holiday cheers

happy holidays from st. barths & st. martin. my first time visiting, and it was fantastic — i was in such great company of popstars like one direction rock stars so full of life + positivity + laughs, and of course i lugged my martin guitar out there for musical inspiration + entertainment. allow me to introduce to you, my new friend aka hippo & the new boy band i named, four direction – the new definition of heart throbs.

more coverage soon. xx


gambling with hearts: gotta know when to hold ’em & when to fold ’em. welcome to monte carlo!


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summer is over

summer is over…
but at least we’re not.

so i wrote some songs…[about you]

20140916-002147.jpg20140916-002205.jpgfavorite cover up & swimmers by victoria’s secret. guitar by epiphone. white baseball cap bought on the island of capri, italy.

exploring the beaches of east new york, long island: jones’ tobay beach & robert moses. the latter had a very nantucket feel to it, specifically madaket. or should i say vice versa. oh ack.

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amalfi coast

words cannot even accurately express this beauty that is the amalfi coast…

one of the towns along the amalfi coast: positano…

then there’s ravello…

highlight: this magical resort, the belmond hotel caruso20140818-224814.jpgsilky, sweet infinity pool overlooking opulence.20140818-230420.jpga panoramic with an accidental photobomber.20140818-230517.jpgone with the lil sister…is this real life?20140818-230554.jpgreunited with my dear friend, terren. follow her for breath-taking views, crazy hikes & adventures around the world.20140818-230649.jpgsome daytime brunching & relaxing, why not.20140818-230724.jpg

i love menus with no prices – it’s always a pleasant surprise when you get the check.

20140818-231240.jpgwinners for the peach bellini contest. so delicious.
20140818-231307.jpghelp yourself at the salad bar20140818-231326.jpgor indulge in the special of the day: seafood pasta20140818-231345.jpgor order the vongole that we’ve been obsessively ordering at every single restaurant in search of the best all across italy. we found one here in florence.20140818-231412.jpgafter crying over the fact that this vacation will be over soon absorbing the beauty around me, a restroom break was in order. i could also take a shower. all the personal toiletries were available too. what more can i possibly need?20140818-231433.jpg
selfie done right with the gopro camera + selfie stick with the best hosts ever.20140818-231454.jpggoodbye for now.20140818-231520.jpg
no wait…20140818-224348.jpg
i can live here.

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explorations, incomparable. can i ever go back?

my recent hiatus can solely be blamed on my latest travels: new york – lake como – milan – venice – florence – naples – rome – nice – london – paris. i will have amazing photos [and stories] to prove it soon, i promise. til then, arrivederci! au revoir!



nantucket island.

“whenever you feel off, just roll up into fetal position and everything will be fine.”

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during the wtf ridiculously, abnormally cold & gloomy winter days [why am i complaining whilst my warmish stay in la], it’s always wonderful to recount the warmer days: nantucket in the summer. i had been pre-warned that i’d be a fish out of water, but nbd [are those bees or wasps?]. kind of reminded me of private christian school. i had a little nantucket 101 on the old money vs. new money on the island. so opulent. so gatsby. where’s daisy and what about love?

here are some love[ly] visuals:


jfk-ack. aerial view of the island.

entrance to steps beach. there is a long path of steps between a lot of green before you reach the beach. pretty magical.


hat from lids in causeway bay hong kong, sunglasses by ksubi, cover-up by victoria’s secret


little house on the prairie?

steps beach had their beautiful collection of a million seashells, even in the waters, which proved to be quite dangerous when wrestling boys waves. regrettably, i didn’t take any boys shells for souvenir.


fourth of july weekend.


this admittedly was relaxing to be away from big city lights & loud obnoxious noises.


with this peaceful silence of only waves crashing, you almost want to think about marriage & babies…and then i turned on loud music from my spotify


you can retire here.


passing through the wharf & CRU, with my favorite convertible clutch by liucia


brunching at straight wharf restaurant, with my favorite scotch on the rocks + must-have iced coffee in the morning


3’s a crowd of eggs benedict on a bed of arugula + sourdough toast. delicious.


madaket beach. when light meets water.


walking waves, in my favorite one piece swimmer by camilla and marc


hong kong meets nantucket


sebastian, is that you?


mandatory selfie before missing the fireworks


heading to dinner in my favorite b&w dress by bcbgmaxazria


oran mor bistro


foie gras 3 ways: terrine, torchon, & seared. delicious!


as if i didn’t have enough duck, i had more deliciously seared duck. mid-dinner, the lobster face across from me turned into a duck as well.


festive fourth of july themed at the infamous pearl restaurant & lounge. their award-winning passionfruit cosmo was fantastic.

we just missed robert deniro & drew barrymore. what’s even cooler is that john kerry was in town for the weekend, not too far away.


all of the lights


i found nirvana. and brett.


goodbye nantucket! til the next time.