As the Coronavirus outbreak situations develop, I want to share my deepest sympathy, caring thoughts and prayers to those who have been affected. Healthcare workers and those who are in great danger of potential exposure, please stay safe and keep yourself healthy.
I work at an e-commerce company where most of the sales are online and app orders, so my company is keeping normal business hours as of right now, at least us creatives still need to come to the studio to do our job. We just wash our hands and sanitize them every other 5 minutes. The tension is increasingly high as all schools and restaurants are closed, and we are asked for additional skillsets that we could potentially do to work from home. I have hope that things will get better, and I hope that you guys take things easy and take good care of yourself and your loved ones while staying updated with news from trustworthy sources.
Last month, I launched The S List, inspired by The T List by The NY Times. Read my first post in January, HERE. For this month’s S List, I want to share with you a productivity tool, a recipe, food, service and lots of cool product recommendations.
I’ve recently come across Fonts Ninja, a free Chrome Extension that you can easily install as a button to use and detect types of fonts on websites. As someone who looks at websites and runs a blog like myself, this has saved me so much time from having to dig around for cool fonts.
I have been on the crazy crave of chips and dip. In the past few weeks, I have been making my own version of guac, mango and pineapple salsa, and Pico de Gallo is by far my most favorite because of how simple it is to make. For guac and other salsas mentioned, the outcome really depends on the ripeness and sweetness of the fruits, so Pico de Gallo always is the winner in my heart. The recipe below will make you about 5 cups, and read on to find out my secrets to make a killer bowl:
I know all hand sanitizers are out of stock, and I cannot find me even a bottle. But for now, I’ve subscribed and hope these hand sanitizer sprays will be back in stock soon: the megababe clean hand, The Honest Company Hand Sanitizer Sprays, and Touchland Power Mist in all sorts of flavors and cool colors. Not a typical thing I’d want to be subscribed to. Weird time, I know!
And to combat with the overly-washed-and-dry hands, I have a few pretty good recommendations for hand creams and body moisturizers. They are my favorites to have around and use for different occasions! They smell great, not too overpowering yet do a great job at keeping my skin soft and moisturized. Throw one in your work bag, one by your bedside table, one in the bathroom, and one in the car!
Founded by two ex-Googlers, Simran Kalra & Julia Huang, Haldi is trying to take the guesswork out of skincare routines. Knowing that everyone’s skin is different, Haldi uses results from an in-depth quiz and then its AI-powered system to tailor and suggest products accordingly.
I love that my product recommendations feel like someone has personally hand-picked for my skin and my current need. They know skincare well. They also know my skin and what I want in a product. And it’s been over two weeks since I’ve received my products, and I am loving them so far. Please note that I am not paid to promote it here but have agreed to IG-stories with some credit to get products at a discount.
I’ve finally got to try TREAD Everlane thanks to the marketing team at Everlane for sending these over! The Court Sneaker (mine is all white, size 7.5) is basically a pair of tennis style shoes. They are made from 100% Full-grain leather upper from Saigon TanTec, a Gold-Certified tannery and a blend of natural and recycled rubber that’s 94.2% free of virgin plastic sole, and 100% Recycled polyester lining. They cost $98, are unisex style, and come in 7 colorways. They are so simple, sleek, and I love the slim profile, the durable leather upper and comfortable lining even when worn without socks. More ways to style these will be up on my blog and IG soon!
As much as I try to limit my Netflix screen time, David Chang’s new show, Ugly Delicious is the show to add to your watch-list if you haven’t done so. Ugly Delicious is a Netflix original series starred and produced by David Chang himself. There are 2 seasons out now, and each episode highlights one dish or concept and dives deeper into history and how it evolves through time. David Chang is a Virginian native chef, TV personality, and restauranteur who founded the famous Momofuku Restaurant Group. I was lucky enough to get a seat at one of his restaurant, Momofuku Noodle Bar, and his pork bun definitely makes it to the most favorite pork-belly buns I’ve ever had.
Skinny jeans have officially tipped off their hats and said goodbye! The new jean shape: high rise, slightly distressed and straight-leg, is on the rise, and I am officially obsessed. After all of the troubles trying to get the right size of the Levi’s Made & Crafted Column Jeans, I’m so happy to finally find the one perfect pair: 25×30! They will be featured in my jeans video (coming very soon), so I’ll share more about them with the try-on session.
For now, they might have been sold out on Levi’s website, but Net-A-Porter also has them. I ordered the first pair from Net-A-Porter, but they sent me the 27 in inseam instead of 30 as I had hoped. They were too short for my liking, so I returned them and got the 30 in inseam from Levi’s website. they run big, so SIZE DOWN. My ideal length is 30 inches, but they also come in the length of 27 inches for petite frames.
For my birthday this year, I just wanted a nice dinner and some relaxing time by the beach. We drove to the most Northwestern point in the US, Cape Flattery (blog post coming soon), and drove back for dinner at this local French restaurant, Copine the next day. Sunday dinner was a pre-fix $65 3-course, and I had a great time. I love the minimal ‘The Row’ or the ‘art museum’ decor vibe inside, the service, and most of all, the food presentation and how ingredients are incorporated. I’d say it’s more like a new American restaurant with Fren-inspired plating techniques. Definitely a favorite restaurant I’ve been to in the Seattle area this year so far!
Lastly, my favorite things on rotation for me for the past months have been color-blocking comfy and cozy sweaters. Skip the thick and uncomfortable coats, these sweaters are really warm and really are the ‘it’ trends for spring!
Thanks for reading. Take care!