Sundays are typically a day of rest and relaxation for me. I like to wind down the weekend and prepare for the upcoming week. Some of my favorite things to do on a Sunday –
Visit the farmer’s market: Hollywood has one of the largest farmer’s markets in all of LA. I love picking up whatever fruits and vegetables are in season (right now I’m loving persimmons, sweet potatoes, and the last of fall’s apples) and a bouquet of fresh flowers. The prepared food vendors are fantastic as well – look for the tamales and fresh squeezed lemonade.
Work out: Strenuous exercise most likely won’t happen. Realistically, I’ll take a walk to Runyon with my boyfriend and hike there. I also love hot yoga – it is amazing for clearing your mind and skin. These activities leave me energized and ready to take on the week.
Cook: Weekday dinners are far from elaborate – I’m usually starving by the time I get home and don’t have the energy or patience to cook for myself. I try to make up for my lack of cooking during the week on the weekends – it’s also something fun to do with your significant other. My apartment has quite the collection of cookbooks now. My current favorite: The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook.
Sunday outfits tend to be equally laid back and forgiving. This oversized knit is perfect for running errands and lounging around. I’ll swap out my stretchy pants for cropped denim when I leave the house. Add your favorite booties or sneakers and a hat and you’re good to go.
sweater: aritzia | jeans: one teaspoon | shoes: acne
I bought this dress earlier in the year and it immediately became one of my fall favorites. The subtle print and bell sleeves caught my eye, but what I really love is how comfortable and versatile it is. I refuse to buy something and only wear it once, so this dress has been adapted again and again – with a blazer for work, over the knee boots for date night, and lace-up sandals for weekend brunch. Here I’m wearing it with my wear-with-everything ankle boots for an easy weekend look in the middle of a bizarre November heatwave.
This past weekend was spent at the cutest hotel – The Line in Koreatown. As much as I love traveling to new places, there’s something so relaxing about vacationing in your own city and exploring a different neighborhood. If you’re visiting LA or just looking for a fun staycation, I highly recommend The Line. I couldn’t get enough of the view outside the room – LA is truly such a beautiful city.
dress: stone cold fox | shoes: isabel marant (similar here) | sunglasses: illesteva | bag: angie kim (sold out, similar here)
I got back from Beijing a month ago and now that I’m finally uploading my photos from the trip, I thought I would share a few. Although I was born in China, I moved to the US when I was really young. Needless to say, going back is a bit of a culture shock, even for me. My boyfriend came along for the trip, and while we spent most of the week with my family, we were able to mix in some tourist attractions in between. We got really lucky with weather for the most part (with the exception of some particularly bad pollution, as you can see in some of our photos) and were able to spend our days exploring the city, sightseeing and enjoying amazing food.