Restart

A few days ago my boyfriend and I celebrated our one year anniversary by treating ourselves to a whole day of deliciousness and a stroll on Rodeo Drive, not too unlike any other day in our relationship really. A year is a magical length of time to me. Facebook likes to remind us of our memories from one or more years ago this day, but I’ve been subconsciously doing it for a long time. Whenever I get some free time…

Boxwood at the London

Finding authentic British afternoon tea in LA is not an easy feat. Despite studying abroad in London for a semester, my boyfriend managed to have never experienced afternoon tea. So, I made it my mission to show him what he’s been missing out on, and what better occasion for a special treat than Valentine’s Day? After relentless research, I picked Boxwood Cafe at the London in West Hollywood. Okay yeah, the name of the hotel made me a little biased…

‘Tis the Season to be Jolly

For many reasons, December has been especially fun and festive for me this year. I’ve realized that for someone who isn’t into everything holiday related, this time of year is actually pretty dreadful. But thankfully, from shopping, gift wrapping, to baking and decorating, I’m excited about it all. This is the first year I haven’t had any finals to take, so what better time to spend some effort on showing people how much they matter to me? I started gathering…

Saturday in Downtown Laguna

You would think that it’s annoying to live in areas flooded with tourists, and for California, that is all year round. Quaint beach towns, however, are an exception. Locals and tourists blend in together much more as everyone is having a relaxing and peaceful time. Whenever I stroll down streets in Laguna Beach, I feel as if I’m on a vacation with my family. Today I went to Brussels Bistro in downtown Laguna – the first Belgian restaurant I’ve been…

Favorite Coffee Shops

        As much as I appreciate good quality coffee, taste is not the only or even the most important reason for me to love a coffee shop. I love coffee shops because of their atmospheres, their people, and the conversations I could have there, whether it’s light hearted gossiping, or deep and meaningful catch-up sessions. I am no expert in coffee – Starbucks is more than good enough for me – but I do know which coffee…

Picnic at Mission Bay

Going on a picnic has been on my summer to do list for months now, and thanks to SoCal’s never ending summer, I was finally able to check it off my list despite of my procrastination. One of the reasons I’ve been putting it off is because of how much work a picnic can entail. However, today we just opted to buy some wraps, fruit, and chips from a grocery store, as well as some chips and guac from Chipotle…