east coast meets west coast : fall style

And we’re back! You may have all the best laid intentions, but life has other plans (always). So after a whirlwind summer, and just in time for Thanksgiving, Nikki (NYC) and I (LA) are sharing our thoughts this autumn season – on style and food and otherwise. Samantha, Los Angeles Growing up shy, introverted, anxious, […]

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real life girl boss : caroline yi

Hey y’all, today I’m sharing the next Real Life Girl Boss interview featuring Caroline Yi, a Photo Producer in New York City. I’ve known Caroline for almost 10 years, but she has known my husband SINCE THEY WERE THREE YEARS OLD. Isn’t that insane? I’ve never known anyone that long aside from my immediate family. […]

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east coast meets west coast : spring style

 It’s been a minute since my last East Coast Meets West Coast style feature (winter always seems to drag on forever, doesn’t it?), but today I am so relieved to be back with Nikki’s and my respective spring styles – all the way from New York to LA. Samantha, Los Angeles We joke about LA not having […]

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real life girl boss : jennifer yee

Today I’m back with my second installment of Real Life Girl Boss, a series where I interview women who are finding their own success in a creative, perhaps less “traditional”, field. If you missed the inaugural post of this series, you can check out my first interview here (I promise you’ll be inspired). Today’s feature is exciting because Jennifer […]

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east coast meets west coast : winter style

The other day someone made a comment about how “time just goes by” in California. Without the clear markings of the seasons, it’s easy for one month to blend into the next and the next and the next. But I think, even with the springs and summers and falls and winters, that life has a […]

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east coast meets west coast : fall style

My friend Nikki and I teamed up again to share our fall styles from the east coast to the west coast. Not going to lie, I’m feeling a little envious she gets to spend this special time of year in New York City. It’s just the best, isn’t it? I fulfill just about every cliché in my […]

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east coast meets west coast : summer style

My friend Nikki lives in NYC – you might have seen that I got to visit her earlier this year. We had the very best time, as we share just about every interest under the sun – from our career path (acting) to fashion, cocktail hour, photo booths, and fries. She’s also the one who encouraged me […]

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new york, new york

  Last week I got to take a last minute work trip to NYC to shoot some video and herd the big dogs to their happy hours/dinners. To say I was excited for this trip would be an understatement – getting PAID to travel to New York? Yes, please! I was hoping to make a […]

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new york new york part five

Our last morning we headed to the top of the Rockefeller Center to get a view of the city. Then we saw the famous Christmas tree (though it wasn’t lit up yet 😦 ) and the ice skating rink. Afterwards we walked around Central Park (and saw the famous Alice in Wonderland statue!) and through […]

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new york new york part four

Thanksgiving dinner was amazing. Caroline, her friend Marissa, and I spent all afternoon in the kitchen preparing the meal. It was a feat juggling time in the oven and space on the counter, but it was a lot of fun, and it made the meal that much more rewarding! I made my annual dinner rolls, […]

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