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Blog Roundup

  • Cheese triggers same part of the brain as hard drugs [Standard]
  • The Dos and Don’ts of Instagramming your proposal [WhoWhatWear]
  • 30 Traditional Wedding Rules You Should Break [Style Me Pretty]

  • An adorable trip between a dad and his daughter [Upworthy]
  • How much should you spend on a wedding gift [WhoWhatWear]
  • 17 Reasons Why People Have a Mid-Life Crisis in Their 20’s [Thought Catalog]

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Starbucks to Open 20,000 SQ Foot Location in New York

BIG news. Starbucks is opening a 20,000 square-foot location in New York in 2018. Just wrap your head around that for a second. This will be the largest location out of all their stores – even out of the gazillion locations in Seattle and that’s where they are originally from. I just went to New York a few weeks ago for the first time and I remember Mandi telling me that New York just isn’t known for its coffee. I had a latte at Donut Plant that I liked, but for some reason just like I thought Seattle was the hub for coffee, I thought New York would be the same. I even got a drink at Starbucks when I was there and it was kind of awful and made me miss the one I go to regularly in the Bay Area. Hopefully, this new location won’t disappoint though. This location will be the second version of the Roastery located in Capitol Hill and will essentially be the East Coast version of it.

By the way, if you haven’t stop by for a visit, it is stunning. You don’t need to spend too much time there, but there’s a lot to see and it’s one of the fancier locations in the entire Seattle area. The New York City Roastery will live in a new building that is currently in construction in Chelsea.

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Panorama Music Festival 2016

From the creators of Coachella…

The festival will take place in the same location as Governor’s Ball and my guess is that Governor’s Ball organizers aren’t happy about it.

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Governor’s Ball 2016 Lineup

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Out of all of the music festival lineups that were released this week, Governor’s Ball is the one that I’m the most excited about… but probably the one I’ll be least likely to attend only because I don’t think I’ll have a chance to go to New York twice this year! There’s been rumors that this is actually the best Governor’s Ball lineup that anyone has ever seen and I’m not arguing that. At first sight, I was in shock at how amazing these acts are and how lucky these attendees will be to get to see these people LIVE! Who am I most excited about? Oh so many…

  • Father John Misty
  • Chet Faker
  • Years & Years
  • Lord Huron
  • Death Cab for Cutie (always!)
  • Kanye
  • Miike Snow
  • Two Door Cinema Club
  • Miguel
  • Jamie XX
  • Bloc Party
  • Galantis
  • Vic Mensa

Wow even looking at this lineup again, there were a few people that I realized I didn’t even see the first time around!

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Blog Roundup

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Wedding Mondays

We are doing this so last minute! I didn’t think that I was going to have one for today and for a split second even thought that I could just hold it off until next Monday, but then I thought… I have 33 more minutes left and I don’t want to disappoint. I was first drawn to this wedding because of Amanda’s stunning wedding dress from Basix Black Label purchased at Lovely Bride. The details, the long sleeves, and the beading – it’s all a romantic’s dream. Her and Sean seem like a very classic couple and the New York backdrop was a no brainer selection for them. Usually when I’m scrolling through all the pictures of a wedding that I can’t wait to see more of, I usually hold my breath hoping that there’s a wedding video at the end waiting for me. Sure enough, there was. Sean’s daughter intro’ed the video with a touching speech followed by the bride and groom sharing vows and footage of the flawless couple.

I love that Amanda wore her hair up for the ceremony and photos and down for the reception. It’s perfect.

To view the rest of the feature on Green Wedding Shoes, click here!

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Wedding Mondays

Good morning everyone! There’s nothing like a holiday weekend with family to rejuvenate you and spring you back into a Monday. As tiring as traveling can be (okay, I was on an hour long flight,) I’m feeling more refreshed than ever and ready to end this year on a high note. We’re back on our Wedding Mondays routine and it feels pretty good.

This morning I’m sharing with you all a dream of a wedding video! While I’ve never even been to New York, I’m so envious of all the rooftop weddings that get to take place there. There is nothing more chic than exchanging nuptials at the top of a building as the sun is going down.

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Things Julian Casablancas Says

Questions:

1. What is Julian Casablancas doing in GQ?

2. What? This quote?

3. What does he even have against brunch? Especially brunch in New York, which I hear is actually pretty good.

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Cardiknox Does Capitol Hill

We’re five sleeps away from Seattle and I’m already getting nostalgic. Last year we blogged about a band called Cardiknox currently in Brooklyn, but originally from Seattle – at least one half of them was from there anyways. They recently did a photo shoot with Free People back in my old stomping grounds of Capitol Hill and it’s basically…perfect. They hit up my favorite spots, walked my favorite streets, and looked exceptional while doing so. Here are some of my favorite snaps, but don’t take my word for it – you’ll have to check out the full spread on the Free People blog here. Above, the duo is at one of my favorite restaurants – Oddfellow’s – on the secret outdoor patio that is a dream!

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Governors Ball 2014

The music festival released their entire lineup this morning via a full-page ad in the New York Times. Old school, we respect it. As expected, we knew that Outkast would be on the lineup, but there are also some other artists that we are dying to see: Papa, Banks, Janelle Monae, The 1975, and the RETURN of Foster the People. Overall this lineup is amazing. If Bumbershoot or Block Party had the same one, I would buy my tickets in a heart beat.

Tickets go on sale today at 3PM.

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EatWith

photo cred | All Things D

It’s an extremely exciting time period that we are all witnessing right now. When living in Seattle, I was interested in tech on such a high level and now that I’m here living and working in the heart of it, my interests have heightened even more. I don’t think my parents ever thought that they would have a chance to witness a time when startups would become so focused on the sharing community, but here it is. It was a feeling that I experienced and treasured in college, but now that the community is spanning across the country and across the world through technology, it is startling to see it take over in ways that people never thought possible. Airbnb, Lyft, to list a few and now EatWith – a startup that came from Israel that I’m itching to talk about. While traveling, EatWith acts as a platform that allows you to eat with local families for a more unique experience and promote communication and interpersonal interaction. The service recently came to the United States back in July and kicked off with New York hoping to add cities like Miami and San Francisco soon.

How exactly does it work?

If you’re interested in hosting, an EatWith representative will swing by to meet with you, check out your digs and judge your cooking. If deemed worthy, you then set up a profile and advertise your own brunches, lunches and dinner parties, often with themes (such as a Cinco de Mayo brunch, a contemporary Thai-Brazilian feast, or a “crazy dinner of borscht and flautas”). Hosts also set a suggested donation per attendee.

If you’re a guest seeking a slice of local life, you can search the website by location and apply for a seat at a gathering nearby. The host will assess your online profile, start a dialogue with you and decide whether to accept you as a guest.

Meals will typically range from $25-$50 per guest with EatWith taking 15% of each transaction. All Things D calls it the “Airbnb for meals.”

I actually just checked out the website myself and would find myself using it (if it came to San Francisco) for potential dinner parties. Has anyone used it or read any reviews yet?

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**Update 12/8 – They are actually already in San Francisco too!

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Blog Roundup

  • The world’s largest Ferris Wheel will be built and live in Staten Island, New York. [Source]
  • How to saber a champagne bottle [Source] I watched my co-worker and his roommate do this and it was awesome…but also awesomely dangerous so don’t attempt if you think you can’t.
  • Former Seattle Real World castmate Irene tells the true story from her season. [Source]
  • A $4 spaghetti recipe that tastes as good as the $24 one. [Source] I’m all about those life hacks. 
  • The best ice cream spots in San Francisco via Thrillist– however my co-worker Sheila would not agree with this list and I take her opinion on ice cream pretty seriously.
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Take Me There:

When most people travel, no one really expresses how staying at a hotel is one of their favorite parts about a trip, but for me it is. For many, hotels are just a place where you sleep at night and nothing more. However, a great hotel can enhance your traveling and your experience. This past summer, I stayed at Hotel Monaco in San Francisco and felt inspired just being in the room. It was the type of modern glamour in a hotel that I never thought I would be attracted to, but was. The wallpapers were refreshing and made me feel inspired to get work done while I was there.  It was a comfortable stay and even though I just booked my tickets home and won’t be staying in a hotel, I am looking forward to the next time that I do!

The Wythe Hotel located in Williamsburg sure is pretty, don’t you think?

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Take Me There:

We’ve got an unusual case for our “Take Me There” post this week and that’s because instead of wanting to be on a tropical island or a tourist spot or even home here in Seattle, we’d rather be at New York Fashion Week for Spring RTW 2014! We’ve been covering Fashion Week on Yow Yow! since we started this blog. In fact, it may have been one of the main reasons why I started this blog so that I could have a journal of inspiring looks. We all know that Fashion Week is usually Fashion Month and while it takes so much time to look through all of the collections – each and every one – it is so worth it. It’s been four years and my love for beautiful pieces hasn’t really changed so you know…we’re just keeping it real on Yow Yow! We’re not gonna change.

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