I’m currently sitting in front of a window at Newark Airport listening to calming music in order to drown out the inescapable hustling noise that comes with airports, because guess what, my flight has been delayed 3 HOURS. My unwillingness to accept the my bad luck and the fact that the delay is the exact same length as the time difference between NYC and LA caused much confusion and dismay, but I’ve accepted it because after all, this was one of the best trips I’ve ever been and I won’t let a small hiccup stop me from remembering it that…

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Anyone who knows me knows that I’m not active, like, at all. I know it’s really bad and it’s one of the top things I need to improve on, but it’s definitely a sloww work in progress. So it’s hard to overstate how proud I am that I went on a hike this past Easter Sunday at Griffith Park. Griffith Park is one of the best spots in LA by far in my opinion, but somehow I haven’t gone since theeasummer of 2013. As a seeker of peace and quiet in a chaotic city, going to Griffith Park is always…

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Even though I consider myself to have pretty good self-control and high standards when it comes to shopping, I still somehow end up with a bunch of items in my closet that I just don’t love to wear. My biggest problem is not willing to let go of old pieces. Therefore, moving apartments was the perfect opportunity for me to finally cut ties with some of things that just don’t do it for me anymore, no matter how much I used to love them (talking to you, sequined sweater from high school!) Of course, cleaning out = new clothes! I…

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March has been a whirlwind for me – I moved apartment and am also having the busiest month at work yet. More than ever, I’m realizing just how much I value taking some time for myself, taking a breather to regain some energy. Here are a few things I tend to do in times of stress: 1) Taking a walk. It’s a scary thought, but I could literally go a few days without going outside as I commute from garage to garage each day, so I make it a point to get some fresh air once in a while. During…

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First of all: a disclaimer. It didn’t take much digging on Google for me to realize that the definitions of “East” London and “East” LA are highly debated subjects that touch on ethnic histories and class struggles. The “east” that I’m referring to in my blog title, however, is much more personal than geographically accurate. I pretty much just mean places in London and LA that are generally on the east side, especially compared to the places that I’ve lived. While London and LA can hardly be any more different as cities, I noticed a lot of similarities between some…

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A leather jacket is forever. Not only does each one lasts for years and only gets better with time, the trend will never go out of style. I got this All Saints lamb leather jacket on sale in England where their items are already much cheaper than in the U.S. and I’m absolutely smitten with it. It goes with everything and makes me feel confident and and comfortable. It’s amazingly warm for its light weight as well. For this particular outfit, I paired it with a navy short-sleeved turtleneck sweater dress from Escada and burgundy booties from H&M. I love…

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The Oscars is one of my favorite times of the year. Growing up I’ve always liked movies – going to the cinema together for a new release was a stable activity for my family. We’d also buy DVDs and excitedly discuss the movies we watched afterwards. It didn’t really occur to me that movies can be a hobby. But of course, while everyone engages in cinema-going at least sometimes, not everyone cares or appreciates great film making. The older I’ve gotten, the more I’ve loved movies. I don’t really like the phrase “gives me life”, but seeing a great film…

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I wasn’t planning on making this outfit into a blog post but then I remembered that the first and foremost reason that I blog is to have fun. So here’s a simple, relaxed outfit perfect for an equally easy-going Saturday in the neighborhood. It’s not really anything new, but hey, if it works it works. Enjoy!

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