Vivian Chan Style: Lucky Duck

Vivian Chan: Lucky Duck by popular Los Angeles fashion blogger The LA Survival GuideLife is good.  I’d be the first to tell you that I’ve hit the jackpot in so many ways.  I’m not boasting, just thankful for all of life’s blessings.  I thank my lucky stars for quite a bit and high on my list is The LA Survival Guide.  When I started this little blog a few years ago, it wasn’t with any intentions beyond creative expression and getting over a breakup, both of which it heartily satisfied. Continue reading “Vivian Chan Style: Lucky Duck”

29Rooms – Part 1

29Rooms - Part 1 by popular Los Angeles blogger The LA Survival GuideHappy 2018!  Though I’m not one for resolutions (they’re too easy to break and thus, elicit disappointment), I am a fan of setting goals.  The new year is always a good time to evaluate where I am and where I’d like to head.  The goals I’ve come up with so far are unsurprisingly varying, both in their aim and specificity. Continue reading “29Rooms – Part 1”

Give Thanks

Believe it or not, my favorite Thanksgiving tradition has nothing to do with the food.  Much as I love a good slice of pumpkin pie (which my mother forgot this year btw), my favorite ritual begins before the dinner is served. Continue reading “Give Thanks”

Legally Brunette

The other day, I read that Legally Blonde just celebrated its 15th anniversary.  Last year.  This made me feel super old.  And uninformed.  It also made me think that, while I’ve always appreciated the quick-witted flick, I’m currently living out a bit of Legally Blonde myself.  Or “Legally Brunette,” if you will.  Sixteen years after the fact. Continue reading “Legally Brunette”

That’s Interesting

I can’t pinpoint when it started, but I have a recent obsession with all things “interesting.”  Basically, I’ve deemed myself qualified to categorize nearly every person, place or thing I come across as interesting, or not.  No one is immune to the labeling.  As such, if you’re interesting, you’re in.  Not so much?  I’m probably not calling you back.  Reading this back, I’m sounding like a jerk, so let me explain. Continue reading “That’s Interesting”

Top 10- Reasons to Visit Nairobi (Part 1)

giraffe manor nairobi, top ten nairobi, giraffe center nairobiWhen my colleague told his friend about my journey to Kenya, he responded “Hasn’t she ever heard of Hawaii?”  While I’d like to say that this guy’s reaction was unique, that couldn’t be further from the truth.  Before I left for Africa, I was met with a huge amount of skepticism, negativity and questioning.  Why would I want to go somewhere so foreign?  Don’t I know how dangerous it is?  What about the terrorists?  And Zika??  (If I had a dollar for every person who warned me about Zika…) Continue reading “Top 10- Reasons to Visit Nairobi (Part 1)”