Life Through A Lens #19- Thanksgiving Weekend

Hope you all had an amazing Thanksgiving weekend full of friends, family and lot’s of food! My grandparents and some friends and I took a quick road trip after Thanksgiving day and drove up to the Manzanar/Bishop area. The views were absolutely stunning, so I hope you enjoy the photos!

A quick stop for lunch in the cute little town of Lone Pine.

A beautiful view of the mountains, about 15 minutes away from Manzanar.

The never ending landscape never got old.

Fall/winter sunsets are feeding my soul.

Cotton candy clouds lighting up the sky in Bishop, CA.

This cute and well-known bakery was PACKED with all sorts of break and baked goods.

If you are a bread lover like me, Erick Schat’s Bakery in Bishop is heaven on earth.

This little creek in Law’s County was breathtakingly stunning. One of the most amazing natural sights I’ve ever seen.

Snow capped mountains making everything feel a little more like Christmas.

Life Through A Lens #18- Campus Life

Santa Monica beach views of the Georgian Hotel and beautiful palm trees.

A break from campus with a night out on the town. Emily Saliers concert at The Troubadour was amazing!

First meet of my collegiate career! I don’t know what was better, the experience or the view ❤

Views from the top of the Pepperdine campus.

Malibu at sunset is nothing less than breathtaking.

My beautiful campus part 1…

…and part 2…

…and finally part 3.

Cotton candy skies make any day better. Still can’t believe that I live here!

Food Adventures #4

Photogenic Tonkotsu ramen from Ramen of York in Eagle Rock. Definitely been missing ramen a lot lately, and this hit the spot!

http://www.ramenofyork.com/

Taco everyday, right?! Fried fish taco from Cacao Mexicatessen in Eagle Rock.

http://www.cacaodeli.com/

Who says eating healthy has to be boring? Cheesecake Factory lunch done right. Chicken tortilla salad, tomato, mozzarella and basil flatbread and crab bites.

… but also leave room for dessert;) It is CHEESECAKE factory after all.

https://www.thecheesecakefactory.com/

AMAZING dinner before a night out at Taste on Melrose. Super cute setting, perfect for date night (or a girls night). We ordered the papaya Kobe meatballs, truffle fries, truffle and mushrrom mac&cheese and Korean sweet potato wedges. Everything was so good, highly recommend!

http://ilovetaste.com/app/taste_melrose/

Food Adventures #3- Fall Break Finds

Celebrated National Taco Day with some fish and shrimp tacos at Senor Fish. 

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 Not exactly Singapore Dim Sum, but pretty close! This was soy sauce noodles and carrot cake from Lunasia Dim Sum House.

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Crab dip, stuffed mushrooms and a blue cheese burger for brunch in Santa Monica at Plan Check (and me trying the crab dip! Plot twist: it was AMAZING!)

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Mussels in a red curry sauce, grilled octopus with chorizo and dressed lobster roll with mac and cheese at Blue Plate in Santa Monica.

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Fruit bowl, bloody mary (for my dad:) and fried chicken with biscuits and gravy for lunch in Beverly Hills (living the high life!) at Market Provisions. 

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One last dinner for the break, and of course it had to be Asian. Korean BBQ in Korea Town at Chosun Galbee. 

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Life Through A Lens #17- Shifting Seasons in LA

Photogenic buildings right by the Santa Monica Pier.

When in LA…

Beautiful evening views from campus.

Pasadena city hall with a deep blue background.

Living the high life…on Rodeo Drive.

More snaps from the famous Rodeo Drive.

Weekend brunch with a view- Santa Monica.

The bar at the outdoor Plan Check in Santa Monica.

Fall break in LA calls for hanging by the pool in Beverly Hills with a cold drink.

BOTTOMLESS MIMOSAS! The bar seat view at Market Provisions on Beverly Boulevard.

The Beverly Hills original Farmer’s Market is almost as magical as Disneyland.

Mid-October sunsets over the LA sky.

Food Adventures #2- LA Eats

The original “charburger” from The Habit. (https://www.habitburger.com/)

Poke from The Poke Dot. Shrimp and tuna with a mix of the cilantro twist and spicy mayo sauce. (http://pokedotlove.com/)

My go-to summer breakfast from Starbucks. Peach infused white iced tea with egg white bites. (https://www.starbucks.com/)

Warm asian chicken salad from Bardot. (http://bardotrestaurant.com/)

Super delicious and healthy lunch from Lemonade (our favorite location is the Lemonade at Fashion Island). (http://www.lemonadela.com/)

Fish and shrimp tacos from Senor Fish in Eagle Rock. (http://www.xn--seorfish-e3a.com/)

Tsukemen ramen from Tatsunoya in Pasadena. (https://www.tatsunoyausa.net/)

Delicious Greek/Middle Eastern dinner from Cafe Santorini in Pasadena. (http://cafesantorini.com/)

Compassionfruit donut from Donut Friend in Eagle Rock. (http://donutfriend.com/wp3/)

Life Through A Lens #16- Home (Old&New)

SG- Holland Village at 6:30pm.

 

SG- Prettiest of views from my apartment.

 

SG- Fav Greek food in Asia!

 

SG- And how can you forget xiao long bao (I miss it already!).

 

SG- Potato Head Folk close to Chinatown at night.

 

SG- Inside the chic and stylish Potato Head Folk.

 

SG- Bars, restaurants and cafes outside the Marina Bay Sands.

 

SG- View of the iconic Marina Bay Sands from the Marina Bay Financial Center.

 

SG- Best view of the best little island.

 

SG- And the same view from another angle.

 

SG- A beautiful morning for the saddest goodbye (for 4 months) to my favorite country in the world. See you very soon SG!

 

LA- Morning view from Starbucks.

 

LA- I can get used to these beautiful, deep, blue skies.

 

LA- The cutest little outdoor courtyard in Pasadena.

 

LA- And another view of the cutest and most LA courtyard.

 

LA- The view of LA from our common room window.

 

LA- Super yummy lunch to get my ramen fix!

 

LA- Pretty evening skies from the middle of campus.

 

LA- The picture-perfect view of the LA sunset from right outside my dorm.

 

LA- Sunset drives home.