June Roses at Seoul Grand Park Station

Maybe controversial, but Andrew and I find standard roses overrated. Of course, I’ve never met a flower I didn’t like, and roses are the flower of June, so I still woke us up bright and early to head down to Seoul Grand Park Station where the Theme Garden was supposed to be overflowing with them (and the whole city is overflowing with them, so that’s saying something).

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The Unexpectedly Sexy Maxi Dress

This dress was an unexpected purchase for me in several ways—yellow is just not a color I gravitate towards, prints are few and far between in my wardrobe, and maxis aren’t fitted for under-5’3”s. But put these all together in wrap dress form and I guess it’s love at first sight.

Because that’s what happened when I first saw the Gal Meets Glam Collection Imogene dress—I fell in love.

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Following the Flowers in Seoul in Spring

One of the things I love about living in South Korea is that there is a true spring—not the straight from frigid winter to summer with a brief fall and back again we’re used to in the northeast in the States.

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Kawachi Fuji Wisteria Garden, Kitakyushu

Do you ever see a photo of some whimsical place and think, surely that can’t be real? A number of years ago now, that was exactly my thought when I saw the wisteria tunnel at Kawachi Fuji Garden on Pinterest. I saved it for ‘someday,’ never imagining that some day, I’d be living abroad with my fiancé, spending a long weekend (Children’s Day) on a 1.5-hour flight to Kitakyushu, Japan for a bit of wisteria hysteria.

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