Travel | My Magical Disney Experience: Orlando, Florida

It’s been two years since I’ve last been to Disneyworld. When my bro told my sis and I that he’ll be going to Orlando, Florida, for a conference, my sis and I had the perfect excuse to visit Disneyworld, which had the new Fantasyland open the previous year. 已經兩年沒去迪士奈樂園,這次拜我哥所賜,我姊跟我有了這個天賜良機再回溫ㄧ次。順便去看去年新完工的Fantasyland (美女與野獸的城堡) Last time we stayed at

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Travel | Happy Lantern Festival: Taiwan

It’s February 14th, Valentine’s Day, but it’s also the 15th day after the lunar new year making it the Lantern Festival. As the name suggests, it’s the day for lanterns. Every city in Taiwan, big and small, holds their own lantern displays professionally and locally made. One special city is selected to have the biggest

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Recipe | Honey Lavender Madeleines

These little delicacies have a long history and many theories about its origin. It may have been invented in Lorraine offered to the King of Poland or in Avice by the pastry cook to Price of Talleyrand, but doesn’t matter where it originated, these delicacies are easy to make and very delicious to consume. No

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Sunnylands Historic Residence, The Dream House

I recently visited Sunnylands, a historic residence located on the desert at Rancho Mirage, CA, with my family. Completed in 1966, this residence belonged to the late philanthropist and billionaire publisher, Walter Anneberg. Apparently he had always dreamed of living in a house surrounded by golf course and he realized his dream when Sunnylands was

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Luminosity: Did it work for me?

Some of you may have heard of Luminosity, the San Francisco based company that claimed to increase cognitive brain functions in concentration, memory, and problem solving. When I first heard about it, I was not so much interested in the benefits, but rather because of this one game, “Penguin Pursuit.” The concept of competing with

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Brooks Brothers Dips in Quality

It’s no lie that with rising labor and material costs, brands either have to charge more or sacrifice quality by decreasing material and labor cost. In Brooks Brothers case, the heels have been outsourced to inferior manufacturers. (Leftmost: newly purchased, center: most loved calfskin pump, right most: mary jane) I’ve been loving every single pair

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Opus One, The Perfect Californian Wine Experience

The past time I went to Napa with my family, we decided to visit Opus One Winery. The label lived up to its fame with the grandeur of its architecture and layout. It was pointed out during the tour that from the entrance to the building, it is purposely made to look like a wine

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Jean-Georges, The Last Supper NYC

If this were the last time you will be dining at NYC for some time, where will you visit? My choice was Jean-Georges, the famed three Michelin Star Restaurant. Fortunately, we were able to get a reservation for 2:30pm for late lunch. Conveniently located in the Columbus Circle, we shopped around until our reservation time.

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Yummy Find: Doughnut Plant for the Perfect Doughnut

The Doughnut Plant was on the top of my to visit list before I set foot in New York. With raving reviews and impeccable rating of 4+ star, it is a must visit. There are so many delicious dessert places, but this is not to be missed. Their doughnuts are heaven in every bite. The

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Love at First Sight: Ann Taylor Varick Tassle Leather Gloves

After moving to the Midwest, I’ve been on the lookout for the perfect pair of leather gloves that is functional, chic, and comfortable. I believe I’ve found it at last at AT – Ann Taylor Varick Tassle Leather Gloves in wine color. The best part is the color. Instead of the traditional black or brown, I

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