I was born and raised in Woodbury, Minnesota where my parents have lived ever since they immigrated from Taiwan. My culture is a huge part of my life. I grew up speaking mandarin in the household, training in Chinese dance, and attending extracurricular Chinese school (because you know, going to school on Saturday mornings is every kid’s dream).
I graduated from the University of Minnesota with a marketing degree and shortly after, moved to Milwaukee, Wisconsin to work at my first “real person job” in digital marketing. I now live in downtown Milwaukee where I live with my wonderful boyfriend and blog photographer, Kevin. He likes to call himself my “indentured blog servant.” Yep. We’ve got a good thang goin’ on.
Honeydew was born as my passion project to pull myself out of the Netflix-and-chill-every-damn-night mentality. You can read about my decision to start a blog in my First Blog Post Ever and you can learn about the story behind the blog name in What’s in a Name?
My goal with the fashion portion of my blog is to show you realistic, everyday outfits that won’t break the bank. Hint: you definitely won’t see Gucci or Prada on my blog! I definitely don’t consider myself a fashion expert. My personal style is all about practicality and simplicity – If I can’t sit, bend over, or walk a couple minutes without feeling uncomfortable, yerrrrr out! In other words, I’ve gotten rid of practically all my stilletos.
Oh, and also my motto is “Life is short. Buy the Shoes.”
I truly believe that travel is one of the greatest privileges in life. I have hundreds of destinations, both domestic and international, on my bucket list. I can’t wait until I can check off all the continents! On second thought, maybe I’ll leave Antarctica to the scientists and penguins.
Here’s a list of international destinations I’ve already checked off the list:
The Americas: Bahamas, Canada, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Jamaica, St. Kitts and Nevis
Asia: China, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam
Europe: Czech Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Scotland, Spain, United Kingdom
I’m a sucker for french fries, baby animals, and anything gold. Nuff said.