Sunday is the day to unwind from work, setbacks, crazy weekends, and worries, and the last day to relax and recharge for the upcoming week. Sundays remind me of clean sheets, nourishing foods, paperback books & fresh coffee, and loved ones.

I want this website to be a destination for lifestyle leisures and repose - where readers can enjoy contemplative quietude with light readings, and a visual feast through my first attempts at cultural photography. I thank you in advance for allowing me to share with you my humble beginnings.

Here is to my readers, & to everyone whose sentiments coincide with my own.

"...a certain type of perfection can only be realized through a limitless accumulation of the imperfect. And personally, I find that encouraging." 

- Haruki Murakami, Kafka on the Shore

Hello, my name is Stella Kim.

I was born in Seoul, Korea, but grew up in the tri-state area. I spent my yesteryears training at two of the largest entertainment companies in South Korea, and have built a steady social following over time among K-entertainment aficionados.

I studied Music Business at New York University for a year and changed majors after realizing everyone out-cooled me on the indie music spectrum. I took a year off from school and traveled to Seoul, where I regularly met with dermatologists, herbalists and doctors to improve my sensitive skin conditions. I worked as a skincare model for La Prairie Korea during this time, and developed a delicate spot for skincare and natural beauty products. Upon my return to NYU, I entered the realm of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health in hopes of (someday) advocating inner wellbeing, which lends itself to natural beauty. 

I am a freelance writer for several beauty brands & publications and a full time Digital US Marketing professional at SkinCeuticals, L'Oréal USA. My extracurricular time is split between people-watching at downtown cafes and conversing, building relationships with humans. When it comes to fashion, I give an impression of boyish insouciance...comfort is all that matters. 

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