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?
High fashion is not really my thing. My personal style is all about practicality and simplicity! 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! While I love trying new trends, I like to keep my outfits pragmatic. 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.