Snapshots of Paris

Snapshots of Paris

It's hard to fully feel confident doing something until you have seen yourself do it successfully in practice. Paris was the first stop on my solo trip for no reason other than it being one of the cheapest places to fly into in Europe. In theory, I knew I would love solo travel, and I had been on my own for a few days in Quebec City earlier this year; but I was really nervous before leaving. Once in Paris, I felt better.  I was excited to taste the total freedom, despite being disoriented half the time by jet lag…

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My Week in Berlin

My Week in Berlin

Berlin was the last city I visited on the European portion of my two-month trip, and I decided to spend a whole week there without much of a plan at all. This week had its highs and lows, and at points I felt a little lost - "what am I doing here?". But having challenges doesn't mean I didn't still have a wonderful time. It just meant that sometimes I had to put in a little extra effort to step out of my comfort zone; sometimes I had to be okay with eating takeout in the hotel room, watching a…

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Yellow but Not Mellow

Yellow but Not Mellow

Yellow is turning from a fashion phase into possibly my all time favorite color to wear. Two (here and here) of my last six fashion posts were already about yellow tops, yet I keep getting drawn to more of it. Berlin was the last of seven cities that I visited on my own in Europe. I wasn't sure what I wanted to see or do, except that I would meet up with my friend Esme, whom I met on Instagram. We had a photoshoot together in Santa Monica back in February that left both of us inspired. Social media can turn into…

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Adventure is Out There

Adventure is Out There

                  I’m currently sitting 39,000 feet in the air, typing this into a word document instead of Wordpress because of the lack of fast internet (I’m still amazed there’s internet on planes at all). Somehow blogging feels fundamentally different if I’m not typing directly on the internet. I don’t tend to make impulsive decisions or step outside of the box much when it comes to major life choices. However, I’ve always had a bit of a whimsical side. I crave and chase after the feeling of spontaneity, freedom, romance… It’s not always…

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Road Trip to Île d’Orléans

Road Trip to Île d’Orléans

After exploring Old Quebec City on foot for a couple of days, I felt like I got a good taste of what the city had to offer, and itched to explore more. For the first time in my life, i rented a car by myself and set off on a day trip to explore the idyllic island of Île d'Orléans and beyond. Miscommunication and the fact that we were still technically in the low season made the car rental process a tricky one, but a little patience went a long way and eventually, I drove off to my first stop…

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Memorial Monday at LACMA

Memorial Monday at LACMA

Comfort, double denim, and the color yellow are a few of my favorite fashion things right now, and they are even better together than apart. I have had a couple of unusually social and spontaneous weekends in May, so it was important...

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