Arlo Soho

I’ve mentioned my love for and quite frankly, obsession with unique hotels a feeew times before on this blog and have written about Korakia Pensione in Palm Springs, The Rookery in London and Hotel Indigo in York. There have been more similar hotels that I had the fortune to stay at before I started this blog, however, and it makes me sad that I didn’t take pretty enough pictures for me share them now. So I think it only makes…

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A Summer Dress

Please excuse the complete lack of creativity in the title – it’s not at all a reflection of how excited I actually am about this look! As you probably know, Urban Outfitters had a 30% off *all*dresses and rompers in stores, so I hurried over to the Santa Monica store, braving the crowd, in hopes of scoring one or two cute dresses for the summer. Of course, UO never disappoints. I found this abstract black and white number that I…

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Sunday in Arts District

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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A Brief Walk in Bronx and Brooklyn

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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Flying Solo in NYC

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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Easter Sunday at Griffith Park

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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A Couple New Things

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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Taking A Breather

  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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