What Sunday’s Are Made Of

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The perfect Sunday consisted of a decadent brunch and all things vintage shopping. To fuel up for the day with the ladies, we took quick detour to Sqirl, located in Silverlake, CA. This place is fan-tas-tic! No wonder there’s always a line out the door for this vegan-friendly restaurant. They cook up a mean Pesto Rice Bowl (pictured) as well as rich pastries, lattes and a variety of toasts, avocado toast included. The bowl was devoured before I had a moment to breathe and needless to say, I’ll be back (too) soon.

 

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THE NOGUCHI GARDEN

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Hidden in the middle of a corporate landscape lies this serene private museum namely the Noguchi Garden. Head here in the early evening to take advantage of the angles of the sunset falling on the sleek lines and corners of this picture perfect space.

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THE BOWL

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Health has a new shape and it’s round in form. With juice fads and crazy diets, it’s impossible to know what’s truly healthy or what is substantially necessary for your diet. What I do know however is how fulfilling it is to create something with little time and ease and in a way that doesn’t break the bank. Stay tuned for more posts about my favorite bowls; something sweet and savory for everyone.

Today’s bowl: Veggie Quinoa Breakfast Bowl

yield: 1 serving

1/2 cup of quinoa, rinsed
1/2 cup of milk
1/2 cup of water
broccoli, cut into florets
mushrooms, sliced
cheddar cheese, grated
salt & pepper, to taste
1 egg
Heat a little bit of olive oil in a pan over medium high. Add broccoli and mushrooms, and stir-fry until cooked (around 5 minutes). Remove from heat and set aside.

Combine milk, water, and quinoa in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat to low. Simmer, stirring regularly*, until most of the liquid has been absorbed.

Add vegetables, cheese, and salt & pepper to the pot of quinoa and stir to combine. Cover and set aside.

Fry a sunny side–up egg.

Transfer the quinoa to a bowl, then top with the egg.

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SUNDAY SIMPLETON

After being MIA from my blog for some months, inspiration continued to stir and couldn’t help but stay away for much longer. Sunday morning was spent perusing IKEA for some necessary room updates. Can you believe I’ve gone without a mirror in my room for about half-a-year now?!

Sporting my weekend simpleton attire, dressed in Levi’s, Zara, and H&M, it was the start of a very productive morning!

Top: Vince Dolman Little Boy Tee 

Jacket: H&M Biker Jacket 

Denim: Levi’s High Waisted Denim  

Shoes: Zara Pointed Vamp Shoe 

 

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BEHIND THE SCENES

Behind the scenes of Laila Lupe.

I had the absolute pleasure to help kickstart my friends’ very first collection launch with a photo shoot! Miss Lien Do’s collection- Laila Lupe- was a tasteful mix of edgy and cute pieces. From renewed denim pieces to denim dresses and sleek, simplistic tops & dresses, the collection was well rounded with colors and textures. Her collection was inspired by her daughter Laila and blossomed into one beautiful vision. Lien’s collection will soon be up for grabs on ETSY so be sure to check it out soon!

Designer: Lien Do

Models: Tiffany Yu, Marilyn Ha & myself

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WHAT I’M COVETING

Productivity!

Even though we’ve had some amazing weather in the past few days, the truth of the matter is… it’s still winter & I continuously opt for some more practical “on-the-go” outfits. While I, and my mind, are running all over the place, I need to make sure I have a solid platform to get all of it done. My go-to’s are definitely anything black and white, small additions of leather, a carry-all bag and some angular sunnies to top it off. With this outfit, Ill be sure to check everything off on my list in no time!

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PRABAL GURUNG X TARGET

I was reading through one of my magazines and lone behold, a giant add for the Prabal Gurung x Target collection was right in front of my face. The first thing I did was raced to the target site to see what amazing pieces they had all but to realize the majority of things I lusted over were out of stock. But luckily there’s an amazing site called… eBay. Anyways, I searched diligently through pages and pages until I found those long sought after peices. I was able to get my hands on to two of the items, them being a pair of strappy black heels and a white blouse with a chiffon top layer. I was much too thrilled about my purchase! Until next time, i’ll be ready for you, Target collaboration!

Lace-up pump / Shirt with Sheer Shoulders

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