Ringing in the New Year …

… with friends and family tonight.

Can’t wait to post photos of the festivities.

All the best to you and your loved ones in 2013. Make it count. Every part of it.


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The Best of 2012

2012 was a good year. Through the ups and the downs, God is faithful. He moves us through the mess and brings light into every situation. Looking forward to another adventurous year.

The best of 2012 (not necessarily in this order)…

  1. Spending time with Levi
  2. Europe
  3. San Francisco
  4. Traveling for work
  5. Life change at church
  6. Completing my 2nd ½ marathon
  7. Seeing my friends fall in love & get married
  8. Meeting Garance Dore & Scott Schuman
  9. Thanksgiving Cruise to the Bahamas
  10. Getting my OhChanti.com domain back (Thank you Soc & Sarah!)


2013: Simple Goals


It’s a new season. And w/ each new season comes new goals. I love making goals and, more importantly, I like reaching my goals. This year I’ve decided to focus on accomplishing 4 simple goals before 2014. In the past I’ve made a list of about 20+ goals. Seriously, what was I thinking? Clearly, I wasn’t.

Here’s how it works.

  • choose simple goals that will make your life richer and happier on a daily basis . 
  • do not choose result oriented goals, choose activity oriented goals.
  • choose a reward for each goal as it is accomplished!
  • blog your goals, each one as you achieve it.

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#Frisco: Day 1 & 2

I still can’t wrap my head around all the lovely things I saw and experienced in San Francisco this past week.
It was one of the best vacations I’ve ever had. Traveling in good company seriously makes everything that much better.

Steph, Danny, Ena, Bryan, Maria and I headed to San Fran last Thursday and returned the following Wednesday. We crammed our days with tons of activities, food and laughter.

San Francisco is going down as one of my favorite cities and favorite memories.

Day 1: Airport bound

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Day 2: SFMOMA (San Francisco Museum of Modern Art) + the Grove + Coit Tower



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The Sartorialist Book Signing Recap

And then there are days when dreams really do come true…

Steph and I met Scott Schuman and Garance Dore on Saturday at  The Sartorialist book signing. It was such a fun experience and special moment for us. I’m so glad we got to share it together since we’ve spent many time gawking over their work.

Oh yeah, we also saw Kanye West at the book signing. No big deal.


( prior to getting our books signed )


( the line for book signing )

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( scanning through ‘The Sartorialist’ )

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( our copies of ‘The Sartorialist’ )


( Kanye West sighting )

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( Scott & Garance )

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( Scott & Garance )

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(Garance Dore )

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( Signed copies )

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( For Chantal )

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( Steph’s signed copy )

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( Our happy faces after meeting Scott & Garance )



The Sartorialist Book Signing

Today Steph, me and possibly Marce will be attending The Sartorialist Book Signing taking place from 4-6pm.  We’re a little excited about meeting Mr. Scott Schuman, since we’re fans. I mean, why wouldn’t we be? Take a look for yourself …

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Oh! And if you haven’t picked up a copy of one of his books yet…  please do so.

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Weekend Recap

December just got here and it’s already been a fun-filled month. Here are some photos from this weekend.

(1) Kristy’s Baby Shower @ Beverly Hills Cafe

My childhood bufu is having a baby! Friends and family gathered together to celebrate the beautiful mommy. We can’t wait to meet Baby Maelie!



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(2) Alexandra & Michelle’s birthday celebration @ Sugar Cane

The twins decided to celebrate their 24th birthday at Sugar Cane, a lovely restaurant in Midtown. The environment, food and company was delightful!



(Photos via Sugar Cane Gallery)

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(Photos via Jemlys’ Instagram)

Thanksgiving Cruise Recap

We’re back from our Thanksgiving Cruise! We had a lovely time together. Here are a few shots taken by my sister and me.