Spotted. Stylish Boutique: Twig & Willow

Over the weekend, I had brunch with dear friends in Long Beach at Coffee Cup Café (, a delicious diner and reputably one of the best of Long Beach.  I love to eat there because not only is the food delicious, it’s a good halfway meeting place for me, an Orange County resident, and my [...]

Embrace Who You Are

“You are who you are. All you can do in this world is help others to be who they are and better themselves and those around them.” Those words (a tweet, actually) were some of the last that Elizabeth Taylor, the beautiful and talented Oscar-winning actress and arguably, the last great star, posted before her [...]

Piano Statement

We bought a keyboard for our home last week.  My boyfriend wanted to learn and teach himself how to play the piano, and I get to benefit as I now get to practice some of my old classical pieces (such as Debussy’s Reverie) after taking 12 years of piano lessons as a child. I love [...]

Stuck on Tucker

As many of you know, last week I went to Target to pick up some limited item dresses from some fantastic designers. One of these dresses was from a favorite designer line of mine, Tucker, by NYC-based designer Gaby Basora, a former magazine editor and stylist ( I first discovered Tucker at my friend Lance’s trendy clothing [...]

The recent earthquake and tsunami in Japan was so devastating.  It just goes to show how life is so fleeting and precious. It is incredulous to watch how our Japanese neighbors have had to cope and struggle to survive.  On a more personal level, with our numerous earthquake incidents, it is incredibly humbling to know [...]