Tag Archives: Books

The Maze Runner

Though I’ve never read the book, I’ve been hearing about this film for months and I’m really excited for it because Kaya Scodelario and Dylan O’Brien are in it. 

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Happy Belated Birthday!

We usually never do this, but for Alexa Chung, it’s a MUST.

Alexa celebrated her 30th birthday yesterday and continues to pave the way as an inspiring style icon for girls everywhere. We’re so excited for everything that is to come for her and especially her new book.

Happy Birthday A!

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The Art of Cleanup by Ursus Wehrli

I’ve never considered myself to be a person with OCD, but I will admit that I love things that are “put together.” I may not practice it all the time, but cleanliness in a home and order are two very attractive qualities to me. In Ursus Wehrli’s book “The Art of Cleanup” you can easily get sucked into these photographs of everyday things organized. So yes, while it is time consuming and can often control a person’s life, I guess I can understand a little bit of how those with OCD see things or want to see things.

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Ada’s Technical Books 2.0

For years now I’ve hopped in and out of bookstores on epic reading adventures. Whenever I see a new bookstore, I always feel compelled to go in and explore. This time last year I discovered a cute space known as Ada’s Technical Books at the end of Broadway on Capitol Hill.

I’ve been fortunate to become friends with the owners and folks who dedicate their time to providing the neighborhood with a space for the tech community. Offering happy hours, author readings, and many other types of events, I couldn’t recommend Ada’s enough.

Soon,they’ll be moving to a new space up on 15th next to Coastal Kitchen (I also heavily recommend this place) in the next couple of months. If you find yourself hankering for a fire place, good book to read, coffee, and good company, check out Ada’s.

For more details about the move and Ada’s in general,  check out their blog here.

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The World According to Karl

When Karl Lagerfeld opens his mouth, no one is ever really surprised by what is going to come out of it. Chances are, it’s going to be downright ridiculous, witty, and sometimes a little bit condescending. We love it, naturally. He’s Karl Lagerfeld; he can do whatever he wants.

So we’re a little excited to learn that a book of his quotes is now being published. Can you imagine how entertaining this would be as a coffee table read? The book of Lagerfeld quotes was compiled by editors Patrick Mauriès and Jean-Christophe Napias. The fashion quotes are to be expected, but you’ll also find quotes about life and the designer himself.

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A Collection Part 38

Happy Mid-September everyone!

It’s amazing how quickly this year has flown by. Even though I’m about to embark on my second year out of school, there’s a part of me that still wants to follow suit in that pattern. I started my first job at the start of fall one year ago and now one year later, I’m doing the same thing again. There was something about the new school year that I loved and it wasn’t just that I had a new set of classes, a new wardrobe, or that I was one step closer to starting THIS current life, but it was the idea of starting the year with a fresh slate – wiping everything clean, getting rid of the old and progressing towards the new. That might be one of the reasons why September is considered more of my new year than January. I always like to start Mondays with reflective posts (besides Wedding Mondays!) so here’s A Collection for you :)

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“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them”

Photo Cred I Harry Potter Wiki

J.K. Rowling is teaming up with Warner Bros. to create a film series based on “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.” Though I haven’t read The Casual Vacancy or The Cuckoo’s Calling, I’m ecstatic for her return to the wonderful world of Harry Potter.

Children, and a good majority of our peers, can start looking forward to a world of wizardry to reemerge. Posting for fans on her Facebook, J.K. noted:

Although it will be set in the worldwide community of witches and wizards where I was so happy for seventeen years, ‘Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them’ is neither a prequel nor a sequel to the ‘Harry Potter’ series, but an extension of the wizarding world.

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The Weekend: 5 Things

bcbg

My weekend started a little bit earlier this week! Since I had some extra time, I decided to have a last date with myself in downtown Seattle. BCBG Max Azria has always been home to some of my favorite cocktail dresses. As soon as my eyes glazed over this one, a part of me wanted to purchase it right there on the spot. It’s a wallet breaker for sure, but the lace detail and leather skirt attached to it is a dream. It looks so much better in person than the photograph on their website.

cafe

We had one of our last Yow Yow! meetings at Cafe Pettirosso this week. It was my first time stepping foot into this place and I was amazed by how big it was inside. It’s really a gorgeous space.

bride groom

If you’re ever looking for the perfect place to buy greeting cards, stop by Elliott Bay Book Company on Capitol Hill. These cards made me so proud to live in a city like Seattle. Also, this picture is fitting because I had a complete wedding weekend! With a wedding reception and a wedding assisting gig, I was kept busy.

jars

The wedding reception I attended this weekend had an entire dessert table with goodies and four different kinds of “Cakes in a Jar!”

neighbors

There are so many reasons to love weddings, but one of them is being reunited with old friends.

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Alexa Chung’s New Book

Alexa Chung released a photograph of her new cover  and book title today called “It.” Well, it makes sense doesn’t it? She is the HBIC It Girl. So what exactly will we find in this new read? Don’t expect it to be a tell-all or even a memoir. Instead, the book will hold her inspirations such as photographs and drawings. Alexa is quite the style icon so we have no doubts at all that this won’t be a best seller and that young fan girls all over the world won’t be standing in line waiting to purchase it.

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Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat

I have barely touched my cook books since Pinterest came along, but it used to be my favorite part of making meals back in college. I stumbled upon this new cook book designed for guys that completely simplifies the process and includes a rainbow of colors! Picture Cook: See. Make. Eat. brings the cooking instructions back down to the basics – just the way guys like it, right? Recipes included range from simple to even more complex meals like lasagna!

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A Collection Part 34

Say what?! Another Collection post within a month time span (roughly)?! This is no April Fool’s joke y’all, just me playing catching up and living up to my promises for V-ron.

Enjoy!

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A Collection Part 33


Veronica told me just the other day that I was overdue for A Collection post. In looking through my archives, I see that it has only been TWO months. This is actually probably a new record for us. Like many “A Collection” posts, there is no theme. I wish I had something to say about how I’m feeling or why I chose the photographs that I did, but I choose them because at the time it is what is most pleasing to me!

Enjoy!

 

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In the News…

Fashion

- Zooey Deschanel does not look like Zooey Deschanel on the cover of Glamour. [Source]

- Fake braces are all the rage right now in Asia. [Source]

Music

- Girls will be releasing a soundtrack in January! Excited. Hope this is on Spotify because their music selection is. on. point. [Source]

- Our girl Britney will be working on a new album. [Source]

Television

- a scripted hour-long drama is in the works for E! and will be a mixture of Gallery Girls and Mean Girls called Gallerina [Source]

- Ann Curry won’t let that NBC drama get her down. Apparently, she’s been contacted for a position at CNN as an anchor. [Source]

- The shows that ended in 2012.

- Andddd the television characters that passed away in 2012. [Source]

Movies

- The Twilight Saga was voted the worst movies of all time. Shocker. [Source]

Seattle

- We prepare to say goodbye to the iconic Easy Street Records on Queen Anne. [Source]

Other

- Hugh Hefner and Crystal Harris finally got married! She didn’t run away this time. [Source]

Did I mention that Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are having a spawn baby together?

- The PS2 is not more. Japan stops production. [Source]

- Are you in a profession that could lead you to being a psychopath?

Author Kevin Dutton tells us in his new book which professions are most likely and least likely to lead to psychopathy. [Source]

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Christmas Wish List 2012

Every year, I always post a little Yow Yow! Christmas list. I thought I would have more “wants” this year, but I’ve got everything I need! It’s always just fun to have a little list of things that would be nice, but when it comes down to the holidays, good company is all I’m asking for.

Nordstrom Family Table Cookbook – $27.95

It’s been awhile since I’ve received another cookbook and I’m ready to do some work in the kitchen again!

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