Monday, April 22, 2013
There's something about California that you just can't get enough of, it might be the weather, the people, the food and/or the outdoor venues...I'm not quite sure yet especially when we are paying so much more to be here, but one thing I do know is that we have beautiful beaches.
Since it's been getting a lot hotter recently, Ryan and I took a trip to our old neighborhood,Santa Monica. We visited the pier to people watch, play some games (as you can see Ryan was in total focus mode: he won me TWO dolls, awesome!!) and we enjoyed eating churros. The best part about this weekend was riding the big dragon, which reminded me a lot of the ride at Knott's Berry Farm and Korea.
If you're ever in the area, check out Pacific Park, its a great place to eat, visit, play and to shop (3rd St. Promenade is right around the corner).
Until my next post, xoxo.
Eat Well, Travel Often.
Thursday, April 18, 2013
I'm really enjoying my just finished products posts because it feels so good using up every bit of a product that I purchase. I've been trying to focus on "good skin care" so I've been purchasing products with mostly organic, natural, paraben-free, and sulfate free ingredients.
Recently my esthetician introduced me to Epicuren and so far it's been doing wonders for my skin. I just finished up Epicuren's Acidophilus Probiotic Facial Cream and it really helped control my acne breakouts. For those of you who want to try this product, it is a little bit drying so I would definitely suggest adding another moisturizer on top of it. I've also used up my Ole Henriksen's Pick Me Up face mist which I used as a toner every Am and PM. I do have to say that I liked this product but it wasn't quite my favorite because the finish was a little bit sticky. Last but not least, I finished Vivant Skincare's Spin Trap which was an excellent vitamin-C serum.
If you have any other suggestions, please let me know. If you're trying to use "good, natural" products for your skin, I highly recommend you start by looking over all the ingredients before purchasing any products. Make sure it doesn't have too many chemicals you cannot pronounce and make sure they are paraben-free.
Until my next post, have a wonderful weekend.
A women's greatest asset is her beauty - Alex Comfort
Monday, April 08, 2013
I can't believe we are already in April!! I think my last post was back in February...how time flies right??
I was going through my camera and I thought I'd start from the beginning and share some of this year's earlier moments with you. As always, Ryan and I love going around Downtown LA to sight see, especially trying out new restaurants and also checking up on the new and upcoming art scenes. I think these were taken at the end of January when we headed out to Little Tokyo to check out Giant Robot's exhibition before it ended at MOCA.
The exhibition itself was fairly small, however the Giant Robot miniature figurines were absolutely amazing to see. With its hypnotic colors and intricate designs, the figurines themselves had their own unique personalities. It was an exciting moment to see and experience the growth of how Asian American art grew into such a hip sub culture in Downtown Los Angeles.
In addition to enjoying this art exhibition, I recently discovered Giant Robot's pod casts and I immediately fell in love with their interviews. I especially enjoyed the interview with Lisa Ling and how she talks about finding her identity and owning to it as an Asian American.
If you're ever in Downtown LA, I highly recommend checking out upcoming art shows. It's an intoxicating cultural experience, especially since we live in such a cultural hub full of different types of people with so many mixed backgrounds. By seeing and feeling various art forms, I do believe you can understand the worldliness of other cultures and really experience how history has evolved over time.
I do have a lot more pictures I want to share, slowly but surely I'll put them out there. I hope everyone enjoys their week. Happy Monday!