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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 […]

YiNYC – The End (DUMBO + Highline)

posted by on 03/04/2012

Sat in a half empty American Airlines plane, listening to Gospel and praying that I’ll make it back to London safely. It’s the end of the beginning. The past 10 days in New York have been nothing short of amazing. Staying in Brooklyn was perhaps the best decision of the whole trip – it helped us embrace the culture and gaze the Manhattan madness from a distance. I wasn’t sure what to expect from the trip when we departed London, the last trip to NYC was amazing but completely touristy. We didn’t even touch BK – the whole ‘OMG it’s so hood and I may come home in a coffin’ thang but it was the complete opposite. Yes, you’ll see the thugged out hoodie-wearing folks but I see that in East London on a regular! More on the reverse.

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YiNYC – Hectic

posted by on 01/04/2012

That’s one word to describe the New York lifestyle. It’s perfect for the young and ambitious – I admire the go-getter attitude and collaborative culture of the city. It does take its toll, you just don’t notice the time. Dinners at 11pm and average night’s out ending at 5am? My gosh. I spent most of the day recovering from the week’s madness – a night in Jersey, meatpacking dining, SoHo escapades amongst all the madness. Have a gander at some of my imagery from day five. Yes, I’m late again.

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YiNYC – Randomness

posted by on 29/03/2012

Sorry for the lack of update yesterday, I wasn’t too bothered to get my camera out and photograph everything. Strange – wanted to just enjoy the company I was with and the city that I’m in. That only lasted a day so have a gander at the imagery from around Brooklyn and Clyde Frazier‘s new restaurant/bar/sports lounge/basket after the cut. Lot’s of randomness from all over the city in fact.

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YiNYC – Neverending Bridge

posted by on 27/03/2012

I love this city more and more by the day. Staying in Brooklyn was probably the best decision we made – the lifestyle over here is so much different to the one uptown, it’s more chill. It’s similar to East London but way better – Bedford Avenue is definitely one of my favourite parts of the city. We kicked started our day there with BURGER for brunch. Then walked through Williamsburg, over the Bridge and onto Bowery and NoHo/SoHo. Long ass walk but we had to burn off that fat gained from the meal. You’ll see what I mean on the reverse – hop on!

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YiNYC – Surreal

posted by on 26/03/2012

Gah, apologies for the delayed post. Life over here has been surreal so far – everything feels like a scene out of a movie/TV show. Even the part of BK we’re staying in, NoStrand, the area around here isn’t the most visually pleasing but so much personality. The people are a mixture of super nice and crazy (as in don’t look at them and walk past) haha. I’m not going to break down what we did each day, just a tad too long! I want my photographs to do the talking – hop on after the cut to see our journey through BK, Queens and Manhattan.

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YiNYC – Lift Off

posted by on 24/03/2012

As I scramble through my thoughts, trying to mind map and organise the events that’ll take place for the next 10 days. Rather aptly listening to Brooklyn native Sean Carter as I patiently wait for this flight to lift off into the blue sky. Sat beside me are two friends, both you’ve probably virtually come across at one point: @Miss_Tosin of PinBoard Blog and @KolaBello, Wretch32 and Alex Clare’s keyboardist. As I embark on this Yang-less trip from the heart of London to the soul of New York; be sure to keep checking back as I’ll be posting my daily experiences from the city that never sleeps. Join me for the YiNYC series. If you’re a Y&Y reader from the big apple, hit me up at or @niran7 – let’s chill and create. I’ll also be recording my daily….*hop on after the cut*

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posted by on 24/03/2012

I’m leaving London. Going to be working across the Atlantic in NYC for a year. I wish – hol’ tight for YiNYC.

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Y&Y Off To The Adidas Training Academy

posted by on 07/03/2012

Y&Y is going to Mexico! Arriba! Thanks to the good people over at WeAreSocial, and our own Jazz, today I’ll be flying out to Mexico City to take part in the Adidas Training Academy. Uh-mazing!! Over the next five days I’ll be participating in boxing inspired training, and yoga and dance classes, all of which will be led by a internationally recognised trainer. Adidas want to enable and inspire us to achieve our personal goals in sport through training by supporting us with innovative products, services and athlete insights. With the London Olympics just around the corner, this year is huge for sport and more and more people are appreciating how important it is to lead an active lifestyle. I’m excited to see what Adidas have to bring to the table. Check back next week to find out how the trip went and what I got up to whilst out there!

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An Extra Day To #MakeItCount

posted by on 01/03/2012

A day that comes around once every four years? You best believe Nike were gonna shut LDN town down & #MakeItCount. The scene was set, as the sun followed suit, Southbank became the working athletes home. Basketball courts for the dunkers, a sweet 5k for all the run clubs & for me, a spot in the media pod of the London Eye.

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Y&Y Version 3 Preview Event @ Boxpark

posted by on 14/02/2012

Y&Y Version 3 Relaunch Event

3 years ago Yin&Yang started as a platform for Niran (Yin) Vinod and Ernest (Yang) Opoku to share their opinions on what they thought was cool. Over time, the ’2 Fresh Kids’ grew into an eclectic family of contributors from around the city and beyond, all committed to finding innovative ways to impart our passion for music, fashion, art, culture and creativity on our readers. Somewhere along our three-year road, our vision changed; we wanted to do more than share what we thought was cool. We began to do more than just curate the cool, we began to create the cool. More on the reverse.

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