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The Bay Area Rattled

I experienced my first California earthquake in the middle of the night! When I lived in Seattle, I remembered how those earthquakes felt and none were ever at the level of this one. Going through it, it felt a lot more powerful than I had realized. The earthquake affected all of the Bay Area hitting Napa and Sonoma the hardest and registering at a 6.1 magnitude level. This was the strongest earthquake to shake the Bay Area in the last 25 years.

We’re all safe here in the South Bay and I hope everyone else is doing the same!

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The French Laundry Reviewed By the Cutest Four-Year-Old

I don’t have to much context on The French Laundry, but what I do know is that it is a restaurant in San Francisco considered to be a “very big deal.” And by very big deal, I’m sure it means that all of the plates have food on them that will fit in the palm of your hand, the prices are higher than you would ever believe for just a few bites and you have to make a reservations months in advance. Somebody, please clarify this for me if I am wrong.

San Francisco blog The Bold Italic recently had the most darling 4-year old review the restaurant and as you can imagine she had quite a few words to say. The best part of this review though? The photographs of her trying out the dishes for the first time. Apparently this post is well on its way to becoming one of the blog’s most popular posts ever.

To read the entire review and trust. it’s worth the read – click here.

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Blog Roundup

- Because Burning Man begins this weekend and it is being completely overrun by the tech industry these days. [NY Times]

- Seattle’s 2014 indie rock bands [Seattle Mag]

- 10 SF Startups to watch [Strategy Eye]

- The Burning Man packing checklist [Fest300]

- Don’t give up on your space dreamz. I love flow charts. [GOOD]

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Bay Area Eats:

After eating my favorite Fried Egg Sandwich from Plow two weekends in a row, I decided it was finally time to mix it up a little bit. Outerlands is a brunch spot that I have been itching to try for quite some time. After hearing such good things about it and having a friend that lives somewhat nearby, I decided to set up a date. It’s in the Sunset after all so there’s really no other reason to go over there other than this place. We may have waited nearly an hour or maybe an hour and a half or so to be seated, but it was worth it. Also, this is San Francisco and if you’re not waiting that long for brunch then you’re not going to a very good spot.

(That’s not exactly true, but sort of.)

I decided to order “Eggs in Jail” and for those of you who have been reading Yow Yow! for quite some time, you know that this is a meal that Veronica and I made almost every other week because we were just SO POOR! We were 22 years old and completely satisfied with the childhood meal of frying an egg into the middle of a piece of a toast. On a Friday night, we would each eat two of these, but not before accidentally burning and ruining two before we could eat.

Outerlands made our favorite dish even better by adding tomatoes, bacon, and what we think could be a cauliflower drizzle. We’re really not sure. What I am sure of is that I really loved this twist on a classic college meal. What a throwback!

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Out on the Town: 8/23

I haven’t made my way to as many events in San Francisco as I would’ve like so I feel like by posting about them, I’m making some sort of a commitment. Will anyone else been there? I haven’t listened to Rogue Wave since I was a teenager and obsessed with that song “Eyes.” Are they still a pretty dream pop sleepy band? This is no Capitol Hill Block Party by any means, but I missed Outside Lands last weekend so…

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Blog Roundup

- The Best and Worst Foods to Cure a Hangover [Greatist]

- Some things we don’t really like about San Francisco (don’t worry, we like the rest!) [Refinery 29]

- Cocktails Inspired by Wes Anderson films [Paste]

- What you should never wear to a wedding [WhoWhatWear]

- “I Found Out The Hard Way That My Cousin is a Porn Star” [The Hundreds] Wow – best thing I’ve read in a long time.

- Nicole Richie tells Oprah about the easiest and hardest part about marriage. [Refinery 29]

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Wedding Mondays

I couldn’t wait to get home from work today just so that I could share this video with you all. We missed out on having a Wedding Monday last week, but I think that’s partially because this one was too good. In fact, it’s so good it makes up for two weeks instead of one. There is nothing that I didn’t love about Darren and Yvette’s wedding from the Geronimo balloons, the first look, the sparkly bridesmaids dresses, and of course the groom shedding a few tears. Okay, more than a few. Everything about this wedding is so wonderfully sweet.

To view the rest of the feature on Style Me Pretty, click here!

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The Weekend: Lots of Things!

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It’s been two weeks since we’ve had one of these posts and so much has happened! I didn’t have time to post last weekend’s highlights so I’m combining it with this lovely holiday weekend. Some of my best girl friends from Seattle flew to see Ash and I for the long weekend and like any vacation we jam packed our days from start to finish. It’s interesting how the trips you plan when you are out of college and “more of an adult” shift from the vacation breaks you had when you were in school. Instead of traveling to cities where you plan on drinking constantly and sleeping in because of your hangovers, you’re waking up at 8:00 and getting your morning started. (Sort of like how the five of us would any day!) Instead of drinking, we put our money towards amazing meals and instead of going to bars, we went wine tasting in Sonoma. So there.

- also don’t those fireworks look great?! They went off Wednesday evening in San Francisco after the Giant’s game and they looked a whole lot better than the ones we tried to watch on 4th of July from this view.

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I did my first hike with some co-workers at Rancho San Antonio Open Space last weekend! There really are some gorgeous views here in the Bay Area.

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On Sunday afternoon, we caught a free concert from Yuna and Allen Stone at Stern Grove. We had never been over to this area before, but we loved how it was just kind of hidden in this park and large enough to hold a concert and fit THIS many people. It’s definitely one of the prettiest venues I’ve ever been to.

We’ve been watching episodes of this on Netflix.

We got athletic and competitive during our pre 4th of July company picnic with Bubble Soccer.

Happy 4th from the Seattle gang!

Visiting our Ash at Stanford

Hope everyone had a wonderful weekend!

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Currently Craving:

I read about this new restaurant in the financial district in SF on Quora today called Sushirrito and HAD to check it out. They’re pretty much calling it a sushi burrito, but doesn’t it also kind of look like a sushi hand roll. Either way, I would be happy with it. I hear that the lines for this place around lunch time are around the corner and crazy. They don’t have a very diverse menu, but do they really need to? I think the one above is the tuna option and I’m so hungry right now I wish someone would Postmates this to me. Yum.

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Blog Roundup

- Garden State gets its own vinyl [Prefix Mag]

- American Apparel’s CEO Dov Charney gets fired [The New York Times]

- 13 Summer movies every guy should see [Cool Material]

- A photo series of “What the World Eats” [Trendland]

- Free outdoor movie screenings all over the Bay Area [Thrillist]

- How to set a table in 10 seconds

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In Things I Ate Yesterday

I typically try to photograph interesting (or really great looking) things that I eat, but I forgot to catch this one yesterday. Lucky for me, 7×7 happened to have it featured on their blog. Looking for a quick bite yesterday, we stopped in to Craftsman and Wolves where we picked up this muffin with an egg inside! Yesterday, was very egg filled themed. I don’t mind it.

This little gem is called The Rebel Within /  asiago, sausage, green onion, soft cooked farm egg and it’s pretty tasty.

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The Weekend: 5 Things

Tenzing’s first time eating In N’ Out! We went all out.

Happy 5th birthday party to my favorite company!

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Steven Alan eyewear. Of course I poked myself in the eye while trying on a pair.

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Space themed greeting cards at Steven Alan.

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Three strawberry-lemonades at Plow, please.

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Currently Craving:

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I’ve eaten at Plow in Potrero Hill several times and each time I’ve always ended up with meals that I have been satisfied with, but haven’t stuck around to be a regular order. Today, was a game changer. At brunch with Mandi, she introduced me to the fried egg sandwich and it was pretty much the most amazing meal I’ve had in a long time.

fried egg sandwich   two eggs fried soft, cheddar, aioli, frisee, crispy potatoes  11  add Nueske bacon  13.5

In fact, I’m craving it HARD right now because I had dinner at 4 and now I am starved. Not only do you have the option to add bacon to your sandwich, but you can also add avocado which we all know is like the sprinkles of sandwiches. It’s a little messy since your second bite might make your egg crack, but that’s not necessarily a bad thing. In fact, it’s the best. Runny eggs. YES.

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SoundCloud’s New Berlin Office

In my previous job, I dreamed of the days when I would no longer have to work in a cubicle. Even when I was in finance, I had the privilege of working in an open desk environment. I could literally see nearly every person within my view on my floor. There were no offices for VPs, managers, or the CEO and the reason for that being was because they wanted to establish some kind of equality and a platform for people to be able to share and receive feedback and foster open communication. Cubicles don’t really do that. In fact, all they do is make people hide. I’m super fortunate now that I am back to that open environment again. Before my company moved into the office we are at now, they actually stripped away all of the carpet, broke down a few walls and reconstructed the entire two floors that we own to make it something even better.  So when I learn that other companies are basically doing the same, you can bet that that will catch my attention. Take a look at SoundCloud’s new office in Berlin:

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