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Nisei Festival @ Lil’ Tokyo





Nothing beats living in L to the A. This weekend, I went to the Nisei Festival in the heart of Little Tokyo, amidst all the ruckus of downtown.

What were the highlights of this event, you ask? The music, food, traditional kimonos, folk dancing performances, cosplay, and JDM cars pretty much summed it up.

it’s not complete without the “outfit”….


beautiful craftsmanship

kimono

oldie but goodie…

traditional dancing

Thanks, Mo, for taking excellent pics as always!

August 15, 2010   No Comments

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Olvera St.





Haven’t had chicken enchilladas in a while. I was in the neighborhood today, so I grabbed a bite and browsed through Olvera.

It was fairly quiet today, no band playing, except for the serenade of guitars strumming in the background….

– of course I’m going to take a picture of the sign….

– my table with pretty tiles

– food + drink

– SAVE O-St.


– & dolls

August 9, 2010   No Comments

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Getty Studies





Spent the day at The Getty today with some friends, sharing photo techniques, etc.

While everyone else was busy taking pictures of the architecture and landscape, I snapped these:

– agenda

– solitude


– engravings


– museum or ikea?! 🙂

– sans serifs

– serifs

– etch

– reflections

– silhouette

– pure

– restrictions

– patterns


– form / function


– fin

August 7, 2010   No Comments

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Jungle Tea-ver





Late night boba run at Jungle with a group of friends after dinner. We had to burn-off all the caffeine from our milk teas, so we played a few rounds at Cue.

Couldn’t help but stare at awe at the following claw machines:

WTH??? Is that an LV bag?!?!?!


haha IPAD box?!?!?! WHAT A TEASE!!!!!!

ok hahah I know, I’m still a child at ♥

& Momo… but we didn’t eat there….

August 6, 2010   No Comments

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Corner Insight





During hot summer afternoons, it’s nice to just be able to sit by the window and browse through random books off the shelf, while sipping on a cold drink (today it was fruit punch).

Sometimes, I also like to open up my swatch book (which my husband gave me on my birthday) and land on a random color (in this case, still reflective of the fruit punch).

I wonder if this is how Pantone decides the Color of the Year? For 2010, they announced that their choice would be Pantone 15-5519 Turquoise, appropriate for Summer, yet universal enough to lead into winter and throughout all the seasons. I can already picture outbursts of tiffany-esque color schemes for upcoming wedding invitations, motifs, etc., but that’s nothing out of the ordinary. 😉

Meanwhile, my choice of the day still stands with
Pantone 207
, just because….

August 3, 2010   No Comments

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Love, Noelle





Last year, I had the pleasure of starting a creative venture with up-and-coming designer, Lourdes Creus. Her brand, Noelle Aucoin, is all about fashionable activewear, dedicated to making women look sophisticated & strong.

She wanted to embody LOVE, HEALTH, & STRENGTH into her product launch – thus the
LOVE, NOELLE
Concept was born.

Recently, Noelle Aucoin participated in the Summer Sanctuary Pool Party by Graffitti Beach.
Below is a peak at some of the event’s highlights. I’m so stoked that the postcards were featured. [Event photos by: K. Burkey]

These pieces are a reflection of the fun & creative freedom that I was given:

*Love, Noelle

*LOVE. HEALTH. STRENGTH.

Thank you, Noelle Aucoin, for a vibrant & lively project!!! ♥ … looking forward to more….

August 2, 2010   No Comments

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