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…

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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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When it comes to vacation destinations, I’m a pretty mainstream person. I’m drawn to all the universally liked tourist havens – Europe, the Caribbean, New York City… But when it comes to picking accommodation, that’s when my philosophy differ from many family members and friends I know. To me the places that I stay at is almost just as important as the activities I do and the sights I see. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like I stayed at…

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As Bank of America card holders, we get to visit LACMA for free during the first weekend of every month, and we finally took advantage of this sweet deal this past Saturday. I’ve gone to LACMA a lot more times than I’ve actually entered the exhibits. I’ve met up with friends at the cafe there, taken walks around the buildings and the Tar Pits, and even attended a free jazz concert in October. Like the Getty Center (which I visited…

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  When you think of London, probably at least some of these things will pop into your mind: Big Ben, double-decker buses, Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, the Underground… All these things do a fine job representing London, but to me, one of the absolute best things about the city is its parks. Despite being an extremely tight-quartered metropolitan city, London has green spaces of various sizes that used to be royal hunting grounds or private gardens for residents that…

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    I like to buy pieces, not outfits; but when a sudden spark of inspiration puts a few of my favorite pieces together perfectly… well, let’s just say it’s an exciting moment. This particular outfit features a couple of especially special buys – the Scotch and Soda blazer and the silk cami from Cami NYC. I’ve had a thing for blazers since I was much younger because they’re extremely versatile. It can be the standout piece of both a…

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Having a birthday so close to New Year’s is convenient for an over-thinker like me. I could reflect on the past calendar year as well my own year once and for all and be ready to take on a new year. 2016/23 was an important year for me – I moved a few times, traveled some, met new people and grew up a ton. Florida Keys Career  The gravity of the changes in my professional life is self explanatory. In…

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I haven’t lived in California all my life, but long enough that I know almost nothing about winter fashion. My idea of dressing warmly lingers from my childhood and mostly involves thermal pants and puffy jackets – very limited and not particularly fashionable. Of course, it didn’t take long for me to discover the exciting of world of fall/winter fashion as I observed stylish Londoners strutting up and down the tube during my 3-month stay in 2014. During my recent…

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