make,” Lima said. “The Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is the biggest fashion event in the world, for sure, and we’re very proud and honored to announce that we are headed to London this year. Yes!”

“I’d like to invite Prince Harry, if he would like to come,” Lima told reporters. The 32-year-old Brazilian beauty promised he’d get the VIP treatment, of course. “He definitely has a front row seat!” she said.

Previous shows have been held in Los Angeles, New York City, Cannes, and Miami. I remember seeing looks on the runway featuring the Union Jack in previous shows, but I’m so curious as to what the themes will be this year. And as for performers? We hope it will be better than Fall Out Boy and Taylor Swift. My vote is for Sam Smith and Jessie Ware.

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Fashionista.com Receives A Makeover

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I didn’t get to do too much digging around, but yesterday one of my favorite fashion blogs, Fashionista, unveiled their new look and I am absolutely loving it. I don’t think there was anything really wrong with their previous layout, but one of my biggest qualms was having to continue to scroll down to read content. If I ever felt overwhelmed, it was because of that, maybe. With the new layout, photos accompanying the articles are brought right to the front. The text is much easier to read and timestamps – oh my gosh – the timestamps are much more visible! In the previous layout, I was either guessing or squinting my eyes trying to figure out the date. That’s just not a problem with the new layout.

Fashionista.com – we give you a thumbs up! Thanks for making my fashion blog reading so much easier.

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Every State’s Favorite Sandwich

 

Of course, Washington would land with the smoked salmon and cream cheese sandwich. This infographic is pretty tiny, so make sure you click the photo above for a more enlarged version.

Or you can click here.

 

 

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Performance of the Day

I did a poor job of streaming Coachella this year and missed every single performance. I’m very grateful that some of my favorite artists on Twitter are reposting some of their performances though so that I can play catch up. This Disclosure x Sam Smith performance of “Latch” is a song that I never get tired of.

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