LA may not be the oldest city around, but it would take years to explore all of its nooks and crannies. One of the quirky spots that has been on my radar for a while is the Old LA Zoo, an area in Griffith Park with abandoned cages that used to house animals decades ago. Through the years the ruins have become heavily covered with graffiti. With nature as its the backdrop of the decay, there’s a slight eerie feeling on the site even in bright sunlight, but it makes for a unique outing. The site was very easily accessible…

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I’ve been wanting to put together a post (or a series!) of what I wear to work for a while now. After all, I spend 5 out of 7 days a week wearing these outfits, yet every single look I’ve featured on the blog is from weekends. In terms of dress code, my office is super casual, so I could wear a t-shirt with jeans and sneakers every day of the week if I’d like to. But if you’ve been on my blog or Instagram at all, you’d know that’s not really my style. I’ve always been slightly on the…

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I spent a very sunny Sunday visiting Mission San Juan Capistrano. Founded in 1776, it’s the 3rd oldest Spanish mission of a total of 21 in California. I’ve seen my fair share of them and used to pass by the one in San Gabriel at least once a week, but there’s a reason the one in San Juan Capistrano is such a hot spot for photoshoots. The grounds were beautiful, filled with ponds, ruins, plants. There were also countless humming birds, bees and butterflies roaming about on this particular day. I was surprised that my Olympus Pen was able to…

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Sunday means another day of exploring! This morning I woke up at 5:55am to watch my hero Roger Federer win his 8th Wimbledon and 19th grand slam. I’ve been watching him play since 2005 and needlessly to say, I was absolutely overjoyed. The match was short and left me plenty of time to get ready for our visit to The Broad at 10am! We visited the museum last year (read here) but did not plan well enough to get into the famous Infinity Mirrored Room by Yayoi Kusama. Even though the museum is free, you must reserve a spot to…

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Living in LA, one of the topics I think of a lot is well… what it’s like to live in LA. I’ve lived in several big cities in my life – Beijing, London, LA. I can’t say much about living in Beijing because I was too young to be autonomous, but I have noticed so many similarities between London and LA, two cities that can hardly be more different than each other. London is dense, ancient, and rainy while LA is dispersed, new, and perpetually sunny. However, their commonality lies in the challenges of living in them – they are…

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Summer’s really here! The weather was boiling hot today, even at 9am at Santa Monica Beach. When the ocean breeze is not even enough to stop your sweating, you know it’s time to welcome easy outfits and summer nights. We went on a walk at UCLA today for these photos, and it wasn’t until I came back that I realized that I had already worn a similar outfit on my trip to Florida last year. But who cares! If it works it works, plus today’s outfit does feature a couple new(ish) items so it’s not completely redundant. I wore my…

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This post is long overdue as it’s officially been over half a year since my 2016 Christmas trip to the UK. There’s no shortage of posts about that trip – I’ve shared Christmas in London, a winter look, a roundup of my favorite parks in London, the hotels I stayed in England, and a some snaps from East London. Just because there’s already been somewhat of an overload of UK travel posts, however, does not mean that York doesn’t deserve its own special write-up. York is quite literally the UK counterpart of New York (get it??) – well maybe it’s already…

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I. freakin’. love. San Diego. It’s just the perfect place. And I miss the good old days when I lived alone on Torrey Pines Rd, a 15 minute walk away from La Jolla Shores. That’s also when I started this blog so I whipped up lots of content about SD. I photographed and wrote about places from Mission Bay to Windansea to Point Loma… Even though those posts were shorter and less time consuming, they were some real gems to me. Nostalgia aside, now I know to treasure any time I get to spend there, like yesterday when I took a trip down memory lane in…

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