Thursday, April 10, 2014

Good eats in LA | eggslut

I FINALLY made it to eggslut! There was so much hype around it when they turned from food truck to vendor at the Grand Central Market. Guess what.. It totally deserves the hype and totally worth the wait in the long line. They're currently nominated for Best New Cheap Eats for Time Out LA '14 up against Amara Kitchen, The Bun Shop and Top Round. Now I haven't tried the first two, so I don't feel like it's fair for me to vote. But they win my vote for being the best all day breakfast place I've tried so far! 
I had the sausage, egg and cheese sandwich which has house-made turkey sausage, over easy organic egg, cheddar cheese and honey mustard aioli in a brioche bun... When have you ever gotten a cheap organic and healthy-ish meal? If you have, please let me know! 
Although it was a messy encounter with my sammy - egg yolk oozing through my fingers and all, it added to the whole ambiance of the place and made it that much better.
The "Slut" which is coddled egg on potato puree with toasty crostini is a must try if you are feeling somewhat adventurous. If you don't like the mashed potato texture, then it may not be your cup of tea.
I'd like to compare Grand Central Market to the NYC Chelsea Market but not as big and upscale. Everything is very reasonably priced with great taste in design and lots of selections in cuisine. You'll also find a very eclectic group of people walking around from tourists, to local families and very well-dressed hipsters. 
When Erin and my mom get here next week, this will definitely be a place I'd like to stop with them!
If you ever get to try it, let me know what you think!! I hope I didn't hype it up too much for you! :)

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Are YOU Coachella ready?

Who's going to Coachella?!?!! Week 1or 2? Or both? Who are you excited to see?!?! If you're not going.. Are you going to stream any of the performances live? It'll be our first time going this year (week 2)!! When I say "our", I mean Erin, me and some of our friends and cousins. 

For those of you who ARE going.. Have you packed and planned your outfits? Have you activated your wristbands and downloaded the app to your phone?

Here are a few things we came up with to add to your checklist!

When I travel or go to all-day events, I often try to avoid bringing my favorite items. This way, if you do lose a cheap pair of sunglasses, you won't be too upset with yourself! Pair your outfit with some comfy danceable sandals, a nice layer of bracelets, and a hands-free bag. 

You can follow Danielle and my collection of Coachella inspirations on our pin board!

all photos taken from pinterest

Friday, April 4, 2014

Boyfriend Jeans

It's been a really windy week and I've had a horrible cold for 2 weeks. I can finally smell and hear through both ears, so I celebrated by finishing a day off with some tea and a nice read outside! 
I LOVE my new boyfriend jeans from Madewell. I've been looking for a good pair for awhile and am very happy with these. They're very stretchy and has the perfect amount of rips. And since spring is here, I paired them with my Nine West mid-heels and Zara floral jacket.
photos by justfeng
boyfriend jeans : madewell
heels : nine west (similar here)
jacket : zara
necklace : banana republic (similar here)
sunglasses : BCBG

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

5 Must Haves in my Dream Space

1. Big windows!
It's so important for me to have lots of natural light flowing into a work/living space. 
I work better with natural light and really changes my mood for the day!

2. Open Kitchen
Although the cooking smell does carry throughout the apt with an open kitchen, it's great having a breakfast bar, where you can still chat with friends while cooking!

3. Dining Area
This combination of dining table and chairs is effortless - not perfectly rectangular and just the right combination of chair colors.

4. Work Space
If you work at home a lot, it's important to have a nice work space. Can you believe this is from Ikea? So awesome! I am definitely going to look into this desk on the left.

5. Shelving
Shelves are super important! They take up most of your wall space so it's important to choose ones that match your personality and space.  Love these chairs too. :)

Well our taste changes all the time soo... in a year or so, I'll probably have 5 different must haves for my dream space.

See more spaces on our pinterest!

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Funky & Trendy HK

Sometimes you will find the funkiest styles in Hong Kong...
and other times you may stumble upon some super trendy people!!
This is Joe! He just recently moved from NY to HK and has a slight British accent. 
and my favorite addition to the outfit...
the buttons and wallet hook

If you are living in HK or just visiting, I find it really fun to drink boba and people watch in Time Square, CWB. You'll find a great mixture of people! You may find people like this or like this!
Thanks for letting me photograph you Joe!

Monday, March 24, 2014

Samantha Lena Photography | @slg_photo

About 3 years ago, I worked and studied in Madrid with a group of students from Cuse. Amongst these new friends, I met this awesome, quirky and fun-loving girl, Sam! Unfortunately, I couldn't interview her in person since we live on opposite sides of the States. But I am so excited to share with you a little bit about her and showcase some of her amazing photographs!
What camera do you use?
I use a Canon EOS 7D, but for more causal shooting I use a Sony NEX-5R.
What are your favorite things to photograph?
I really love to photograph nature and urban environments, but I also like to set up portraits where I have more control over artistic features.
What are your goals as a student and photographer?
I originally applied to Newhouse (School of Public Communications) at Syracuse for photojournalism, but quickly switched into film. I plan on trying to include photography while I can but not make it my main focus. My goal is to implement some positive changes to mass media while continuing a social justice education.
What do you like to do besides photography?
I really enjoy both skiing and traveling but rarely do so at the same time. I grew up skiing at Mount Snow in Vermont and was a member of the Syracuse Ski Team for two years. Last semester I studied in London where I was able to travel to Turkey, Ireland, Belgium, France and Germany. Spending time abroad has really had an influence on my photography and on my own personal growth. 
What inspires you?
I'm inspired by moments. There are times where I'm driving in my car and I see something out the window and have to pull over to get the picture. I see in pictures. I've always wanted to be behind the camera, even as a kid in my parents home videos I'm asking to be behind the lens. Taking pictures has always been what I do. I think photography is tricky with truth, and truth is something I think is always worth exploring.
See more and follow her work here!!

Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Sun's Out, Board's Out!

Sun's out fun's out! When scrolling through this post, you'll realize that I don't skate. I don't know how to skate and I am kind of terrified of stepping on a skateboard. hahaha! But the sun was out, and it just felt like a beautiful day to wear my new comma snapback, a big splash of plaid, jeans shorts and boots. 
Check out this awesome handmade snapback and get your own from comma !

photos by: justfeng

Thursday, March 13, 2014


A few weeks ago, a few of us photographers decided to head west to Santa Monica on a windy night to explore and take photos. It was so much fun and so interesting to see everyone's perspective through the lens! Here are just a few of my favorites from @abadimage, @justfeng and I. More from other photographers soon!

See more of Jino's work here! --->
See more of Feng's work here! -->
See my work here! -->

If you ever feel like galavanting, please feel free to let me know! I am always down. :)