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Portland’s Hipster Santa

A very hipster Santa has popped up in a Portland mall and is meeting with kids and posing for photos. This is definitely not like the Santa I knew growing up, but – it’s 2015. Anything can happen apparently. Instead of wearing that red velvety suit, this Santa is wearing a sweater, jeans, and sporting the worst 2015 trend of all – the man bun. Notice anything about that chair he’s sitting on? It’s the PDX carpet print!

The commentary from this video is so awk, but so great.


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Love / Make 2015

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Last Sunday, Mandi and I had a total girls day by attending The Bold Italic’s Love / Make event. It’s basically a hipster wedding expo and from the minute we stepped foot into Terra Gallery in SOMA, we were in love. This may have also been because when we arrived, we were told that we were receiving two free drink tickets!

Earlier in the week, Mandi and I had made plans to get together, but weren’t quite set on the plans yet. When I had heard about Love / Make, I immediately texted her and we had a brief conversation about it:

Me: There’s a wedding expo on Sunday

Her: I know! The Bold Italic.

Me: I mean…we could go

Her: I mean would it be weird…? Becuase like we should if it’s not… We could go for Yow Yow, but really for us.

Me: haha we could go for Yow Yow

Her: Omg let’s go. Who are we kidding?

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Hipster Business Name

There are so many of these in San Francisco, it’s insane. Click here to find your own. Might also work for blogs as well.

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The Seattle Hipster

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.

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A Map of Hip America

Some may call it a nightmare or annoying to have lived in a hipster nation for four years, but can I just say – I loved every second of it? The Capitol Hill neighborhood of Seattle is one place that I cannot shut up about. My only qualm with it recently is all the basic people that have started to overrun it around the time when I left. I’m a music snob and I’m somewhat of a hipster snob, unfortunately. At the end of January (good lord, it has taken me about a month to write this post) Kevin sent me this Gawker article about where to find neighborhoods like my favorite Capitol Hill all over the country.

Who wants to plan a road trip? I need to be with my people.

Check out the article here! Do you live in any of these places? Are they really that hipster? Did the Gawker do a good job or did they disappoint us?

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Hipster Beard Transplants

Hipster beard transplants are the subject of one of the most interesting things I have read this week. Why is it that we love them so much? Does it make a guy instantly cool? Do girls swoon over them so much that we forget just how itchy/scratchy/scruffy they can become. Seriously, it has the ability to irritate a girl’s face, but yet we’re willing to take that because of how good it looks? Yes.

Men are desiring this look so much that they are ready to shove out $3,000-$7,000 to gain a little more facial hair and to become a little more hip.

Let’s get to the science of things. How does one acquire a hipster beard via transplant?

The doctor takes hair from the patient’s head, then implants it using micro-incisions on the face. This is done under local anesthesia and takes about eight hours. If the man is balding and would rather preserve what little hair he has left, this process can also use chest hair.

Once the hair is implanted, it will fall out. But, the idea is that the root remains in the man’s face and continues to grow into a full beard.


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Knock (to unlock) App

Leave it to my co-workers to teach me something new everyday. This app has been out since late October, but the trailer for it was just too good and blogworthy. If you’re tired of having to continuously type in your password, all you have to do is install the Knock app. Knock twice on your iPhone and your Mac unlocks. I’ve heard that it doesn’t work every time and it might be a little bit silly if you are constantly knocking on your phone and it doesn’t unlock, but we are the generation of laziness so… YOLO?

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The Weekend: 5 Things


I can’t remember if I have mentioned this on Yow Yow! yet, but this month I am helping my friend Toby with her wedding planning gig and as her trusted little “minion” I accompanied her to Michael’s the other day so that we could pick out decorations! I’m so excited about this opportunity because it’s a combination of two things that I already love – weddings and event planning. We’ll keep you posted every step of the way.


When you’re in college, most of your friends typically live near school not just because it’s convenient for you and your friendship, but because it is convenient for them as well. When college ends, your friends disperse and that’s when the real challenge occurs. How do you remain close when you are no longer a couple doors down or a few blocks across? Meghan as since relocated to Maple Leaf in Seattle and we spent the afternoon catching up on her porch. Last year, I asked Meghan to write a guest post for Yow Yow and usually I leave this open ended hoping that my friends writing will share a story about themselves or their own insight. Instead, she wrote a mini biography on me and it was the sweetest thing I’ve ever seen.  I’ve asked her to write a follow-up post for Yow Yow! again and I have no doubts at all that she won’t surprise us with something spectacular.


Sunday brunch right on Lake Union!


I hadn’t been back to the Seattle Art Museum Outdoor Sculpture Park since it first opened – literally opening day! It was so nice to return to this space to see how it has changed over the years. We also didn’t want to miss an opportunity to “make” a photograph artsy ourselves.


When we decided to eat at Momiji for dinner we didn’t expect that they would have outdoor seating now next to their Japanese Garden. Of course, we had to take advantage of it and on a sunny Sunday.

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Where Hipsters Live in Major Cities By Yelp

Oh yes, we see you Capitol Hill. Way to represent.

This project by Yelp is actually very interesting and completely tracks the neighborhoods in which hipsters are residing in. Given the map above, I’d say this is pretty accurate.


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Top Posts of the Week

With the nice weather out in Seattle, I have been spending less time on  the computer and more time outside and with great company! Obviously by doing that, I have gotten behind on posts for the week. Apologies. Instead of making an individual post for each, we’re doing a roundup and playing catch up!


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5 Reasons Why I Love The Mariners Bearded Cap

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1. First off, the beaded cap on kids will be the most endearing thing you’eve ever seen. Just imagine what it looks like to see a 4-year old girl instantly transform into a bearded man. That’s some circus stuff right there.

2. The knitted bearded cap is so warm! I’ve worn it for a total of 6 minutes now and have already had to take it off for fear of becoming too hot in it.

3. It’s so Seattle. Beards. Cap. Mariners. A creation like this is something that would only come from this city.

4. You can instantly hipster-fy your bearded cap by adding a pair of hipster glasses to it. I chose Warby Parker.

5. There is nothing better than going to a Mariners game and seeing a bunch of goofy looking people in a sea of bearded caps! Instant bonding moment.

Bonus Reason: You might be able to sip your beer through the mouth hole…but we haven’t tried this move yet.

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A Collection Part 35

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.

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