Tag: new york

December 23, 2015

Holiday wish list

With the Holidays here I can’t help but think about the special people in my life and the things I would want/get for them. A little late for this post, and a handful of these items are on backorder but it doesn’t hurt to imagine, right? FOR MY SISTER: A Little Bits Toy Kit. Yea sure, the photos on the site show little kids playing with…

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March 29, 2015

I finally went! OIJI- korean restaurant in the East Village, NYC

If you’re in the mood for Korean food and you want a place where you’re given a bunch of free banchan (side dishes), with massive amounts of food… then go to K-town. You can go with a large group, eat until you’re stuffed and throw back a few bottles of soju amidst the loud chatter of the restaurant. You might even run into someone you…

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March 16, 2015

On my Radar: Korean restaurants not in K-town, NYC

Full disclosure: i’m not a food writer and I’m definitely not the foodiest person out there… but if there’s anything I do know, I’d like to think it’s good Korean food: how it’s made, what it looks like, and what it tastes like. I grew up watching and helping the women in my family cook. When I was younger, my grandma would take the time and care…

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January 4, 2015

Crazy Rich Asians NY location map

Ahhh! Have you heard? China Rich Girlfriend, the sequel of the book Crazy Rich Asians by Kevin Kwan is out for pre-order on amazon!! It will be released on June 16, 2015. I don’t want to spoil anything for you, so I’ll let you read the synopsis here on amazon. I’ve been waiting for the sequel ever since I finished the book. I’m even more excited…

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November 30, 2014

Posman Books: visit before its gone :(

You know it’s serious when the title has a sadface. Posman books is a bookstore I discovered just recently. I found myself at Chelsea Market waiting for a friend and wandering around to kill time, because I was early per usual. I stumbled upon Posman Books and found myself thoroughly entertained- the time passed by so quickly! Before I knew it, my friend showed up and…

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November 22, 2014

kindness matters

  Today was quite a strange day. Eventful, but strange. I’m at home now, recounting today’s activities and there seems to be the overarching message of kindness. I just had to blog to share with you.


November 19, 2014

Morning Special

Not too long ago, I saw someone’s post about a “morning special” in Manhattan’s Koreatown. Since I found myself awake at 5 AM this morning, I figured today would be a good day to take advantage (and make an adventure out) of this morning special. I took my time getting ready, had a leisurely and comfortable commute into the city and got to New Wonjo…

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July 28, 2014

On my Radar: Pamela Barsky’s pouches

I was on my way to a cafe in Lower East Side when I decided I’d take a roundabout route. I’m rarely in the neighborhood so I figured why not? You never know. It was definitely a grittier neighborhood than what I’m used to. The streets were uneven and cracked, dirty puddles were everywhere and the streets were empty, even for 10 AM in the morning. As…

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July 21, 2014

American Beauty Photoshoot with Ben Baker

Back in April, I had the incredible opportunity of being photographed by Ben Baker for his latest project, 1-100. He has photographed the likes of President Obama, Warren Buffett, Richard Branson, Bono, Diane von Furstenberg and even the Olsen twins! Although I’m camera shy (you’ll notice more nature photos than selfies on my instagram), I was eager to participate. This project was going to share the…

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July 10, 2014

Afternoon Tea with Jee (from Oh How Civilized)

I love afternoon tea. Other 20-somethings might prefer the loud crowded settings of a dive bar or club where you can barely hear the person standing right in front of you… I much prefer the quiet murmur of an intimate setting. Oh how lovely- the natural light, the delicate china and the soothing teas. There’s no hangover, loss of hearing or “what did she/he say?”…

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