Sunday at Hammer Musuem

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 is also a quaint courtyard in the middle with bamboos and plenty of people doing work or having deep conversations.…

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More Similar Than Different & Other Travel Reflections

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 way. This idea is nothing new as seen by Netflix’s extensive food documentary library, but I have been noticing it…

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Taipei Impressions

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 it hard to see as much as we wanted to. While I was happy with the number of activities we…

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Every Little Thing’s Gonna be Alright

Every Little Thing’s Gonna be Alright

I’ve been putting off this post entirely too long now because it’s not a fun topic to write, or even think about. I’m currently sitting with a coffee in the cafe of the Taipei hotel we’re calling home for six nights. My boyfriend and I have been best friends for almost four years, partners for more than three, roommates for almost two. We can’t count on two hands the number of countries we have traveled to together (thanks to those Caribbean countries we visited on a cruise :p), and now we’re on one last big trip before the start of…

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Two Affordable Dresses

Two Affordable Dresses

It officially feels like summer! One of my favorite things about summer is definitely the ability to throw on a dress and just head out into the sunshine. While I’ve always been a believer in investing in high quality pieces of clothing, it is definitely not practical to never indulge in some fun fast fashion pieces like these two affordable, yet completely adorable dresses I’m featuring here. I’m not a big fan of Forever 21 and H&M, two of the most affordable and trendy brands out there, but one store that’s totally underrated (in my opinion) is Target! Every time…

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A Desert Getaway at Holiday House

A Desert Getaway at Holiday House

I hate being in the heat, but love a good California desert getaway for some reason. On my first vacation on my job, I went to Palm Springs. During this long weekend, we spontaneously booked a night at Holiday House, a boutique hotel at the center of town, and it was such a great little break. We stayed in their smallest room type – “Good” – but it was still spacious with a comfy king sized bed. From clean white tiles to a mini Jeff Koons, the room has really tasteful and modern decor. Toiletries? No other than one of…

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