Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Getty Villa



Got to check out the Getty Villa a few weeks back with my besties! When you finally park and get inside, it really feels like you're not in LA. Basically, the villa is a re-creation of a first-century Roman country house. Mr. Getty loved collecting ancient art but had no where to store them so he built two museums to showcase them! Sadly he passed away before the Villa was finished building, so he didn't get to see it. I always tell people that the Getty Museum is so beautiful it'd be great for a giant princess wedding, and the Getty Villa is for a romantic fantastical European wedding. If you're in LA, this is cool spot to visit! There's no entrance fee, just parking fee of $15.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Plated

After talking about Plated as one of the vday specials in this previous post, I decided to give it a try myself.  So I ordered three different plates and chose to cook Mushroom Parpadelle, Chicken Sausage Gumbo, and Beef Randang. Unfortunately, my Beef Randang turned out unappealing in the photos so I decided not to share those. :)
I found the entire process super convenient and good for dinner dates! This is also great for those who want to try cooking but don't want to fill up their pantries with spices that they're only going to use once. Here's how to order - go to their website, choose the date you'd like them to be delivered, choose your plates from their 5-7 item of choices, and you're done! You can customize how often you want them to deliver, and how many plates you'd like. My favorite? The Chicken Sausage Gumbo. If you're a first time user, don't forget to use the Facebook deal (buy 2 plates get 4 free)!

Tuesday, February 24, 2015

NYC // Part II

It was mostly cloudy the few days we were there, but none-the-less I felt like the gloom fit the city. When I arrived early in the morning, my best friend from college took me to brunch (of course) at a place in Brooklyn called Cafe Ghia.  It was pretty bomb. They put waffles on top of bacon and eggs, and lots of melted cheese on roasted potatoes. Then we made our way west to Dumbo, where we got to see the beautiful glass house by Tom Fruin, and lots of girls wearing short skirts doing a photoshoot in the snow.. (what?)  

Here's a list of places we ate at...
Brunch at Cafe Ghia
Dinner with Feng's cousin at Bozu in Williamsburg. A little pricy but amazing sushi.
Late night Joe's Pizza after the bars. It's where they shot Spider-Man!
A quiet dinner date with my bestie at VinoTapa in mid-town. 
Another late night munchies at Artichoke.

On the last day, a bunch of us decided to bring our cameras out and make it a shoot day, so we started down in Chelsea and made our way up the highline. We stumbled upon the Gotham set and they were nice enough for us to shoot right outside! 

Thank goodness for Heattech! This Uniqlo coat has Heattech lining and I'm also wearing a Heattech long sleeve underneath the sweater. 
The last stop we made was the new PATH station down by ground zero. 
You should check it out if you ever visit NYC!
Fashion Photographer: Matt Wong

Coat - Uniqlo | Sweater - Gap (similar here, here) | Jeans - Zara | Hat - Target 
Watch - Komono | Sunglasses - Warby Parker | Tote - Madewell

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Thursday, February 19, 2015

5 Bedroom Finds

Unless you're going to buy the exact set of pillows, sheets and duvet straight from the catalogue, pairing your own pillows can be challenging! We love a wide range of colors and patterns so it's quite difficult for us to narrow it down. I read somewhere that if you make your bed in the morning, you're more likely to be productive during the day. Not sure if that's true or not but if you try it, let us know your results! Here are 5 bedroom styling inspirations we've chosen... Which one do you like the most?

Keeping it simple with greys and whites.

How about just one accent pillow?

texture and color

who doesn't love polka dots, stripes and orange?

not too bright not too bland

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Tuesday, February 17, 2015

NYC // Part I

It was sooo cold in NYC! I really don't know how I survived 4 years in Syracuse... haha. I had a blast visiting the city and catching up with old friends.  Every time I go, it's a different experience and this time I got to explore several new restaurants, shows and art exhibits with Feng.  On top of all that, we ate so much pizza... so much... I mean... We went to 3 different spots in 4 days..
My photographer friends also took me around to see all the new spots - which you can see some of the highlights on my instagram. I'm glad I left the city right before it hit 9 degrees but I'm sad I missed NYFW and the All Star basketball game!
I wore this plaid jacket a few times. It's surprisingly warm, but it also probably helps that I'm wearing 4 layers underneath. haha.. That's definitely the key to staying stylish and warm... LAYERS!!
Part II will be coming soon! Stay tuned!

photos by Feng

Jacket - Gap (it's sold out, but I also like this & this) | Jeans shirt - Target (similar here) |
Tote - Madewell | Scarf - Aldo (similar here, here) | Jeans - TopShop | Boots - Jeffrey Campbell