13: Travel, Food, & Sustainability w/ Clarissa Wei

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Today I interview the adventurous spirit that is Clarissa Wei, a freelance journalist currently backpacking through Asia. Clarissa and I met years ago when she was writing about Chinese food in LA and I was working at the largest Asian food festival in the US. We collaborated on some fun videos like ‘How to Eat Xiao Long Bao‘ and ‘Dim Sum 101.'

It's inspiring to see how far she's come since then, from appearing on The Travel Channel's Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern to speaking on panels with food critic Jonathan Gold to now living her dream life in Asia, hanging out with Tibetan monks and aboriginal tribes. Simply amazing. (Can you tell I'm a huge fan?)

Take a peek inside the current life of Clarissa Wei. She's a brilliant example of what it looks like to be a true artist of life.

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Discovering Seoul Ep. 3

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This is the final & most gorgeous vlog from my adventures in Seoul, South Korea! Exploring the palaces in the city, unique modern architecture at Ewha Women's University, shopping in Myeongdong, and the dazzling Seoul Lantern Festival on the Cheonggyecheon Stream.

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Things To Do During a Layover in Taipei (Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport)

On the way home from Seoul, my friend and I had a five hour layover in Taipei at the Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE). At first, I had planned to find a comfortable seat and edit videos the entire time. That is, until we started walking around and discovering all of the awesome amenities and galleries that the airport … Read more

#YesAllWomen—Why It’s So Real, Relevant, and Important

There’s a lot of talk surrounding the UCSB shooting that occurred on Friday. First of all, my heart truly goes out to the victims, their families and friends, all of the students at UCSB and its surrounding community. Also, I do not want to give the shooter any attention so as to mention his name, because he does not deserve any … Read more

Welcome to Lavendaire

Ahhh, so refreshing. I’m incredibly excited as I’m putting this new blog, vlog, and brand together. I’m not quite sure where to start, because I feel like I’ve been writing this blog my entire life—in my journals and occasionally on my personal blog. I write everyday but it never gets out there—all of my thoughts … Read more