Category United States

Home Sweet Home Oahu | Photo Diary + Vlog

I don’t go home to Oahu as often as I should, so I try to make the most out of it when I do!  While ten days is far too short to fit in everything I would have loved to do, and to see everyone I would have loved to see, I definitely made a dent eating my way (and drinking my way) across the island.  Come to Oahu with

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NYC in January | Photo Diary + Vlog

Short, but sweet.  Its starting to seem like I’ll never be in New York for more than three days at a time.  I think if I managed to stay a full week, I would never want to leave.  My best friend and I made a brief layover in New York on the way to Europe for the chance to enjoy early Winter in the city for a few days.  Although I

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What’s In My Bag? Christmas Eve Disneyland Edition

Disneyland during the Holidays seems inexplicably more magical than usual, doesn’t it?  On Christmas Eve I took a little road trip to California so my best friend and I could reunite, after months of separation, at “The Happiest Place On Earth.”  The tricky thing about packing for a theme park is bringing all the necessities needed to keep you looking and feeling refreshed, but still packing light enough to be comfortable

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Sweet Little Staycation | SLS Las Vegas

This weekend I had a “Sweet Little Staycation” courtesy of SLS Las Vegas.  The SLS Bevery Hills is one of my favorite boutique hotels so I was excited to experience the new location as a guest, and not just a passerby as I have in the past.  Out of the three towers, each with distinct looks and all designed by Philippe Starck, my room was located in the World Tower.

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  Sharing some of my memories from last weeks work trip to Houston, Texas via my instagram snaps (@elle_kae).  While I didn’t have time to do much sight seeing or photo taking, I did manage to keep myself busy in Midtown and get into a healthy amount of trouble.  To keep up with my day-to-day, make sure to follow me on instagram 📷!

District 7 Grill Midtown | Houston, Texas

Mealtime indecision is at an all time high for me when I’m out-of-town.  I knew that Whataburger, Tex-Mex, and Texas BBQ wouldn’t quite hit the spot for Sunday Brunch last week in Houston so we turned to Yelp for suggestions.  I think it was the photo of the Foie Gras Smoked Jam Bruschetta that sealed the deal for District 7 Grill- Midtown… or maybe it was the promise of ceviche.

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26 Beach Restaurant | Venice Beach, CA

It was a Tuesday morning in Venice, California and our pop girl group decided that brunch was in order.  We ended up at 26 Beach Restaurant right on Washington Blvd., and to our pleasant surprise they accommodated our party of 10 with no wait.  The atmosphere and decor were charming, with chandeliers sparkling everywhere and light, jazzy music playing.  26 Beach has an indoor dining room with a short bar,

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Venice Beach, CA | Photo Diary

Just got back from a quick getaway to Venice Beach, California.  Candis (our bride-t0-be) and her bridesmaids planned a beautiful beach house bachelorette party for a few days.  Most people would probably head to Vegas for a bachelorette party instead of away, but relaxing on the beach one month before her destination wedding in Thailand couldn’t have been a more perfect idea.  Road trips aren’t so bad with a some snacks, Mariah Carey, and the

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New York, New York in 3 Days

I finally made it to New York. I admit that despite being one of the top cities in the world, New York was never at the top of my travel list. Shows like Friends, Gossip Girl, and How I Met Your Mother may have romanticized the city for me for years, but it wasn’t until one of my best friends moved there after college that I knew I had to make a trip. On that note– everyone please congratulate Soohee Cho on admissions to Parsons The New School for Design for her masters in design studies!!! While I would love to give you an in-depth and well-rounded shopping, dining and entertainment guide to the city… I offer you instead this short and sweet, “How to experience NY in 3 days.”