posted on: 5.21.2013
With the recent heat spikes, my sudden urges for the sugary and refreshing sweetness of shaved ice has increased exponentially. My favorite joints are still in the San Gabriel Valley area, from TenRen to Pa Pa Walk. This Mango Snow Ice with lychee and coffee jelly was from Milk + Honey.
We mustn't neglect the ever-more popular twin to shaved ice: ice cream. Sweet Lucie's is a premium organic ice cream truck in the Southern California region, and they have the cutest truck -- ever!
It was my first time at the annual, Modernica warehouse sale this past Saturday. I was pleasantly surprised that I got what I came for because that typically never happens. The universe has a way of bullying me like that some times.
Martin and I found ourselves at Disneyland this past weekend (yet again). It may seem like we're avid goers, but the truth is we simply enjoy going there because it's a contained space, we get to interact with friends and actually spend one-on-one time with each other at the same time. There's also plenty to do, so we can easily plan a whole day or evening together!
Since the closing of its Westside location, I've been anxiously awaiting the opening of Chego's new Chinatown location. And it certainly does not disappoint! Their kimchi spam rice bowl, pictured above, was absolutely mouthwatering.
It was my first time at the Los Angeles Flower Market, and I was blown away. It was sensory and olfactory overload in the best way possible.
Seeing Joshua Christensen's AW2013 mens and womenswear collection debut on the runway was such an amazing privilege this past weekend. Aside from the phenomenal showcase, I loved how intimate the warehouse space was, the free flowing stream of mixed drinks and the unpretentious crowd. Win!
Another highlight from the show was getting to see Steph of HoneyNSilk in attendance! While brief, it was still nice to catch up with her for a moment. I don't have many blogger friends per se, but she's definitely one of them!
Find me on Instagram if you like what you see ;)
posted on: 5.17.2013
Zara floral blazer, basic white tee and brogue sneakers (old), Louis Vuitton sunglasses (similar here), BDG shorts (via Urban Outfitters), Rag & Bone belt (similar here)
However, I am taking a page out of The Birdcage, one of my favorite 90s comedies starring Robin Williams and Nathan Lane, with this insanely saturated and vibrant outfit ensemble. If you've taken a glance at my Instagram lately, you may have already seen this floral blazer from Zara's SS13 menswear collection that has rampantly raided my photo stream. That's how much I love it, no matter how disapproving Miranda Priestly may be about florals. Now the challenge is to recycle this floral blazer for this coming Fall and Winter to justify making a full-retail purchase (which I am strongly against, unless it's an investment item!) -- think I can do it? Give me a reality check below.
posted on: 5.13.2013
Truth to be told, this isn't my first blog. My first foray into blogging happened way back when when Xanga, LiveJournal and MySpace were dominant. I still reveal my most innermost thoughts on Xanga on some occasion, but my Moleskine takes sole responsibility of that now.
Still, I don't think revealing more about your personal life hurt nobody.
I am sure I've alluded to some of this in earlier posts, but there's been so many positive changes in my life lately: 1) Going to the GLAAD Media Awards for the very first time and met Naya Rivera (my favorite Gleek!), 2) Finally digging into Grace: A Memoir, 3) Having an awesome polka dot moment with Meghan, 4) Getting a Disneyland annual pass, 5) Reflections at the beach, 6) Bottomless mimosa brunches at The Overland Cafe, 7) This floral blazer from Zara, and 8) Martin.
All of the above has made life so fulfilling and eventful lately. I can't wait to see how the rest of May will pan out -- be sure to follow me on Instagram for my life on-the-go! Thanks for the love, y'all.