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Ok, I admit it. I am totally guilty of seeing a restaurant on Instagram and wanting to check it out solely because of how cute the decor is. I mean, just look at this one corner of Testa with the floral wallpaper, the wood paneling, the shag rug, the round mirror... They were all screaming my name! I was definitely distracted with taking photos before finally sitting down to enjoy dinner. But once I did all I could think about was how incredibly fresh and tasty everything was. We started off with soft shell crab with spicy eggs. Usually I am not too crazy about soft shell crab but this was fried to perfection and well seasoned! Then we also had grilled king prawns and baby gem salad for appetizers. And for entree, we had braised pork papardelle and flank steaks. This was one of the best meal I've had in a while! If you ever find yourself in DTLA, I highly recommend checking our Testa! Great spot, great staff, amazing food and drinks!
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Testa, DTLA

September 24, 2018

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Ok, I admit it. I am totally guilty of seeing a restaurant on Instagram and wanting to check it out solely because of how cute the decor is. I mean, just look at this one corner of Testa with the floral wallpaper, the wood paneling, the shag rug, the round mirror... They were all screaming my name! I was definitely distracted with taking photos before finally sitting down to enjoy dinner. But once I did all I could think about was how incredibly fresh and tasty everything was. We started off with soft shell crab with spicy eggs. Usually I am not too crazy about soft shell crab but this was fried to perfection and well seasoned! Then we also had grilled king prawns and baby gem salad for appetizers. And for entree, we had braised pork papardelle and flank steaks. This was one of the best meal I've had in a while! If you ever find yourself in DTLA, I highly recommend checking our Testa! Great spot, great staff, amazing food and drinks!
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I grew up feeling very uncomfortable in my own skin where I thought I was too short and my chest was too small, starting at a very young age. And it certainly did not help that I was raised in the Asian culture where encouragement usually comes in the form of harsh criticism. Although things have evolved a great deal, body image and bullying continue to be an issue in today's society. Not going to lie, I once thought about getting implants (luckily that thought lasted for a day) and it took me a long time to finally feel comfortable and confident in my own skin. To celebrate this personal milestone, I teamed up with Natori to uplift women while encouraging body positivity and diversity. Natori is luxuriously crafted in its own unique way and there is something suitable for every size and shape. My two favorites are the Feather Bra in caramel and the Flora Bra in black/light mocha. The delicate lace detail is so beautiful and they fit like a dream. Feeling confident is all about embracing who you are... So just do you, be you and feel awesome about the amazing person that you are!
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* Thank you to Natori for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.

In My Skin with Natori

September 7, 2018

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I grew up feeling very uncomfortable in my own skin where I thought I was too short and my chest was too small, starting at a very young age. And it certainly did not help that I was raised in the Asian culture where encouragement usually comes in the form of harsh criticism. Although things have evolved a great deal, body image and bullying continue to be an issue in today's society. Not going to lie, I once thought about getting implants (luckily that thought lasted for a day) and it took me a long time to finally feel comfortable and confident in my own skin. To celebrate this personal milestone, I teamed up with Natori to uplift women while encouraging body positivity and diversity. Natori is luxuriously crafted in its own unique way and there is something suitable for every size and shape. My two favorites are the Feather Bra in caramel and the Flora Bra in black/light mocha. The delicate lace detail is so beautiful and they fit like a dream. Feeling confident is all about embracing who you are... So just do you, be you and feel awesome about the amazing person that you are!
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* Thank you to Natori for kindly sponsoring this post. All opinions are 100% honest & completely my own.
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Yesterday I showed you how I wore my Lucky Brand Bella Jeans strolling through the Venice Canals, today I am sharing my second look with you! Besides soaking up the sun and taking in all the ocean breeze on the west side, another favorite thing I enjoy doing around LA is checking out all the museums and galleries this city has to offer.

I transformed my casual look with the Bella Jeans into a dressier look with a mustard floral blouse, a classic leather jacket (yes LA is still very hot but leather jacket just makes the most perfect accessory) and heels. For some reason, no matter how many times I have been to LACMA, I never get tired of Urban Light (the sculpture of all the lamp posts). It is simply iconic and picturesque, much like these Belle Jeans! Seriously, they are perfectly high waisted and fit like a dream!

Don't forget to check out my feature over on the Lucky Insider Blog!
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* This post is sponsored by Lucky Brand, but all opinions and photography are my own.

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Lucky Brand: Lucky Insider Part 2

August 15, 2018

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Yesterday I showed you how I wore my Lucky Brand Bella Jeans strolling through the Venice Canals, today I am sharing my second look with you! Besides soaking up the sun and taking in all the ocean breeze on the west side, another favorite thing I enjoy doing around LA is checking out all the museums and galleries this city has to offer.

I transformed my casual look with the Bella Jeans into a dressier look with a mustard floral blouse, a classic leather jacket (yes LA is still very hot but leather jacket just makes the most perfect accessory) and heels. For some reason, no matter how many times I have been to LACMA, I never get tired of Urban Light (the sculpture of all the lamp posts). It is simply iconic and picturesque, much like these Belle Jeans! Seriously, they are perfectly high waisted and fit like a dream!

Don't forget to check out my feature over on the Lucky Insider Blog!
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* This post is sponsored by Lucky Brand, but all opinions and photography are my own.

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Finding a good pair of denim is hard, finding a good pair of denim that fits is harder, and finding a good pair that fits AND looks good is almost like winning the lottery (although I have never won it so I don't quite know what that feels like but I assume it's something similar, right?) Lucky Brand just launched the Bella Jeans as part of their new pre-fall collection and I did a fun little collaboration for their Lucky Insider Blog showing you how I rock them in two different ways. Today, I am going to show you the first look and tomorrow I will reveal the second.

After a slow morning soaking up some sun on a yacht in Marina Del Rey, I slipped into my Bella Jeans and embroidered top and wandered next door to Venice. My new favorite brunch spot is Great White which is conveniently located across from the infamous Venice sign. I take my avocado toasts very seriously and these are the best I have ever had. Not to mention how good my woven circle bag looks next to them! After brunch, I took a stroll through the Venice Canals. Cliché I know but it is pretty and peaceful (when not too many tourists are around).

To be continued...
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* This post is sponsored by Lucky Brand, but all opinions and photography are my own.

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Lucky Brand: Lucky Insider Part 1

August 14, 2018

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Finding a good pair of denim is hard, finding a good pair of denim that fits is harder, and finding a good pair that fits AND looks good is almost like winning the lottery (although I have never won it so I don't quite know what that feels like but I assume it's something similar, right?) Lucky Brand just launched the Bella Jeans as part of their new pre-fall collection and I did a fun little collaboration for their Lucky Insider Blog showing you how I rock them in two different ways. Today, I am going to show you the first look and tomorrow I will reveal the second.

After a slow morning soaking up some sun on a yacht in Marina Del Rey, I slipped into my Bella Jeans and embroidered top and wandered next door to Venice. My new favorite brunch spot is Great White which is conveniently located across from the infamous Venice sign. I take my avocado toasts very seriously and these are the best I have ever had. Not to mention how good my woven circle bag looks next to them! After brunch, I took a stroll through the Venice Canals. Cliché I know but it is pretty and peaceful (when not too many tourists are around).

To be continued...
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* This post is sponsored by Lucky Brand, but all opinions and photography are my own.

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This summer has been a whirlwind and I am finally getting around to recap my glamping experience at AutoCamp in Russian River from last month. I have only gone camping (the old school way with sleeping bag on a cold hard ground) and even then that was a long time ago. I flew up to San Francisco for an event and thought I would take advantage of being in my hometown and take a detour up to Sonoma County for a little adventure. AutoCamp, located near the Russian River in Guerneville, is a campground known for their airstreams and luxury tents. During the day time, we biked around the property and soaked up some sun along the river. At night, we sat by the fire, made s'mores and watched the stars. Thank you AutoCamp for hosting me! After "glamping", I don't think I can go back to "camping"...
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AutoCamp, Russian River

July 27, 2018

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This summer has been a whirlwind and I am finally getting around to recap my glamping experience at AutoCamp in Russian River from last month. I have only gone camping (the old school way with sleeping bag on a cold hard ground) and even then that was a long time ago. I flew up to San Francisco for an event and thought I would take advantage of being in my hometown and take a detour up to Sonoma County for a little adventure. AutoCamp, located near the Russian River in Guerneville, is a campground known for their airstreams and luxury tents. During the day time, we biked around the property and soaked up some sun along the river. At night, we sat by the fire, made s'mores and watched the stars. Thank you AutoCamp for hosting me! After "glamping", I don't think I can go back to "camping"...
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