Tulum, Mexico ♡

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Hello ♡ Happy New Year! During the holidays my parents and I decided to go to Tulum for a few days. I thought I would share a few of my favorite photos from the trip.

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Tulum is a city where you bike everywhere! We biked everyday to get to the beach for the first few days.

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I had an amazing smoothie bowl from a restaurant called Sugar Free

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We spent every day at the beach. (Bathing suit from h&m, I couldn’t find the link:( )

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We biked and bought a few pounds of rambutan 😛

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I found the most beautiful furniture store

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Bacalar ♡

 

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My family and I went to this town called Bacalar which is three hours away from Tulum by bus. Bacalar is a lagoon connected to the ocean, this water isn’t salt water! Doesn’t it look like the ocean?

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My beautiful mommy 🙂

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After we swam, we walked around the town. This town had such a calm presence to it, we felt so relaxed here.

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Mexico, I can’t wait to go back and see you again. Hopefully my next destination will be Mexico City? 🙂

Hasta luego Mexico,

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Bangkok, Thailand ♡

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Recently, I had the opportunity to visit Bangkok for a few days. I was so excited to go because I have never been to an Asian country other than Japan!

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We stayed at a very cute and affordable airbnb near the city!

 

JJ Green Market

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On our first day there, we decided to visit the JJ Green Market which is a weekend night  market that sells awesome vintage and new clothes. You cannot imagine how cheap everything was. I was purchasing beautiful shirts for $3!!! I know, crazy.

 

Khlong Lat Mayom Floating Market

IMG_4728.jpgThe next day we went to visit Khlong Lat Mayom floating market. There were sooo many delicious looking fruits and food.

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For $3 each we were about to go on taxi boat to a few different locations.

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We went to visit a beautiful temple!

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We went to a beautiful orchid farm!

We drank yummy coconuts

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I took lots of pictures and Felipe was sweet enough not to get annoyed. haha

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The food was soooo delicious! Every dish was around $3-$6! It was too go to be true.

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I wanna go back and eat these mussels again!!!

 

Wat Pho

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The next day we went to Wat Pho, and it is where the famous reclining Buddha resides.

It was HUGEEE.

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This is our attempt at taking a selfie with the Buddha.

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The architecture was so beautiful, we took lots of photos.

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Look at this cutie!!!

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LATER I HAD THE BEST PAD THAI OF MY LIFEEEEEEE~~~

Grand Palace

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We  walked to the Grand Palace from Wat Pho, This is the king’s palace ^^

It’s so big, the whole palace didn’t fit into the picture.

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Isn’t it so beautiful?! I’d like to live here!

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Bangkok, you were awesome ♡ ♡ ♡ ♡

 

Thank you ♡

I’d like to come visit you again soon.

With so much love,

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The Asian Magazine ♡

 

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I recently had the amazing opportunity to collaborate and write for the travel segment of The Asian Magazine May/June 2016 issue.

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It is a seven page spread of my experience to Japan with my boyfriend Felipe! Thank you to our sponsor Audley Travel a traveling agency that tailors your journey to fit just for you. Isn’t that amazing?! For more information, you can check out their website here- https://www.audleytravel.com

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Never in a million years would I have thought my name would be on the cover of a magazine. I am so thankful for this experience and I have learned so much! Thank you to Remi David for taking a few of the photos in my article. As well as Jane Luo and Mav Niu from The Asian Magazine! Also a special thank you to Miles from Audley Travel. An extra extra extra special thank you to Felipe for encouraging me and being a part of this whole process.  I am thankful to everyone who was a part of this experience.

If you would like a copy of this issue you can go to The Asian Magazine’s subscription page. Which is here- http://theasianmagazine.com/subscription

 

You can also check out their blog post for a few behind the scenes photos and a small part of the article- http://theasianmagazine.com/archives/675

All photos of me in this post have been taken by Lillian Seibert http://seibertlillian.wix.com/lsphotography

 

With so much love,

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Japanese Cake Recipe ♡

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My blog Cultura Giusta turned One January 9th!! So I thought I would share a family cake recipe with everyone to celebrate… wooo yum yum

 

This is a traditional family recipe from my mom’s side so I guess you can say it is a little Japanese influenced. This cake is very light and not too sugary! It is delicious!!!

So keep reading if you would like the recipe!

Things you will need-

Eggs (4)

Flour (100g)

Sugar (120g) & (3 tbsp)

Vanilla Extract (1 tbsp)

Milk (1 tbsp)

Raspberry Jam (Around 3 tbsp)

Heavy Whipped Cream (8 oz)

First Step- Crack four eggs into a bowl, mix with 1/3  out of the 120g of sugar (do this three times until the sugar is finished). Mix until the eggs and sugar turns thick and into a  light yellow/almost white color.

Second Step- Pour 1tbsp of vanilla extract into the bowl.

Third Step- Pour flour into the same bowl using a sifter. Then mix with a silicone head spatula until all the flour is mixed in!

Fourth Step- pour into two pans round pans evenly. Set Oven 375 degrees Fahrenheit and bake for 10-15 minutes until the middle of the cake is dry.

Fifth Step- While you are waiting for the sponge of the cake to bake you can start preparing the whipped cream. Pour 8 oz of whipped cream in a bowl and 3 tbsp of sugar. Mix until the heavy whipped cream become fluffy and turns into whipped cream.

Sixth Step- Next when the Sponge of cake is ready take them out of them pan and spread whipped cream all over one of the sponges then in between spread the raspberry jam inside. We usually do not measure this part but we estimated it to be around 3tbsp… You can add however much you’d like!

Seventh Step- Stack the two sponge cakes together and whipped cream all over using a silicon head spatula! Sprinkle some fruits this time I decided to add blueberries only but you can also put strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, whatever you’d like!!

TA-DA and the cake is ready! Enjoy!

 

With so much love,

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Pretty Vacant ♡

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I had a very exciting opportunity to model for a leather jacket company!! ahh its so crazy… I never thought I would have the opportunity to do something like this and I am so very thankful for it.

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Pretty Vacant is a high quality leather jacket company. The fit and touch of the leather jacket is something that I have never experienced before. Their work is beautiful. Trust me you will not find a product like this so easily.

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They currently have one woman’s jacket that is available for pre order which is the one I am wearing in these photos… BUT they have several very cool mens jackets!

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If you’re looking for something light, soft, and warm to wear and for more info about them check them out here-  http://www.prettyvacant.us/

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Thank you so much Pretty Vacant team for letting me be a part of this!!

with so much love,

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Remi David Photography ♡

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My talented best friend is an amazing photographer- her name is Remi David.

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She has worked on videos and commercials for JC Penney’s, Payless ShoeSource, Clarks, Academy Sports + Outdoors, Toys R Us, Sigma ,and many other companies.

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We got to shoot a few photos while I was home for the summer in Dallas.

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Isn’t she so talented?!

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It was so easy to shoot with her because I felt so comfortable working in front of the camera with her.

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Remi really knows how to make someone feel comfortable around the camera.

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If you are in the Dallas area and are looking for a photographer, graphic designer, videographer- contact Remi! Here is her website- http://www.remidavid.com

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Thank you so much Remi I had a great time  🙂 I miss you and love youuuu

Baia di Riaci- Tropea, Italia ♡

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I have been relaxing in Reggio Calabria which is where my family lives (south of Italy, where the tip of the boot is). When we go to Reggio Calabria we go to the beach every single day! This time we went to Baia di Riaci which is by far my favorite beach in near Reggio.

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Look how beautiful the water looks.

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We rented a boat and went into the little caves- I couldn’t take pictures because I don’t have a waterproof case… I know I know, I will buy one soon!

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I love the ocean so much…the water is so beautiful.

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My brother and I

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I will definitely be missing this beach.

I literally swam 3 miles every time I was here.

Ti voglio tanto bene Baia di Riaci

with so much love,

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