Lush – Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge (Bloomington | MN)

As much as I love the warmth of summer, there's a mysterious appeal that lingers in the brisk air on autumn days. Leaves are rapidly transforming into an array of hues; beautiful and yet, possessing of a strong sense of melancholy. With the inevitable freezing temperatures and snow approaching, I've been attempting to spend more … Continue reading Lush – Minnesota Valley National Wildlife Refuge (Bloomington | MN)

Bliss – Cedar+Stone, Urban Table (Bloomington | MN)

Being able to spend time together with family has become more important over the past few years as we've spread out into different locations. When we're able to get together, it's usually only for special occasions which is a bit unfortunate but life keeps everyone busy and that's generally good! On Easter, I was fortunate … Continue reading Bliss – Cedar+Stone, Urban Table (Bloomington | MN)

Fortitude – Downtown (Minneapolis | MN)

Ever since the first time I traveled to Seoul, South Korea as a child, I've been in love with big cities and chic, modern architecture (specifically skyscrapers). There's an intoxicating aura surrounding all of the buildings and activity within the vicinity of a metropolitan area. Going to Manhattan, NY over a decade later was the second time … Continue reading Fortitude – Downtown (Minneapolis | MN)

따뜻함 (Warmth) – Gogi Bros. (Eden Prairie | MN)

I wish I lived in a place where Korean restaurants were more ubiquitous but do realize that I am fortunate to have a few options scattered throughout the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Currently operating in Eden Prairie, Gogi Bros. originally began as a food truck but relocated to a permanent site in the latter part of … Continue reading 따뜻함 (Warmth) – Gogi Bros. (Eden Prairie | MN)

Enchanting – Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을) (Seoul | SOUTH KOREA)

I was in South Korea when the MERS outbreak was happening in 2015. Fortunately, the CDC had stated that there was no reason it should interfere with travel, so I was still able to go. Occasionally I would see things relating to it, such as when I went to Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을 Namsangol Hanok Maeul) and they had … Continue reading Enchanting – Namsangol Hanok Village (남산골한옥마을) (Seoul | SOUTH KOREA)