Taipei Impressions

I have been curious about Taiwan for years and despite advice against going during the deadly summer heat, I made a trip to Taiwan for the first time! Jerry has family in Taiwan and has visited many times, but I didn’t quite know what to expect other than the heat – seriously, that’s the only thing everyone kept telling (or warning, rather) us about. And everyone was not joking – high temperatures combined with humidity caused fast exhaustion and made…

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Every Little Thing’s Gonna be Alright

I’ve been putting off this post entirely too long now because it’s not a fun topic to write, or even think about. I’m currently sitting with a coffee in the cafe of the Taipei hotel we’re calling home for six nights. My boyfriend and I have been best friends for almost four years, partners for more than three, roommates for almost two. We can’t count on two hands the number of countries we have traveled to together (thanks to those…

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Two Affordable Dresses

It officially feels like summer! One of my favorite things about summer is definitely the ability to throw on a dress and just head out into the sunshine. While I’ve always been a believer in investing in high quality pieces of clothing, it is definitely not practical to never indulge in some fun fast fashion pieces like these two affordable, yet completely adorable dresses I’m featuring here. I’m not a big fan of Forever 21 and H&M, two of the…

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A Desert Getaway at Holiday House

I hate being in the heat, but love a good California desert getaway for some reason. On my first vacation on my job, I went to Palm Springs. During this long weekend, we spontaneously booked a night at Holiday House, a boutique hotel at the center of town, and it was such a great little break. We stayed in their smallest room type – “Good” – but it was still spacious with a comfy king sized bed. From clean white…

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Two LA Urban Oases

LA is not a particularly peaceful town, not really at all. Even after two years in LA, I’m constantly on the hunt for new spots that feel like an escape from the city. It’s no easy feat a lot of the times but whether peaceful or not, the places to discover in LA are eclectic and countless. Yesterday I visited two different places I’d never been before, both attempt to be urban oases in the chaotic city but are opposites…

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Dark Florals // Strathberry x Inthefrow

At 25, I think I’ve pretty much outgrown all my fangirl tendencies. No matter how much I love certain artists, I would not just blindly support their work if I don’t continuously find it genuinely inspiring to me. So when I saw that one of my all time favorite bloggers Inthefrow (Victoria) came out with her bags in collaboration with Strathberry, I didn’t decide to get one until I saw how gorgeous they were and more importantly, how well they…

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Sunday Thoughts #4 // Stop & Smell the Flowers

It’s time for another Sunday thoughts, yay! I’m currently sitting on my couch with the balcony door cracked open. The breeze is a little chilly but summer is unmistakably coming, as golden sun rays are still shining in at 7pm. I had a great day today hanging out with my mom around Beverly Hills, after dragging myself to a Pilates class in the morning. It’s just one of those days where I feel genuinely content and at ease. These days…

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Maui Travel Diaries

It’s been over a month since we returned from Maui but I’m only now really working on my travel diaries. These posts are some of the most time consuming because I overthink them. But I probably don’t need to worry about it too much for a place as awesome as Maui. I can’t really make it look bad. Instead of trying to cover everything, I’m just going to highlight some of my favorite things that. Here it goes! Hikes Maui…

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