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Song of the Day: West Coast by Lana Del Rey

We’ve been in love with Lana Del Rey since  we first heard “Blue Jeans.” It is still in our top favorite songs.

The 27-year-old was born in New York City and she played around the city under various names before releasing her Lana Del Rey album in 2010. She’s said to have suffered from alcoholism at an early age.

Recently, Lana released her latest single “West Coast.” We think it is pretty fantastic.

Google Shopping Express

We had our first experience with Google Shopping Express over the weekend. We decided to order form four different stores just to see how efficiently the delivery would work; it was great!

We chose to have the delivery take place the day following when our order was placed — we ordered it late in the evening or we likely would have had the option for same day delivery. The order arrived in two separate deliveries within a four-hour time-slot that we chose upon placing the order.

Song of the Day: NYC Bitche$ by Awkwafina

We fell in love with Awkwafina almost immediately after the release of her single “NYC Bitche$” in March of 2013, and so it is today’s Song of the Day. The rapper includes fantastic lyrics about New York City and brings up some salient points about the cultures in certain boroughs. Also, the song is just funny.

Favorite thing we learned from this song: Loosies — or single, loose cigarettes often sold out of bodegas. It must be an East Coast thing,

New York City Skyline

What a beautiful sunset! We’re taking the weekend off for the most part, but we wanted to share this beautiful picture taken of the New York City skyline from Bushwick in Brooklyn.

We attended a rooftop birthday party in Bushwick last weekend and the views were amazing. It really is the best perk about living outside of Manhattan — the view is unlike any other.

If you’re looking for other places to see gorgeous views we recommend checking out the Brooklyn Heights Promenade for some awesome views.

Tumblr: Saving Room for Cats

Let’s be honest–we’ve all had one of those mornings where we board the subway a tad hungover because we were out the night before and now all we have to look forward to is the glorious feeling of a seat on our way to work.

BUT THEN the only open seat is partially blocked by the over-sized man with his legs spread-eagle across two seats! Bastard!

The whole ride to work you lament over that wasted space because of course that man was impolite enough not to offer up the space next to him by simply closing his goddamned legs!