Author: AndreaM

May 9, 2016

#CreateandCultivateDTLA- Keynotes

I talked a little bit about the activities and overall vibe of Create and Cultivate in my last blog post. In this blog post, I wanted to talk about the 3 keynote speakers. From what I know, this year’s conference was supposedly the biggest and best one yet, and the 3 keynote speakers certainly reflected that: Jessica Alba, Rachel Zoe and Chelsea Handler finished off the conference…

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May 8, 2016


As you might’ve seen on my instagram and even snapchat, I had the pleasure of attending the Create and Cultivate conference in Downtown Los Angeles, this past weekend. I’ve been to my fair share of conferences on both coasts, and I can say, hands down, without a doubt, Create and Cultivate is one that is planned with the upmost detail and creativity. Every inch of the…

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April 30, 2016

I’m on Buzzfeed!

For those of you who don’t know, I’m actually Korean-American….and believe it or not, Korean was actually my first language. Hard to believe considering how current day, I can barely hold a conversation with my family (or strangers) without starting to fumble or using English mid sentence. I was recently asked a few questions about what it’s like to be Korean-American, but not be able to…

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April 2, 2016

Lost and Lonely (NY vs LA)

It’s officially been 8 months since I made the move to LA. Coming from the East coast, I’m inclined to make comparisons. When I first came here, being in a new environment made me feel lost and lonely at times.  It was strange though- the lost and lonely I felt here in LA was different than the lost and lonely I felt in New York. The feeling…

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March 31, 2016

When Words are a reflection of Them

“Wow, that’s really brave of you.” “Good luck with that….It probably won’t work.” “Why….” “That’s really awesome. I’m really excited for you.” “LA is the worst.” *silence* I’ve gotten the whole spectrum of reactions when I told people I was going to move to Los Angeles. If I didn’t know any better I would’ve let what others thought or said get to me. I’ll admit, some…

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March 29, 2016

STTA: Loving someone

Loving someone is really difficult and really scary. But I’m doing it and I’m learning so much (blogpost on what my rare specimen teaches me here) This is basically what it felt like getting into a relationship with him: I’m getting better at it with time. He’s helping me to trust more. You might have been disappointed, you might have been betrayed, you might have been…

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March 27, 2016

Favorite places in Culver City

So…. I moved again. I’ve lived in 3 different neighborhoods since I’ve moved here. Crazy I know. Culver City was such a wonderful neighborhood to live in.  Yes, it has its own In and Out but there’s so much more that I’ll miss. Here’s what I recommend and what I’ll have to come back for: New School of Cooking + Cafe  It’s in the heart of the Culver City Arts…

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March 25, 2016

Sit and Sig

Every two weeks on an early weekend morning, I get together with two individuals at one of the many Coffee Bean and Tea locations around Los Angeles to talk about business and life. It’s kind of weird how it happened. Someone I had met 3 years ago in New York, saw the post I wrote about me moving out to LA, and reached out to me saying…

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March 22, 2016

Things I learn from my Rare Specimen (that apply in business and life)

Turns out that my heart was damaged in all sorts of ways when I left New York. Needless to say, moving to LA was a good restart for me. LA is where I met my rare specimen- someone who seems too good to be real, but indeed exists. (more of my rare specimen dictionary here) Yes, we’re long distance, but ever since he entered my…

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March 20, 2016

3 things I do every weekend to stay grounded

Though I like to think that you should include some “me time” in your everyday, for a lot of people it’s the weekends that allow for it. I’m trying to get back into the routine of slow and early mornings as I get settled here in LA, but on weekends I make a big effort to refocus and recalibrate for the week ahead. I think it’s so important…

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