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Blog Roundup

– Because everyone here is obsessed with Blue Bottle’s New Orleans Iced Coffee – here’s how you can prepare your own at home! [BlueBottle] – I pretty much do the short version of this every morning at work ;)

– Our favorite Craigslist Ad of the week.

– How Slack is changing workplace culture [Slate]

– Secret shutters [Circa]

– Emily Schuman talks about how she created her successful blog [Inc.]

– Seattle start-up Tune provides for women studing computer science at UW [Geekwire]

– Kanye changes the name of his new album to “Swish” [The Fader]

– How to execute on choreographing an unforgettable music video by the choreographer who did Tinashe’s “All Hands on Deck” [The Fader]

– An acoustic performance by Lauryn Hill of “Doo Wop (That Thing)” [Pitchfork]

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Yow Yow! Does Portland!

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First vacation of the year – check! I’m finally now at an age where it has become maybe not a little bit easier, but more convenient for my cousins and I to get together. When we were younger, we were on family trips and there were a lot more people around, but now that we’re adults, we get to plan the trip and we get to do all the things we like doing. There’s a sort of an independence that comes with it and I think that’s why I enjoyed my weekend in Portland so much. A handful of my cousins are still in school ie) Grad school, dental school, etc. They’re all smarty pants! Kristie and I have never actually been to Portland before and since one of our cousins is currently living there and in school, we knew it would be the perfect place to visit first.

I had been itching to experience Portland for myself because for years all I’ve heard was that it was better than Seattle, worse than Seattle, more hipster than Seattle, etc. And now that I’ve finally seen it, I have my own opinions to make. First off, Portland is gorgeous. The trees, the bridges, the water – all things that reminded me of home without actually being at home. I love the little neighborhoods – Alberta, Alphabet District, Pearl, NW 23rd – it’s like any other major city that has their own area. I did, however, find the pace of Portland to be much slower, which isn’t necessarily a bad thing, just something I’m not used to. Our cousin also let us borrow his car the first day we were there and I found it to be fairly straightforward to get around. Let’s talk about the things we ate though since that’s usually the only reason why we write these posts.

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Song of the Day

Drake – Draft Day

Is that a Lauryn Hill sample I hear? Love it.

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Song of the Day

Lauryn Hill – Ex-Factor

Quadron performed a cover of this song the other night during the Mayer Hawthorne show and I was embarrassed that everyone in the venue knew that it was a classic and I didn’t. I messed up. How could I not know this song by Lauryn Hill? It’s just so good!

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Cover of the Day

Quadron – Ex Factor (Lauryn Hill cover)

I watched Quadron perform this cover last night opening for Mayer Hawthorne in Oakland and it absolutely blew me away. For one, how did I not realize this was a classic Lauryn Hill song? After leaving, I knew I had to find a video of her performing this cover and while it is amazing, seeing this live is so much better.

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Blog Roundup

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– The Warby Parker bus has come and gone! Veronica and I had a great time at their opening party here in Seattle. To see all of their adventures in the Pacific Northwest, click here for the complete roundup of their highlights.

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– Remembering Ye Mengyuan and Wang Linjia – the two 16-year old girls who lost their lives from the Asiana Airlines Flight 214. The two young girls were headed to camp. [Source]

– Turntable used to be my jam; now I’m all about TuneIn – how the radio is rising through apps. [Source]

– Twitter enables app to have DM synching. [Source]

– Brooklyn Girl: A new type of girl for the guys? [Source]

– Bill Cosby is holding a Cosby Sweater Tournament! Don’t forget to submit your vote. [Source] via Fashionista

– Cheezburger founder Ben Huh discusses what it’s like to let go a third of his employees. [Source]

– George Clooney and Stacey Keibler have split after two years of dating. We were rooting for her! [Source]

– Lauryn Hill began serving her three-month sentence in prison today due to tax evasion. [Source]

– Over 100 late night restaurants in San Francisco sorted by neighborhood and I want to try them ALL! [Source]

– In an attempt to modernize their name – accounting firm – Ernst & Young has decided to rebrand themselves as EY. Unfortunately, EY is also the name of limited edition magazine featuring young male models in barely there clothing. That’s a little awkward. [Source]

– Seattle Met Magazine blog’s list of summer outdoor concerts and shows. SO much Seattle music! [Source]

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Today Is A Lovely Day

Happy International Women’s Day everyone!

To celebrate the meaning of today, I am posting one of my favorite female empowerment anthems! Lauryn Hill’s “Doo Wop (That Thing)” is already one of my favorite songs of all time so I’m glad that I can center it around today.

How are all you ladies celebrating today? Feel free to share your favorite anthems as well!

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Song of the Day

Lauryn Hill – Doo Wop (That Thing)

Sleep got the best of me last night when I missed this performance.

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In the News…

Gwen Stefani will be donating her custom-made John Galliano wedding gown to the Victoria and Albert Design Museum in London. [Source]

Emmanuel Alt has debuted her first cover for Paris Vogue featuring Gisele Bundchen. [Source]

Lady Gaga has designed a bracelet to support the relief efforts in Japan. [Source]

David and Victoria Beckham are expecting a little girl! Finally! [Source]

Olivia Wilde has filed for divorce from her husband Tao Ruspoli. The couple separated last month. [Source]

– The cast of Breaking Dawn have evacuated from their production set in Vancouver due to the tsunami warning. [Source]

Lauryn Hill announces spring tour. [Source]

– Canadian actors Jay Baruchel and Allison Pill are now engaged. [Source]

Ashlee Simpson was seen rebounding with soon-to-be ex-husband Pete Wentz’s friend. Sucha fail. [Source]

Friends will be joining Nick at Nite’s lineup. [Source]

Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel have broken up. I thought this would never happen. Justin and Mila please! [Source]

Isla Fischer and Sascha Baron Cohen have finally revealed the name of their second daughter born last August: Elula Lottie Miriam Cohen. [Source]

Greek actress Spencer Grammer is pregnant. Also, can we note that her father Kelsey Grammer’s new wife is just two years older than his daughter? Gross. [Source]

– A Mexican man has tattooed 82 images of Julia Roberts’ face onto his body. [Source]

Bath & Body Works have created a new line of lotions, shower gels, and and other products dedicated to the Twilight franchise. I swear, I have a lotion that looks exactly like the one above, but I promise it’s not called Twilight Woods. Dumb. [1 2]

– Inspired by Charlie Sheen…the Tiger Blood energy drink. [Source]

Ashley Olson and Justin Bartha have split. [Source]

American Apparel CEO Dov Charney has been slapped with a $260 million lawsuit. [Source]

Lilith Fair ends its run. [Source]

– 14-year old actress Chloe Moretz has admitted that she will probably have plastic surgery done someday by her plastic surgeon father. [Source]

Billy Ray Cyrus will appear on The View on March 18th against daughter Miley’s wishes. [Source]

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