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Best Restaurants for Foodies in Portland, Oregon

On my recent Pacific Northwest (PNW) road trip, my husband and I drove from Seattle, out to Cape Flattery in Neah Bay – the most northwesternmost section of the continental US – and through a slew of beautiful Washington state national parks and monuments (Olympic, Mt. Rainer, Mt. St. Helens). We eventually ended up heading into Oregon […]

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How to Order at Ichiran Ramen in Japan

The first time I heard of Ichiran was after the opening of their first US restaurant in Brooklyn, NY. After many starts and stops since 2007, it was a 2016 New York Magazine article provocatively titled, “Is Ichiran New York’s Most Antisocial Restaurant?,” that put the Japanese ramen chain on my radar. By this time […]

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Best Miami Restaurants for Foodies: El Portal + Little River

Although many people end up spending a lot of their time in Miami sipping high-priced cocktails on South Beach, those who are willing to stray from the crowds of Miami Beach and go deeper into the more residential neighborhoods of El Portal and its emerging southern neighbor, Little River, you will find some of the most charming and […]

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Ultimate UNIQLO Size Comparison: Japan vs. US

As a petite Asian woman living in the United States I am always struggling to find clothing that fits straight off the rack. Granted there are a number of retailers in the US that do offer petite sizing, but even then the cut and styles never seem to be exactly right for what I’m looking […]

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A Weekend in San Francisco: Best Meals and Restaurants for Foodies

UPDATED: 4/14/2019: Since this article was originally published I’ve been back to visit San Francisco. I’ve updated this post with some additional awesome places to eat. Last month my husband and I spent a last-minute getaway weekend to San Francisco. I chose SF because the tickets were crazy cheap for the weekend and the hubs […]