Author archives: Anna

  • Presidio Venue Showcase

  • The Presidio is such a special area in San Francisco. It's a national park spanning the entire northwestern corner of the city, and it comprises forests, beach, nature trails, and several gorgeous wedding venues. In short, it's one of my favorite things about the city. I was thrilled to be asked bac[...]
  • Philly | Winter, 2017

  • Snippets from three different trips to Philly, December, January, & March, smushed into one blog post. Ramen at Yamitsuki in Chinatown. A little Christmas market at a garden in Fishtown.   Mexican Modernism at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Frida Kahlo... the first self portra[...]
  • New York City | December, 2016

  • Over Christmas, Justin and I popped over from Philadelphia to New York City for a weekend filled wth art museums, Jewish and Chinese eateries, and other wanderings. Would you believe I've never ever been to the Guggenheim before? I finally made a visit thanks to my SFMOMA membership, which includ[...]
  • Published | Shawna Yang Ryan, Ink Magazine

  • Today marks the 70th anniversary of the February 28 (228) Massacre in Taiwan. Tens of thousands were murdered by the Nationalist government that had fled China and taken over rule in Taiwan, and martial law was imposed for 40 years thereafter. Incredibly, Taiwan has since become a vibrant democracy [...]
  • Atlanta | November, 2016

  • Thanksgiving in Atlanta! I met up with Justin's family for the long weekend and even snuck in a photoshoot while I was there. Have a little glimpse at my trip below. Six Flags Over Georgia. Happy Thanksgiving! Krog Street Market   Making use of my reciprocal museum membership[...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | November, 2016

  • Snapshots from my Bay Area adventures this past November. A little shadow play at Little Gem. Tai Chi Jian Bing. Scouting Jordan Winery for a surprise proposal! Always lovely to take a little Napa retreat. We picked up some goodies from the Dry Creek General Store and headed[...]
  • Museum Hack at the de Young

  • "Imagine your drunk best friend," said Casey, " crossed with a well-researched museum docent." So described the kind of tone promised by Museum Hack in its alternative, modern museum tours. I was excited to test out one of these "Un-Highlights" tours when they offered me a pair of media tickets. Gra[...]
  • Seattle | November, 2016

  • Hello, Seattle. Justin and I headed over for a quick weekend trip filled mostly by meeting up with friends. See some glimpses below! Suzallo Library at UW. Arthur meets Justin. While Arthur had nap time, the grownups took a photo with Berkeley. Red Robin meetup with the Liangs an[...]
  • Portrait Party | February, 2017

  • I've brought back my Portrait Parties! This was the third party in the series after a long hiatus from last year. The idea is very simple: I gather a small group of people, we throw ourselves a little party, and I take portraits of everyone. Each participant contributes to the party too, and we all [...]
  • Philly | October, 2016

  • A glance back at my time in Philadelphia three months ago and already three trips to Philly ago. Fishtown wanderings:     A visit to the Edgar Allan Poe house where he wrote The Raven amongst many other works.   Michelle and Frank came down from NYC and we headed to Beiler's Don[...]