Year of the Dog Inspiration

Chinese New Year is almost here, and even though I’m an adult,  I’m already having childhood memories of firecrackers, oranges, and red envelopes with special gifts inside. To celebrate last year, I shared some fashion inspiration that went along with traditional practices I have come to learn over the years. This year, I was even more excited for the Lunar New Year animal. Which Lunar New Year animal is featured in 2018? It’s one of my favorite animals: the dog. As it turns out, I’m not the only one who loves dogs. Searching online, I found home decor ideas and kitchen utensil sets from NOVICA, Ten Thousand Villages, and UncommonGoods. I was thrilled to find companies who love this four-legged furry creature as much as I do. Look below to see some home decor and kitchen treasures I uncovered featuring this animal for the 2018 Lunar New Year. Continue Reading ›

Luck on Chinese New Year

My grandmother is getting ready for Chinese New Year after a Denver Broncos Super Bowl victory, carefully placing red and gold envelopes on the dining room table covered with oranges, candies, Chinese sweets and a vase full of red roses. The red accoutrements adorning the table are all to bring good luck in the New Year, and I’m happy for any opportunity to rope in a little good fortune. Although I agree most people make their own luck through hard work and dedication, I decide to work on a Lucky Knot to make my own rabbit’s foot. My grandmother asks if the game is over, but for me it seems like it’s all just begun. With multiple applications for jobs and school in the balance and two possible places to land for a while, I wonder if not washing my hair and refraining from eating meat on Monday will give me a little bit of hope I’ve been looking for. Continue Reading ›