Tuesday, May 24, 2011

I am only one

Float by Joy StClaire

I am only one. But still I am one.

I cannot do everything. And because I cannot do everything,

I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.
-Helen Keller-

Life is suddenly hectic, stressful and mentally & emotionally draining. I feel overwhelmed, lost and am tempted to break down and ask someone for help. But I know too well that this is my own battle to fight and overcome, and no one can help me but myself.

I am battling myself- my inner demons that hide behind a smiling facade.

There still remains a part of me that wishes to hide and wither away, trying to avoid and escape what life has in store for me. Yet there is no where to run, no where to hide, no one to guide or rescue me except God, my creator.

Despite my desperation my creator tells me to remain strong for he made me bold & courageous. As long as I know my valor comes from Him, I cannot refuse.

 I will not refuse to do the something that I can do.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Love at L'Ermitage, Beverly Hills

Kelly & Jeff's wedding @ L'Ermitage, Beverly Hills

What can be a better way to break a dark hiatus but with pretty pictures filled with love and more love! Above pictures are from a beautiful wedding I attended this past weekend celebrating the love of Kelly & Jeff--where everything was amazing, breath-taking and oh-so-beautiful.

The wedding took place at the rooftop of L'Ermitage hotel in Beverly Hills and it was by far, one of the most elegant weddings I've attended. The bride wore a slim Vera Wang dress that embraced her body so perfectly and the elegant lacy details reminded me once again why Vera Wang is the go-to designer for brides who can afford her craft.

It's a beautiful, inspirational Wednesday with slight overcast and some drizzle and once again, I'm feeling blessed and grateful for my life.

Wishing you and the newlyweds lots of love & blessings as I gaze out the window on this rainy afternoon, unleashing myself from the past and daydreaming about pretty, lovely little things.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Paper wedding & Birthday Dinner

Speaking of royal weddings, look at this fabulous wedding dress I came across in the most random display at a wedding shop in Newport Coast. Best of all, it's made by hand with paper.

I love unexpected finds & surprises such as this, as it reminds me of God's inspirations that are anywhere and everywhere!

Saturday night was my beloved friend's 30th birthday dinner. We celebrated with a wonderful meal and drinks at Fig & Olive in West Hollywood. The venue was trendy, fashionable- a classic epitome of Hollywood chic. We had some mishap with poor service from a bitchy hostess but I'd definitely be back for its unique tapas and cool ambience. After all, you can't let unhappy girls with poor job satisfaction ruin a wonderful night with good food & drinks, right? The beautiful birthday girl is next to me in the picture. Can you find me? :) HAPPY BIRTHDAY JIN!!

To briefly retrace our friendship, we've known each other since High School and ended up at the same college. Since then, she's been an integral part of my life and we share many wonderful memories and stories, not to mention hours of deep, meaningful conversations. She's truly a beautiful & blessed soul inside and out and I'm always grateful for her sweet presence in my life. If you ever come across this entry, I love you Jin! I can't wait for our spa date tomorrow to celebrate your real birthday.

That reminds me, I'm headed to Glen Ivy Spa tomorrow with the birthday girl. I'm desperately in need of relaxation, rejuvenation and pampering spa treatments. I love being a woman!!

Until I can enjoy my womanhood to the fullest, back to the books.