Back in sunny California

And I’m back in beautiful, sunny California for the next two weeks, with brief travels to New York and Texas in between. Since I live an ocean away from my hometown now, whenever I’m back I realize how lucky I was to have grown up near the ocean and I can appreciate everything now that I’m … Continue Reading

The Lab, Costa Mesa

I spent my last day in California, mostly with my brother because he suggested going shopping (which ended up being my shopping trip), and then the three of us with my mom for his birthday dinner. I always love shopping at The LAB in Costa Mesa because of how hipster it is and the perfect … Continue Reading

Pacific City

My 2 weeks in Cali are whizzing by and weekend 1 of Coachella is right around the corner. I did have some time to check out the new shopping center near Huntington Beach Main Street. Pacific City opened recently, and I’m already loving the scenery and convenience the area has to offer. Now I wish … Continue Reading

A December beach

  Enjoyed an afternoon at the beach today with my brother. I wish I was more of a beach girl growing up, but I’m still spoiled for being able to enjoy some California sun right before Christmas. Our bathing suits are courtesy of Billabong Japan – thank you! We love Billabong <3 今日は弟と冬のビーチを楽しんできました。クリスマス前に水着着て海へ行けるのは、本当に贅沢だなーと今更思う。水着とトランクスはBillabong Japanから頂いたものです。Billabong 大好き! … Continue Reading

A Huntington Beach sunset

With my friend Amy visiting my hometown of Huntington Beach for a couple days, it makes me see the city in a slightly different light. As we were driving along PCH during the sunset yesterday, she remarked, “You are so lucky to have lived in such a beautiful area.” Having lived away from California for … Continue Reading

California girl

My last few days in Orange County were spent shopping, walking around Main Street in Huntington Beach, and catching up with my friends over good food and drinks. Also, a family dinner at Tokyo Table consisting of American-style sushi. I already miss the summer weather despite it being winter, my family, and my friends. But … Continue Reading

Catalina Island

I didn’t realize Catalina Island was such a beautiful place until my family and I visited a few days ago. It was one of my father’s favorite places, and now I can see why. I’ll be back again, Dad.

SoCal, I’m back

My first few days back in Southern California mainly consisted of good food and reuniting with my favorite people – photo shooting in L.A., lunch with my brother, hotpot dinner at Boiling Point with friends, Bruxie’s waffle sandwiches with my best friend of 10 years, shaved ice, boba, and the night view from the 405. … Continue Reading

Bye bye Orange County

Some happier times during my stay in Orange County. Disneyland with my brother and cousins, family dinner at Tortilla Jo’s Downtown Disney, dinner, boba and shopping dates with my amazing friends, and a cozy family dinner with my mom and brother at Black Angus. A lot more people I wanted to see and a lot … Continue Reading

Disneyland style

  I finally made my way to Carsland at California Adventures this weekend and I loved it. My friend and I got there right before the park opened but we still had to wait in line for an hour for the main attraction Radiator Springs Racers. It was worth the wait though. And it was … Continue Reading