Art

The Marciano Art Foundation

The Scottish Rite Masonic Temple on Wilshire Blvd.  Somewhere, on an non-descript part of Wilshire Blvd., after LACMA and before Koreatown, sits an old Scottish Rite Masonic Temple that is now home to the Marciano Family Art Foundation. The Mariano Brothers with Takashi Murakami  The Marciano Family earned their fortune from the primarily denim brand […]

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Style

Werkin’ on Wilshire

Out and about in Koreatown on Wilshire Blvd, trying to rock LA summer street style meets Harajuku pink glam. Socks and sandals ftw. The glasses are from a Taiwanese brand called Kinsole, which I found at a mall in Beijing. The crying Kim Kardasian sweatshirt is from Etsy, and a friend got it for me […]

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Lifestyle

Spellbound Sky

For agate lovers and sage-smudgers alike, Spellbound Sky is a crystal oasis on Santa Monica Blvd in Silverlake, Los Angeles.   The shop features every kind of crystal and stone, and, in addition to pure pieces, they sell amazing bracelets, necklaces and everything one would need to live out your gay-witch-gone-to-Ojai fantasy.  More than just crystals, […]

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Style

Somewhere in West Hollywood…

Have you been to Moon Juice on Melrose Place? Not only is it full of amazing drinks and tonics, it has this SUPER fab rainbow circle with a giant rock – aka giving me major RAINBOW ZEN GARDEN vibes. This lewk is all about black and baby pink, which some would say is the millenial […]

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Musings

On Being Gay in Beijing – Notes from the Rainbow Underground

Somehow, someway, I became the only foreigner to join Purple, the officially “unofficial” LGBTQ organization of Tsinghua University and the greater Wudaokou area. To commemorate the International Day Against Homophobia (IDAHO) on May 17, Purple planned to hand out rainbow flags in front of the main cafeteria on campus. When IDAHO came, the event lasted […]

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Style

Melrosin’

So great to be back in L.A., and, inevitably, the gravitational pull of West Hollywood proved too great to resist for long… I love this banana-leaf inspired shirt from ASOS. It’s perfect for Summer and totally reminds me of the wallpaper at the Beverly Hills hotel. Right? Of course, no weekend look is really complete […]

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Lifestyle | Musings | Style

On Moving Back Across the Pacific

First week back in Los Angeles and, needless to say, experiencing a little bit of reverse of culture shock. In China, everyone uses their cell phone for e-payment, and it’s a little bit of a hassle having to remember to now have to carry my wallet everywhere. In China, breakfast costs $1.50, and, in L.A., […]

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Style

Campus Stylin’

Life on campus at Tsinghua University isn’t all diamonds and rose… After hitting the library, classroom and cafeteria, it can be a challenge to keep your style game on point. Luckily, I felt inspired by an all-blue outfit, broken up with pops of leopard. With the weather getting warmer and warmer in Beijing, it’s a […]

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Summer Style: Red/White/Rock&Roll

Category is: Chinese gangstar relocating to Miami REALNESS.    Majorly feeling the East-meets-West rock and roll vibe and found this awesome Rolling Stones logo while walking around Haidian. Red and white is THE theme, non? Most of the lewk is from @urbanoutfitters, and yes, I totally accept the irony of buying Chinese style clothes from […]

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Musings

On Homosexual Fluidity

Maybe more than any other community, homosexual men have seemed to embraced the concept of fluidity in our lives, relationships, and sense of identity. Potentially this is due to the fact that gay men, growing up, have had to defy, to a certain extent, predetermined social norms and thus have embraced those gray spaces. Or, […]

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