Easy Elegance with a Halloween Baby Bear


Happy Halloween! I thought it would be fun to do a style mash-up featuring both an elegant minimalist look and an adorably easy Halloween costume. The former demonstrated by me, and the latter illustrated by my 3-month old daughter. A… Continue Reading

Exploring Chinese Cuisine with ‘All Under Heaven’


As a 4th generation Chinese with ties to Hawaii (thus my daughter’s name), I’m somewhat removed from my heritage culture. I grew up on Shake’N Bake chicken and broccoli, didn’t learn how to use chopsticks until a 3rd grade field… Continue Reading

Inspiration for Elegant Entertaining With ‘Taste and Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking’


Fall has arrived and I’m obsessing about cold-weather companions: pull-overs to pumpkins, cashmere to cinnamon, and all things comforting. I’ve recently been happily immersed in Naomi Pomeroy’s debut cookbook, “Taste & Technique: Recipes to Elevate Your Home Cooking”. It’s a… Continue Reading