Dream On


Once upon a girl saw a dress and it was love at first sight...

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Out to the Dog Beach


Summer's here and I ain't mad about it...

With the weather heating up, everyone is out seeking places to cool down. And what better spot than the beach right? The boyfriend and I explored a new area in our city: the dog beach. I mean why would we ever go there right? But, thanks to our Boston terrier Truffles (have you seen my Snapchat on The Adventures of ATK + Truffles yet?) we venture out to more places now. And hidden in Huntington Beach, right along the coast, is a dog beach where you can find other furry creatures roaming through the sand and waters. It was quite a nice, new adventure for us and we'll definitely be back again! See Snapchat (@kimberly_luu) for more as The Adventures of ATK + Truffles continues this weekend! 

Where do you like to take your pet? Seriously, this is all new to me so any tips/suggestions are welcomed. Thanks in advance for sharing!

{FASHION TIP: One pieces are making a comeback and there are so many different creations to find something that fits your style!}

{WEARING} La Blanca "tangier tile center pull bandeau monokini" swimwear c/o Manhattan Beachwear ($115 HERE) :: Kris Nations "nice zodiac teardrop" necklace c/o Michele Marie PR ($48 HERE) :: sunglasses c/o EdgeiWear :: Volcom shorts (old)

P.S. Check out Culture Magazine as this summer look plus 4 others are featured in their June issue! I'm so excited to be a part of this amazing brand highlighting the Asian culture and its impact. Stay tuned for more summer styles coming your way. 

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Coffee Dates + House of Harlow 1960 GIVEAWAY


Nothing like a little Paris-inspired theme shoot to get you back into the work week...

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Dinner at Colony Wine Merchant, Anaheim


Get your wine cravings satisfied over a 4-course meal...

What goes well with wine? The purveyors from Gamble Family Vineyards, including owner Tom Gamble, can help answer this question and actually not gamble your money away! All that it requires is a visit to Colony Wine Merchants, spotted in downtown Anaheim cornered diagonally across from the Anaheim Packing House. Inside this particular house, the night’s chef Colin served 3 entrees plus a cheese platter that was interestingly last on the menu list that wholly complement with the following wines.

The Rose’ from Napa Valley (2015) was a splendid, mellow introduction to the wine store. Nothing thorny came out of this drink!

Then we cautiously guzzled on the Gamble Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (Yountville 2014) to pair with the sensational grilled mango shrimp over bitter micro greens. The aroma of the shrimp attracted our noses radically distant from our table. Plus, its eventual tropical touch strangely boosted our fruity senses by noticing that the white wine carried hints of mango. 'Twas sweet indeed.

Next, we imbibed on the Heritage Sites Zinfandel Blend (Napa Valley 2012) alongside Colin’s Award Winning BBQ Ribs with hedonistic slaw. Characteristically smoky and sweet, the pork pieces were eaten more enjoyably with the robust, subtly berry-tasting drink that nudged me to almost completely finish my glass.

Onto the indirect main course, the rich Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley 2012)  which the purveyors decided to use its last barrel of the year to honor this dinner – tasted pleasantly at immeasurable strength, regardless if coupled with the highly comforting braised leg of lamb and velvety mashed potatoes. “Little” was definitely absent in these pairings.

Finally, the oldest wine for the night, called Paramount (Napa Valley 2007), correctly represented its namesake to collaborate with the artisan cheese plate which contained 3 appropriately aged dairy slices, ranged from steadily mild to tolerably pungent. It’s simply awesome to eat cheese for last. Plus the little bites of rich chocolate ball was the perfect amount of sweetness to complete the meal.

***Thank you Ajenda PR, Colony Wine Merchant, and the Gamble Family Vineyards team for a lively dinner in a mellow merchant.

For a first timer at this store, what should you buy? Their Zinfandel! This got me more enthused with the category of red wine.

{FOOD TIP: If you’ve been moody for seafood, white wine may help calm your emotions towards it.}

CHECK IT OUT: Colony Wine Merchants, 280 S. Lemon Street, Anaheim, CA 92805. Tel: (657) 208-1860. Open daily except Monday. Wine and dinner menus subject to change. Call for details.

#ColonyWineMerchants #GambleFamilyVineyards 

Xo, Fia

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{Most photos by Fia Raboy}

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What a whirlwind of birthday celebrations and feasting...

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