17 May 2018
It’s BACK! I was starting to worry that it would never return, but it looks like the festival has come up from the dead in full force – just not in the same location that we have always known it for. It doesn’t make a whole lot of sense, but we heard that Treasure Island Music Festival had to exit Treasure Island mainly due to all of the construction work that is being done. I was just last on the island a few months ago and it really did seem like work was being done all over the place. It’s a quiet part of the city and while there are a handful of establishments and scattered activities, it almost felt like the festival itself had outgrown the location mutually around the same time. Treasure Island will bring attention to Oakland in 2018 – a place that I don’t get out to enough. At first glance, the lineup is decent. A little something for everyone, but it’s still not a stunner like the lineup for Outside Lands. I really would love to see the festival in its new setting, but I just can’t confirm that it’s something that we’ll attend this year. What does everyone else think? Have you all loved Treasure Island since the beginning? How do we feel about it moving to Oakland?
11 May 2018
My heart sunk a little when I saw this news earlier this week. In all the years that I’ve been sharing music festival lineups on Yow Yow! I’ve never actually had to go back and retract something like this. We shared this lineup to the blog just at the end of March and not even a month and a half later, the organizers have announced that the entire festival is being canceled. What a terrible feeling for all those involved especially those behind-the-scenes who likely spent a year + trying to put together what would have been a fantastic weekend.
The festival takes place in LA, which has an incredible music scene so I’ve been trying to wrack my brain to figure out what went wrong. Was it Coachella? Was it the clause that prevents other artists and bands from performing at music festivals and concerts within a certain time span of each other? It was disappointing when San Francisco lost Treasure Island Music after their 2016 run, but to cancel a fest before it even had a chance to get up on its legs is heartbreaking.
05 May 2018
I have left this poster up on my tabs this week not only as a reminder to post it to Yow Yow! but because it is so beautiful! The colors!! Oh my goodness, everyone knows that I have a major soft spot for this music festival because in a way, it sort of helped shape my youth. This was the event that I looked forward to every summer, more than Capitol Hill Block Party (early on at least) more than Seafair (because that has never been my thing ever) and more than the Bite of Seattle. Bumbershoot has always been a family friendly music festival that brings musical and comedy acts from all over the world into one place. There is also a huge emphasis on local acts. This year, I’m especially excited to see Portugal. The Man so high up on this lineup.
21 Apr 2018
Next month, 8,000 Starbucks locations will close the afternoon of May 29th for a company wide racial bias training. This decision was made after an embarrassing incident last week in Philadelphia where two black men were allegedly arrested for “trespassing.” The video of this went viral and CEO Kevin Johnson addressed this incident quickly with an apology and an announcement of the training that came this past Tuesday. The upcoming training will involve nearly 175,000 employees with hopes that incidents like this one will never happen again.
13 Apr 2018
Earlier this week, the cult beauty brand announced that they were opening up shop in Los Angeles. Glossier is expanding…and fast! Already an icon in New York City, just a little over a month ago or so, Glossier took over one of my favorite sandwich shops in the Mission to make it’s own pop-up. I went there last week and it was madness. However, more on that later. Having raised just $52 million back in February for their Series C, it seems as though the brand is using this funding to expand out further not only in new products, but in brick-and-mortar spaces. This will be their 2nd permanent location after their one in New York City and it is slated to open this coming May.
06 Apr 2018
Every year the lineup comes out, I have this back and forth with myself. I think about the acts that I might want to see and the acts that I don’t care to see. I think about how much this is going to cost me and if I want to miss work for it. I wonder if the food and drinks are really worth it because that’s something you have to consider when it’s a festivals that considers themselves more than just a music festival.
This year was different. I saw the lineup and I pretty much made a decision immediately. We’re going. At least one day.
31 Mar 2018
When it comes to wedding gowns, fast fashion brands aren’t at the top of my list. In fact, they’re not even somewhere in the middle usually. I’ve got a high bar and I definitely wouldn’t be posting mediocre looks unless I believed in it. Earlier this week, H&M announced that they would be launching a wedding shop that would include both wedding gowns for the bride to be and dresses for wedding guests. That last piece is actually the thing that excites me the most. For those of you who have a handful of weddings every year and don’t want to reuse your dresses, this is probably a godsend. To shop the entire collection, click here.
Here are some of my favorites below that I know you’ll love:
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31 Mar 2018
Okay, so it’s not the easiest to read, but isn’t this one of the best lineup announcement posters you’ve ever seen? V. 90’s. We approve. Janet Jackson is ready to make her comeback this year.
25 Mar 2018
Anthropologie Seashell Measuring Spoon Set – $20
For years, I’ve spent hours just getting lost in the home section at Anthropologie. I envisioned having my first house and outfitting every corner with items from the retailer. It’s going to be one girly house, but my partner better be okay with that! Growing up, Nordstrom had never invested to much time into their home section, but as the years went on, that department grew larger. It was no surprise to me this week when I learned that the two would be merging together for the ultimate collaboration. Instead of purchasing your home needs only at Anthro, you never have two outlets – one that includes Nordstrom. As of this last week, Nordstrom stores and Nordstrom.com will carry your favorite Anthropologie Home pieces. To get you started, here are just a few of my favorites:
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