Pedaling Swan Boats at Echo Park Lake

About a year ago, swan-shaped pedal boats were introduced to Echo Park Lake, making it a wonderful hidden gem close to DTLA. My cousin, mom, and I took our 2-year-old niece to play on the open water in the last few days of summer and it was so delightfully fun. Open year-round, seven days a week from 9am to sunset … Read More

Celebrating a Birthday at XLanes

Over the weekend, one of my best friends from Graduate Student Government threw his birthday party at XLanes in Little Tokyo. Although I grew up and went to school in Los Angeles, I had never actually visited this venue before! XLanes is basically a whole variety of entertainment folded into one space. There are separate areas for bowling, arcade games, … Read More

What is Pilates?

Last week, my cousin brought me to my very first pilates class! Knowing nothing about pilates heading in, I was surprised by how fun and tough it was (I’m still sore two days later!). Although I was a little intimidated by the reformer machine and all the gadgets associated with it when I first walked into the classroom, I got … Read More

A Day Trip to Wi Spa: A 24 Hour Spa in Koreatown

As part of our staycation this past July 4th weekend, my family decided to spend some time at Wi Spa since we had heard so much about it from friends and celebrities. Ever since Conan did a segment on it with Stephen Yeun about four years ago, I have always wanted to try it for myself! Wi Spa is well-known … Read More

Rock n Roll Los Angeles – 5K

Let me just say upfront – I am not a runner. I have always been so incredibly impressed at my friends who run for fun, to relieve stress, or for extreme competition (my best friend is an Ironwoman – wow, right?). But after much convincing, a few of my labmates convinced me to sign up for a short and simple … Read More