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I don't think I have ever eaten at a restaurant for nearly FOUR hours. That's how amazing my experience at The Commissary was. It wasn't just because of how incredible the food was, but also the bantering between the chefs and our humorous interaction with them, as well as our pleasant interaction with the staff. It wasn't just a dinner, it was an experience. Located in the heart of The Presidio in San Francisco, The Commissary is all about California cuisine with a Spanish flare driven by sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. We started with cheese fritters, tuna tartare, mushroom sherry soup, patata bravas, Spanish octopus and Catalan flatbread (wow I did not realize we had this much appetizers until just now as I was typing them out). For the main course, I had the salmon which literally melted in my mouth. Since we sat at the chef's table, we noticed that they kept preparing this one dish which we later found out was the chicken roulade. We either seemed very curious or we were actually drooling that exclusive chef Eric Minnich surprised us with a mini version of the dish so we can try it and oh my it was delicious. Not sure how but we also managed to have the canalé with pistachio ice cream for dessert. I am feeling full just writing about this... A big thank you to The Commissary for hosting us. At last, I leave you with four words (and photos to drool over)... fresh, delectable, unexpected, exciting.
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The Commissary, San Francisco

July 3, 2018

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I don't think I have ever eaten at a restaurant for nearly FOUR hours. That's how amazing my experience at The Commissary was. It wasn't just because of how incredible the food was, but also the bantering between the chefs and our humorous interaction with them, as well as our pleasant interaction with the staff. It wasn't just a dinner, it was an experience. Located in the heart of The Presidio in San Francisco, The Commissary is all about California cuisine with a Spanish flare driven by sustainable and locally-sourced ingredients. We started with cheese fritters, tuna tartare, mushroom sherry soup, patata bravas, Spanish octopus and Catalan flatbread (wow I did not realize we had this much appetizers until just now as I was typing them out). For the main course, I had the salmon which literally melted in my mouth. Since we sat at the chef's table, we noticed that they kept preparing this one dish which we later found out was the chicken roulade. We either seemed very curious or we were actually drooling that exclusive chef Eric Minnich surprised us with a mini version of the dish so we can try it and oh my it was delicious. Not sure how but we also managed to have the canalé with pistachio ice cream for dessert. I am feeling full just writing about this... A big thank you to The Commissary for hosting us. At last, I leave you with four words (and photos to drool over)... fresh, delectable, unexpected, exciting.
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01santamargherita-rose-summer-lifestyle
LA is feeling more and more like summer these days and one of my favorite things to do on the weekend is hanging by the pool. I love going to the beach but being in West Hollywood, tracking over to Malibu or Venice can be such a hassle sometimes. Luckily, I have a nice pool at my apartment where I can leisurely read a book while soaking up some sun or invite a friend over for girl talk. Whether I am chilling solo or entertaining guest, rosé is always a good idea, especially if it's Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé. I have had my fair share of rosé and this is definitely on top of my list. Crafted with a blend of white wine grapes: Chardonnay and Glera and a red varietal, Malbec, the Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé is delicate yet vibrant. Its floral aromas and hints of red berry also give it a quite refreshing note, perfect for a hot summer day! If rosé isn't your wine of choice, Santa Margherita also makes an excellent Pinot Grigio, Prosecco Superiore, and Chianti Classico Riserva. There is something for everyone!
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* This post is sponsored by Santa Margherita, but all opinions and photography are my own.

(Sparkling) Rosé All Day

June 12, 2018

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LA is feeling more and more like summer these days and one of my favorite things to do on the weekend is hanging by the pool. I love going to the beach but being in West Hollywood, tracking over to Malibu or Venice can be such a hassle sometimes. Luckily, I have a nice pool at my apartment where I can leisurely read a book while soaking up some sun or invite a friend over for girl talk. Whether I am chilling solo or entertaining guest, rosé is always a good idea, especially if it's Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé. I have had my fair share of rosé and this is definitely on top of my list. Crafted with a blend of white wine grapes: Chardonnay and Glera and a red varietal, Malbec, the Santa Margherita Sparkling Rosé is delicate yet vibrant. Its floral aromas and hints of red berry also give it a quite refreshing note, perfect for a hot summer day! If rosé isn't your wine of choice, Santa Margherita also makes an excellent Pinot Grigio, Prosecco Superiore, and Chianti Classico Riserva. There is something for everyone!
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* This post is sponsored by Santa Margherita, but all opinions and photography are my own.
01clarins-lipstain-lipoil-lips-beauty
Summer is fast approaching and when the weather is hot I gravitate toward beauty products that are light yet still give me the look that I want. Clarins has two luscious lip collections that are exactly what I am looking for! The Instant Light Comfort Lip Oil is great for that sweet effortless everyday look... a natural and soft tint of color with a glossy finish infused with 100% pure plant oils to keep lips hydrated. Love how it nourishes and it's super soothing. On the other hand, when I am feeling sassier, I use the Water Lip Stain for a bolder look. Put on one layer for a pop of color or apply a few times for a more intense look. It contains 77% water for liquid texture that dries with a matte finish, and moisturizes lips with aloe vera, raspberry water and Clarins anti-pollution complex. It is also super long lasting too! I love them both but if I must pick, I have to be #teamsweet because for me summer is all about being lighter and more natural! What about you? Are you #teamsweet or #teamsassy?
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* This post is sponsored by Clarins, but all opinions and photography are my own.

Clarins: Sweet vs. Sassy

June 4, 2018

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Summer is fast approaching and when the weather is hot I gravitate toward beauty products that are light yet still give me the look that I want. Clarins has two luscious lip collections that are exactly what I am looking for! The Instant Light Comfort Lip Oil is great for that sweet effortless everyday look... a natural and soft tint of color with a glossy finish infused with 100% pure plant oils to keep lips hydrated. Love how it nourishes and it's super soothing. On the other hand, when I am feeling sassier, I use the Water Lip Stain for a bolder look. Put on one layer for a pop of color or apply a few times for a more intense look. It contains 77% water for liquid texture that dries with a matte finish, and moisturizes lips with aloe vera, raspberry water and Clarins anti-pollution complex. It is also super long lasting too! I love them both but if I must pick, I have to be #teamsweet because for me summer is all about being lighter and more natural! What about you? Are you #teamsweet or #teamsassy?
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* This post is sponsored by Clarins, but all opinions and photography are my own.
01malibu-pointdume-wildflowers-travel-style
I am always searching for a wild flower field and somehow that topic came up at work. My coworker told me to check out Point Dume because there are tons of flowers over there and it's a lovely hike. So a couple of weeks ago, I ventured out to Point Dume in Malibu. It was the most beautiful day to be out by the ocean soaking up some sun. The wild preserve area on top of the cliffs were filled with flowers and I was prancing around like a little kid. My friend and I decided to make a day out of it so I was prepared and brought a few of my favorite pieces from PacSun with me. I wore this gingham sundress by Lottie Moss for PacSun which coincidentally matched the flowers! And then I changed into this matching two-piece top and shorts also by Lottie Moss for PacSun. We grabbed a pina colada at the bar while we waited for the sunset where I slipped into a darling floral dress by Kendall & Kylie for PacSun. If you noticed in the photos I was carrying a couple of cute woven bags, they are both from Kayu (see details at the end of this post)!
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Point Dume, Malibu

May 7, 2018

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I am always searching for a wild flower field and somehow that topic came up at work. My coworker told me to check out Point Dume because there are tons of flowers over there and it's a lovely hike. So a couple of weeks ago, I ventured out to Point Dume in Malibu. It was the most beautiful day to be out by the ocean soaking up some sun. The wild preserve area on top of the cliffs were filled with flowers and I was prancing around like a little kid. My friend and I decided to make a day out of it so I was prepared and brought a few of my favorite pieces from PacSun with me. I wore this gingham sundress by Lottie Moss for PacSun which coincidentally matched the flowers! And then I changed into this matching two-piece top and shorts also by Lottie Moss for PacSun. We grabbed a pina colada at the bar while we waited for the sunset where I slipped into a darling floral dress by Kendall & Kylie for PacSun. If you noticed in the photos I was carrying a couple of cute woven bags, they are both from Kayu (see details at the end of this post)!
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01floral-denim-fedora-hat-ootd-style
Wow. It's been a hot minute since I have written a blog post. This year has been strange, different, or however you like to call it. The second half of last year was spent mostly traveling and not really working, hence why I have been hustling nonstop the past few months. On top of my multiple blog/freelance projects, I started working part-time for an advertising agency as well as a beauty company. Blowing my savings last years might not be wise but to me, it was worth it. "Work. Save. Travel. Repeat." is kind of like my motto nowadays. Even though I might have been absent on here, I am still active and posting daily over on my Instagram if you aren't already following me. Actually, is anyone still read this? If you are, please do leave a comment so I know my reader still exist!
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All items c/o Charlotte Russe.

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A Different Year

April 20, 2018

01floral-denim-fedora-hat-ootd-style
Wow. It's been a hot minute since I have written a blog post. This year has been strange, different, or however you like to call it. The second half of last year was spent mostly traveling and not really working, hence why I have been hustling nonstop the past few months. On top of my multiple blog/freelance projects, I started working part-time for an advertising agency as well as a beauty company. Blowing my savings last years might not be wise but to me, it was worth it. "Work. Save. Travel. Repeat." is kind of like my motto nowadays. Even though I might have been absent on here, I am still active and posting daily over on my Instagram if you aren't already following me. Actually, is anyone still read this? If you are, please do leave a comment so I know my reader still exist!
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All items c/o Charlotte Russe.

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