New Bag! #DoingJim #MustHave

*UPDATED*

I had to return it because there were obvious scuffs that were not listed when I purchased it.

There were no returns but luckily they agreed with me and now it’s on the way back to ideeli.com.

Now I need another bag!

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Thanks Bear!

I found this on ideeli.com and I had to get it.

My #MarcJacobs #PanAm gym bag is going downhill and this was perfect!

Purple AND Chanel!

It got shipped and arrived yesterday!

It’s a bit narrower than what I imagined. (The measurements were on the site of course but I didn’t bother looking).

It’s taller, at least!

It’s #vintage, #authentic and #PURPLE!
CHANEL

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Now that I have it in my hands, it seems too nice to have it as a gym bag. :(

But I have no use for it otherwise!

It’s all leather inside, came with authenticity card and serial number sticker on the inside.

This bag is SOOOOOOOO me!

#ONEOFAKIND

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#HappiestPlaceOnEarth #SCPlaza

Hands down the bet place to shop in Southern California…

SOUTH COAST PLAZA!

I used to come here every day. It’s been several years since I’ve been here. 1. I moved out of OC 2. I don’t have money any more

I know I’ll be back soon. Leaving my car in valet, shopping all day and grabbing a bite to eat before I head home. That life calls my name!

My way of entry to this mall is through the entrance between Hermès and Chanel.

That’s how I imagine heaven to be like. :P

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#WeddingDress #Consultation

I had a dress consultation today after work at a place a friend recommended.

Atelier

3465 W 6th St
Ste 100
Los Angeles, CA 90020

My friend (언니) told me how wonderful Dawn was, so I set up an appointment.

Truthfully, I’m not big on getting something fancy, nor do I want to spend a ton…

I also thought about calling my girlfriends to join but I really didn’t want to burden anyone.

Therefore, I went alone.

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I wasn’t excited about the wedding until Dawn started sketching and seeing my vision for my dress.

She understood exactly what I wanted and gave me options for a cheaper route. Still more than what I wanted to spend but now my job is to convince Bear to let me work with Dawn. :P

#HoneymoonDilemma

#firstworldproblems

Deciding on where to honeymoon has been on my mind for a bit.

Everyone’s dream destination is Bora Bora and unfortunately that’s where I went the first time around.

I had to go because…

1. My Korean name is Bora.

2. It’s the most desired destination.

3. I like to do things first before anyone.

That was 11 years ago. Did I enjoy it? Not really. I was young and wanted to party and didn’t realize what a treat it would be to be on vacation.

Now I would die for a vacation where I don’t have to do anything but swim in clear waters and stay in overwater bungalows.

 

I wouldn’t want to go to Bora Bora again for my honeymoon, and quite honestly it would be very rude of me to want to go.

I can’t imagine being with the love of my life in a place where I spent with my ex husband. That’s disgusting.

But I do want to go back to Bora Bora again, with the love of my life. Just not for my honeymoon.

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This was taken from a camera back in 2003 since we used memory cards and our cell phones weren’t smartphones. Overwater bungalow in Bora Bora. Moorea sucked, just stay in Bora Bora as long as you can, if you’re thinking of traveling there.

 

So Tahitian Islands are OUT.

 

I wanted to go to Santorini Greece but Bear swears he’ll take me when we go to Europe as one big trip. He doesn’t want to go just to Greece while we’re all the way out there. Boo to you Bear! :(

 

I’ve been researching and I’ve decided on Turks & Caicos or Exuma. Although Exuma isn’t the popular choice due to the lack of tourists, they have the swimming pigs!

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I’d want to go…JUST to see the swimming pigs!

Turks & Caicos have the Gansevoort Hotel though… :)

I do love me some luxury!

I’ll have to decide with Bear… :)

 

All comments welcome! If you’ve been to either, let me know how you liked it!

#SundayFunday with @asaakira @DVDASA

I finally finished a book! The pool at the country club definitely helped but so did #AsaAkira and her life story.

I heard about her a while ago from my guy friends and knew she was popular in the industry.

I personally never watched any of her videos but reading a snippet online about her biography, I knew I wanted to read it.

Thanks to Amazon, I was able to get the book before my departure.

I finished it before I came back to LA. I could not put it down. Her humor, her choices and the directness wound me in and I was stuck!

The confidence she has about the choices in her life make me feel like a chump. I haven’t done half the shit she has and I don’t feel that confident. Especially with her career being a bit faux pas.

This goes to show that it doesn’t matter what profession you have as long as you have conviction and pride in what you do. You can be respected and loved for being who you are and doing the best you can.

She totally has my respect! I need to learn a few things from her… I think all women do.

FUCK what people think, do what makes you happy.

It’s obvious and I know I try to live by that everyday but most of the time, I let my conscious take over and care about what people may think.

I need more confidence. Shit, if she ever had a public speaking event, I’d go. :P

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#KCWEDDING Venue Search

I originally wanted the wedding in Kansas. Actually, I really didn’t want to have a wedding, for one main reason.

My parent’s have split up and neither of them are able to provide me the wedding they were able to 10 years ago so I didn’t want to burden Bear or his family to fork up the funds.

But since it was Bear’s first wedding, if we were going to have one… I wanted it in Kansas. Why?

1. Easy way out of not inviting everyone

2. Keep costs low

3. All my friends want to see Kansas

4. Cheaper prices on… EVERYTHING

5. I’ve already had one in LA :P

 

Somehow, we started looking into having a wedding in Los Angeles. Bear suggested that we have one here since everyone in Kansas would rather visit LA than everyone in LA visiting Kansas.

As we started to do more research, I was turned off by the limited amount of options with the lack of funds.

I don’t want a wedding if I can’t have it the way I want and I don’t want to half ass a production (ceremony/reception) just to have a bunch of people come to a cheesy party called a wedding.

I’m the type of person who wants to either go all the way or don’t do it at all.

So a dinky church wedding and a reception with Korean buffet and carnation table arrangements were not my idea of a celebration.

I convinced Bear to have it in Kansas.

A determined bride is not to be underestimated.

This trip out to Kansas was solely for wedding arrangements.

We had been given a few locations to check out from the wedding planner that his sister had used.

She will probably be our planner as well and she was able to guide us in the direction according to our guest count.

One stood out in particular and I had already started stalking them on their instagram.

Hobbs Building was our first stop on Friday. Well, our only stop on Friday. The rest of the day was planned for us to hang by the pool.

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The second location was the Longview Mansion… we visited the property on Sunday. I was able envision our wedding here but it wasn’t the direction that we wanted to go. This location was very grand and beautiful, which would have been perfect if we had a million dollars and 500 guests.

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As much as I wanted the princess wedding with Bear, I had already had one and it wasn’t the greatest choice.

Sometimes it’s better to have something more intimate, private and relaxed than to have a grandiose ceremony with stress ruining the big day.

I didn’t even drink at my first wedding because I wanted everything to be perfect.

I didn’t even let my ex husband drink and when I found out he did, I got mad and was upset most of the ceremony and reception.

It started off bad. :P

 

But I know with Bear… we’re going to have boatloads of fun. So much fun, I’m not going to remember!