It wasn’t a bad Summer, right? It just passed far, far too quick. Seems like only yesterday we kickstarted our Summer with WILDLIFE festival, enjoying some good vibes, good music, and with good people. When Corona hit us up asking if we wanted to end our Summer in the same way, it would have been rude to refuse. Finishing off their #CORONASUNSETS series down in Newquay, we jumped on a plane (yes, a plane) and joined our friends at Corona to celebrate the end of Summer in style at one of the most incredible coastal locations in the UK. This was a weekend to remember. This is how Corona do things. This is living.
Everyone needs a holiday every so often. Of course, that ‘holiday’ can come in many forms, but I guess the key theme is that of a break from the norm. To do something different, to relax, to turn up, and to unwind. A short holiday I had this year was to Marrakech, and asides from being a much needed break from the norm and break away from the stresses of work I was going through, it was the chance to explore somewhere completely different and new to what I ever have before. Though the trip was short, it ended up being somewhere that left an imprint on me – visually and culturally. I took a few shots on the short trip and have a few recommendations for anyone thinking to check our the Moroccan city.
Believe it or not, summer has started. That means barbecues, shorts and tees, beer gardens, and, of course, festival season. WILD LIFE Festival was our first this year, and being the types who value experiences, we immersed ourselves within the buzzing crowds to share the action from the festival-goers perspective.
Summer is here, right? Who knows in London. Still, it’s that time of the year to enjoy this city to the most. By that we mean getting the hell out of here. Kidding… Kinda. This weekend we’re in Brighton covering WILD LIFE Festival. We count that as the kick start of summer. With that said, it gave us some time to look forward to the summer ahead and what we’re setting out for. We outchea.
Yo. *holds up hands* we’ve been busy (quiet on here). Man, it’s tough these days. It’s easy to get lost in the day. Caught up in the routine. Too often we’re finding this out lately as we become busier and busier with our personal lives that the amount of time we can commit to Y&Y is falling. Career changes, moves abroad and life getting in the way. This’ll change soon though, so watch this space. In the meantime, Samsung and Three UK approached us last month (yes, that’s how behind we are on things) asking if we’d like to take the new Samsung Galaxy S7 for a spin. I’m a bit of a tech lover myself, but I’ve never liked Samsung phones nor has Y&Y done much in the tech space. Still, it gave us an opportunity to talk about something we strive to do when in our creative bubble. Capture those moments that mean something to you, every day. And the beauty of a great camera on a mobile phone is that it becomes so much easier to do so.
Layovers/stop offs during a trip can sometimes be lengthy. Lengthy enough to actually go out and explore? Probably not. But on a rare occasion it can happen. That rarity meaning caught in a hurricane on a cruise ship in the Atlantic Ocean off of the Carolina coast, and having to turn back around to where you started – New York City. A story for the grandkids, but for now, here’s a shorter story of two half-day stop offs in NYC either side of a cruise from hell.
As with a great deal of the music we’re currently listening to on a regular basis, GoldLink came onto our radar through the ever expanding musical portal that is Soulection. When we say portal, it really is taking music to new worlds and dimensions showcasing what they describe as The Sound of Tomorrow. A close associate of Soulection, GoldLink performed at their sold out London KOKO show earlier this year and, along with a lineup of other artists, exemplified what the movement is all about. At only 22, the young rapper has a whole career ahead of him, so we wanted to find out how he got there and where he’s going.