Real Life: 10 Months in New York

Hard to believe that next week, it’ll be 10 months since we have been in New York! It has been a while since I checked in about what’s been going on here and how we’re doing, so I figured it was time for an update. Overall? We’re doing okay. Some of the homesickness of the first half of the year here has abated, though it comes and goes. I think once you start getting used to a place, and the…

Oh, the things we do to look good.

I’m in pain. I’m in serious pain, my butt muscles are on fire, and when the instructor says, “Only 10 more of these!” I think I am going to die. I’m in the middle of my 4th class at Pilates ProWorks, and all of a sudden, I’m really regretting signing up for a 4-month contract package. After all, I hate working out. But here’s a universal truth about Pilates that I’ve figured out rather quickly: hurts so bad during, hurts…

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.


This week I: + had a schedule and to do list that looked like this (at the time of writing, I still needed to draft out what today would look…


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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