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Floridian Lifestyle

Jean Ahn

Only a few days after I got back from Italy, I was off to Florida. I mostly stayed in the West Palm Beach area but also visited some of the main tourist areas of Miami. When packing for this trip, I merely threw more random items into my half unpacked Italy suitcase so I felt this time I had overpacked and brought way more things than I needed. I was in a complete daze in the days in between I forgot if I had packed sunglasses so I booked it over to Nordstrom, which is near the train to take to the airport. I would say I got very lucky and found the perfect Miami top along with another pair of Quay sunglasses I probably didn't need ha! But I just couldn't help myself! 

I was in for a huge weather shock, it was extremely humid and muggy which is something so foreign to me, being from the west coast. The West Palm area has lots of cute shops and restaurants, many with gorgeous views of the beach and ocean. One of the days we went boating around the Jupiter/ West Palm area and docked right in front of a fun restaurant called Utiki. (Crazy concept right?) The atmosphere was so lively and fun with a huge menu that consisted of everything from sushi to burgers. Despite the boating day being quite overcast, it was still fantastic and I felt every bit as Floridian. 

 Swimsuit:   Beach Bunny   // Lace coverup:   Freepeople   // Sunnies:   Quay   

Swimsuit: Beach Bunny // Lace coverup: Freepeople // Sunnies: Quay 

The next day I was off to Miami and covered a story at the World Erotic Art museum which showcased some unique and scandalous pieces of art. This museum was in the South Beach area so shortly after I was done shooting at the museum, I headed to the beach which was every bit as amazing as I thought it would be. South Beach has a long strip of restaurants and shops all overlooking the beach. While the weather was a bit crazy, (it was really hot and sunny then it would start raining really hard) we were lucky enough to be able to still take in the gorgeous white sandy beaches Florida is well known for. We stopped at Palace South Beach for some delicious food and drinks which were perfectly crafted to taste delicious but strong! Right around the corner is Versace's mansion turned hotel/restaurant you can stop by too. 

We then headed to the art district called Wynwood. The entire area is surrounded by colorful murals on just about every wall. The main tourist attraction there is called Wynwood Walls, it's free and open to the public. The outdoor museum showcases colorful and eclectic art done by some of the world renown street artists. I would highly recommend a visit to this area just to see all the artwork and one of a kind shops. There was even a shop that featured unique works of art made from plants, called Plant the Future. Miami has such a vibrant atmosphere which I absolutely loved experiencing and I can't wait to be back and stay longer in the Miami area! 

For those of you who've been, what are some of your favorite spots? 

 Top:   B.P.   Jeans:   AG

Top: B.P. Jeans: AG

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Italy Part 1

Jean Ahn

Hello Hello! How’s everyone doing? What’s new?

If you saw on my Insta stories I was in Italy a few weeks ago. The trip was a bit last minute ( I booked the flights only two months before) but I'm so happy I did. It was actually my first time to Europe and I was ecstatic at the chance to go. I visited Rome, Venice and Florence over 10 days and it was every bit as amazing as photos but I will say it was A LOT of walking, talking around 10-11 miles a day and at a few times, moments of frustrations and exhaustion. Relying on Google maps was the best way to navigate the streets. I flew into Rome and spent two-ish days there first and packed in visits to the Colosseum, Roman Forum and Palentine Hill which were beyond incredible. If you head to Rome one of the obvious spots is, of course, the Colosseum. The lines get extremely long, so after some research, I purchased tickets online in advance in order to skip the line and go right in. I also went pretty early in the morning, (it opens at 8:30 AM) as it was less crowded. Upon entering the Colosseum there are a ton of steep stairs so make sure to wear comfy shoes and I’m going to just say that basically the entire trip you must wear comfortable shoes you can walk in. Especially in Rome, the cobblestone makes heels virtually impossible...so don’t even try! I’ve linked some of my favorites that are comfy and fashionable. I like this and this

  Top:    Lovers + Friends   //  Jeans:    Frame   //  Fanny pack:    Top shop   //  Sunnies:    Quay

Top: Lovers + Friends // Jeans: Frame // Fanny pack: Top shop // Sunnies: Quay

The ticket I had purchased also included a visit to the Roman Forum and Palentine Hill which was quite amazing to see and it was much less crowded than the Colosseum and you could see sweeping views of Rome. The next day I was off to Venice via train. Europe has a great train system which makes it quite convenient to travel to all the cities. The second I walked out of the train station in Venice I was immediately in awe. The entire city is surrounded by water and boats are the only mode of transportation. While it’s a bit tricky figuring out the water bus system (called the Vaporetto) it was also tough carrying bags especially around the bridges with countless steps, but overall I would say it is by far the favorite city I visited on this trip.

I learned a very important lesson on this trip, I over packed… I mean I need options! Ha! But seriously all you need is a decent size backpack and a medium size roller suitcase you should be fine. I made the big mistake of bringing a medium size suitcase and a small suitcase, so take my advice and stick to only one rolling suitcase.

Luckily, the weather was perfect in the 70s and so it made for an enjoyable visit. I would also recommend bringing a portable charger and pay for international data which will help for using Google maps and what not. Another important lesson I learned was to stay hydrated as much as possible. Many of the restaurants charge for water, so definitely purchase water bottles at your hotel or in shops and carry around with you. Being around crowds and walking a ton is tough so make sure to take a break at a restaurant, have a gelato or sit down at any piazza (outside open area) and enjoy the sights.

For those of you who've been to Rome and Venice, what were some of your favorite spots? 

Stay tuned for my vlog from Rome. 

  Top:  Lulus  

Top: Lulus 

 The beautiful view from the Grand Canal in Venice 

The beautiful view from the Grand Canal in Venice 

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Coachella Calling

Jean Ahn

While living in California I had almost gone to Coachella many times but never actually made it to the desert until this year. It was my first time at Coachella and I really had no idea what to expect but many friends had warned me that there would be A LOT of walking. Of course I had no idea what that meant until I got there and I was thrust into the the fields. I did wear quite comfortable shoes but my feet were dying the first day and a little better the second and by the third day I was beyond exhausted I didn't end up going to the fields until after 4 pm! For anyone thinking or planning to go this year, I have provided some tips for ya'll. 

   Bandeau top   //   Kimono   (similar) //   Face jewels   //   Hat   // 

Bandeau top // Kimono (similar) // Face jewels // Hat // 

* Shoes- must be V comfortable and flat since you will be walking about 10 miles each day. (Not kidding about this) I like this and this. 

* Bandana- V necessary at night the dust and wind is extreme there so be prepared and have it in your bag. 

* Hydrate- You can't bring any water or bottles inside but water bottles are sold at almost every corner so make sure you buy a couple bottles depending how long you are at the fields.  

* Crowds- Be prepared for huge crowds at the stages and if you REALLY want to get to the front go early to get a good spot but be aware leaving the area will take a bit since the areas get packed REAL fast.  

* Bag- Bring a good size bag so you can fit your necessities. (i.e. lip gloss/chapstick, phone) I like this and this

* Sunscreen- Palm Springs is V hot even in April ( think 90s and 100s ) make sure you're well covered so you don't get burned, the sun is quite extreme in the desert. 

* Cash- I would recommend bringing some cash with you, sometimes the credit card machines don't work and it's just easier to buy food/drinks when you have cash on hand. 

* Portable charger- If you're going to be taking a ton of pics and snap chats (which you should totally do) 

Most importantly HAVE FUN! 

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