An Italian Beach Resort Photographed From Above

The other day I had a talk with my manager about how a vacation home isn’t really a vacation because it can still be quite stressful trying to make time to see everyone and making plans. Instead, we reflected on how a true vacation is basically going to a beach and doing nothing while being surrounded by sand. That was a pretty nice image to think about for a few seconds. I can’t wait until I get to have a vacation like that (and I know it will happen, but we’ll need some time to get there!) So it’s fitting that I stumbled across this photography series of an Italian Beach Resort photographed from above by Bernhard Lang. Because of how crowded and how big it is, it doesn’t seem that relaxing to me or the type of thing I would be looking for, but I’m sure there are people that eat this stuff up. Regardless, the photographs are pretty amazing.

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Mike Song | “TROUBLE” by Jose James (Funk LeBlanc Remix)

I could honestly spend hours watching choreography videos from former Kaba Modern members.  Mike Song and Yuri Tag are still filming videos for them and I’m obsessed. I’ve actually been looking into dancing again up in the city and am now just seeking a place that I can become a regular at. I’m pretty scrappy though so I think it will be light years until I actually feel okay enough to post something up. I hadn’t heard this track before, but I love both this version and the original. Mike Song did a great job with the choreography.

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MTV’s “No Cameras Allowed”

I’m totally interested in watching this. MTV just made a documentary about a guy who has been sneaking into major music festivals and capturing his entire experience. You can watch the full documentary here. And I’ll probably watch this when I have time next!

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Song of the Day

Odesza – How Did I Get Here

It’s an oldie, but a goodie! A certain someone has been playing this song in the car recently so imagine my surprise when I discovered this was a part of their 2012 album! Feels like it just came out in 2014.

Also, happy Friday ya’ll and our 1,000th “Song of the Day” post. I cannot believe we’ve shared 1,000 songs on Yow Yow! This also doesn’t include the many albums we’ve talked about, remixes of the day, and music videos of the day type posts. Werk.

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SF Rent Compared to Other Places in the US w/ Food

It’s no secret that rent in San Francisco and the Bay Area is pretty much absurd. In comparison to other cities around the rest of the country, we trump them all… and not in a good way. The worst part about coming home is catching up with my friends and talking about rent. So adult of us, right? And then they tell me that a nearby building in Bellevue is offering up a studio for $1,700 and I went, “Only 1,700?!” Because yes, that’s the kind of price I would jump for over what I am paying currently. The Bold Italic recently created a post comparing rent in San Francisco to other places in the country for the same price. It’s no shocker that everywhere else is better. Check out the full post here.

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Remix of the Day

When I first heard that Ariana Grande was collaborating with Cashmere Cat on our album for “Be My Baby,” I already predicted that it was going to be a hit. In fact, after hearing the song once, it was enough for me to have it on repeat for a week before the album even came out. It was a well-produced song, but for those who are huge fans of Cashmere Cat, it didn’t really “sound” like Cashmere Cat which is probably why he released this new version of the track today.

This sounds about  right. I actually just like Ariana’s music in general so I like both and don’t prefer one over the other.

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Preview: Our Trip to Molly Moon’s

When I saw that the team at Molly Moon’s had emailed me a few weeks ago about coming by their shop on my next visit home, I was thrilled! Because it just so happened that I would be in town in a few weeks. Having been a student at Seattle University, Molly Moon’s was our neighborhood ice cream shop and a very dear memory to the college experience that both I and my friends had! Since then, the shop has expanded from two storefronts to six and we can only imagine that things are going to get better from here! Thank you Emilia and Molly for having us and being fans of Yow Yow!

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Reem Acra

I’m totally intrigued by this dress…and matching shoes!

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Madewell Fall 2014 Catalog

I just thought about how many times I’ve posted about a Madewell catalog being out for the season and I think it has been many. Many times. I actually do love their catalogs though – more than any other retailer. There’s always a paper version mailed out and in stores and a digital version for what we use to transfer our favorite snapshots over into a post! Actually, I’m very impressed with Madewell’s digital catalog this season because instead of flipping through “fake pages” all I have to do is scroll downwards. So it doesn’t reflect a “true” catalog, but who needs that anyways? At least they’re not trying to hide that I’m viewing this catalog on a website. With that, here are our favorite fall looks. Gimme gimme.

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Our 10,000th Post!

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I know that this looks like a pretty “derpy” picture, but honestly this is how I felt when I saw that I was nearing my 10,000th post! Yes, I felt like I had three chins. Normal. I’m trying to wrap my head around how much time has gone by. It’s amazing that we reached 10,000 in 5 years. My first thought was “good lord, how much time have I spent on Yow Yow?” How did I manage to do this while being a full time student, interning every summer, and then eventually holding full time jobs. I don’t know how we did it – but we did and it was brought on through so much support from my friends, family, and even those that partnered with me back in Seattle.

It was too much pressure to make another monumetal post and it call it number 10,000 so I just wanted to take this opportunity to say thanks! Again! In 5 years and 10,000 posts I feel like most of you have seen me develop into a real human.

Here’s to another 10,000!

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Samovar – San Francisco

When I first moved to the Bay Area, my goal was to immediately find replacements for all of my favorite spots in Seattle. Samovar quickly bacame that for me as I needed to replace Remedy Teas on the hill. I’ve been to Samovar twice now at two different locations. Like Remedy Teas, Samovar serves meals, snacks, and a high quality selection of teas. I had read not too long ago that they were putting in a new location in the Mission that was supposed to be a very simplified version of their other stores. They weren’t kidding. There aren’t any meals here, but you can pick up a snack if you’d like. I’d almost view this location as an express Samovar because there’s no seating at all and you aren’t meant to be perched up here for awhile like you might at other locations. Beautiful though? Yes, of  course.

To view the rest of the post and more photographs by The Cool Hunter, click here.

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Wedding Mondays

She’s a contributing editor for Vogue and he’s a Dutch shoe designer so there’s no way that this wedding wasn’t going to be the most extravagant thing you’ve ever seen. Actually just looking at their wedding photos kind of looks like they are on the set of a shoot. The best shoot ever. The gorgeous wedding took place in Italy and invitees included style icons like Oliva Palermo and Christie Brinkley. Her bridesmaids’ dresses – can we just own this for every day use?

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