Italy Photo Diary

With kind of a last minute planning (for my standard), we decided to go to Italy for Brian’s spring break. At first I was very skeptical and stressed about the whole trip because we used a trip planning service we’ve never used before, didn’t have a lot of time to think through it before booking the tickets (pretty much decided Italy would be fun, found a good deal, and booked it immediately). On top of that, going to a country where I don’t speak the langue of always makes me really nervous. But I’m SO glad we went! Italy truly is a magical place.

For our trip, we visited Milan, Como, and Venice. And although I have visited other parts of Italy before when I was younger, I have to say this trip left me speechless and wanting more. Each city made lasting impression on me in different ways,  each with their unique flare and personality. I really love the mix of architecture, design, and fashion in Milan; Nothing compare with all the inspiration you get from walking around the streets (even the people are so fashion forward). The beautiful view and quietness in Como was the perfect place for some R&R; Everything takes a slower pace and even walking in the rain feels relaxing. I have always heard Venice is a beautiful city, but being charmed by it’s magic in person really is an unparalleled experience; every corner you turn is another breathtaking view to take in, definitely the photogenic city I’ve been to yet.

These are just some of the photos I took from my trip (all on an iPhone 8Plus), but they really cannot do the cities justice. I will be reliving my trip through these photos and already cannot wait to go back to visit!

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Italy Photo Diary

The Wild Side

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The bush sure is one magical place. It is something I’ve always seen on TV, but never imagined I would have the opportunity to actually witness myself.

We stayed at 2 different private game reserve, where we saw very different vegetation and landscape. Both had amazing rangers and trackers that educated us on the animals, plants, and environment, every safari drive was a unique experience, nothing is ever the same. This truly was a once in a lifetime experience, I feel so blessed to have been able to experience it, and encourage the ones that are interested and able, to go out and experience the bush for yourself. I hope that one day I’ll be able to come back again!

The Wild Side

Cape Town adventure

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I don’t think any pictures can do what I’ve seen in South Africa justice. I’ve left all the photos unedited for my SA post, because I want everyone to be able to view the beauty of this place without going through a filter. It is truly a magical place and experience, I feel very lucky to have been able to visit and hope to return again one day.

During this trip, we were able to experience 2 very different places that South Africa has to offer – one in the city of Cape Town, the other out in the bush in Kruger National Park. There are simply too many pictures taken, too many beautiful scenic seen, and too many amazing people encountered. If you’ve ever thought about visiting, do it, you will enjoy every moment of it!

Cape Town adventure

Visiting the city that never sleeps

Fall in NYC is beautiful, the weather was perfect for walking around, and everything in this city just has so much character.

This is my second time visiting, and I think this time around I was able to enjoy the city a lot more because I had a lot more free time to roam around. I really loved walking through the city with no goals in mind, I took however long I needed to see things, and it was really relaxing and wonderful.

I’m jealous of the people that call this city home, it truly is a unique and beautiful city. There are so much more to do and I cannot wait to go back and visit again!

Visiting the city that never sleeps

A picture worth a thousand words

It has been very exciting around here! After a little over 8 and a half years of dating, Brian and I finally made it official and are now engaged! There are no words to describe our happiness and excitement, I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with the person that understands me, makes me so happy, and knows how to calm me down when I’m being unreasonably stressed.

The future is unknown, but I’m so grateful that I’ll have him to lean on through thick and thin.

A picture worth a thousand words

Welcoming a new member to the family 

Hi everyone! Hope you’re doing well. I apologize for being a little absent on the blog lately, but there’s a good reason for that… We welcomed a new member to our family last weekend! And life has not been the same since.

Meet Henry, our little baby Corgi. He’s currently just a little over 10 weeks old! He has the same birthday as his me and the same Chinese Zodiac sign as my parents, which I find incredibly endearing. We love him to death, although sometimes he could be a handful and hard to deal with (comes with the territory I supposed, haha). We’re doing our best to get our life back to a somewhat normal schedule, but it will take a while before he grows to be a calmer pup *fingers crossed*.

I’m hoping to be resuming to a more normal blog schedule in the next week or two, please bear with me! In the meantime, you can follow Henry’s growing diary on his Instagram account @henrycorgibear for a daily dose of cuteness!

Welcoming a new member to the family 

A mini Houston work trip

Taking a work trip is always exciting but stressful for me. I feel like there are a lot of responsibility associated with it, but at the same time you get to see and visit some of the places you otherwise wouldn’t.

This past week I had a mini work trip to Houston, it was my first time visiting the city and I was excited to have a look around. We visited the Toyota Center (and all the VIP and behind the scene area that are normally restricted/not allowed for outsiders), the George. R. Brown Convention Center, different hotels in downtown Houston, and also the NRG stadium. I was able to do some sight seeing while doing our site visit, and also met some amazing people that are really great at what they do.

It was an eye opening client meeting for me as I don’t usually get to experience the “planning” side of things, and it also made me appreciate all the events I attend and design more after seeing how much work goes into planning an event. Here’s a little taste of Houston! Hopefully I’ll be able to go back and actually spend some time exploring the city next time!





A mini Houston work trip