Power Heels

There is something truly wonderful about wearing high heels.  They make you stand taller (so you can tower over your frienemies), and they generally force better posture.  I came across this wonderful Racked article called, “The Male-Dominated, Power-Hungry History of High Heels”, which goes in depth about the origin of high heels – noting the air of regality, confidence […]

The Perfect Cup of Coffee

Did you know that coffee beans are green? (And turn shades of brown once they’re roasted.) I learned that this weekend while playing at-home barista.  The following is a little anecdote about my inspiration… xx Generally, I don’t like to use over-used quotes, but I’ve been pondering a lot about work-life balances, purpose, and roots of […]

Nighttime Americano

throwback to yolanda be cool It was one of those Tuesdays, you know. So I decided to make a special dinner: a hybrid negroni x americano.  Easy peezy orange-squeezy, try it. 5 ingredients you will need: a lovely gin of your choosing; I used Hendrick’s, a Scottish gin that is infused with rose & cucumber Campari a […]

xiao long bao (小籠包) at home

I spent a lot of my day listening to Ginuwine hits from the early 2000s, doing a little vacation-daydreaming, and getting nostalgic about being in Asia on this dreary Sunday; so, I decided to make some soup dumplings (aka 小籠包).  This is my first time making XLBs, and it won’t be the last… Gotta be compatibleeeeee… […]

Elephant Grey

We were joking calling me a “chic monk” in my flowy greyscale outfit while we were shooting some sunrises ago – what can I say, I like to drift around comfortably. Though while looking through some digi & film selects from M, I started listening to Elephant and realized that in everything I do and with everything I […]

Easy Gluten-Free Spaghetti and Meatballs

There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal after a long day at work; and to be honest, sometimes, nothing will do the trick like a big bowl of spaghetti and meatballs with your favorite glass of wine.  I didn’t grow up with an Italian nonna teaching me how to make this meatball-magic happen, so I decided to […]