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Blog Roundup

– Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen’s hack for taking the best photographs [Buzzfeed]

– The modern way to fall in love with anyone [New York Times]

– Founder of Ship Your Enemies Glitter is already regretting his viral business [Mashable]

– Why an unlimited vacation policy doesn’t work [Quartz]

– A hidden bar being a Coca Cola vending machine: Flask [Cool Material]

– Just a cheeky read that I can’t believe I enjoyed [Medium]

– MTV airs all of their programming today in black and white to honor Martin Luther King Jr. [MTV]

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House of DVF Returns for 2nd Season

It seems like Brittany Hampton was just announced as DVF’s newest brand ambassador yesterday, but already, it looks like the fashion designer is on her way to find her second brand ambassador and hosting the second season of her show on E! once again. Initially, I didn’t think that I would enjoy this reality show as much as I would, but from the very first episode I was hooked. I think it was impossible for me to miss an episode of it every Sunday so I always had to make sure I was home to catch it. What I loved the most? That the audience gets an inside look at what it’s really like to be in the fashion industry and that these girls aren’t perfect. In fact, there’s something wrong with all of them as they all have flaws and that there isn’t a clear winner. Diane surprised me the most! You never know who she’s going to send home and how she’s going to send them home including inviting a girl into her car with her and telling her the bad news while Diane herself, is on her way to another event. Ruthless. I’ve since followed Brittany on Instagram just to get a glimpse of what she’s been up to her in her job and already she’s been busy at work styling, making appearances, and traveling to DVF store locations across the country.

Sounds like the gig is just as awesome as it sounds! Andddd we’re jealous.

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Hangout – Music, Beach, and Arts Festival 2015

It is sometimes still crazy to me that Alabama has music festivals. What else goes down in Alabama? I need to know.

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Tiffany & Co. Support Same-Sex Marriage w/ New Ad

Tiffany’s is coming out strong in support for same-sex marriage with their newly released advertisement. This is the first time for Tiffany & Co. to ever feature a same sex couple in one of their ad campaigns and it is speaking volumes with the community.

The new campaign, shot by fashion photographer Peter Lindbergh, showcases seven scenes of couples at different stages of their relationships, with a few twists.

One scene features a same-sex couple about to commit to marriage. The pair, shown sitting on a stoop in New York City, are a real couple, not models, according to a Tiffany spokesperson. Another photo shows a couple getting married with their child at their side.

The photos are a celebration of modern love, creating scenes that show love comes in a variety of forms, spokeswoman Linda Buckley said.

“Nowadays, the road to marriage is no longer linear and true love can happen more than once with love stories coming in a variety of forms,” spokeswoman Linda Buckley said.

I have yet to see the other ads that are part of this campaign, but this one is definitely getting the most buzz around the internet currently!

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Polo Bar by Ralph Lauren

I wish I could be the type of person that adopted going to extremely cool restaurants around the world as a hobby. I have a friend that kind of does a similar thing and her cool factor is just out of this world. I just learned that the fashion brand is launching their third restaurant in New York City and the vibe of it is supposed to take you back. Waaaaay back to some serious fine dining and equestrian times. Located on East 55th Street, Polo Bar will serve up some of Ralph Lauren’s favorite dishes.

Just from looking at the menu, we wouldn’t be opposed to trying out the following:

  • Alaskan Black Cod
  • Chicken Paillard
  • Ralph’s Corned Beef Sandwich

Can you tell that I haven’t even had lunch yet?

To view their official website, click here.

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Governor’s Ball 2015

Wowowow this lineup looks so fun! I almost like it better than Coachella, but that might just be for the graphic alone.

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Coachella 2015 Lineup Revealed

And so music festival season begins…

When I was working in the music industry and a part of the scene in college, this would always be the time that I was looking forward to! Of course, it was also my research, but I loved seeing which festivals would pick who as headliners and even supporters. When other people saw the lineup and became upset with it, I would empathize with the organizers because I know what that feels like and hey! I’ve been there too. You do the best that you can with the budget that you don’t reveal with anyone. So much work goes into this, but in one second after a year’s worth of work, people are quick to judge whether or not your lineup will be a success or not.

I’m a little bit surprised by the lineup actually. I never thought I would see Drake as a headliner, but I think he’d be able to put on a good show. Saturday and Sunday look to be the best days and I’m especially excited to see that Odesza is on the second line on Sunday and doesn’t have the tiniest font on the poster! They’ve really had quite a year and I feel like I never get tired of listening to that album. There’s also some throwbacks on here that I would be excited to see too like Circa Survive.

My coworker asked me today if I had thought about going, but honestly, music festivals – though I love them are so exhausting to me! That heat. The pounding music. The people everywhere. They used to be things that I loved when I was younger, but I’m really turning into what I said the other day which is a granny. With that said, we’ll probably post again about that and I’ll be happy for all my friends that go.

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RIP Stuart Scott

We had no idea that the passing of Stuart Scott would be happening as I was writing and editing my post about grieving last night. I didn’t spend a lot of time on ESPN personally, but I did because of Kevin and Stuart Scott’s voice is one that I won’t ever forget. Our prayers go out to his family and the ESPN community during this difficult time. He was 49 years old.

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Blog Roundup

There’s always a few good reads at the end of the year. Here are some that caught my eye this week, but also a couple that I read almost a month ago that I haven’t forgotten about and still wanted to share with you all:

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Girl Scout Cookies via The Internet

The Girl Scouts are getting it in with technology and have announced that this upcoming cookie season, cookies will now be available to purchase online. While frequent buyers are probably really excited to learn about this, a few of us (myself included) are wondering what took so long. I suppose it’s part of what makes the brand so great though. Buyers love knowing that there’s an actual “cookie” season and that we can buy from local troops outside of our neighborhood grocery stores or near our workplaces. This next year, troops will still be doing that, but adding the internet component. Announced on Monday, Digital Cookie is an online platform that will support the selling of the cookies, but will not be an online store. What does that mean exactly?

Well, the Girl Scouts will still need to initiate every sale.

Girl Scouts can reach out to people by email, and only that recipient can access the girl’s profile. If the email is forwarded, the link to the Girl Scout’s profile will be broken, a Girl Scouts representative told Mashable.

The reason behind this is ultimately for the girls’ safety. All sensitive information about the individual Girl Scouts are kept hidden and most of the interactions with the digital platform are overseen by their parents. Through this, the organization is hoping that their Girl Scouts will learn the following skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics. Additionaly, they also have a chance to be exposed to working with apps and test their skills in online marketing.

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Photo of the Day

My heart goes out to Mike Brown’s family this evening and to all those affected by Ferguson. The news is extremely disappointing¬†and I think it’s a decision that many people, like myself, just don’t understand. Brown’s family released a statement below:

I know everyone in Seattle is protesting right now, but please stay safe.

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Google Inbox

I’m always looking for new ways to better manage and prioritize all of my various inboxes – for my personal, blog, and work email accounts. Even when I feel like I’ve got it down, I know that there’s always something that I can be doing better. Learning how to tackle email in college was never as hard as it is now. It’s something that I wish my professors would have taught me back then! When Inbox was released earlier this week, I hadn’t learned that much about it, but quickly saw it fill up in my Quora feed and was immediately intrigued by it. I saw an opportunity to snag an invite from a former intern that worked with us and jumped at the chance. I downloaded it, but am still trying to find my way around it and am wondering if I will use it more often from my mobile now than on the web. Also, I thought I would be receiving a few invites to give out as well, but my app is missing the golden ticket!

Does anyone have any tips on how I’ll be able to have my own invites, too? I think it’s also a matter of time before Google makes the app available to everyone too so maybe having the ticket won’t be necessary.

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Out on the Town: 11/19

I know we’re a little bit early on letting you know that The Flavr Blue is going to be in the Bay, but that’s just how excited I am about this! I love when pieces of home find me in the Bay and I’ve been waiting for The Flavr Blue to return back to the Bay Area so there’s no way that I’m missing this show at DNA Lounge. A concert on a Wednesday evening? Looks like we’ll have to find a way to make this work. Also, while we’re thrilled about the San Francisco date, we figured that the group might have fans all over the West Coast so these dates are for you too!

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Lauren Conrad’s Wedding Photos Revealed

It happened! Our LC from Laguna Beach is officially off the market and married to William Tell. We’ve been following her relationship with him via Instagram and they’re basically just the cutest. We only want the best for our Lauren Conrad. After learning that they got marreid just this past Saturday, I’ve been scouring the world wide web trying to get my hands on some photos or Instagrams. Surely, it would only be a matter of time and it took… four days because now US Weekly is giving us the scoop.

We’re giving you all of the information we have below the cut:

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