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noms: getting baked at mr. holmes bakehouse

March 19, 2017

When I think of a painted white brick wall with neon lights, I think of Mr. Holmes Bakehouse. I’ve seen pictures of this place all over my Instagram feed so I’ve been wanting to come for a while. Stuffed croffins, cream filled donuts and dipped croissants–what’s not to like?

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March 14, 2017

For Justin’s birthday this year, I decided to take him to Las Vegas for the weekend! He’s been wanting to go for a while so I thought what better way to celebrate than to celebrate with gambling, drinking, and all the other deadly sins? Everything in moderation of course. It was mainly a food venture, so we didn’t go too crazy.

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christmas in vegas

January 13, 2017

This year I spent Christmas in … you guessed it.. VEGAS! Vegas is one of those cities Southern Californians go to for every single holiday. I mean every single one. I’m not sure why or how it became that way, but somehow it’s a tradition for not only my family, but everyone I know.

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thanksgiving in shanghai

December 10, 2016

The last time I went to Shanghai, I was in the 6th grade.

I decided to spend Thanksgiving with the family since it would be my last “long term” vacation for a while. It came down to either Vegas (which we always go to) or Vancouver (which my parents used to go to a lot when they were younger). I forget how Shanghai came up as a suggestion, but once mentioned, we realized we had a couple of things we needed to take care of there anyway. It was only $500 for a round-trip flight, which was absolutely amazing!!

Four days was way too short but I did lots! I thought it would be best to just write short blurbs about each picture since I have so many.

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labor day weekend 2016: new orleans, louisiana

September 6, 2016

Hello friends.

You’d think that will all my free time, I’d be blogging more?! Kidding. What free time? Besides sleeping, I have every hour of my day occupied. ‘Tis the life of someone who wants to follow their dreams.

I have been going HAM for the past weeks and started to burn out so I’d say this trip was a good one. Now onto my weekend in NOLA. 🙂

I wanted to go somewhere for Labor Day since I hadn’t since I started working two years ago. It was either Seattle or (I forget which city), but we somehow settled on New Orleans. I remember my parents went there when I was younger but that’s all. All I knew was, there were Mardi Gras necklaces.

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la trip with justin

June 13, 2016

I just came back from a five day trip in LA!

Lots and lots of pictures for you all, so please bear with me. 🙂 I’ll try to make it as much like a picture diary as possible with little stories here and there.

Shall we?

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a day in philly.

May 24, 2016

Somehow, I forgot to blog about this trip. I was looking through my old posts yesterday and thought, hey where’s Philly? Luckily it didn’t happen that long ago so I still remember everything, sort of.

I’ve wanted to go to Philly for a while now for two reasons.

  1. UPenn was my dream school when I was applying to colleges. It still is.
  2. Philly cheese steak!! (That wasn’t sentimental at all.)

Justin and I decided to drive there for a day trip and that we did.

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#throwback: studying abroad in london part one.

May 22, 2016

First off, let me just say that picture quality has improved exponentially in the past few years. It’s something that we have taken for granted I feel, until we look back to pictures we took a few years back on a “good” camera and then be like why does it suck so much? Unfortunately while I was studying abroad in London in 2013, I didn’t get the chance to/was probably too lazy to blog about it. Now I look back and think how much of an idiot I was. So here goes nothing on my memory based on the pictures I have. I thought it’d be useful to break it down into sections since the whole trip was about 4 months long. Hope you enjoy!

I’ve decided that the first part I’d talk about are my favorite places I went to in England. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to take pictures of them all (not sure why?!?!) but it is what it is.

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returning to the windy city.

May 15, 2016

Last time I came back from Chicago fairly unsatisfied. I knew I needed to go back again and take advantage of the city more! Granted, my trip the firs time was a bit short (a day and half-ish), so I didn’t have time to do everything I wanted to do. When I found out about a JetBlue sale, this was on my list of places to go to.

How exciting! First off – I learned from the last time. I packed very warmly. That made my trip 100 times better than the last time. Second – I had places on my list from last time that I didn’t get to check off so that was great starting point.

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joanna’s birthday wish.

February 10, 2016

Ladies and Gentlemen, meet Joanna. She was my roommate the first year I moved to the city. I sometimes call her my wifey. This girl goes through thick and thin for me, so I do the same for her.

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