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Taipei Food: Best Taiwanese Breakfast

{ top row: sweet soy milk | chinese donut wrapped in green onion toasted bun } { bottom row: salted soy milk | sweet bun | green onion toasted bun with egg } If you follow me on Instagram or saw my recent video, you'll know that I'm traveling in Taipei! ^_^ I've been vlogging most … Read more

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Habit Stacking

Habit Stacking is a simple way to build new habits by taking advantage of your current ones. Improve your lifestyle one small habit at a time. Eventually, those small changes will compound and make a big difference in your life in the future! ▸ Habit Stacking article: https://bit.ly/1x5Fuhd

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October Favorites 2014

Farewell, October~ Here are some of my favorite things from this month! FAVORITES MENTIONED: ⟼ Bite | “Aubergine” Lipstick ⟼ Tarte | “Tipsy” Blush ⟼ Pravana | Silver + Violet ⟼ The Slight Edge by Jeff Olson ⟼ Odezsa | Say My Name (ft Zyra) ⟼ My Fall/Winter Spotify Playlist

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A Personal Reminder (Ira Glass)

{ Ira Glass on Storytelling on Vimeo } I first saw this video years ago and I've seen it multiple times since. Tonight, I stumbled upon it again and it still strikes me with such impact. I always need to hear this, over and over again. I'll be honest. My will for creativity has been weak lately. I'm often afraid. The … Read more

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Magic is All Around (Photoshoot)

A while back, I posted a vlog following my first photoshoot for Lavendaire. Here are my faves from the outdoor set. Photographer Daniel & his assistant Clay are true artists; they know what they're doing. I wanted the tone to be dreamy, soft, and imagined, so I seriously love how magical these photos turned out. I especially love that … Read more

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Find Those Moments Where You Shine

Best part of this video is that I get to abuse my favorite emoji and insert some kawaii sounds ^_^. But yes, find those moments where you SHINE, where you find yourself in a blissful state of flow and you are at your best. Take note of those moments, and create opportunities to do more … Read more

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Liberation Kriya: Final Thoughts & Lessons

▸ How to do the Liberation Kriya: https://bit.ly/1sQN7pZ ▸ Liberation Kriya Previous Update Video: https://bit.ly/1tigvs8 Here are some (additional) lessons I've learned after completing the Liberation Kriya 40 day meditation: You will always have to put in effort. It never becomes completely effortless or too easy.  If you feel like the meditation (or journey) is effortless or easy, then … Read more

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BTS: Photoshoot with Lavendaire

Check out the behind the scenes vlog for my first photoshoot for Lavendaire~ Also, here's an exclusive preview shot: ⤜ CREDITS ⤛ Photographer: Daniel Nguyen { Nuggets McAdams } Daniel Nguyen Photography https://www.d-nguyenphotography.com/ Instagram: @dnguyenphotography Assistant/Creative: Clay Boonthanakit { Dumplings McAdams } https://www.youtube.com/user/ClaydohBoon BTS Videographer: Tiger Souvannakoumane { The Tiger } https://www.youtube.com/user/mrtigerrr I'm excited to … Read more

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My Personal Journey So Far

[Watch on YouTube: Clickable timestamps for skipping are in the the YT description box] Sharing my personal life journey to follow up my recent vlog on taking your biggest risks while you're young. Senior year of college was when I started the real journey to discovering myself, my purpose, and my honest goals in life. I'm … Read more

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Best Piece of Advice I Received From Business School

The best piece of advice that I received while in business school at USC was this: Take your biggest risks while you're young. Why? Because: You have nothing (or little) to lose. As you get older, you acquire more and more responsibilities (marriage, children, house, bills) that make it harder to take big risks. Take … Read more

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Take Control of Your Time & Attention

{ take control of your time & attention } I'm trying to be more aware of how much time I spend on social media and find ways to be more productive and focused. Turning off push notifications has made such a difference in shifting the power back to myself and getting less distracted during the … Read more

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Commitment + Patience + Perseverance

// Subscribe to Lavendaire for new videos every Wednesday // Today I'm sharing the key lessons and mantras that I've developed from practicing the Liberation Kriya (Kundalini yoga meditation for a fresh start) so far. In this meditation, you have to hold a pose for 9 minutes (every 3 minutes, there is a slight change to the … Read more

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Remembering Joan Rivers

Joan Rivers: 50 Years of Funny | New York Times On Thursday afternoon, comedienne Joan Rivers passed peacefully, surrounded by her close family and friends. I first heard the news on Twitter that afternoon. My first thought? Wow, this woman had LIVED. Joan was 81 when she passed. Her career was still thriving. Just last week, she … Read more

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The Taste LA at Paramount Studios

// Subscribe to Lavendaire to get notified of new videos weekly //  FOODIE HEAVEN. Got invited to the Los Angeles Times The Taste this past weekend for their “Dinner With a Twist” event. It was a magical night filled with deliciousness. My favorites: truffle ravioli by RivaBella, salted chocolate gelato by Bulgarini, seared scallop by The Churchill. … Read more

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Morning Pages – Write Daily For Clarity, Creativity, Productivity

// Subscribe to Lavendaire to get notified of new videos weekly //  I want to share something that has made such a positive impact on my life this past year. Morning pages have given me a clearer sense of direction and have led me to take key actions in life. Actually, the concept of Lavendaire came … Read more

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Bohkeh x Lavendaire – Summer Sky (Lyrics)

This new song is a collab with Bohkeh~ some cute summery waves ^_^ Enjoy! Lyrics—Summer Sky hush now, laying here so peacefully dream of all the things you say to me i'm not going to forget this love lock eyes, living out a fantasy hold tight, give your heart so easily i’m like baby you’re too … Read more

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Sia – Chandelier Cover (Live Acoustic Piano)

[ Sometimes it's just really fun to belt, even if you can't quite hit the notes right :d ] On a whim I decided to record my take on Sia‘s Chandelier last night. It's super live and super imperfect. But I love this song so much I don't care if I sound like a mess I … Read more

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Going Full Lavendaire

Recently, I've decided to transition all of my creative work under the name Lavendaire. I posted on Facebook: I don't like separating my music from my vlogs from my writing and I also don't want to manage multiple accounts on social media; I just want to post everything in one place since everything I do is … Read more

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