Oh Seattle…you are looking more and more like San Francisco every day!
Without even noticing, every “A Collection” post has some sort of a theme. I always enjoy going back and looking at the different sets asking myself what the common theme was. What was I feeling that day? Why did I select this photo, that photo, and this series of photos? I started writing this about a fourth into completing this post and I noticed that all of the photographs are pretty simplistic, but also muted. There are times when I won’t remember why there is a theme, but I think this completely embodies how I’m feeling right now. Somewhat muted, but it’s a refreshing time right now because there is so much that is unknown. Also – Seattle has the hottest weather in all of the country right now, which is incredible and NEVER happens. Funny, because you would think that these photos would be much brighter to resemble that, but they are not. Surprise!
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.
A trend that I am loving with retail stores is when they take their goods out on the road with them. Urban Outfitters had their pop-up shop. Warby Parker is spending weeks in different cities interacting with the locals and meeting their fans. Now, BHLDN is introducing their traveling trunk show to celebrate the third location of their newest store in California. They will hit up 6 Anthropologie stores on their travels (including Seattle!) and bringing with them their gowns for brides-to-be. BHLDN gowns are gorgeous, classic, and vintage, but a girl’s wedding day is going to be one of the most important days of her life so selecting one without trying it on can be a little nerve-wracking.
I’ve brought up Airbnb several times on Yow Yow! and in the past I’ve discussed their business and how well it is being received by users all over the world. What you don’t know is that I also like to peruse Airbnb sometimes just for fun so that I can be awakened to some of the most amazing spaces that exist without us even knowing. Today, I came across The Recycled House located in Charlottesville, VA and you won’t believe how incredible it looks inside. For $250 a night? Why yes, I’d love to stay for a visit!
Good morning readers!
It’s Monday morning which means that every day we get through means that we’re just a little bit closer to the weekend. This past weekend, however, was centered around one aspect of my life – a community that I had grown to love. Through a visit, I was finally able to close the door on one chapter and say goodbye to a beautiful space that taught me how to love, to share, to forgive, and to heal. Camp Don Bosco, what an amazing place you are.
On that note, I wanted to share with you all a few more spaces – but in the sense of Weddings because it is after all, Wedding Mondays here on Yow Yow! Buzzfeed recently compiled a list of 22 venues that are some of the coolest places to get married and Washington has snagged two of those spots with Sodo Park and Treehouse Point in Issaquah. Click here to view the rest of the list!
No matter how many movies they make or how many articles they write about how unhealthy McDonald’s can be, there is still something that draws people to this restaurant. I was just telling Kevin tonight that all I wanted was a Big Mac, Fish Fillet, and 2 for $1 baked apple pies. Obviously, this would not have been consumed all at once, but it is still what I wanted.
People from all walks of life all over the country are consuming McDonald’s. One man named Nolan Conway was intrigued by this diversity and spent the past year traveling all over the country to photograph hundreds of different people eating at McDonald’s restaurants. Check out a snippet of the photo series here.
The problem with traveling is that when you are able to travel, you sometimes don’t have the money. And when you have the money, you don’t have the time to travel. How do people win at this?
I’m not in any place where I can travel right now, but it’s not like I don’t think about it. Often. I came across this photograph of the Makanyane Safari Lodge in South Africa today on The Fancy and instantly fell into swoon. What an incredible image and experience this could be. I don’t even want to talk about how much this experience would cost though.
I am such a sucker for love story webisodes. We all remember my obsession with Casual: The Series, don’t we? Of course we do. Well this is the second installment from Free People’s “Roshambo” series that we were first introduced to back in January. In this video, we are taken back to a time before Sheila and Chris reunite on the streets of New York and are shown how Sheila copes with her breakup with Chris. A trip to Rio with her best friends? Can’t get any better than that. I am so excited about this series because even without a lot of dialogue Sheila’s feelings are relatable. It’s a beautiful series altogether, but there needs to be more Chris Abbott, please.
Watch the first video under the cut:
Designer Vivienne Westwood is bringing her creativity to the new uniforms that the Virgin Atlantic crew will be donning. Above is just a snippet of what we may find – the airline’s signature red, but the designer’s famous cut and folds. So how did this partnership come to be? Apparently Vivienne and Westwood and Richard Branson are old pals. Sort of. Back when Branson was well into the music scene, he signed Malcolm McLaren’s (Vivienne’s old flame) band, The Sex Pistols, to his record label. The collection will debut on the runway this coming July.
I’ve read my fair share of odd job postings, but this one might take the cake. Norway is currently seeking someone who would be willing to spend three weeks in the Arctic wilderness spotting polar bears. Yes, that is the job. Three weeks. Bring your music devices.
The governor’s office on the remote northern islands of Svalbard is seeking a polar bear spotter to warn researchers doing projects in the region.
The job starts July 8 and also requires previous experience with the outdoors, good polar bear spotting skills and a competence with firearms. But Helge Solli from the governor’s office says the successful candidate likely won’t have to use a gun “just as long as they have a loud voice” to scare off any bears.
There are an estimated 3,000 polar bears in the Svalbard archipelago, which has a human population of about 2,400.
I’m not really sure about the firearms, but I think if you’ve got good polar bear spotting skills, you’re in!
It’s no secret that flying on Virgin America is what we call a good decision. Everything that you can do on your flight makes traveling go by so much faster! With music, food, movies, chatting from seat-to-seat, Richard Branson is now tapping into another hot market. Dating. For the past couple of weeks, we’ve been talking about how difficult it can be to date these days, but would you believe that many people actually…meet on flights? Everything starts with a good conversation and Branson knows that. A new feature that you can find on Virgin America flights is the ability for passengers to send each other anonymous drinks, snacks, and meals…because nothing says ‘I’m into you’ more than filling a person’s stomach! If that isn’t obvious enough, you can also send a passenger a pretty blunt text about your feelings. That’s a little too much for us, but to each his/her own.
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.