Category archives: places

  • 9 Hours in NYC

  • If you saw my post of the Nakao Family, you might already know the story behind my day trip to NYC. I hopped on a bus from Philadelphia, and for less than $20 I was able to get to and from New York, round trip. Here's a little glimpse at my wanderings!First I met up with my friend Charinee for l[...]
  • Philly | October, 2017

  • Some adventures around Philly in October! Philly was my home base for most of October, but we had little side trips to Shenandoah and NYC too. We kick it off with a couple local art shops for DesignPhiladelphia, a ten-day festival that happens all over the city.Dinner at V Street. Pumpk[...]
  • Shenandoah Road Trip

  • We picked some dates in October to make a little fall getaway to Shenandoah National Park. Little did we know that fall foliage wouldn't be peaking for another two weeks, and when it did it would be the worst color on record for the last several decades. Too little rain means too little color in the[...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | October, 2017

  • I was in town for ten days of the tenth month this year! And in that time, I packed in some wonderful gatherings with friends, one last walking tour, and another craft day! We kick it off with a wonderful low-country boil at Cassie and Michael's place.Shrimp! Sausages! Corn! Love it all and ate [...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | September, 2017

  • I was actually in town for the entire month of September! And I have the photos to show for it in this very packed post! Continuing previous themes, I went on a bunch of Oakland walking tours, held a craft day, attended a beautiful wedding ceremony, and checked out a bunch of museums and gardens. Le[...]
  • Philly | August, 2017

  • I spent most of August in Philadelphia, with watercolor sketches, lots of delicious eats, summer sun, and an eclipse! See below.Partial eclipse! With my cardboard viewer I rigged up that morning. A whole fish from somewhere in Chinatown; Luke's Lobster; Que Chula Es Puebla; Kensington Quarte[...]
  • Mitha & Virag | Chicago Wedding

  • I was thrilled to be able to attend my friend Mitha's wedding in Chicago-- as a guest! I met Mitha in college, and we shared a memorable class senior year called Arts and Human Rights, which was taught by a law professor who was blind, but only some of the time. I also went on a trip to Ireland with[...]
  • NYC | August, 2017

  • New York City for a weekend packed with shoots, friends, and good eats. See some snaps below.Chelsea Market and a cute little boutique nearby. I don't know, wall. What are we going to do?Food + art with Dom and Charinee.Frank Lloyd Wright retrospective at MOMA.Cred[...]
  • Win Son x Boba Guys | SF & NYC

  • I have a long-running relationship (ok, it's an obsession) with Boba Guys. Thanks to my Taiwanese American connections, I met the owners Andrew and Bin back in their early days, and I've been a loyal patron of their pop-ups and stores in both SF and NYC ever since. Recently, we doubled up on the Tai[...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | August, 2017

  • I was only in the Bay Area for the first week of August before taking off to the East Coast for the rest of the month, but in that first week I managed to visit two museums, go on a hike that ended in a wine tasting, and enjoy a few meals and meetups with friends. See my mini adventures below.Fi[...]
  • Chicago | Summer, 2017

  • I've been lucky enough to make three trips to Chicago this summer: to photograph a wedding, for a bachelorette party, and to attend a wedding! Below are some little snippets from all three visits. Trip number one: for Angie & Randy's wedding.Brunch with a bunch of TAF friends!Trip nu[...]