How Neutrals Can Accentuate Inner Beauty

Santa Barbara is a place of simplistic beauty, especially the Santa Barbara Mission. The Spanish colonial motifs of white clay-work accented with burnt pink stair rails and gorgeously crafted wood doors display the artistry and hard work of the Chumash Indian tribe that inhabited the region in the seventeenth century. Within the walls they hadContinue reading “How Neutrals Can Accentuate Inner Beauty”

Texture-Play in Solvang

I have been missing storybook towns lately—something in abundance when I was studying abroad two years ago. But calling European towns “storybooks” is such an understatement: they are dense novels of stories that keep you glued to them for hours, each page so engulfing that you want to leisurely soak it in yet turn itContinue reading “Texture-Play in Solvang”

2017 Highlights

My clothes are preservers of the memories I carry. In every thread, in each stitching, lies an invisible mark of the things I’ve done, the things I’ve felt, the things I will never forget. 2017 was filled with many memorable outfits—and milestones. Here are some highlights: I began the year as Editor-in-Chief of my university’s featureContinue reading “2017 Highlights”

Krischic at Castello di Armorosa

Stepped inside a fairytale, a 10 year old medieval castle made of breathtaking stonework…filled with colorful medieval frescoes depicting age of old–kings, knights, noble crests. I was imaginitively raptured to a century where lords and ladies sat around a table and drank their wine from goblets while drinking in the melodies of minstrels–the setting ofContinue reading “Krischic at Castello di Armorosa”

Los Angeles Lookbook

Going abroad to London last year taught me about the importance of being a tourist in my own city. I am perfectly fine with getting all dolled up and making a DSLR camera the extension of my arm when going out and about in LA. No regrets. No shame. This city deserves to be photographed,Continue reading “Los Angeles Lookbook”

The Reagan Residence

God has an interesting sense of timing, as my interview with Peggy Grande, former Executive Assistant to the late Ronald Reagan happened to fall on July 6. As America knows, this is the birthday of the former first lady Nancy Reagan, who passed away exactly four months prior to the interview. This was also theContinue reading “The Reagan Residence”

A Tea Fit For Royalty at the Palace Hotel

Since I was a little girl, I had this fascination with going to high tea. My mother used to take me to a local favorite called the English Rose Garden, where we would get all dolled up and indulge in delectable finger sandwiches and confections on a doily covered table. Since the teahouse closed down,Continue reading “A Tea Fit For Royalty at the Palace Hotel”

The Lady in Lavender

Tiny towns, hidden treasures. My hometown delights in the beauty of each season. February turns the Stanislaus County into a pink paradise with its endless orchards of blossoms. May and June are when one can pick plump blueberries directly under the toasty sun. And July, July is the lovely Lavender season. Whenever I’m on springContinue reading “The Lady in Lavender”

Library Lookbook: California State Library

A library touched by Midas. A labyrinth of literature, filled with rich wall murals and cozy leather chairs to gape at them from. It was as if this The California State Library did not even belong in California, but in the belly of an ancient pyramid. “I have always imagined that Paradise will be aContinue reading “Library Lookbook: California State Library”

Fashion From the Fourth

How did I celebrate my Independence this Fourth of July? In the most poetic way possible: I left Britain for America, and am still trying to figure out how to be emotionally independent from Britain, where my heart still resides (study abroad withdrawals, are quite real). With that being said, I do love America withContinue reading “Fashion From the Fourth”