Category Archives: Lifestyle

Ascot Chase Day

What do you do when you get an invitation to a day at the Ascot racecourse for the Royal Ascot fine dining preview launch headlined by two Michelin star chefs Raymond Blanc and Phil Howard? Start shopping for the fanciest hat you can afford of course. That is until I realized smart casual is the dress code for premier…

Top 10 travel beauty essentials

As someone who only takes a carry on luggage when traveling I have to be extremely selective with the liquids I pack. It used to be a tough decision since I have drawers full of travel sized beauty products (a lot of my time used to be spent at Sephora’s) to choose from until I realized what…

Personal project :: food & lifestyle photoshoot

“Carve out time for personal projects” was the advice I heard repeatedly from professional photographers when I first started out in food & lifestyle photography. I’ll admit I don’t do it often enough since I’ve been traveling a bit but really enjoyed the personal project my friend Krissy & I worked on for Chinese New Year. Instead…

London food & lifestyle photography workshop in session

A man peered through Lyle’s large windows as I pointed my large lens at a lone tomato.  It must have been a funny sight to see 13 people in an otherwise empty restaurant with cameras strapped around their necks and one particularly photogenic tomato on a table.  What is this madness?

Friday fave :: One Fine Stay Paris

Bonjour! I just want to say a quick hello from Paris and share a few images of the One Fine Stay home my friends and I have been staying in over the last few days.  If you haven’t heard of One Fine Stay you’d do well to hop on their website and browse the hundreds of beautiful…

Modern Calligraphy 101 with Lamplighter London

The long dormant calligraphy enthusiast in me leapt back to life last Friday when I attended a 2 1/2 hr Modern Calligraphy 101 workshop led by Chiara Perano at the London Town Hall Hotel’s photogengic restaurant, Corner Room.  After a few attempts at learning calligraphy on my own through books, I packed all my tracing paper, writing instruments, ink…

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