The holidays are all about spending time with loved ones and close friends for me, and I did just that. From catching up over brunch and Lette macarons at Mi Piace, one of my favorite Italian establishments in Pasadena, and Savoy, your go-to destination for hainan chicken rice, to singing our poor hearts out with Dabito at Energy Karaoke, I must say it's been quite the productive break.

In between all of that, I welcomed the cold, SoCal winter climate with a mostly all Zara outfit (coat, cardigan, plaid shirt) save for the Obey fur cap, Tom Ford sunglasses, H&M faux leather pants and Repetto shoes. I also munched on delicious, freshly-baked egg tarts at King Hua Restaurant (it's pricey, but I challenge you to find a better dim sum place in LA) for my family's annual, Christmas dim sum!

It's so important to slow down, recharge and ring in the good spirits with people you care about most! That's my everyday, "New Year" resolution challenge to myself and all of you! Have a safe and happy 2013!