Art Appreciation in Santa Fe

Going through some photos from last year, I realized I missed a couple of places from New Mexico, the main one being Santa Fe – one of the reasons Joseph and I wanted to take a trip to this state in the first place! As a whole, New Mexico is so different from the rest of the country, and you can definitely see it in their two main cities. There is such a beautiful spirit that blends the Spanish and the…
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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Getting the Most Out Of Fresh-Cut Flowers

My fiance and I currently live in a 600 sqft apartment with limited lighting. I remember we had a guest over once, and he said something like “wow, you guys live in a dungeon!”, haha. I love our place, but one thing that I wish we had was outdoor space for growing a garden, or better natural light to grow indoor plants. At the moment, I have one ivy plant sitting by the window and I plan on trickling in a…
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Twenty-Sixteen Winter Beauty Haul

I tried to keep my spending to a minimum this past holiday season, but whoops! I ended up splurging on a few beauty products that I’ve been eyeing for some time now and somehow ended with a mini beauty haul. I’m sure you’re all familiar with these products because I hardly buy any newly released cosmetics that have not been soundly approved by major beauty bloggers and YouTubers. High-end makeup is just too expensive for me to “test out”. I would…
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Small Town of Julian

Out into the countryside of San Diego is a small town called Julian, known for their apples. Apple orchards, apple picking, apple pies! Yum! I ventured out there in December, mainly because I had a client photo engagement session arranged there, but my friend Cara actually knows the bride, so she and I decided to make a little outing out of it before the photo session started. Such a cute and charming used book store! Can you tell what we…
Julian, California
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Time to Get a Watch

Ah, the old retort when you ask someone for the time – “time to get a watch.” Well, no more! One of my favorite presents I’ve received this holiday season was this slim black watch from Skagen, given by sweet fiance. He confessed to me that although he isn’t fashion-forward, he did see this watch on the pages of Conde Naste and ended up picking one for me while on his recent trip to Denmark. Yay to Conde Naste for…
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Parabo Press Review

During the holidays, I came across an Instagram sponsored post for a printing company called Parabo Press that offered 25 free 5″x5″ prints + cost of shipping ($8). The advertisement suggested printing photos from Instagram, and it seemed like a good idea to print some of my favorite images from my Instagram feed, so I gave it a whirl and ordered a batch. The ordering process was very simple. As of now, they only take orders through their Android or…
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One Infinite Loop

Everyone knows that Silicon Valley is the mecca of tech companies. To name a few – Apple, Google, Facebook, Intel, HP, LinkedIn, Netflix, and the list just keeps going. For a non-techie like myself, I only hear stories of what the place is like because it’s so exclusive to those whose lives don’t revolve around the newest software or computer-related trends. And it’s this elusiveness that draws me in and makes me want to visit this special world of nerdiness.…
Silicon Valley, California
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Apple’s Rose-Gold Pen

During our holiday trip to San Francisco, we stopped by Silicon Valley on our way back to Los Angeles. There, we stopped by the Apple store located on Infinite Loop (name of the street – too cool!), which is where the Apple campus is at. The store is open to the public and thankfully was open that holiday weekend! (Dedicated blog post about our trip to Silicon Valley soon) One of the best reasons to visit this particular Apple store…
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Christmas in San Francisco

These days, my idea of Christmas is spent traveling. Last year, my family and I went to the Grand Canyon for our first ever family trip. The year before that, I joined Joseph and his mom for a road trip to Utah where we ultimately stayed in Zion for a few days. This year, it was only me and my beloved fiance spending a couple of nights over Christmas together as we took a car ride to beautiful San Fransokyo…
San Francisco, CA
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Looking Back on 2015

It’s crazy how time seems to fly by the older we get. I remember in high school, life seemed to just crawl as I wished for the school year to end. And now, as I sit here as a 25 year old lady, life just passes me by when all I want is for it to slow down immensely. As I reflect back on this past year, I’m actually very surprised at all of the things that happened, especially travel-wise.…
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