Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Perfect for Spring

The latest article I contributed to for R29 was a very creative one... we chose three very talented LA florists and asked each one to create a bouquet based on the scents of the particular fragrance they were given - either YSL's Manifesto, See by ChloƩ, or Terveer's Gardenia. All three florists were so different from one another aesthetically, which you can see from their final products and therefore it's hard for me to choose a favorite. Eric's bouquet from the Four Seasons Hotel was luxurious and over-the-top in all the right ways; Holly's, of Hollyflora, was moody while mixing nature with geometrical shapes; and Teri, of Clementine Floral Works, created a wreath that was rustic and simply beautiful.

Ok, Teri's was my favorite. Just because I'm a sucker for girly flowers and also because they let me shoot the wreath against the rustic door that hangs in their shop - it was brilliant.

Teri - Clementine Floral Works - See by ChloƩ

Holly - Hollyflora - Terveer's Gardenia

Eric - Four Seasons Hotel  - YSL's Manifesto

LA's Best Chinese Dishes

Sam Woo BBQ's  Peking Duck 

For this R29 article, I only had to shoot 4 of the 10 Chinese dishes... which were scattered all around Los Angeles... Monterey Park, Van Nuys, Pasadena, and Chinatown. OY. But luckily the restaurant in Pasadena was a chain and they also had one in Canoga Park which isn't too far from Van Nuys and so I went there instead. I am not a huge Chinese food (or seafood) fan so I wasn't sure what to do with all the food after shooting it (since I paid for it, I got to eat/keep it) and so I took it all to-go and made my dad try all of it. I'll keep his opinions to myself. But I did try the duck from Sam Woo which was my first time ever trying duck and now I know why I never tried duck before. BUT I'm sure if I was a duck fan, I would have loved it. 

Foo Chow's Deep Fried Crispy Eel

Kam Hong Garden's Pork and Leek Pancake

Yang Chow's Slippery Shrimp
Click here to check the article out!


It's been over a month since my last post! This is because 1) for a while I was not getting any assignments from R29 and 2) I got a new job that took up most of my time and I ended up quitting within a month! Yay for me!

But hey, I'm back. And here's a street style story that took foreverrrrrrrrr.