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Blog Roundup

  • Meghan Markle: I’m More Than An ‘Other’This isn’t a new post, but this was my first time reading this. With the announcement of the royal engagement, this is a reminder of just why we love her so much. 
  • On Blonde Girls in Cheongsams [Racked]
  • 5 Lessons from Jimmy Iovine [GOOD]

  • Alexa Chung answers questions while eating spicy vegan nuggets.
  • Airlines hate your smart luggage [Gizmodo]
  • Silicon Valley is sneaking models into their holiday parties [Bloomberg] This is absolute trash and disgusting. I hate hearing about this stuff. 
  • Google is rolling out a new feature that allows celebrities to answer the most asked questions about themselves – selfie style [Engadget]
  • YouTube will launch a paid music streaming service next year [Hypebeast]
  • Apple reportedly purchasing Shazam for $401 million [Hypebeast]
  • Hangover cures from your favorite food pros [Coveteur]
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Tracee Ellis Ross – “The Handsy Man”

Love her.

Hate all the men who still can’t get it together.

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How I Became An Adult

We low-key have a crush on Justin Min so when I learned about this Wong-Fu short, I was mostly watching it because of him. However, “How I Became An Adult” is actually one that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. Adulting is a thing that gets thrown around all of the time if not on a daily basis for my friends and I throughout our 20’s. You can read all you want about it, but you can never fully be prepared. The struggle is a real one, but like Justin describes in this video – it’s baby steps. You learn from watching others and for learning more about what you want in yourself.

Then there’s also this idea that we’re all just faking it ’till we make it. Trust me, no one really knows what they’re doing.

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Color Factory Extension

The team behind the Color Factory have announced that they are extending into Jan – Feb 2018! If you missed out on the first and second wave, now is your chance to head over there before it is gone for good. I loved having a shot of going on day 1 and if you love Instagram, then this is the perfect setting for all of your backdrops and boomerangs.

Tickets go on sale TOMORROW – Thursday, December 7th at 11:00 AM PST. These will make pretty great holiday gifts also!

Here’s the link that you’ll need to go to.

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Demi Lovato – Tell Me You Love Me

When photographs of Demi Lovato in a wedding dress started popping up in the media, fans immediately jumped to conclusions. Who could our girl, Demi, possibly be getting married to right now? We don’t even know who she’s currently dating! Then reality sunk in and everyone began to realize that it has been some time since the release of “Sorry Not Sorry” and that her next single was slated to be “Tell Me You Love Me.” Of course, the wedding dress was merely just a prop for that music video, but we had more questions. Who would she be marrying? Would we even see the groom? Would it be someone we know? It’s Jesse Williams! Yes, for those of you who have been with Yow Yow! since at least 2011, you know that I know that he’s also “Hotness Monster” from Greek.

The video is good. It’s not great. The song is still even better and mixed in with the video we love it even more. “Tell Me You Love Me” is easily one of my favorite songs from the album. Why? Because it’s not actually about someone else though you may think it is. Demi confirms that it’s actually about yourself. Self-love. Love for yourself and this is shown in the video in the most powerful way.

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Blog Roundup

– Neopets and its internet girl culture movement [Rolling Stone]

– How to plan a wedding your guests will enjoy [Vogue]

– 5 Different women on getting dressed for work [Racked]

– What the “Stranger Things” logo could have looked like [Vulture]

– If you’re obsessed with “Jelena” like we are, here’s a timeline for every important moment in their relationship that you need to know [Vogue]

– My LinkedIn Photo [The New Yorker]

– 101 Ways to Make a $1000 [Money]

– Apple Park Visitor Center now open to the public [Inhabitat]

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People You May Know

I don’t recognize many people in this film, but this was something that caught my eye and a plot that kind of fascinated me. I’ve been intrigued with the “People You May Know” section for quite some time on a number of social networks – Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn. I’m not quite sure how this plot is going to play out, but it’s a film that I’d watch on Netflix for sure, just not in theaters.

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Thanksgiving Themed Ice Cream Flavors

Buttered Mashed Potatoes & Gravy

When Elynn was up in the city recently, we stopped by the new Salt & Straw location in Hayes Valley for what seemed like a pretty soft opening for them. I could be happy with just about any flavor there, but know that they’re also a shop that likes to push the boundaries a little bit. While we were there, I noticed that they had a very special Thanksgiving menu up and while I love almost all Thanksgiving dishes, I didn’t know how well it would translate into ice cream. Would it actually taste good or would it just be a little bit weird? Being the stuffing fan that I am, I opted to try a sample. What’s the best way to describe it? Well, you know how some people enjoy sweet breakfasts or savory? It’s kind of like that. I didn’t mind the flavors and actually thought their rendition was pretty spot on, but at the end of the day, I wanted something that tasted like ice cream and went for my standard coffee – Salt & Straw style.

These flavors will be available until November 22nd so make sure you try them before time runs out! They’ll be available at both their locations in Pacific Heights and Hayes Valley Continue reading

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Nick Jonas Gives Answers

Am I crazy for always wanting to post Nick Jonas videos? I mean, I think they’re great.

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Ashley Judd on How to Handle Sexual Harassment

I’ve been holding onto this video for a couple of weeks now and usually when that happens, it’s because I want to marinate on things a little bit longer before I post. These past few weeks – past month – have been littered with news calling out numerous individuals across different industries, but mainly entertainment, for sexual harassment and sexual assault. At times, the details are disturbing and hard to read, but I continue to do so because it’s important. I know that the victims, both men and women, likely struggled to spit those details out for fear of re-opening those wounds. I have so many thoughts on all of this that I could write an essay about it. However, I want to focus for a second on the video posted above.

The assaults, the harassment – all of it is just bad. One thing that consistently irks me is the cat calling. I don’t know how we can get away from it. I wish I could say that I’m someone that is quick on my feet and that when it happens to me, I’m able to shoot something back out at the caller, but I am never that person. You want to know what kind of person I am? The one that comes up with a comeback four hours later. It can be hard to call out the people that are calling YOU out, but I really loved Ashley Judd’s advice in this video that she did for Teen Vogue. I hope that others find this useful as well.

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Aesop in Chelsea, London

If you’ve ever stepped into an Aesop location, then you know that it is quite possibly one of the most beautifully designed storefronts in the retail world. I always remember the different locations I’ve been to – Boston, San Francisco, Seattle, San Jose – each never looking exactly the same. It’s such a fun experience to step into one. The brand recently set up shop in a new location – Chelsea, London and it’s just as chic as you would imagine. Both interior and design were inspired by the opening scenes in James Bond films and were brought to life in stores by Snøhetta.

Aesop Duke of York Square
22–24 Duke of York Square
London
SW3 4LY

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Museum of Ice Cream’s 4th City

After New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, what city could possibly be next? Well, I secretly hoped Seattle because nothing ever comes to Seattle, but it is actually going to be Miami! Did anyone see that coming? While I’ve never been, I have no doubts at all that the creators won’t turn their new location into something amazing. I’m thinking lots of bright and tropical colors for their themed rooms and a whole lot of flair. Even though they announced it this week, the museum will actually open in just a few weeks in time for the holiday season. It will officially open on December 13th with tickets becoming available November 17th at 11:00 AM EST. A limited number of tickets will be on sale November 14th though so if I were you, I’d set your calendars for that and make the 17th your back up date.

Museum of Ice Cream Miami
3400 Collins Ave
Faena District Miami Beach, FL

By the way, we totally went to the Museum of Ice Cream in San Francisco too, but just haven’t gotten around to posting it yet!

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Motown Medley with James Corden and Stranger Things’ Boys

Yow Yow! is now just a James Corden fan page.

This is the cutest thing I’ve seen all night.

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Stranger Things x Ariana Grande

I honestly did not know how this was going to turn out, but this is more amazing than I thought it would be.

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Saying Goodbye to Teen Vogue

First Nylon and now, Teen Vogue – say it ain’t so! It breaks my heart that Condé Nast is now shuttering the print version of Teen Vogue otherwise known as the bible of my adolescence. I’m sure I’m not the only one here that found a lot of value in these magazines. This year, I’m especially proud of Teen Vogue. Tucker Carlson was wrong when he said that these are filled with just fashion and makeup and that the writers themselves should just stick to “thigh high boots.” Since that incident, Teen Vogue has continued to prove everyone wrong with their investigative reporting and political hot takes. While the print version of Teen Vogue itself is folding, they plan on investing more time in their digital, video, and social platforms – areas of Teen Vogue that have been thriving.

It’s not a surprise to anyone that print editions of magazines have been folding left and right, but my hope is that this paves the way for more innovation through digital and that their original voices can live on and still be a powerful force.

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