Just some images I took from our little work getaway to SF. My sister rented an airbnb for her new venture into Esthiology, which she just finished at Aveda! So she wanted some spa + wellness photos taken for her website. This place has a beautiful outdoor space with all its succulents! It was a relaxing “work” stay where we sipped on lychee green tea and have delicious vegan food at Golden Era. Woke up the next day to a beautiful warm sunrise in the midst of winter. Got some Boba Guys jasmine milk tea and food at Golden Era again, lol, and met up with our cousin Steph and her fiancé, Hugo for a nice, brisk lunch at Fort Mason. There were lots of people out enjoying the sunshine. Nice view of the Golden Gate Bridge and city skyline from this park!
Sometimes you just need a little breather in your routine to recharge and be grateful for what you have! 🙂
Makeshift living space outside the backyard. 🙂 We have foraged/bought many succulents variety over the year…some from neighbors and families.
This by far is the most standalone flowers I created at a single time for a client! 40 flowers plus 2 extras just because. 🙂 I just love her color scheme and how it turned out! I can’t wait to see what she does with them!
Fall/Winter 2020 Collection of The Curated Boutique is now available at https://www.thecuratedboutique.com!
I created a makeshift office/closet for my sister’s photoshoot of some of her items in our backyard. Working gals as she calls us! I had a lot fun going around Midtown Sacramento to take pictures of outfits shots in front of these awesome murals! A lot of cute pieces that my sister curated in her first ever collection!
The one main thing that my sisters and I shared is our love of FASHION! We love clothes! For the most part we have similar taste, but each one of us have our unique style, I guess styles that works with our different body types. So, recently, my sister decided to launch an online boutique of clothes that she loves and to share with other people a place where they can shop affordable and chic clothing with materials/fabrics that she herself would like/buy. I think a lot of online shops these days have really cute fashion styles but the fabric is sorely lacking. The thing I noticed about my sister is that she would only sell items that she stands behind, even if that means ditching a whole line of clothes that she invested in. Now that’s integrity! I’m so proud of my peeps for just putting themselves out there, going after their passion/dream regardless of the end result! I know I sound like a broken record but if the covid pandemic taught us anything is that LIFE is FRAGILE and PRECIOUS and that we shouldn’t take anything for granted so just LIVE your DREAM, MAKE that JUMP! Who’s with me??! If you are, tell me something that you put off but are now doing it (however small/big it is).
Below are some items from my sister’s online shop, The Curated Boutique, https://www.thecuratedboutique.com! So much fun taking pictures from places, near and far!
My sister wearing the black motorcycle jacket taken in San Francisco. 🙂
Me, modeling the same jacket in downtown Sacramento and slightly (more than) uncomfortable modeling clothes lol. I prefer to be behind the scenes.
Sister, with pink pom sweater, taken in front of a mural in Midtown Sacramento.
Here’s a close up of this beautiful sweater that I bought for myself! I love the poms or whatever you want to call it!
Off the shoulder pink dress, taken at The Stanford Shopping Center, where we drove 1.5 hours each way just for Boba Guys jasmine milk tea and Sprinkles cupcakes! 🙂
Other sister, modeling the white lace peplum top
Sitting down outside my backyard, enjoying the cool morning breeze before the heat sets in and I’m homebound for the rest of the day til the evening when the temperature drops. I have this inkling to write/type but when I sit down on my computer I feel a little bit overwhelmed. Not sure what to write and so much to write about. This pandemic, protests, riots and just this proclivity towards violence and anger is putting me on the edge as I know the rest of the world is feeling. I feel like we are on the edge of doomsday, world ending! I try to take stock and be grateful for my health and family’s health and that I have employment and a roof over my head. Little baby hummingbird that was born here in my backyard, with the nest on top of the persimmon tree, hovers by. Perhaps reminding me the beauty and transient of life. We will overcome this, stronger! Perhaps even with a more stronger desire to embrace life, to not take it for granted. I feel the hardest thing, but most simplest thing that we can do for the world, for humanity is to be kind. That’s it…BE KIND. Treat others as we like to be treated. I finished reading, The Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende, one of my favorite author. I bought this book on Amazon, based on its cover, lol. My sister had it lying around and the cover was blue and green with mermaid scales. If you ever need a reminder that your life, however hard and difficult it can be at times, is nothing compared to what the collective people had to deal with during World War I or II. The brutality of concentration camps, loss of home and family. Just a book recommendation if you want a thought-provoking read. Til we meet again, friends, stay safe!
Just taking some photos for my sister’s lifestyle blog: theeverydayelevated, with her applying makeup for my other sister. One of my goals this year, during pandemic is I’m gonna scout out some local places to take photos.