Weekend in San Francisco

Weekend in San Francisco

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In the beginning of February, I went on a weekend staycation with a couple of my college friends who were visiting from SoCal. This weekend in San Francisco was an absolute dream, and I’ve been itching to document it on the blog.

Sabrina is my first and best college friend from UCSB. We met on the first night living in the dorms, and we’ve been friends ever since. Our friend and past roommate Wanying flew up to SF with Sabrina, and the three of us stayed in a humble hotel right near Union Square and Chinatown. We had so much fun reconnecting and sightseeing together!

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I went my entire childhood without visiting San Francisco, so when I finally got to see the city for the first time when I was 19, I fell head over heels in love. From its breathtaking waterfronts to amazing food to historic sites, this city is something else. And since visiting for the first time, I have barely made a dent in my SF “bucket list.” There is so much to do and explore, and the girls and I could hardly do everything in just one weekend.  But our little adventurous selves kept busy and still found some time to relax and take everything in.

 

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We visited Fisherman’s Wharf & Pier 39. This was only my second time visiting these SF landmarks, but this area holds a special place in my heart. David, Chris, and I visited here during my first ever trip to SF, so I was so excited to make new memories here with my girlfriends, too!

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We went to Le Marais Cafe & Bakery, my favorite breakfast place in all of the Bay. I absolutely love their food, and my friends did, too!

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We loved visiting the Japanese Tea Garden in Golden Gate Park! It was a first for all three of us, and it was totally worth the $9 admission. The garden is peaceful and stunning, and it is just lovely to walk around on a sunny day. I can’t wait to come back and visit more areas of Golden Gate Park!

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We ate some delicious green tea cheesecake and mochi…SO sweet, but a lovely little snack before lunch.

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And the Palace of Fine Arts is beautiful! Such a sweet stop along the way to the Golden Gate Bridge.

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I hope you enjoyed catching a glimpse of our weekend in SF! We did so much and I took so many pictures, but there were also many moments of relaxation, laughter, and love, when I felt so immersed in our time that I forgot to document it. But I suppose that’s what memories are for 🙂

 

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Tea Time & Life Lately

Tea Time & Life Lately

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You can’t tell much from these pictures, but this tea place in San Jose was totally adorable. There were tree stump stools and tables, chalk board menus, and succulents everywhere. Too. cute.

One of our favorite things to do is explore new places to eat. So we decided to get out of the house on Saturday (well actually, I was in a bit of a funky mood and Chris agreed to take me out hehehe) and try a tea place we hadn’t ever heard of: Tea Lyfe.

Settled in Vietnam Town in East San Jose, this place is super cute and definitely a hidden gem, in my opinion. I got the Matcha Sensation, and at 80% sweetness, this was definitely my cup of tea (lol). Chris got the Mango Rose, which wasn’t his taste, unfortunately, but we both think he should stick to what he likes, more often than not. If this wasn’t so out of our way, I’d definitely go back sometime soon (okay it’s really not that far, but I mean who would say no to Share Tea?!).

Life lately has had its ups and downs. I’ve definitely gotten waves of homesickness since moving to the Bay, but keeping myself busy definitely helps a ton. I think just taking time to do new things with Chris helps me recenter myself and feel great. We started volunteering weekly together, and today he went to yoga with me. It made my heart so happy!

I’ve also been looking into grad school more and more lately. I just miss school so much already, and I only graduated two months ago! Learning is just my favorite. I’ve been reading a lot of articles and blog posts lately to feel inspired, and this book I’m reading has also been keeping me from getting into a grub life slump.

That’s all I’ve got for now! Thanks for reading 🙂

Summer in the ‘Lil City

Summer in the ‘Lil City

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My top is from Hollister, my skirt is from Romwe, and my shoes are from Target (I wear them basically every single day hahaha). 

Hey everyone! Long time no blog. It’s been so long since updating this website: I have graduated college, moved to the Bay Area, and begun working in my first full-time job. What the heck?!

I think over the past year I have truly found my style—and I am so excited to finally start updating this blog with more outfit posts! I love dressing in clothes that make me feel confident, and this outfit was perfect for my Saturday summertime lunch with Chris.

We had a day out in Palo Alto at the Stanford Shopping Center, and Chris—being the angel of a boyfriend that he is—snapped a couple photos of my outfit…and told me how to look cute in the pics. 🙂

Life in the Bay is definitely different. It has taken some getting used to! But something I love about it here is that there is always something to do. I have found myself discovering a new place every week, whether it is a little restaurant or a thrift shop. And that keeps life interesting.

I have found that working full-time can be very tiring and monotonous, so going out on the weekend (even if it is just a little outing to lunch in a nearby city, like Chris and I did) helps me to feel good and happy. I love staying home, but I can get very bored on the weekends if I spend all day inside!

That’s all I have for today! Thanks for reading and sticking with me, even after it’s been so long. Let me know your thoughts on what I should post next. You’ll be seeing a WDW update sometime soon.