As I'm approaching my thirties, I am thinking more and more about skin care with regards to anti-aging (it's not too early to think about prevention!). While I do moisturize and apply facial sunscreen on a daily basis, I'm trying to be more thoughtful about what I want my skincare products and practices to accomplish.… Continue reading The Anti-Aging A-Team!
Self-compassion is something that I've been ruminating over more recently. The lack of self-compassion has also been a chronic issue for me for many years. I'd be remiss if I didn't thank my therapist for sending me some resources to explore this subject, in particular a blog post by Dr. Kristin Neff, "Why We Need… Continue reading Self-Compassion
On Saturday night, I went to visit and sleepover at my dear friend Arie's newer home in Evanston. We had a girl's night, which included face masks by Tony Moly, delicious and very healthy snacks prepared by Arie, and a couple of movies interrupted frequently by our typical disjointed chats, talking about everything in our… Continue reading The Tale
Part III and the conclusion of The Closet Diaries covers my "linen closet", where I'm storing my accessories as well as my linens and towels. I have a fair amount of jewelry, sunglasses, scarves and other miscellaneous items without a proper home. My goal in all of this was to have my closets be more… Continue reading Organized Accessories: Part III of The Closet Diaries
Happy Labor Day Weekend, all! Part III of The Closet Diaries will be coming soon (click the links for Part I and II. I want to start by saying thank you to my friends, family, acquaintances, and strangers that have offered me encouragement to write this blog. I'm sure you've noticed I've taken my foot… Continue reading Rededication & Updates
Hello dear friends! Apologies for the delay, but she's been celebrating for the gods this week, so much so that by the end of it all, I was shakier than Liza Minnelli on a boat. That's okay though. It was worth it and I'll be continuing to recoup today. Brace yourself for a long one,… Continue reading So You Think You Can Weekend?
The inspiration for this post all started from the movie I watched this weekend. A fairly weak "thriller" film, The Phantom in the Theatre, was something I picked on Netflix because many Asian thriller/horror films are awesome. Though this one was rather corny, I finished it because the cast was so attractive and I loved… Continue reading Asian Beauty
Fall is the greatest season in the year. While there are elements to enjoy about all the seasons, nothing gives me hygge (a Norwegian and Danish word for a mood of coziness and comfortable conviviality with feelings of wellness and contentment) the way that fall does. So, in honor of it swiftly approaching, I thought… Continue reading Fall is Hygge
This was a rather front-loaded fun week. On Thursday, I enjoyed happy hour with my colleague/friend Abbey, who is delightful, smart, mature beyond her years, and very fun to hang out with. That happy "hour" turned into a romp through Boystown, as her dad had a work event at Sidetrack, which is always a treat.… Continue reading This Week in Shenanigans