Category archives: places

  • San Francisco Bay Area | June, 2017

  • Here's a little glimpse of my June in the Bay: a craft night, a victory parade, a garden party, and a pile of rugs!First up, craft night at Do-Hee's studio (which has since been sold, so she's looking for a new space!) We all brought our own crafts to work on. Nicole's was macrame!Kayla [...]
  • Los Angeles | June, 2017

  • I headed down to Los Angeles for Jason and Karena's wedding last month, and I was in good company with about fifty mutual friends who were also guests to the wedding. We basically ate all weekend, lots and lots of great Taiwanese food. See below!Pre-wedding drinks with Jason.Alhambra Far[...]
  • Philly | June, 2017

  • Welcome to my adventures in Philadelphia from last month! In which we try lots of great restaurants, we go on a Manayunk food tour, and I make a quick visit to a bunch of art museums.First off, my hundred-day watercolor project is still going strong! See more on my instagram @makelearndo.  [...]
  • Flowerland Watercolor Date

  • Flowerland is truly as it sounds, a wonderland filled with plants of all kinds, and all adorably presented. It's located in Albany, near Berkeley, and I headed there with my friend Pam for a mid-week watercolor date. This leaf already looks like real-life watercolors. Pam and I eac[...]
  • Creative Retreat in Potter Valley

  • Soon after I returned from Amsterdam, I headed three hours north of San Francisco for a little overnight retreat with some friends. My friend Eileen is a photographer and a scout for Hipcamp, which is kind of like Airbnb but for campsites and outdoor-oriented stays. So she invited a group of us alon[...]
  • Tulips in Holland

  • Tulips galore! Fuzzy tulips, striped tulips, huge dinner plate-sized tulips, and tulips masquerading as peonies. We purposely timed our visit to Holland with the end of April to catch all the tulips in bloom. It was an easy day trip from Amsterdam to visit the gardens at Keukenhof and the surroundin[...]
  • Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • Amsterdam! My friends Sun and Elliot have been living in Amsterdam for about two years now, and I've had it on my list to visit, especially since no one has anything but glowing reviews for the city. So we made our visit in the spring, just in time for tulip season. I'm saving the actual tulip field[...]
  • Berlin, Germany

  • In April, Justin and I made a little Europe trip for two weeks and visited some friends in Amsterdam and Berlin. In Berlin, Justin got to meet up with a friend from Shanghai who lives in western Germany, and I got to meet up with my friend Talya, who's now an opera singer with Oper Komische Berlin. [...]
  • San Francisco Bay Area | April-May, 2017

  • Everyday adventures around the Bay, from April to May!Open Studios in the Mission.  This last little one is my watercolor kit! Happy Birthday, Tiffany!New ramen spot in Soma.Silly creative entrepreneur friends.Kev, Jenny and Ellie visit the Bay! At Tartine Manufacto[...]
  • Austin, Texas | April, 2017

  • We visited Austin, Texas, for our friends Colman and Amaris' wedding this spring and of course squeezed in a bunch of tasty food and a few neighborhood explorations while we were in town. See below for some of my snapshots from the trip!Torchy's Tacos with our friend Connie:  Wandering aro[...]
  • Park Winters Site Visit

  • One and a half hours northeast of San Francisco, tucked away in an expanse of open fields, is an adorable inn and barn that serves as the perfect little wedding venue: Park Winters. My friend Tiffany will be getting married there later this year (and I will be photographing it). This spring, Park Wi[...]
  • Portland | March, 2017

  • I visited Portland in late March to catch up with Angela and Chase for their portrait session and to just visit my friend Yifan and explore the city. it turned out to be a characteristic rainy/sunny mix for the season, but we still had plenty of mini adventures around the area.A wonderful te[...]