Domestic Travel · San Francisco · Travel

Staycation: Bernardus Lodge at Carmel Valley

The past weekend Ian and I went on a staycation at Carmel Valley, about 2.5 hours south of San Francisco. Carmel Valley is the inland, lesser-known cousin of Carmel by the Sea, popular for its coastal views. I came across this San Franciscan getaway on New York Times and PureWow, and decided to book a night’s stay at the… Continue reading Staycation: Bernardus Lodge at Carmel Valley

food · Hometown · San Francisco

Best Sushi Restaurant in San Francisco – Kusakabe

I love sushi. I don’t know how to put into words my constant desire for sushi. Growing up in Taiwan and spending every Christmas in Japan has also made me a bougie sushi snob. Last night a particularly strong craving hit, so I texted one of my best friends to see if she wanted to try Kusakabe… Continue reading Best Sushi Restaurant in San Francisco – Kusakabe

Skincare

Guide to Picking the Right Sunscreen

Now that it’s summer, it’s time for me to do a post on sunscreen – in honor of the blog’s name! In Asia, women have an intense relationship with the sun (i.e. avoid it at all costs) because having pale skin is the definition of being beautiful. Unlike the beauty industry here in the States, the… Continue reading Guide to Picking the Right Sunscreen

Los Angeles · Travel

Day Trip from LA: San Diego Safari Park

Going to Africa for a Safari adventure is one of the top things on my travel bucket list. But before I embark on that once in a lifetime trip, I decided to get a taste of the safari in… drumroll, please … San Diego! San Diego Safari Park, just a 2.5-hour drive from LA, offers a variety… Continue reading Day Trip from LA: San Diego Safari Park

Asia · International Travel · Korea · Travel

Flashback Friday: Seoul, Korea

Whenever I visit a foreign country, after a few days I usually start picking up on some local words (train station, bathroom, thank you). For the life of me, I did not click with Korean. It just didn’t register in my head. So when I visited Seoul with my girlfriends, it was a very relaxing trip… Continue reading Flashback Friday: Seoul, Korea