Failure Log

Don’t let the internet rush you. No one is posting their failures. I’ve had this quote saved for years and have always meant to do something with it and today is that day. This will be an ongoing log of things I’ve failed at, primarily professional or hobby-based, though knowing me, I’m sure the occasional personal story will sneak in too. Herewith, my own post of failures in the hope that it buoys your own efforts at whatever it is…

The Wellspring

The act of creating (and the legacy our creations leave behind) is something that has been on my mind for a few years now. I recently did some mental and literal housekeeping, filing away old journals, reorganizing old essay snippets and things I’ve written down on virtual cocktail napkins, then moved everything into a new digital system to keep better track of what I’m thinking about. From all this spring cleaning, I’ll admit to doing the inadvisable; nay, in some…

Ask V: The FAQs on running a small biz

I’m very excited to share this post, as it’s been on my to do list for a while! Today, I’m answering frequently asked questions about launching and running a small business. And, since I often receive questions focused on the design side of my business,…

Beauty Freshies

Beyond beauty empties—these are so good, I just bought a fresh one.

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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.

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