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It’s Almost Sunday!

I don’t know about all of you, but we’re getting incredibly excited for the Super Bowl on Sunday! To get all of you on the same level, here is Marshawn’s press conference with Skittles. I just feel so bad for how much he gets fined. Won’t everyone just leave him alone and let him be him?

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The Money We’ll Never Have

Oh geez, we’re only one month into the year, but already all I’ve been thinking about is money. I’m thinking about my friends who are buying places, a 401K (which FYI I hate thinking about. Logging into Fidelity is death.) my co-workers who are light years ahead of me in investing and whether or not I’m going to continue renting next year. These days, the thought of money is just running my life, but isn’t it for everyone? My friend Toby told me over the holidays that if there’s one advice she could give me it would be tosave. Save now. But unless I’m doing it automatically, it’s difficult for me to know the best way to do that.

Can saving be eating out just one a day on the weekends? Skipping my morning coffee? Spending less on my credit card every month? There’s really no right or wrong answer. I think every 20-year old I know is just trying to figure it out on their own. I stumbled upon this infographic today about what someone has to earn in every state in order to be in the top 1%. Well, it’s just the 1% so the best thing about this infographic is knowing you’re not alone!

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Suzy Kuzy Knit Beer Mitts

I’m such a sucker for really unique items like this. Just this weekend in Portland, the cousins and I stopped by this design shop called LVLY on Division Street in Portland where we came across a ton of amazing items – one of which includes the Ostrich Pillow, which we have talked about before. This knitted mit, however, was designed for beer bottles and beer cans. They’re perfect for the football season! Except… the Super Bowl is about to happen and it’s in Arizona and something like this probably isn’t necessary. There’s always next year! Want your own? Check out the product on Cool Material here.

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Edited Photo of the Day

I can’t get enough of this. To celebrate the Seahawks win yesterday, Michael Bennett hijjacked a police officer’s bicycle and took a ride around the field on it. This is one happy guy.

Here’s the original below, but we obviously love the version above more.

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Ship Your Enemies Glitter

There are plenty of ways to get back at an enemy. A one-liner that cuts deep. Resorting to high school tactics like toilet papering the…outside of their SF apartment, prank calls that really don’t do anything for you. Okay these are bad ideas. The best way to get revenge on someone is to pay this company to ship your enemy glitter because as pretty as it is, there is no one that loves glitter or rather cleaning up the mess that glitter makes. Also, how GOOD is this tagline?

I’m in love with this company’s website though. Readers, do you have someone you’d like to send this too? Will you do it and let us know how it turns out?! We’re dying to know. Apparently, they’re getting so many requests right now. Understandable because everyone hates someone in this world and we’re sure everyone found this website all at once, but hopefully they’ll be up and running again soon.

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Coffee Meets Bagel on Shark Tank

While I’ve never used Coffee Meets Bagel, I do have lots of friends in the Bay Area that have given it a shot. I’ve heard mixed reviews. Some people have gotten dates out of it, but not any long lasting relationships resulting just yet. I’ve also heard of people getting matches that tend to always look alike. The founders of the app, who also happen to be three sisters, went on Shark Tank and watching them was sooooo uncomfortable. Them speaking in unison reminds me of robots.

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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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Music Video of the Day

Sia – Elastic Heart

I heard there was some controversy about the release of the music video this week, but I didn’t read it. I don’t care. I already have an idea of what people could be upset about and it just doesn’t matter. It’s a music video! There have been worse.

I love that Sia brought back Maddie though and with Louis Stevens?! Who would’ve thought they’d make such a good pair? I kind of enjoyed watching it and even stayed until the very end.

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Day One Journal

Whenever we start a new year, I look forward to hearing everyone’s resolutions and seeing what kinds of projects people take on for themselves. I mean, that actually used to be me with Yow Yow! The year before Yow Yow! we had 366 days in the year and I had a camera that I took with me absolutely everywhere. We called it Project 366. A picture a day to capture the end of my high school senior year and the beginning of my college freshman year. It was a lot of work… but when I look back on it? So worth it. Every day was documented and I never missed one. When you take on a project like that, you’re pretty much winning the New Year’s Resolution game.

Since the year has already started, I don’t think I can take on another project right now, but I was really drawn to Day One Journal. I find writing to be a great outlet and therapeutic – I know so because we’ve just been doing this thing for the last six years. I really hope that someone I know takes this on. What a great way to snapshot some of your quick thoughts and even share to social media if you so choose.

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Flowerworks:

I’ve been attracted to very romantic things on the internet lately so when I came across Sarah Illenberger’s series of flowers photographed to look like fireworks, I didn’t want to stop scrolling. They really are just as pretty as they sound. Illenberger is known for her work in photograph, graphic design, and the intersection of art. To purchase these prints for yourself, click here! I always said that I would consider myself a real adult when I could have fresh flowers in my home every week, does a print of what looks like fresh flowers count?

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SF’s Late Night Foods

I haven’t spent as many nights out in the city as I should be and last night happened to be a very unexpected late night. When I’m in Seattle, I know my go-to’s for food – Dick’s Drive In, street meat, Hot Mama’s pizza or Pita Pit (RIP.) However, I haven’t been around the block in SF to know what’s good around here. The people I was with last night introduced me to this very vibrant and colorful eatery called Coco Bang – the perfect stop for Korean bar food and open until 4:00 AM. Christ, can you imagine staying out that late? I’m pretty much a granny. After a night out, a shared meal of fried chicken, kimchi fried rice, and marinated beef was the perfect end to the evening. What I wish I would have tried? The cheesy corn that I’ll remember for next time!

So out of curiosity – SF locals – where do you go for your late night eating?

*note the photo above is not from Coco Bang, but just of kimchi fried rice for reference
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Bride Left at Alter Still Had Her Wedding Photos Taken

There are so few things worst than having to call off your own wedding. It has to be one of the worst experiences that anyone could go through, but bride Shelby Swink wasn’t going to this ruin what could’ve been her day. Instead, she still made the day all about her and that’s probably the best outlook that you could have on a situation like this.

Shelby was set to marry her ex-fiance this past fall after being engaged in the spring and spending two whole seasons planning their wedding. They met back in 2011 at the University of Tennessee and after dating for a few years, he had made the decision to move to her hometown of Memphis to be with her. A few days before the ceremony though, he had called the wedding off telling Shelby that he wasn’t in love with her anymore.

When I think of a wedding called off, all that comes to mind is Carrie Bradshaw and all of the wallowing she had done on her honeymoon. It was completely understandable of course, but Shelby had a different approach. She got strapped into her wedding gown, had her bridemaids and parents come dressed up, and together they took some incredible photos.

“I can’t even describe how liberating and cathartic the trash-the-dress experience was for me,” Shelby says. “The moment the paint hit my dress, I was free. I let go of all the hurt and disappointment and became myself again.”

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How Korean Couples Do PDA

New Year’s Eve is totally a couples holiday, right? I’ve never met a person who was single at the time of New Year’s Eve who has told me that they have loved the holiday. So while it’s New Year’s Eve and all, this post is the most fitting. Americans have varying levels of PDA. Some people are comfortable with it and some people just won’t even go there. Maybe there’s a few people that take it to the extremes too and for those, we like to take pictures and post them because we think it’s funny. In South Korea, you won’t see a lot of the American style PDA that we know of – the kissing and the making out, etc. Instead, you’ll see couples dressing alike to show their affection. In America, sometimes this happens by coincidence, but in South Korea, it’s on purpose. I’m sure to the outside world, it’s a little strange, but I find it to be quite endearing. I don’t think I would ever feel comfortable doing that here in the states, personally, but it’s pretty cute to see a different version of PDA around the world.

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