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Caribbean Cruising – Haiti & Jamaica | Royal Caribbean

It’s not often that you can claim to have woken up in a different country four days in a row but that’s exactly what happened when Adam and I took to the seas and embarked on our first full length cruise, courtesy of Royal Caribbean. A quick plane ride (please note the sarcasm as this plane […]

The Art Of Amalgamation

posted by on 30/11/2011

Looking back a few months, do you remember how these cinemagraphs freaked you out a teeny little bit? Well this new set of GIFs will freak you out even more. It’s actually messing with my head now, way too early for this psychedelic amalgamation of photographs. Created by talented motion designer Micaël Reynaud with the help of some photography from Michael Jang. Right I need to get ready for work, enjoy the GIFs and video on the reverse!

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We Are S.M.E Christmas Special @ Villain

posted by on 30/11/2011

Our friends over at We Are S.M.E are putting on another night this Friday (2nd Dec) at Villain, Shoreditch; if you’ve been to any of their nights in the past you’ll know it’s not one to be missed! The night kicks off from 7pm for some civilized drinking and ends at 3am, it’s FREE before 9pm £3 thereafter and of course We Are S.M.E t-shirt wearers get in free all night! Read on after the break for more info.

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Palladium To Give Away 100 Free Boots At BoxPark

posted by on 30/11/2011

The boot company that re-emerged onto the scene last year is now surprisingly on most footwear enthusiasts’ Christmas shopping list. The brand has quickly rised up the ranks through to clever marketing decisions such as teaming up with Vice for the relaunch and using Pharrell in its latest campaign. To continue this success, the brand are opening a store in Shoreditch’s unconventional new shopping pop-up, BoxPark which opens to the public on the 3rd. To celebrate the launch Palladium will be giving a 100 free boots in a Shoe Exchange challenge. Interested? More on the reverse.

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Laurent-Perrier x The Greenhouse Christmas Menu Launch

posted by on 30/11/2011

Laurent-Perrier held an intimate evening at The Greenhouse restaurant as they launched their Christmas menu. A 5 course meal paired with 5 different Laurent-Perrier champagne each complimenting the respected dish. Read about what’s on offer this Christmas at The Greenhouse courtesy of Head Chef Antonin Bonnet and Laurent-Perrier.

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Print Instagram Photos with CanvasPop

posted by on 29/11/2011

Let’s face it, Instagram has been without the most exciting iPhone app in the past 2 years. It’s probably the most used on mine, above Twitter and Facebook due to my Blackberry’s unending life. What Instagram does to images is indescribable at times, the ability to make something so unattractive look appealing with a few flicks of a finger is dope. CanvasPop offer insta-users the opportunity to treasure some of their post-processed imagery on their bedroom walls on canvas. More on the reverse.

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Alexander McQueen Sample Sale

posted by on 29/11/2011

Sample sale season is upon us or rather it is here. I saw this on my friends tumblr today and knew I had to forward the news onto you guys. Starting Wednesday November 30th Alexander McQueen will host a sample sale which will feature both men, womenswear and accessories from past seasons. Everyday new stock will be added which will enable everybody to find somethings not just the ones who rush to go on the first day. The sale will cease to exist 3days last on Saturday December 3rd at 5pm. Full dates, times and address on the flipside along with a link to download the invitation. Please note you only gain entry of you have your invitation with you.

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Pixel This | A Phoneography Exhibition

posted by on 29/11/2011

Pixel This – a Phoneography exhibition, is decdicated to the art of phoneography- the event will consist of some of the best photogrpahy and a short film created using smartphones. Being held at The Gallery on the Corner, Battersea Park; the exhibition was open to the general public for submissions and CreateHive (who are running the event) received over 300 entries, 104 of them have been shortlisted for exhibition this week! Each piece will be auctioned off on 2nd December to raise money for Kids Company. More information after the break

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Daley 'Smoking Gun' | Music Video

posted by on 28/11/2011

We have consciously slowed down on posting music videos in recent months however when the first music video from a guy that you have been supporting for quite some time and that guy is now considered as one of Y&Y‘s homies then you can’t not showcase it. This is the first, and hopefully not the last, video taken from his simply stunning mixtape Those Who Wait (which you can download for FREE here). I haven’t watched the video yet because I wanted to share it with you guys ASAP so why don’t we all click the read on button and watch it together. I present Daley‘Smoking Gun’ the official music video, Let’s go!

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Dope Quote #30

posted by on 28/11/2011

People have told me that I’m way too open on the site. I don’t see an issue with being open on the internet, yes there are privacy issues but just look at how much info you’ve input into 500+ sites. When blogs started get popular in the mid-00s, I’m pretty sure 90% of them were actual online diaries where real people wrote about their personal lives. I’m going to ensure Y&Y never turns into press release bot, the ability to connect with readers on a personal level is what I enjoy most about writing on here. Someone out there actually reads my nonsense and takes something away from it. This week’s dope quote is a continuation from last week’s quote about contentment and ambition. Don’t think for a second that with all this ambition that I haven’t had days where I wanted to give it all up, trust me. Then I realise it’s so easy to give up, anyone can do that. Succeed is the tough part and the up-down journey makes it all the more worthwhile. We must remain steadfast and persevere, victory is in never refusing to quit. Don’t get sidetracked by how slow things seem to be going, if you’re doing good then you’ll reap the rewards sooner rather later. Patience. Happy Monday!

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Eargasms

posted by on 28/11/2011

Better late than never. Hop on after the cut and download all the tracks! it’s a shame that there’s no How To Make It In America to post today alongside Eargasms :(

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