Tag Archives: Seattle

Kitchensurfing Launches in Seattle

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.

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Wedding Mondays

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.

Hey Heing.

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.

Enjoy!

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Proud Owner:

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!

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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.

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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 :)

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Currently Craving:

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.

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Serious FOMO

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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.

Nailing it.

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Blog Roundup

- 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]

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Song of the Day

Craft Spells – Scandinavian Crush

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!

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Song of the Day

Barcelona – OnOff

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.”

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Prayers for Seattle Pacific University

I was shocked to hear this afternoon about an hour after it happened that another school shooting had taken place and this time at Seattle Pacific University. My thoughts and prayers are with the entire SPU community.

It is a tragedy for an incident like this to happen just one week before these students graduate. This kind of memory is not how any student should end their college career and I am heartbroken for the students and the families of these students because they are not able to have the celebration that they truly deserve.

We can post on social media all we want and write a number of blog posts about incidents like these. I feel like I addressed the UCSB shooting just a couple weeks ago (because I actually did.) but it doesn’t change anything. I want to know what it’s really going to take for people to start taking action and to make a stand on gun control. I understand the frustration that people are feeling from this and my only hope is that this can be resolved soon.

I hope that we can all reach a point one day where we don’t have to write about our feelings on this on social media and blog posts because by then the voices have already been heard.

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Currently Craving:

Some people want cookies and milk before bed. I literally just want to have a different kind of sushi roll every night before I go to sleep. I know it’s not a very normal craving, but it just tastes so good…how could you not want it? I think this is what I always seem to want because there was one night in college when Mathew, Ashley, and I decided to grab sushi at Umi Sake House for a midnight happy hour.

Why go to bed with street meat or a Dick’s hamburger or even a greasy slice of pizza in the pit of your stomach when you can have sushi?

That’s what I’m saying every day.

 

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Yow Yow! Goes Back to Seattle!

I’m starting to think that no matter how often I go back to Seattle or how long I stay, it will never be enough. I took a trip back last weekend for the long holiday and those three days quickly escaped from me. While I saw most of the friends I wanted to see, I didn’t see all of them. I didn’t get to eat at all my favorite places or venture back to my old hometown. We did as much as we could though! However, it looks like some of the things that we didn’t get to do will just have to roll over into our next trip!

Pictured above: a view of the prettiest chandelier at The Walrus and the Carpenter in Ballard. I absolutely love this little town and this was my first time stopping by this restaurant. It opens at 4 and you’ve got to be in line by the time it opens if you want to grab a seat without waiting. We got pretty lucky!

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Blog Roundup

  • The Reading Rainbow Kickstarter raised $1.5 in less than 24 hours. [Source]
  • Snapchat’s CEO is nailin’ it. [Source]
  • Apple acquires Beats Electronics for $3 Billion. [Source]

  • 25 Things you didn’t know about Boy Meets World [Source]

  • This previous hotel lobby is now a gorgeous 2 Bedroom Loft in Seattle [Source]
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Music Video of the Day

When this song was first released, I was so excited about it. I probably listened to it every day last summer. This weekend I’m flying back to my hometown, but completely blowing it and missing them at Sasquatch. I can’t win. All I got was this music video and that no where near compares to a live performance from them. For everyone seeing them at the Gorge – have so much fun!

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Happy Long Weekend!

We Out Here!

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Currently Craving:

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If there’s anything I could eat all summer long, it would be corn. On just about everything. Is it not the vegetable mascot of the season?! One of my favorite restaurants in Seattle – Oddfellows – served up this herbed ricotta ravioli with corn relish for meatless Monday today. I hope it’s still available when I get into town this weekend!

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