Month: March 2016

Adventures with Violet Fog: TCHO Chocolate Factory Tour

Adventures with Violet Fog: TCHO Chocolate Factory Tour

I was super excited when Cynthia of Violet Fog asked me if I wanted to go to the first ever media-only TCHO Chocolate Factory Tour in Berkeley, California. There’s no way I would say no to such opportunity, especially since TCHO (pronounced as cho) is one of 

Catherine Pham | Coachella or Bust

Catherine Pham | Coachella or Bust

I seriously can’t believe Coachella 2016 is right around the corner! It felt like it was just a couple of months ago that I was sitting on the grass in the desert listening to some of my favorite musicians. So I’m happy to announce that 

Adventures with Ally: Sand Bar

Adventures with Ally: Sand Bar

One of the coolest (and most unreal) places I’ve ever been to is Kaneohe Bay Sandbar in Hawaii. It is a patch of sand in the middle of the Pacific Ocean! I’m still boggled at the idea of a sandy beach in the middle of an ocean, where you could actually feel the difference between the deep end and shallow end right away (I learned the hard way). Not many people have been there, mostly because you have to know someone who has a boat or can charter one. Ally Chen‘s sister just happened to have some really cool friends (aka Lee) that could charter a pontoon boat from the Marines Base in Kaneohe Bay. We were blessed with beautiful weather that turned the sea into turquoise and sea foam colors. During the high tide, the water was right around our knees, but towards the end of the day, it was literally below our ankles. It’s such a beautiful place – I highly suggest that you make a trek there someday!

Ally’s excited! And no, she’s not allowed to drive! LOLAlly Showpo Blue Romper Sand Bar FashionByAlly-8697Ally Showpo Blue Romper Sand Bar FashionByAlly-8819

Where the deep end meets the shallow end.Tatiana Sandbar-8733

Ally riding a dolphin (or is that a whale?)Ally Chen Sand Bar Bikini-9330

Knee deep to ankle deepAlly Chen Sand Bar Bikini-9466Ally Chen Sand Bar Bikini-0025

And Coby didn’t want anything to do with being in the water, so he stayed inside the boat for the whole trip.Sand Bar and Sharks Cove Hawaii-9738

Catherine Pham | Just Do It

Catherine Pham | Just Do It

I was laughing when Catherine Pham (aka @venustraphobic) told me that these were her first pair of Nike shoes. It’s about time especially since I’ve always felt Nike produced the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever worn. Hence me having 12+ pairs of Nike shoes in 

Aja Dang | Maunalua Bay

Aja Dang | Maunalua Bay

The lovely Aja Dang happened to be in Honolulu the same weekend as me, so we decided to do a shoot and take advantage of being in Hawaii! I also found out that she grew up in Honolulu area, so she was part-tour guide and model 

Jill Wallace | Snow York

Jill Wallace | Snow York

Another favorite shoot of mine from my last trip in New York. This is with Jill Wallace of Little Black Boots who was amazing to work with despite the freezing cold, especially for an LA girl. Kudos. Check out her blog for more outfit inspirations: Little Black Boots.Jill-Wallace-LittleBlackBoots-New-York-Streetstyle-Photography-by-Ryan-Chua-2101Jill-Wallace-LittleBlackBoots-New-York-Streetstyle-Photography-by-Ryan-Chua-2088Jill-Wallace-LittleBlackBoots-New-York-Streetstyle-Photography-by-Ryan-Chua-2123Jill-Wallace-LittleBlackBoots-New-York-Streetstyle-Photography-by-Ryan-Chua-2196Jill-Wallace-LittleBlackBoots-New-York-Streetstyle-Photography-by-Ryan-Chua-2393Jill-Wallace-LittleBlackBoots-New-York-Streetstyle-Photography-by-Ryan-Chua-2208

Adventures with Ally & Jenny | MAC 24 / 7

Adventures with Ally & Jenny | MAC 24 / 7

Last weekend, I experienced the best dinner ever in Waikiki. Actually, it may be one of the best dinners EVER! Hilton Waikiki Beach’s MAC 24/7 Restaurant spoiled us with the most amazing dishes Waikiki can offer, and we enjoyed every bite! We started off with the