Blue Bottle Coffee Is Coming to Georgetown

BY NINA VODO 

via Blue Bottle Coffee (on Potomac St. right off the C&O Canal Towpath)

via Blue Bottle Coffee (on Potomac St. right off the C&O Canal Towpath)

We believe coffee should be sustainably sourced, expertly crafted, and always delicious – these are the very sentiments Blue Bottle Coffee believes in too and aims to deliver to the quintessential D.C neighborhood of Georgetown.

Blue Bottle Coffee is a small, yet growing network of cafes, an espresso cart, the occasional pop-up, and a small fleet of Loring roasters. They have brewed quite a name for themselves in the coffee world, with dozens of locations opened throughout the Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Tokyo over the last 14 years. They plan to have 3 locations open in D.C by 2018. And “why?” might you ask - It may have something to do with former President, Barack Obama recently ordering a fleet of Chemex coffee makers emblazoned with the presidential seal. 

From their Blog:

200 years ago, The White House Cookbook published this sentiment by Mrs. F. L. Gilette: “Boiling water is a very important desideratum in the making of a good cup of coffee or tea… Do not boil the water more than three or four minutes; longer boiling ruins the water for coffee or tea-making, as most of its natural properties escape by evaporation, leaving a very insipid liquid, composed mostly of lime and iron, that would ruin the best coffee.”

 So we’ll see you at the Blue Bottle Coffee this summer, taking the charge up against “insipid liquid,” one perfectly brewed cup at a time.

Can’t wait until they open? You can shop the Cold Brew Bottle and the Three Africas blend in the meantime:  https://bluebottlecoffee.com

More on Blue Bottle Coffee’s story here.

MATCHES FASHION X BLOUSE COLLECTION REVAMPS THE BUTTON DOWN

Created by Geoffrey J Finch, Blouse launches a bi-monthly collection of wardrobe staples lke button-downs, but with a twist. The latest collection put out onto Matches Fashion is filled with the basic button down revamped, made with materials like silk, crepe leather, or presented with lace or crystal detailing.  The raunchy collection often shows off the garments without any pants or makes jokes with the “Life’s falling apart” tees”. Check out the collection above.

IMAGINE DRAGONS evolved

Imagine Dragons just released their third studio album Evolve, on June 23rd. The third album consists of many of the same intense and upbeat rock music that we have come to expect from the Vegas based group. The album features 11 tracks and includes three of the previously released singles. Order the new album now.

Wizkid Drops New Track With Major Lazer

Wizkid recently dropped his track “Come Closer” featuring Drake, but he did not stop there. The artist has just been featured on a Major Lazer track called “Naughty Ride.” The song, produced by Diplo, is upbeat and has an exciting hook, which will definitely be a summer favorite. 

On top of Wizkid’s most recent music releases, he will be coming out with a new album called Sounds From The Other Side, which will debut on July 14th. Until then, make sure to check out
Naughty Ride” below. 

2 Chainz Releases Video for “Trap Check"

Ever since 2 Chainz dropped his most recent album Pretty Girls Like Trap Music, he has been releasing a few music videos to accompany his songs. The artist released videos for “Blue Cheese” and “Sleep When U Die” and now has dropped the video for “Trap Check.” The music video for “Trap Check” involves 2 Chainz being the king of a huge chess board. 

Check out the new video below. 

Kintaro's New Track “Mk” Features Anderson .Paak

Jameel “Kintaro” Bruner, the former member of music group, The Internet, has come back with a solo EP titled Universal. On this EP is a track called “Mk” and Kintaro invites Anderson .Paak to drop a few bars. It is thought that “Mk” was inspired by the famous video game franchise, Mortal Kombat.

Take a listen to the “Mk” track below and see for yourself. 

Despicable Me 3 Soundtrack Officially Released

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As we are inching closer to the opening date of Despicable Me 3, the official soundtrack of the film has been released. The soundtrack consists of a few ’80’s hits, a few songs performed by the Minions and also features Pharrell’s singles like “Yellow Light” and “There’s Something Special.” 

Make sure to listen to the soundtrack before you watch the film on June 30. 

DRIES VAN NOTEN RELEASES THEIR 2018 S/S COLLECTION

Designer Dries Van Noten releases his 2018 Spring/Summer collection. With a collection dominated by earth tones like olives and browns, Van Noten uses fit and design to stand out. Bringing out the basics, Van Noten uses sweaters, slacks, button downs, and trench coats. The designer brings in the usual floral motif as an accent throughout. Preview the collection above.

LOEWE SHOWS OFF THEIR S/S/ 2018 LOOKBOOK

Loewe shows off their 2018 Spring/Summer lookbook, released during Paris fashion week. The lookbook utilizes stripes and accents to bring the collection to life. Many of the colors are rarth-toned dominant with jewel-toned striped accents. The lookbook includes cropped tops, turtlenecks, jackets, swimsuits, and more. Preview the lookbook above. 

Ugly God Drops a Few Bars

Thursday marked the fourth chapter of artist, XXL’s, “Freshman Freestyle” with rapper, Ugly God. Monday was with A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie, Tuesday was with PnB Rock and Wednesday was with Playboi Carti. Thursday was the most recent collab with XXL and Ugly God. Many fans online have claimed that this freestyle has been the best one yet. Do you agree? Check out the fourth chapter below. 

JIL SANDER'S DEBUT COLLECTION UNDER NEW CREATIVE DIRECTORS

Jil Sander’s creative directors Luke and Lucie Meier show off their debut collection for the season.  The new collection shows off the creative minds of the two directors. The couple brings variety to outerwear with unique shapes and textures. This is the couple’s debut line with Jil Sander, which they presented alongside their own men’s 2018 Spring/Summer collection. Check out the debut collection above. 

Tyler, The Creator Will Drop New Music Next Week

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On Thursday, Tyler, The Creator dropped some news to his Twitter followers. He wrote: “um...so...7 days boy!” He didn’t provide any more information that those few words, but it seems that the artist is planning on releasing new content next week. A release is not guaranteed. However, it has been over two years since Tyler’s last album release, so it would make sense and would be awesome news if he does have some new music for his fans. 

Be on the lookout on Thursday, June 29th, for some potential new music from Tyler, The Creator. 

A Rooftop Event to Check Out on the Fourth of July

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One spot you cannot miss this 4th of July is he rooftop BBQ at Rosewood Hotel. Located at 1050 31st St., NW, the Rosewood Bar and Lounge will be serving the beloved American dishes like, classic burgers and corn on the cob. Tickets to this exciting event are $95 for adults and $45 for children 12 and under. The fee includes a complimentary drink, food and a glass of champagne when the incredible firework show begins.  If you would like to purchase tickets, visit the Rosewood hotel’s  website here.

RADIOHEAD RELEASES MUSIC VIDEO FOR "MAN OF WAR" BEFORE THEIR ANNIVERSARY ALBUM RERELEASE

Back in May, British alternative rock group Radiohead announced a remastered version of their hit Ok Computer, in honor of the 20th anniversary release, dedicated to lead singer Thom Yorke's late wife. The anniversary edition will include previously unreleased tracks like “Man of War” and “I Promise”. The group dropped a video for one of the songs, “Man of War” on June 22nd.  The digital version of the album is set to release June 23rd and physical copies begin shipment in July. The reissue OKNOTOK is an answered prayer for every angsty kid out there still listening to Ok Computer on repeat. Check out the video for the newly released single “Man of War” below. 

ISSEY MIYAKE BREAKING DOWN WALLS WITH STONE

 

Issey Miyake, known for his choice minimalism, Paris Fashion Week with a line that has clear toned down "muted" approach. These latest creations have wide gates for silhouettes, exceptionally draped fabrics, very abstract patterns, and all the while incorporating bold and muted hues, like stone, to keep with the fashion house's take on lux style from a Japanese perspective. View the entire collection, and visit Issey Miyake.

Kali Uchis once again making statements on style

Kali Uchis and Jorja Smith recently released their new single "Tyrant," and now we get a full visual.  While it's definitely a music video, it's a huge fashion statement.  These innovative women present their "post apocalyptic love song” in the form of a montage from Brigitte Bardot looks to Gwen Stefani and beyond. True to Kali's style, the pinks and femininity are represented strong. The visual component turns this song into an experience. Take a look!

LINKED: "CREW" REMIX

GoldLink just dropped a remix for "Crew" last night at midnight. Featuring Gucci Mane this time, but with Brent Faiyaz and Glizzy still stamped, this release might rock just as hard of not harder than the original, which has over 65 million streams since it's release. Link's project, At What Cost, has been in constant rotation since late 2016. Check out the new single featuring La Flame below (or on Apple Music or iTunes), and the dates for his upcoming tour.