There is something about a home-cooked meal that warms my heart. I am definitely not an amazing cook, but I’m proud to say that my cooking is more than just edible : ) I was traveling a lot for work for two months and was not able to cook myself proper meals during that time. I mean, how do I cook in a hotel? I basically ate out for two months and that was what made me miss my own cooking. My two secret ingredients to make things taste better are red pepper flakes and smoked paprika, mostly because I… View Post

Chinese New Year (CNY) brings me many of my fondest childhood memories, so I wanted to share this part of my life on my blog, despite how different it is from my usual posts. While I was born in Pennsylvania, I actually spent most of my life in Taiwan, where I was brought up as a third-culture kid. My maternal grandparents were born in the 20th century in the countryside and my paternal grandparents in the city, thus I experienced various ways of CNY celebrations, ranging from ancient to modern and from farming to city life. The celebrations differ year… View Post

Hello lovelies! I thought it was time for my first Instagram outfit round-up : ) So many outfits I want to share with you from the past two weeks. Here we go! Pink sweater / Faux shearling jacket / Black jeans / Black booties / Backpack I wore this outfit on a day trip to Dumbo, Brooklyn with my parents when they visited New York City. The view of the Manhattan skyline is beautiful from there! Plus, there is a Shake Shack by the river : ) Most of the items are from, but that’s because I love online… View Post

OMG I can’t believe I was invited to New York Fashion Week with an all access VIP press pass!! I was able to see some amazing shows and even walk on the red carpet : ) This photo was featured on my Instagram because it was one of my favorite lines. A huge shout out to Meredith O’Connor’s team for inviting me to this event. I was able to see the walks up and close – front row!! Meredith O’Connor performed “I Am” during Commatteo’s show. She spreads awareness about anti-bullying through her catchy songs and it was an honor… View Post

I was in the Bay Area a couple of weekends ago and am finally blogging about it! It was a pretty short trip and I only had two full days there, but my friends helped me make the most of it. I had a list of touristy spots I wanted to hit up in San Francisco, so my friend Elissa put together an itinerary for our day trip and it was perf! Now off to the fun stuff : ) On Friday, I worked from a cafe in Berkeley called Artis (and the latte was too cute so I had… View Post