The perfect embroidered shirt

There’s something about having a child that had me hop on the personalization thing, big time. A monogram? Me? Pre-pandemic Victoria would scoff; now, the number of things I have…

Winter Skin Remedies

By and large, my skin is pretty balanced and predictable. But the most predictable thing about it? That if Bay Area winter conditions seesaw between warm and cold and humid and…

Is it really you?

She takes the deepest breath. Her shoulders heave skywards, then release with the weight of all the life that has happened between then and now. And she says: Hello, after a very unintentional, very long hiatus.

Recipe: Tex-Mex Salsa

They say that necessity is the mother of invention, and that’s certainly true for this little recipe. Not because of pandemic and quarantine — though, to be sure, we’ve made…


San Franciscan, by way of New York, L.A., Austin, and Geoje. Mom to Violet. Korean adoptee. A creative at heart, with a background in marketing, and the culinary arts. Lover of photographs, the ocean, ceramics, and textile design. Bravoholic. Believer in lifelong learning. Fascinated by the details — that's where the stories are.

Blog Policies

By clicking and purchasing items via select affiliate links on this site, I may receive a small commission at no additional cost to you. View all blog policies here.

Thanks for reading!

© 2023. All rights reserved.