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Instagram’s New Look

Instagram revealed their new look a couple of days ago and I wanted to give myself a some days to play around with the new app before I made up my mind about it. Instagram is probably my most favorite app that I use these days and it’s already been a year since we started changing directions in the way we took photos, but we’re loving every little bit of it.

Here’s what I love about the new changes:

  • It’s so much faster! Loading the app, scrolling through my feed, everything feels fast. Though, I did just acquire a new phone so that could be it also.
  • I think the new icon looks nice – I love the purple/orange gradient though I still feel a little bit nostalgic for the old icon and the old school camera. It was an app that really stood out among all my other apps
  • I like when you receive new notifs that the red hearts at the bottom are this pretty magenta/coral color instead of just solid red.
  • This new video that they created about how the new logo came to be!

Here’s what I miss about the old app:

  • Sometimes when I receive a notif that someone has followed me or liked a photo of mine, I get a little pop-up, but because I’m not used to the new icon, I confuse it with Pinterest.
  • Everything is so black and white! The all black text kind of throws me off a little bit.
  • I kind of miss the red hearts

We’re not one of those people that says that we hate it and want it to go back already to the old version. It’s funny to me how there are always those people that say that every time. Some people just can’t handle change…

You can read more about the change here.

 

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Bumbershoot 2016

Every year this lineup comes out and I’m not home in Seattle for it or the festival, I experience a little fomo! Bumbershoot isn’t my childhood, but it’s totally my adolescence and that’s still pretty important. Everyone going to this is so so very lucky!!

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Bonnaroo 2016

Somewhere… in the hustle and bustle of life, we completely forgot to share the 2016 lineup! We’re posting it now because this is what we’ve been doing for years and… due diligence.

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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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Outside Lands 2016

How exciting is this lineup?! LIONEL RICHIE AMIRITE?!

Okay, but actually this is probably one of the first lineups from Outside Lands since I’ve been living here that I’m a little bit excited about. I haven’t quite made up my mind just yet, but Snakehips Miguel, Miike Snow, Kehlani, and Years & Years could change my mind. Actually – who are we kidding – Kehlani is ENOUGH for me to make me want to go.

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Lollapalooza 2016

Every year Coachella’s the first to come out with their lineup and everyone loses their minds over it, but really – the best lineup I feel like always comes from Lollapalooza. This is just phenomenal.

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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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V Festival Lineup 2016

Whee!! This looks fun!!

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Pitchfork 2016

This lineup poster is really deceiving because Miguel and Sufjan Stevens are near the bottom when they should clearly be a little closer to the top. Turns out, it’s just in alphabetical order. Way to step outside of the box this year and do what no other music festival lineups ever do.

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Capitol Hill Block Party 2016

The initial lineup was just released yesterday, but as we all know – it only gets better as time goes on when it comes to CHBP. As always, I’m especially proud of the Pacific Northwest presence – Odesza, STRFKR, The Cave Singers. Capitol Hill Block Party is a festival that means so much to me and was a huge part of my upbringing in music. It’s hard to believe how many years I’ve been away from it now – just doesn’t seem normal, you know? And it’s not like I have a festival here in the Bay Area that I can call home quite yet. :(

Aw sad feels.

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Blog Roundup

  • San Francisco’s tiniest house! [UpOut]
  • How a Grammy is made [Billboard]
  • My friend Kurt takes a ride with Minnesota Vikings tight end Kyle Rudolph [re/code]
  • 8 Up-and-Coming Cities to Visit in 2016 [Cool Material]

  • My Little Sister Taught Me How to “Snapchat Like the Teens” [Buzzfeed]

  • James Franco was in Seattle earlier this month [Kiro 7]

  • Congratulations to Seattle band Tacocat for recording the new Powerpuff Girls 2016 theme song!
  • Seattle fashion designer Luly Yang will design the new uniforms for Alaska Airlines [Alaska Air]
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Wayhome 2016

We get excited about every music festival, basically.

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