united states

New York: Central Park

Good morning from my favorite place in NYC – Central Park! The first time I ever encountered it was in the dead of winter… and I still fell in love. Seeing the large green rectangle in the middle of the New York City map always makes me so happy, and I could only…

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New York: Times Square

“Stay away from Times Square!”, they said. Nth time’s the charm, and I found myself coming back to this supposedly “cliche tourist trap” by accident. I don’t think it’s too bad, though I honestly prefer staying and shopping somewhere more peaceful. After a long coast-to-coast flight from LA to NYC, mom and I…

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Los Angeles: Abbot Kinney

This is going to be a picture-heavy post about my new favorite place in LA. You’ve been warned! Prepare for extra-enthusiastic captions because Abbot Kinney is all kinds of amazing. Like, how did I spend all my previous trips to LA without coming here?! Sure, Abbot Kinney Boulevard is another one…

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Los Angeles: Hammer Museum

You’d think living around UCLA would be boring after a day or two, but turns out, it’s not only The Getty that’s nearby. One of the hidden gems I’d like to introduce today is the Hammer Museum, a hip and progressive art haven where you can find emerging contemporary artists with culturally…

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Los Angeles: The Getty

The best thing about staying in an area near UCLA is The Getty being within a convenient distance. It’s considered far from where most tourists stay, but I didn’t have a problem going there from where I was. My mom was out attending a conference, so I had to brave going around…

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Los Angeles: LACMA

First time at LACMA, or the Los Angeles County Museum of Art! LACMA curator, are you me? Everything in the museum fit the kind of aesthetic and experience that I love. They have areas purely dedicated to De Stijl / neoplasticism (They have a Mondrian!), and Japanese art (OMG, Hokusai and Hiroshige prints!). They…

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Las Vegas June 2014 Part 2

Las Vegas life only starts when the sun goes down, and this gave us the perfect excuse to sleep in until lunch, and laze around the Las Vegas Strip until sunset. We went to Downtown Las Vegas! Nothing much to do here except for the Fremont Street Experience. And this…

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