A Visit to Sunken City

Feng and I decided to head down to San Pedro to visit the Sunken City. Not sure if you heard about it, but basically in 2011, a huge rainstorm caused an 800 feet section of the coastal road to collapse into the Pacific Ocean. You can read and see more photos here. It's now turned into this abandoned hiking trail with graffiti on the leftover concrete. My photos don't really do it justice, but if you ever get the chance to visit, it's pretty amazing. Watch the video above to see where the secret entrance is! 


About five months after our wedding, Tim and I finally went on our honeymoon. In hindsight I wouldn't recommend this, go on your honeymoon right after your wedding! I'm telling you, returning to work the weekend after is nothing short of anticlimactic (which is what we both did). Although the honeymoon was the last thing on my mind with everything that had to be planned, I can't deny that I was a little bit concerned if we would even go on one. Once you get back into your daily grind it's too easy to push aside, our honeymoon should have been put on a higher priority. We decided to go to Italy and visit four places including Rome, Venice, Florence and Vernazza.  They were all magnificent; pasta, gelato and market food overload, rough life I know. 

Rome - rainbow appearance on our first evening

Rome - view from the Vatican

Rome - Vatican columns

Stones of Rome

Rome - Pantheon (Tim's favorite)

Venice - seagulls vs. pigeons at St. Mark's Square

Venice - water alleyways

Venice - vacant gondolas

Venice - seagull enjoying view beside the Rialto Bridge

Venice - St. Mark's Square

Venice - red roofs and pastels

Venice - Grand Canal on a dreary afternoon

Florence - Fiume Arno

Florence - Easter crowds enjoying sunset at Ponte Vecchio

Florence - the magnificent Duomo

Vernazza - a favorite of the five Cinque Terre villages, a remote chunk of the Italian Riviera

 Vernazza - Cave

 Vernazza - View from our hike to the next village Manarola

Vernazza - Tourists warming up under the April sun - View from the Castello Doria watch tower

- E

Flower Fields

If you've been following my Instagram, you've probably seen photos of our weekend in San Diego. One of the mornings, my dad and I decided to visit the flower fields in Carlsbad. Although not even comparable to the Tulip Gardens in Amsterdam, it was close enough. :) There was about 50 acres of colorful petunia flowers, but unfortunately we caught them at the end of their bloom, so many of the flowers were already starting to wilt. It was still fun and beautiful to see! I believe yesterday was their last day of visits, but definitely check it out if you're in the area next time!
photo by dad
photo by dad


Had a phenomenal hen trip with my best friends last month and am still taking it all in (excluding my sisters this time… that will be another trip later).  Mind you this is my very first girls trip ever so was extra memorable.  We decided to go to Siem Reap, Cambodia.  It was the winning destination because it was on a few of our bucket lists, what we thought would be a great chill getaway from city life, and well, because I wasn’t exactly looking for a crazy bachelorette party that I’d want to forget… if you know what I mean.  We also stumbled upon a great flight and hotel package of course.

The trip started out with a bang as one of my friends flew from NYC to join us and surprised me in the corner of Pizza Express at the airport.   With her were personalized champagne flutes and some fun “Time to Chang” glasses which set the tone for the rest of the trip.  To sum it all up, we thoroughly enjoyed… each other’s company, the temples, the peace, the sunrise, the sun tans, the champagne, the naps, the poolside bar, the smiling Buddhas, the tour guide, the Tuk Tuks, the very insecure yoga teacher, the cheap and delicious food, the “how well do you know your fiance game” that got me drunk in minutes, the dancing, the cuddles, and the morning after breakfast, but above all – the loveeee. :D  


There were a lot of firsts last week for both of us...
first time Erin visiting Courtney in LA...
first time road tripping together...
first time at Coachella...

all in all, this vacation was... EPIC
We had great company!
great weather!
ran into our baby cousin who taught us how to party
We saw some really awesome people roaming the grounds...
flower power...
70's girls
patterned overall capris with boots....
pineapple socks....
french braids and bare backs...
And of course what better way to listen to all your favorite bands and DJs in one place, all day all night!
Pharrell was definitely the highlight!
He featured Pusha T, Busta Rhymes, TI, Usher, Jabbawockeez, and Jay Z!!!!!
So much crowding, pushing, and sweating... So worth it!

- E & C