Going for Leopard

I know animal print has been in for many cold seasons, but I have personally shied away from it. The innovative print from Ann Taylor pushed me to give it a try and I am not disappointed. It is an ingenious mix of floral with leopard print and I absolutely love the material and fit of

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Let Them Eat Macarons

Macarons are one of my favorite desserts, but after making them myself, I decided it’s better to share when I have a big batch on my hand (it’s sugar heavy). This was an overnight delivery from my friend in LA who purchased it from Lette in Beverly Hills. Instead of plating the macarons as is,

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Breakfast of Choice

Patisserie 46, my new discovery in St. Paul, Minnesota. The best way to wake up to a nice morning is sipping a cup of hot coffee or cocoa with beautifully executed latte art. Lucia cake and pistachio macaron up close. Lucia is named after the P46 matriarchal Grandmother. With a traditional chocolate mousse, vanilla crème brulee,

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Purchase Philosophy

It takes time, money, and energy to become a smart shopper. You do not need to spend a lot of money to look good, but it does require a conscious and logical mind to avoid the shopping trap. There are way more things out there than our wallet can buy. At some point in life

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My Encounter with Zara: on Special Prices

FIRST ENCOUNTER The first time I learned about the brand Zara was in 2007 as a college freshman. I was walking around in Union Square in San Francisco when I stumbled into the store that I would later spend too much money in. Everyone knows Zara as a quality fast-fashion brand enough to know that

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