the korean experience

So far, two of my favorite reads this year are Min Jin Lee's Pachinko and Nicola Yoon's The Sun is Also a Star. Lee's novel is a gorgeous historical epic that follows a Korean family make their life in Japan during the latter's occupation of their home country. It's a sweeping page-turner that's fascinating and… Continue reading the korean experience


positive mental attitude

I love the Aura app. It's so easy to use and it's actually useful. I set it up so that I'm reminded to do my daily three-minute meditation after I brush my teeth. There's also a little gratitude notebook where I write five things I'm grateful for. I already journal about gratitude longhand, but it's… Continue reading positive mental attitude


poached eggs

I'm obsessed with poached eggs. Serve them for breakfast any fine day of the week and you basically reduce me Bill Murray eating fried chicken in What About Bob? For a long time, I was intimidated by the idea of poaching eggs, but it's actually very easy. Boil some water and add a bit of… Continue reading poached eggs


tale as old as time

Everything about this year's live-action Beauty and the Beast is pure perfection. Such a wonderful, positive confection of a film! It made me deliriously happy...and so nostalgic! As I was watching Belle and the Beast warm up to each other, I distinctly remember my mom holding my hand as we watched it in on the… Continue reading tale as old as time



Sa-ku-ra. Otherwise known as cherry blossoms. These delicate flowers remind me of a lightness of being, romance and serenity. They're magical. I hope that, one day, I'll be able to stand under a rain of pink petals in Japan, a country on my travel bucket list.

fashion + style

navy blue mood

I'm crazy about the "shades of blue" theme of dior's fall/winter 2017 show.