Seattle is one of those places I had trouble believing exists…because how can something naturally majestic like Mt.Rainier be in the same picture as modern skyscrapers and the fricken Space Needle? But it can and it does! I saw it with my very own eyes from Kerry Park, the elevated strip of land in the Queen Anne neighborhood where you can get a postcard view of the city, as seen above (Mt.Rainier was half-covered by […]
One of my resolutions for 2017 is to travel more, and the three-day weekend around Martin Luther King Jr. Day presented the first opportunity. I wanted warmth, but didn’t want to go too far to get it, so the South was an idea. But Savannah immediately sprang to mind. Or to be accurate, it’s been hanging out in the back of my head ever since I wrote about this gorgeous 1840s Greek Revival home in […]
There are specific moments when I think, Damn, it’s pretty cool to be Chinese. Like when China infallibly dominates at Olympic diving. Or anytime someone mentions “China’s 5,000-year history” (a point of contention, to be sure). Or! When I see stuff like the photo above, shot from Fubo Hill in the southeastern city of Guilin. I’ve been to five Chinese cities so far—Beijing, Shanghai, Shenzhen, Hong Kong, and Chengdu—all of which are basically Tier 1 megacities familiar to the […]
In an unideal turn of events, it is now averaging 50 degrees over here in NYC and I am in full reminiscing mode: not even of gorgeous, sunny summer weather but of the crisp, mid-60s fall breeziness we seemed to be getting just a week or so ago. Where did that go. Why can’t it stay longer. I didn’t sign up for this. In the mean time, at least I can reheat memories of a […]
It’s October 6th, but I feel like I can’t get around to talking about fall or anything else before documenting the rest of Summer 2016 highlights. So here we go: Getaway Tiny House Towards the end of August, I had the opportunity to check out a ~160-square-foot tiny cabin in upstate NY. Designed with busy city folk in mind, Getaway houses are there to help you unplug from devices and reconnect with nature.
Is it time to accept that I’m never going to get it together and pick some iPhone photos to print? (Make no mistake: ordering the prints is the easy part, selecting the “best shots” to print, out of the thousands I’ve barely winnowed down over these last months, years, is the impossible task.) This is where my Fujifilm Instax Mini 8 Instant Camera comes in handy. The adorable pastel device had been on my wish list […]
I‘ve been dreaming of L.A. for over a year—ever since I started my job and got converted into a midcentury modern architecture enthusiast, ever since I began noticing I follow way too many L.A. fashion people on Instagram and their outfits/backdrops were lit AF, ever since the Times took note of NY creatives’ exodus out west, ever since I became obsessed with an old 30 Seconds to Mars song with the most goosebump-inducing video (to […]