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    Huntington Library and Botanical Gardens Photo Diary

    Huntington_Desert_Garden

    Photos by Ale Veyna and Me

    Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens

    Today, I’m sharing a photo diary of my trip to the Huntington Library & Botanical Gardens a few weeks ago. If you’ve never been, this is one of the best kept secrets in the L.A. area. Although I’m pretty familiar with it because it’s located in San Marino, just one city over from my hometown of Pasadena, it has yet to be discovered by the mass of tourists. You can say that’s a good thing, but it’s also just a shame that so many people miss out on visiting this beautiful location. I hope the next few photos inspire you to visit.

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    Food & DIY, Travel

    Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, Los Angeles

    Mr. Holmes Bakehouse

    111 S Ave 59

    Los Angeles, CA 90042

    Open Daily, 8AM-3PM

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    I’m not the type of person to fall victim to crazes, especially when it comes to trends in food. After all, it took me years to finally bite into a macaron and discover how truly delicious they are. However, I knew that I had to make my way over to Mr. Holmes Bakehouse, the creators of the cruffin, when I started seeing photos of their awesome new Los Angeles location pop up on my social media feeds.  Who could say no to a place that advertises butter and is adorned in gold and pink? Not this lady, that’s for sure!

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    Outfit, Travel

    Lan Su Chinese Garden

    Lan Su Chinese Garden

    239 NW Everett

    Portland, OR


    Today I’m sharing a few photos from the Portland Lan Su Chinese Garden. If you’ve never visited, it’s a must-see location if you’re in Portland. This beautiful and serene enclosed garden is situated in Portland’s Old Chinatown, and the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of Downtown Portland. One of the wonderful things about this garden is that it was built in collaboration with artisans from Portland’s sister city Suzhou, making the design of this garden very authentic.

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