12
Feb 17

A Quick Trip to Solvang

by Lesley Kim

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30
Jul 14

Waimea Canyon

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13
Jun 14

Beaches of Kauai

by Lesley Kim

The beaches of Kauai is absolutely stunning. For those who want to experience Hawaii and all its natural glory, I highly recommend the smaller island of Kauai.  Kauai is the oldest of the Hawaiian islands and the 4th largest island.  On our stay to Kauai, we went to numerous beaches, from Poipu Beach in the southern coast to Ke’e Beach up north.

beaches of KauaiPoipu Beach, located within walking distance to our resort, was a beautiful beach with plenty of shallow parts for young kiddos.  Palm trees dotted the grassy areas, providing shade for those who want to read a book.  There are also plenty of white sand, perfect for tanning under the sun.  Poipu Beach was my favorite of the beaches of Kauai. It was fairly easy to get to and absolutely stunning.

beaches of KauaiThe Salt Pond Beach of Kauai was fairly similar to Poipu Beach,  great for families and tourists.  There is a natural ridge in the ocean that creates a shallow pool by the white sand.  The Salt Pond beach was an amazing place for laying out and just relaxing under the sun. Plenty of shaded park benches and picnic areas provide a refuge from the hot sun.  We really enjoyed Salt Pond Beach.

_MG_6773_edited-1 _MG_6837_edited-1Ke’e Beach is another one of the more popular beaches of Kauai.  Located in the northern coast, the Ke’e Beach is literally located at the end of the road.  It is the last beach in the northern coast of Kauai that you can reach by car.  The Ke’e Beach was pretty crowded, and parking was difficult to find. During our trip, the Ke’e Beach was extremely windy, the waves high and threatening.  We did not stay long.  Kauai Brochures does state that Ke’e Beach has calm conditions during the summer  =)

instagramThe beaches of Kauai are absolutely breathtaking.  They will take you away for a moment, almost suspending time.

 


08
Apr 14

Good Eats at Uva Bar, Downtown Disney

by Lesley Kim

A friend and I wanted to have some drinks at Downtown Disney and we found this delightful place, Uva Bar, right smack in the middle of Downtown Disney.  An outside bar, the Uva Bar is a perfect place to have some drinks and a light lunch while enjoying the beautiful weather of Anaheim, Ca.  For those who are not familiar with SoCal, Anaheim is about 25 miles south of Los Angeles.  Not too far in distance, but with major traffic, Anaheim can become a couple of hours away.

IMG_6999Downtown Disney is an outdoor promenade, filled with shops and restaurants, right next to Disneyland and Adventureland.  Similar to the City Walk of Universal Studios, Downtown Disney is exciting and fun.  There is no admission fee for this fun filled promenade and the Disney resorts are easily accessible.

IMG_7003Places to see in Downtown Disney include  Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba, Disney Quest, the House of Blues, Planet Hollywood, the Lego Imagination Center, World of Disney, AMC Downtown Disney 24 with Dine-In Theatres, and Rainforest Cafe.

IMG_7011My friend and I enjoyed our lunch of chicken gyros and garlic fries at Uva Bar, and then walked around the promenade.  It was delightful to see all the Disney themed shops while we munch on chocolate covered strawberries.

IMG_7012For those who adore Disney, this outside promenade will be heaven.  For others like me, who enjoy good food and good sights, Downtown Disney can be just as enjoyable.


06
Dec 13

Legoland Adventure

by Lesley Kim

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22
Oct 13

Rent a House in Palm Springs

“Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.”
Mother Teresa IMG_5229

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Aug 13

Pelican Hill 4 bedroom Villa

“The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more
important than wealth and privilege.”
Charles Kuralt

photo from pelicanhill.com

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14
Apr 13

It’s Rainy in Milan


“Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.”
-Helen Keller




sweater- Rue21. vest- Arden B, earrings- old,
necklace- Forever 21, bag- Michael Kors, boots- Uggs Australia
umbrella- courtesy of Melia Milan Hotel


11
Apr 13

A Glimpse of Marseille

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only a page.” – St. Augustine

Marseille, France is definitely full of charm and history.
  Located on the Mediterranean coast, Marseille has been called the oldest city in France.    It is the 2nd largest city in France, following Paris.  My trip to Marseille took me back hundreds of years, 
when horses and carriages strolled along the cobbled stones of the city of Marseille.
Centuries old architecture were ever present, not a single modern building in sight.  
The locals were altruistic, accommodating and amiable, much to our delight.  Marseille is an old city, but it is exceptionally captivating.

 

  
 
Sweater-  Abercrombie & Fitch,  Scarf- Nordstrom, Coat- Nordstrom
 leggings- American Apparel,
 boots- UGGs Australia, bag- Michael Kors 



07
Jun 12

A Look at Pelican Hill at Newport Beach, CA

Pelican Hill is gorgeous.  For those who enjoy luxurious, private villas, Pelican Hill is the resort to go to.  Situated on the coast of Newport Beach in Southern California, Pelican Hill is a Palladian inspired architecture from Northern Italy.  Absolutely stunning, Pelican Hill is one of my favorite resort.
Pelican hill
Pelican hill
Entrance to the 2 bedroom villa (2,193 sq feet), the private garage to the left.
Master suite
Guest room
Private view terrace
Hallway

 

View from the terrace
Lounging in Pelican Hill’s ultra soft robe.