Wednesday, December 27, 2023

Banksy Exhibit Outfit


Saw the Banksy exhibit with my family last spring and got to wear my news clothes out. 

Shirt: Commes des Garcons

Pants: Uniqlo

Bag: Cuyana

Sunday, March 26, 2023

Food Cart Days

Casual day grabbing lunch at the food carts with my family. I dressed up a very casual summer outfit with my white Mansur Gavriel bucket bag and some shades. 

Shirt: thrifted
Pants and top: Uniqlo
Bag: Mansur Gavriel

Thursday, March 16, 2023

Cafes of Dublin, Ireland

 In 2022 I went on a business trip to Ireland and Northern Ireland. I spent most of my time up north and most of my time working, but I had a few opportunities to sample Dublin's speciality coffee shops on my arrival and departure days, as well as in-between a few meetings. 

Coffee Angel

Coffee Angel was the first cafe I visited, a mere 2 hours after I landed. It was so good that I went again right before I left. Even after trying all the other cafes in the city, Coffee Angel remained my favorite. The only downside is that this busy outpost had almost no seating, so I had to take to-go. 


Kaph seemed like one of those small, super hip places where the baristas knew all the customer's names. I was in love with one tiny corner of the cafe that seemed like a cozy place to drink coffee and read a magazine. Unfortunately I was between meeting so I had to get my coffee to-go and run back to work. 

Ebb & Flow

Ebb & Flow was a busy brunch/breakfast place a short walk from my hotel. I woke up early enough to arrive when it opened and was able to drink my coffee at the restaurant before heading to work 15 minutes later. The staff were so gracious and hospitable. I wish I could go back.


Bodega is a cafe near the bustling Howth pier that lines the Irish Sea. I was able to get a quick coffee because taking a ferry ride which I slept all the way through. 


3fe was probably the best coffee I had in Dublin (but Coffee Angel was so much closer and that is why I ended up returning there). I also really like the vive of the cafe and wish I could have had a chance to work from there. 

Monday, March 6, 2023

Republica Outfit

Wore this outfit at a family lunch outing at Republica - very difficult to take outfit photos with the kid, she just has to get into the picture! Here is the progression of what the photoshoot looked like:

Top: Uniqlo
Pants: Uniqlo
Bag: Mansur Gavriel

Friday, February 24, 2023

Seaside Aquarium

All these years I have lived in Oregon and I never visited our local aquariums. I traversed the world to see the aquariums in Japan and Dubai, but couldn't drive 1.5 hours away to see the ones here. Until now...

Having a kids gets you out in new places, but even though this aquarium was kid-friendly, I was definitely much more into it than she was. First, a seal splashed her because she didn't feed it, and that upset her. Then she was afraid to touch the starfish and sea anemones. And then she got it into her head that she wanted to see a narwhal, but they don't survive in captivity and to my knowledge no aquarium has a narwhal, and certainly not a tiny aquarium in Seaside, Oregon. So the kid was rather unhappy, but I thought this was a wonderfully fun and quirky place. 

The entrance where you feed the seals

What the seals eat

Places to pet starfish and sea cucumbers - my kid was too scared

Tuesday, February 14, 2023

Deadshot Outfit

Very proud of this outfit I put together to meet my friend for drinks at Deadshot. Finally I got to wear the Niko And skirt I bought in Taipei in 2018 when I was pregnant, and swore I would be able to wear it just as soon as I gave birth. Well, that was four years ago. Paired it with a chocolate-colored Cuyana blouse and Mansur Gavriel bag. 

Top: Cuyana
Skirt: Nika and...
Bag: Mansur Gavriel
Leather gloves: thrifted
Shoes: Target
Sunglasses: Alice + Olivia

The Gambia: Photo Diaries from the City

Although I flew into Banjul, I spent very little time there. Most of my time 'in the city' was actually spent in Banjul's sprawl...