Bay Area | July, 2023
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Bay Area | July, 2023

We started July in Calgary, and we toted home some of the souvenirs below: a stack of records, and some dove-shaped coffee filters! And the next day, we stopped by Matt Horn’s fried chicken spot Kowbird in Oakland on the way to Napa. Wine tasting at Ashes & Diamonds And a wedding rehearsal for Whitney…

Bay Area | January, 2023
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Bay Area | January, 2023

What a lovely start to the new year! It’s time to recap our January around the Bay. First, a little outing on the brand new Central Subway, which takes you right into Chinatown! For Japanese American brunch at Cassava. A little walk around North Beach Digging for records And happening upon a lion dance! Happy…

Candace & Derek | Saltbox Leather Wedding Album

Candace & Derek | Saltbox Leather Wedding Album

I love getting to see Candace and Derek’s wedding celebrations, which spanned two different years thanks to the pandemic, in this final form as beautiful wedding albums. They chose a gorgeous dusty blue leather cover, and the main album was debossed with custom calligraphy by Brown Fox Calligraphy. In addition to the medium sized book,…

San Francisco Bay Area Free Walking Tours
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San Francisco Bay Area Free Walking Tours

Our neighborhood walking tours began in December 2020, borne out of pandemic restlessness and a desire to trick myself out of hibernation and into exploring my surroundings (safely) again. I researched free walking tours or assembled various articles and book chapters to make up my own background reading on various places around the San Francisco…

Singapore
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Singapore

Singapore! I wanted to take a little trip with my mom, and Singapore seemed like the perfect choice. We could easily get there from Taiwan since we were already planning to go there in February, and it’s a safe, easily accessible, English and Chinese-speaking country. Plus, with the runaway success of Crazy Rich Asians, Singapore…

San Francisco Staycation
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San Francisco Staycation

I am often guilty of taking tons of photos when I travel elsewhere but totally neglecting my own beautiful surroundings when I’m back in California. The solution? A hearty dose of staycation (vacationing at home!). My boyfriend Jesse was coming to San Francisco for a business conference, just as he did last year (when we…

Post-TAF Chicago
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Post-TAF Chicago

After a week at TAF, we drove back up from North Manchester, Indiana, to Chicago. I visit the city regularly, about once or twice a year, and though I’ve never lived in Chicago, it always feels a bit like home. Our days after TAF were still filled with TAFers, doing our classic post-TAF gathering in…