Something Wicked This Way Comes.

I had a new idea for a shoot so I recruited a few people and did this shoot in the woods. I kept the dress and make up on afterwards and we had breakfast at Bovine Bakery. I definitely got a few curious looks my way. I was going to have some fun with a little boy that kept staring at me. Thankfully, he asked his mom to pick him up before I was able to get some words in and scar him for life. Yes, I would make a lovely witch.

Creative Director & Talent: Amy Yvonne Yu
Photographer: Rachel Marie Styer
Make Up & Hair: Whittany Robinson
Photo Assistant: Lisa Yadao


Invisibl Skratch Piklz. The Independent. San Francisco. California. 12.28.2017.

When tickets for Invisibl Skratch Piklz goes on sale and it also includes DJ Apollo, Cypress Junkies (Eric Bobo of Cypress Hill & DJ Rhettmatic of Beat Junkies) , Knuckle Neck Tribe with special surprise guests, you buy the tickets. Needless to say, magic happened.


Museum of Ice Cream. San Francisco. California. 12.28.2017.

Selfie factory number 2. But perfect for taking your favorite young play dates to!

Photos of me below by David Reposar and Carolyn Post.

You asked. We delivered.

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You can't sit with us. Because we took up the whole bench.


The Line Hotel. Los Angeles. California. 12.25.2017-12.27.2017.

El Eh, you sure are smoggy. My room faced the Hollywood Hills, but it was so smoggy that evening that you can barely see Griffith Observatory and the Hollywood sign. If you do stay at The Line Hotel, make sure you get breakfast at the Commissary and get drinks at Break Room 86.

The Line Hotel
3515 Wilshire Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Yayoi Kusama: Infinity Mirrors. The Broad. Los Angeles. California. 12.26.2017.

I popped down to LA on Christmas so I can line up to see Yayoi Kusama's Infinity Mirrors at The Broad before it closes. I have seen the Infinity Mirror room at The Broad and I have seen 2 of her Infinity Mirror installations at The Mattress Factory as well. A lot of people complained that there is not a lot to this show. I can tell you is that these pieces are not meant to be experienced in 30 seconds, which is what you get at The Broad. I only know this from having had no time limit to experience these at The Mattress Factory. Much like James Turrell, you need time to immerse yourself into the pieces. I am glad I saw it regardless, but I would highly recommend you seeing these without a time limit if you ever have the opportunity to do so, as it's quite something. Furthermore, her work precedes the selfie generation. My friends and I loved the paintings the most. However, I am very partial still to the Infinity Mirror rooms. 

The Broad

221 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012 

Photo of me below by Uli Luetzenkirchen.

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Nightbird. San Francisco. California. 12.23.2017.

For my older brother Ted's birthday, my brother Phil and I decided to take him to Nightbird for dinner. Ted and I have never been, and it's too long of a meal for us to do before the opera. They did A Christmas Story themed tasting menu, which I found very inventive. However, for this price point ($220/head and we each only had a ginger beer and Ted had a coffee), the service was very subpar at best. There are so many amazing meals you can get in San Francisco that we both found this to be unacceptable. Which is a real shame because the food was actually quite good.


330 Gough St
San Francisco, CA 94102

Auh Meatloaf?!?!
Mashed Potatoes "show me how the piggies eat"
Crab Rangoon
Truffle addition (shared)
Chinese Turkey
Persimmon Pudding
Oh Fudge
Drink Your Ovaltine!

Hinodeya Ramen Bar. San Francisco. California. 12.14.2017.

I was running errands in Japantown and I noticed that there was no line at Hinodeya for lunch. So I decided to have lunch there to check it out since there is always a huge line there for dinner. I got the Hinodeya Ramen and that was a very umami packed broth that was very clear. I would still say Mensho may still be my favorite ramen in town, but seriously, who has time for that line?

Hinodeya Ramen Bar

1737 Buchanan St
San Francisco, CA 94115


Yung Kee Restaurant. Central. Hong Kong. 12.8.2017

For our last supper in Hong Kong, we opted for a classic Hong Kong dinner: roast goose. Yung Kee is famous for their roast goose and other Chinese cured meats. Please be sure to have some roast goose when you re in Hong Kong as you cannot get it elsewhere.


Yung Kee Restaurant
Hong Kong

Tai Cheong Bakery. Central. Hong Kong. 12.8.2017

Tai Cheong Bakery is famous for their egg tarts and Chinese donuts; they've been around since 1954. The egg tarts were so amazing that I had to return after dinner to get another. I have been craving these egg tarts ever since as you cannot get this quality here in San Francisco, although a place in Oakland may come close. This is a must for Hong Kong.

Tai Cheong Bakery
35 Lyndhurst Terrace
Hong Kong