Oh Seattle…you are looking more and more like San Francisco every day!
I kind of love the emphasis on food in their new features, but who doesn’t love food AMIRITE?
Oh Google, how you always know the way to win over my heart.
It was just a year ago that Pinterest made the move from Palo Alto to San Francisco and now they’ve moved again, but within the city! Today, the Pinterest team moved into their new home and with open spaces and bright windows, the place is gorgeous. Gigaom caught up with founder Ben Silbermann and had the chance to tour the new location and capture some pretty spectacular photos. With over 100 strong and new improvements to the website, the social media network isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.
It used to take me over six months to go back to a blog that I haven’t visited in a while. With my new routine and schedule and the absence of homework, I am able to get through my blogs a lot quicker which frees up more time for me to be creative and to spend more time on posts that mean a lot to me instead of just posting and being done with it. Most of the photographs in this A Collection post came from one blog and go figure it’s called Thriving Twenties so of course we can relate hence why we love it.
Readers, have you heard about the home sharing service called Airbnb? Headquartered in San Francisco, friends first and co-founders second Brian Chesky, Joe Gebbia and Nathan Blecharczyk created the company back in 2008. I first learned about Airbnb through other bloggers on the web who when visiting other cities through events, for work, or for pleasure were opting for the home sharing service over actual hotels. Growing up, I used to love staying in hotels because it is all I’ve ever known, but I like to think that Seattle University taught me a whole lot about community and that is exactly what this service is molded off of. Give your traveling experience a unique twist by staying in someone’s home. You can choose to rent out a private room or the entire home in cities ALL over the world. Airbnb has been on my radar for the last year and now that sharing services are becoming a billion-dollar industry, it is definitely something to pay attention to. Airbnb focuses on home sharing, but I’m sure you’ve heard of Uber, Lyft, and Sidecar too – all ride-sharing service start-ups located in San Francisco and expanding to other cities.
The look of Airbnb’s website is quite impressive and that might be accredited to the co-founders who were all designers previously. The website allows you to view rooms and homes in cities that you are visiting with prices per night/per week/per month along with reviews from other visitors who have stayed with that host. Cruising their website is an experience in itself. It’s a clean concept that has a great deal of depth and I am very excited to someday try it out myself.
Check out this video of co-founder Brian Chesky explaining more of Airbnb on The Today Show here.
Readers have you used it? If so, please share!
For this weekend only, MTV will air three seasons of their hit series The Real World: New York, San Francisco and Las Vegas (because that season was cray!) The marathon comes just in time for the premiere of the newest season, which kicks off in Portland. Why is Seattle never considered part of the Real World marathons? Just once…please.
These new posters for JetBlue Airlines created by Lab Partners for Goodby, Silverstein and Partners are absolutely stunning. I’m highlighting the first one above of course because I adore San Francisco, but the ones underneath the cut are just as pretty.
I need some help from y’all today! Are any of you reading any San Francisco/Bay Area – based blogs? If so, share them with me!
I’m interested in seeing blogs that revolve around fashion/lifestyle/culture/music/food/home/mens/etc.
We’ll start by doing a trade off. My favorite newly San Francisco based blog originally came from Seattle – Social Potato Chips!
Good morning readers! Since we’re doing all Valentine’s Day themed posts this week, I wanted to share with you my favorite Valentine’s Day commercial of the season by Verizon featuring the beautiful city of San Francisco.
Every time I catch this commercial on TV, my heart melts a little.
Your girl is back.
I hope all of you had a wonderful and safe holidays this season. I spent the past four days adventuring in the bay area and for the first time ever – celebrating New Year’s Eve in another city – San Francisco! I’ve always loved the area and have been very fortunate this year to have visited three times. It reminds me so much of Seattle, but is also so different and unique at thee same time that I am fully aware that it is just nothing like home.
Boy took me to see Santa Cruz this time around and I loved the beachy vibe that kind of reminded me of a Southern California city. Along the trip, we traveled around San Jose, had a shopping excursion, AND had In N’ Out – my favorite. it was nice to have a little getaway, but I am so happy to return to the comfort of my own home and to be blogging in my office – the corner of my sectional with my Pendleton blanket.
While I was gone, I happened to miss that Kim Kardash and Kanye got pregnant! Thanks Jeanette for informing me! I’ve got the best friends looking out for me while I am disconnected.
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!