Chicago Diaries

Last week, I visited Windy City for the first time for five days to attend the Laver Cup, an exciting new tennis tournament (yes I love tennis but no I do not play). It was a unique, thrilling, and time consuming experience, but I managed to find time to hit up some other spots around the city.   Millennium Park Staying right in the heart of downtown allowed me to reach the park in less than ten minutes by foot.…

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Timeless Polka Dots

There is no doubt that polka dots is one of the trends that has stood the test of time, and it’s definitely not going out of style any time soon. I can prove its timelessness because in this post, I’m sharing two polka dot dresses that I purchased ten years apart. Yep you read that right! The first one is a Betsy Johnson dress that my family got me in a vintage shop when we traveled to Japan in the…

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When Time Stands Still // LDR Thoughts

I’m not good at breaking rules, even ones that are self imposed. When I started a full time job back in 2016, I set a goal for myself that no matter what, I was going to write at least three blog posts a month. I don’t think anyone else in the world cared if I accomplished this very arbitrary goal, but come the last day of the month, there was a good chance you’d find me rushing to finish up…

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Outfits (& Musings) of the Week

Last week I took on the “ambitious” project of taking and outfit of the day every day. Even though outfits are not the most consequential subject in the grand scheme of things, committing to doing anything can be difficult, so I’m proud of myself for actually going through with it. Here are my outfits and a little snippet of each of my day:  Monday – Coral Floral I’ve featured this exact outfit before in this post and I still adore…

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Singapore Diaries

After Taiwan, I experienced the urban marvel that is Singapore for the very first time. Fun fact: I have a beat up check-in red luggage that I’ve been using for 11 years now. I got it as a gift before traveling to Australia in the summer of 2007, during which I actually had a layover in Singapore Changi Airport! So 11 years and countless trips later, my beloved luggage made yet another trip to the great country of Singapore, except…

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Sunday at Hammer Musuem

After being in LA for 2.5 years, visiting the Broad (part I and part II), LACMA, Getty Center at least twice each, I finally made it to one of the closest museums to me – Hammer Museum at UCLA. It was originally started by Armand Hammer (Armie Hammer’s great grandfather!) to house his personal art collection. Now, other than being home to some of the coolest contemporary art in the city, Hammer Museum also hosts talks, concerts, screenings… etc. There…

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More Similar Than Different & Other Travel Reflections

Recently I traveled to Cleveland, Ohio for a few days. Not going to lie, my expectations weren’t particularly high, but as all things are relative of course, I was pleasantly surprised by it and the trip gave me a chance to reflect on traveling in general. Here are some of my thoughts on traveling: 1 / Food is history. Landmarks are walled off for protection, monuments get erected, but food is something that reveals history in a subtle but undeniable…

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Taipei Impressions

I have been curious about Taiwan for years and despite advice against going during the deadly summer heat, I made a trip to Taiwan for the first time! Jerry has family in Taiwan and has visited many times, but I didn’t quite know what to expect other than the heat – seriously, that’s the only thing everyone kept telling (or warning, rather) us about. And everyone was not joking – high temperatures combined with humidity caused fast exhaustion and made…

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