Flea Market Finds

On Sunday I ventured out in the cold and rain and made the trek over to Alameda to see what was going on at this month’s Flea Market. Compared to when I went in August, the place was practically deserted — I think the dreary weather forecast kept a lot of vendors at home. Nevertheless, there was still A TON to see, and I snapped some pics of my favorite pieces. I think this mirror is stunning. If you could…

VMS Digest: Vol. I

 // FUN THINGS I LIKED READING THESE DAMN MOSQUITOES! // Have you ever noticed that you’re a mosquito magnet? Here’s why mosquitoes bite some people and not others. Interesting: I would get eaten alive by mosquitoes in Texas, but very rarely have a problem with them in California. Maybe I taste weird to west coast skeeters? THE COST OF REALITY TV BEAUTY // My girl Alyssa wrote a great piece for Refinery 29 on how much those Bachelor contestants have to…

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.


HOW TO TRAVEL THE WORLD FOR 7 YEARS: No, seriously, this girl did it! I have to say, her methods are pretty ingenious and it sounds like it all kind…


Current San Franciscan, by way of New York, L.A., Austin, and Geoje. Raised in Texas, but always thinks of California as home. Korean adoptee. A self-taught designer, with a background in marketing, and the culinary arts (of all things!). Prefers tea to coffee; morning to night; autumn to any other season. Lover of antiques, gardening, and reading the same books over and over. Total typography nerd. Fascinated by the details. Known to be delighted by great layout design. Will never say no to a glass of Champagne.

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