RECAP :: Best of 2018 Monthly Highlights


{photo by Encor Studios}
HAPPY 2019 EVERYONE! But, before I start the new year, let's take a quick look back...
To be honest, I wasn't thinking about doing this post but then I thought, why not? It's a great way to remember the highlights of the year and what made 2018 so special for me. And since blogging has become a sort-of-online-diary for me, I figured why not share these wonderful moments? So here it Best of 2018 monthly highlights below.

JANUARY 2018 :: Boho Themed Bridal Shower
My awesome bridal party threw the BEST surprise boho themed bridal shower for me {here}!

FEBRUARY 2018 :: Going Wedding Dress Fitting
My wedding dress officially came in and it was time to start the fitting at Panache Bridal in Costa Mesa {read my 5 tips for wedding dress shopping here} - to be honest, my 1st fitting was a horrible experience with the seamstress that no bride should ever have to go through but it got better after that.

MARCH 2018 (part 1) :: Getting Married!!!
{photos by Encor Studios}
Without a doubt, this was truly one of the most special days of my life: marrying my high school sweetheart and getting to have my father/daughter dance with my papabear.

MARCH 2018 (part 2) :: Staying at the Astoria Central Park West Apartments
#astoriacpw #collab
I seriously cannot say enough THANKS to the Astoria at Central Park West Apartments in Irvine {recap here} for their hospitality during my wedding weekend - they were so accommodating, helpful, and had excellent service.

APRIL 2018 (part 1) :: Honeymoon'ing in Japan
#TKeverlasting #LuuTravels
It was our first time visiting this country and the people, culture, and food were all amazing - highly recommend going here!

APRIL 2018 (part 2) :: Working on a Boost Mobile 
#boostmobile #ad
Shot a campaign with Boost Mobile in LA with such a fun team - did you see it??
*Thanks Donna and Stacey for having me!

MAY 2018 :: My Birthday Month
I don't really ever ask for anything materialistic because if I really want something, I can go get it myself but the Mister surprised me with a triple birthday dinner with some of my close friends and it's now one of my favorite birthday celebrations amongst the other fabulous dinners I got to enjoy.

JUNE 2018 (part 1) :: Celebrating Our 17th Year Dating Anniversary 
We spent the day being tourists in Los Angeles and, after that, it made me want to brave the traffic to do it more often (LA Travel Guide coming later!).

JUNE 2018 (part 2) :: Seeing Niagara Falls
Well, it looks like I took a break in July so I'm sharing another big moment in June: taking a road trip to Canada (from NYC) with Tiffani and seeing Niagara Falls for the first time ever!

AUGUST 2018 (part 1) :: Watching Crazy Rich Asians
#CrazyRichAsians #collab
Got invited to watch the movie premiere of Crazy Rich Asians at The LOT in Fashion Island {here} and it was such a blast and a great movie to spread awareness for more Asian representation - we even got to meet author Kevin Kwan and actress Fiona Xie (who played Kitty Pong)!
*Thanks to Be Inspired PR x The Lot for the VIP service!

AUGUST 2018 (part 2) :: Road Tripping with Toyota
#toyota #camry #collab #LetGoPlaces #LuuTravels
Someone pinch me cause one of the coolest blogger collabs this year was being able to take the 2018 Toyota Camry XSE sports edition model on a road trip to San Diego {more here}.

SEPTEMBER 2018 :: Supporting Style Week OC
Met some fabulous boss ladies at Style Week OC {recap here} including Sarah Poyd (founder of SIMPLY), Louise Roe (fashion + lifestyle blogger), Emma Willis (celebrity makeup + hair artist), Ali Landry (actress + host), Kat Tanita (fashion + travel influencer), and Lo Bosworth (creator of Love Wellness).

OCTOBER 2018 (part 1) :: Attending the Newport Beach Wine & Food Festival
#NBWFF #NewBeFest #collab
 This is one of my favorite local FOOD events of the year {recap here} where local NB restaurants and wineries from around the world gather for participants to bite and sip to their heart's delight!

OCTOBER 2018 (part 2) :: Going to Le Diner En Blanc
#ledinerenblanc #DEBOC2018 #collab
{photo by Fia Rose Photography}
An all-white fete unlike no other that you totally need to experience at least once (blog post to come)!

NOVEMBER 2018 :: Opened Up Polar Playground
Finally got to introduce our big project that the Mister and I have been working on lately: a new gourmet ice cream shop in Huntington Beach {more details here}.

DECEMBER 2018 :: Participating in the Outlets at San Clemente x CHOC event
#CHOCBuddy #collab
Absolutely one of my favorite events to go to as a blogger where we pick out Christmas gifts at the Outlets at San Clemente for a #CHOCBuddy from CHOC Hospital (my 3rd consecutive year doing this)!

So tell me, what was your highlight for 2018?

Looking over this post, I can't help but to smile. The past year was really good to me and I'm excited to see what's in store for 2019. May the New Year bring you lots of good health, success, happiness, and adventures! Thanks for reading and sending you hugs!


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