Every night, around the same time every night, I do this thing where I start to get a little hungry and like that scene in Hook I start to think about what I would want to be eating if I could just magically make it appear! I know people are two things: a spam person or not a spam person, but I was raised on this stuff and had it for breakfast almost every weekend so I most definitely am a spam eater. When I was in Seattle last weekend, I was upset that I didn’t have time to stop by Kona Kitchen to pick myself up some of these and a side of mac salad! Oh the woes of no longer living in Seattle…
Just constantly hungry.
All this week, I couldn’t wait for Thursday because that meant the first game of the season for our Seattle Seahawks! It was a great win and a great start to what is about to be an amazing season! Seattle looked gorgeous today and I’m really looking forward to being back there in less than a week. Today’s first game also meant a rivalry between me and a coworker. I’m very lucky that Seattle came out on top because being in 49’er territory, I probably would have never heard the end of it!
Want to hear something else that was brutal? We gathered for the game today at 5:30 and the sound in our cafe wasn’t working so we watched the entire first half of the game in silence. Then at halftime, we all rushed home to our respective homes and a television with sound.
Because of this technical difficulty, it meant I had to miss not only Pharrell’s performance at the pre-show, but Ariana Grande’s performance of the national anthem! Where can I get a bedazzled jersey like that? Amazing.
- 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]
So this video came out in 2011 and even though Capitol Hill has changed a lot since then, the one shown in this video is the one that I love and miss. Someone posted this the other day which then showed up on my Facebook feed with a caption along the lines of “thank god, I don’t live anywhere near downtown.” Child, please, Capitol Hill didn’t want you to begin with.
I love Linda’s brunch. I love Unicorn drinks and $2 PBR’s. Haters get out.
It is with such a heavy heart that we report Chris Walla’s departure from Death Cab For Cutie. Technically, this news was released yesterday morning, but I couldn’t even bring myself to write about this until late today. Death Cab For Cutie was the first band that I consider myself having any attachment to growing up. Having followed them from their first album until their latest and having seen them perform three times it is hard for me to grasp what the band will look like without Chris. I remember on my journey to becoming a music booking extraordinaire, I made my end goal being able to book either Minus the Bear or Death Cab For Cutie.
While most people are huge fans of their front man Ben, I’ve always been a fan of Chris. Chris, at one point, even ventured off to create his first solo album which I remember having on repeat during my teenage years. The band has been together for 17 years until now and while I am sad about this news, I know that this is just normal – that it happens to many bands, but I just didn’t want it to happen to my band.
Chris will perform his last show with the band on September 19th in Victoria B.C. for the Rifflandia Festival. His full statement released to The Stranger can be found at the source below. We’ll miss you Chris. Thanks for everything.
When I first read this poster, I thought this said “Barf Fest.” Lol. Spokane is getting their first music festival and you know what? The lineup ain’t bad! Their local acts are amazing – Pickwick, Beat Connection, La Luz. Whoever is running ship on this festival did a wonderful job for a first lineup. This couldn’t have been easy. Enjoy Spokane! This sounds like fun!
Readers, I am very excited to announce that Kitchensurfing, a company that I blogged about just last month, has officially launched in Seattle as of July 15th! You may or may not remember, but Kitchensurfing is a company that allows you to host the dinner party of your dreams without actually doing all of the work. You actually hire a local chef in your city who will come and prepare a meal for your significant other, friends, or family – ingredients, supplies, and cleaning included for just one price. I know it sounds like it’s too good to be true, but that’s why it is amazing. I am itching to try it out myself, but since I haven’t had the opportunity yet, I’m counting on my Seattle friends to take the plunge first for me!
To learn more, visit their website here. Seattle is the sixth city that Kitchensurfing is opening in.
Happy Wedding Mondays everyone! I am pretty excited to be sharing this video with you all today because it happens to be a friend of my brother’s friend.
Typically, I am never really connected to the people that are in these wedding videos and in this case, I still am not, but that doesn’t change how I feel about what’s happening in them. This sweet wedding video shot in Seattle was done by Rainy Parade Films and it really tug at my heart strings watching it last week and so I decided to save it specifically for this moment.
And now that the Nordstrom Anniversary sale is live, I can finally share with you all of my purchases from this past week!
‘Maisie’ Top Coat for those blistering winds in San Francisco in the fall/winter and trips to Seattle!
For nights out in the city and dress-up work days – Topshop Cutaway Wrap Back Shell. The draping is just the best part of this top.
Grey Munro ‘Kara’ Suede booties – for the perfect long-sleeved dresses to wear with in the upcoming season!
I’m very fortunate to have had Ashley and Nadia save me by having the Nordstrom card and giving me early access to the Nordstrom sale this year, but who knows if I’ll have that special treatment next year. Looks like it’s time to apply for my own card :)
I was informed this week that I just missed the Ballard Seafood Festival back in Seattle this past weekend and all I could think of was how badly I was craving Ivar’s Clam and Chips and a bowl of their Clam Chowder. It was a tradition for my family to have dinner out at Ivar’s every so often and the clams and clam chowder were always my favorite. As we got older, we started eating out less, but that didn’t stop my dad from purchasing the clam chowder packets from Ivar’s that you could buy at the store and make at home yourself. If I have a chance to eat it here, I typically order it, but let’s be real – it just doesn’t compare.
I’m headed home in a couple months and flying out of my favorite terminal that just so happens to have an Ivar’s stop in it. Nailin’ it, you guys.
It pains me to have to miss Capitol Hill Block Party this year – the first in many years! It used to be the event that I looked forward to the most every summer not only because it was just so much fun, but because it took place in my neighborhood. I’m missing it this year (for a while I thought I was actually going to fly back for it) and while I’m disappointed I won’t be there, I know that the festival won’t disappoint. They’ve got such a great lineup and I wish I were there! My friend from back home, Lucas, sent this photo over to me last week from the Girl Talk set last summer on a flier promoting Capitol Hill Block Party.
- What the biggest companies are from each state [Gizmodo]
- America’s coolest rooftop bars [Travel and Leisure] whoo Seattle!
- 10 menswear blogs every guy should know [Cool Material] I’m reading them too!
- 12 menswear Instagrammers to follow [Cool Material]
- Dov Charney to sue American Apparel [Refinery29]
- All the jobs and the money you can be making in them – a chart! [Vox]
I can’t believe this is the first time I’m featuring a song by Craft Spells on Yow Yow! I came to terms last night that I would not be attending any Seattle music festivals this year and while that broke my heart, I knew that I still had Outside Lands and Treasure Island in San Francisco to look forward to. I remember seeing Craft Spells for the first time at Bumbershoot a couple of years ago and thought they were so amazing and so fun to listen to. I’m very excited to be sharing this song with you today even if it is 3 years old!
The best moments are when you re-discover songs that you loved and realized you haven’t featured it as a “Song of the Day.”