The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee

Living the High Life at “The Thousandth Floor”

“Up here on the roof, so close to the stars, she felt young and alive and hateful.” The Thousandth Floor by Katherine McGee is a quick, guilty-pleasure read. It takes place 100 years into the future in Manhattan and it's is no longer an island, but a lone tower stretching into the sky at a thousand… Continue reading Living the High Life at “The Thousandth Floor”


Week 11: Packing for my trip

Week 11: What's in my backpack? My trip to Sequoia and Kings Canyon is happening in a couple of weeks. This post could not happen in a more timely manner because I need to get organized and start packing! The last time I went to Sequoia was back in 2012 with a few friends. We… Continue reading Week 11: Packing for my trip


Frosé Lemonade

On Sunday, I did a fun twist on pink lemonade using sparkling lemonade from Trader Joe's and a large cube of frozen rosé. I bought this silicon ice cube and sphere tray set from Amazon and I am obsessed! I can't wait experiment more with these in drinks and desserts. I warn you these cubes… Continue reading Frosé Lemonade

Caballero Canyon Santa Monica Mountains

Weekly Coffee Share: A Mini-Vacation

If we were having coffee, I'd serve Iced Raspberry Lattes at home. This is my favorite post because it's an opportunity just write about anything in one post. My first guest post! I did my first guest post for The Cappuccino Traveler featuring one of my favorite coffee places in LA. Go check it out!… Continue reading Weekly Coffee Share: A Mini-Vacation

Cute dogs

The Self-Esteem Tag

I got a nod for the Self-Esteem Tag! Thank you, Rose Hunter! Rose is a UK-based blogger, she shares her travels, practical travel tips, beauty tips, and takes really good pictures. One of my favorites pictures she took is of the bride and groom walking through a row of sparkler for their send-off. Another favorite… Continue reading The Self-Esteem Tag

los angeles skyline

Pause: May I take picture?

My "ooh, shiny!" moment happened this week at work. I was giving a new intern an orientation, showing her around one of our work sites. We opened this door and found this view. I've been working for my current job for more than 4 years. I've been to this site many times, climbed 4 stories… Continue reading Pause: May I take picture?


Amara Coffee and Chocolate

"Amara Coffee and Chocolate" is originally posted as a guest post for The Cappucino Traveler. Just like me, Crystal is passionate about coffee across different methods and styles. Come check it out! This post is part of a series of different people sharing their favorite (local) cafes. In this post, I feature Amara Coffee and… Continue reading Amara Coffee and Chocolate


Week 10: Some of my many favorite adventures

Week 10: Best adventures while traveling I am going to begin this post but going off-topic. My friend who I've known since my college years inquired about starting a blog. We met in LA and it's funny how we kept in touch after all these years. I moved to San Diego, she moved to Monterey… Continue reading Week 10: Some of my many favorite adventures


Hike 29/52: Evening around our local park

Date: August 4th Neighborhood: Lake Balboa Difficulty: 1 out of 5 Weather: Cool Distance: 1.3 miles (loop) To our dear puppies, Teddy and Koda, It's been a while since we've taken you out on a walk. Last time we were outside you were on the bike stroller and I did the pedaling. I am sorry we have not gone… Continue reading Hike 29/52: Evening around our local park


Weekend Coffee Share: Here’s a Lemoncocco

At my house you will usually find a limited selection of beverages: water, coffee (available in hot and cold), teas (hot and cold), or some citrus beverage because we have an abundant amount of oranges and lemons in my yard. Once in a while, you'll find beer or wine and very seldom you will find… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share: Here’s a Lemoncocco


Experience Zion

We went to Zion last year during Memorial Day Weekend. No filters nor photoshop jobs are required. These rocks are as red as they appear, the skies are coated with cobalt with cumulous kisses. Have you been to Zion? Nature is something outside our body, but the mind is within us. Bhumibol Adulyadej Weekly Photo… Continue reading Experience Zion


A study in relationships with “Gone Girl”

“There's a difference between really loving someone and loving the idea of her.” I finally got around to reading Gone Girl this year. I know...if you've seen the movie, I am 3 years too late and if you read the book, I am five years too late. Most of the time, I don't read the… Continue reading A study in relationships with “Gone Girl”