Without intending to, “sundays” have kind of become an informal series on my blog. I’ve previously posted about spending Sunday biking in Santa Monica, hiking in Griffith Park, and perusing Melrose Trading Post. This last Sunday I got to explore the Arts District in Downtown LA, a small area right next to Little Tokyo. Its history as home to many factories in LA left numerous industrial buildings converted into art galleries, shops, and eateries. This was our first visit in…

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I’ve been to New York City in 2008, 2012, 2015, and also a couple times when I was little, of which I barely have any memory. What I have absolute no memory of is venturing into any borough that’s not Manhattan. During this trip I made it a point to explore outside of Manhattan. This was made a bit easier by the fact that my best friend now attends medical school in the city. For the first time I get…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.…

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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.…

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