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12/02/14 – thailand, day 1: bangkok

Posted on December 2, 2014

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Thailand. I’m not even sure where to begin. While my love and loyalty will always lay with the Philippines as my favorite Asian country, Thailand comes to a very close second. The beaches, the islands, the people, the food (!!!), are all so wonderful and amazing. Not to mention, I celebrated my birthday on this trip, reunited with my best friends who have been scattered throughout the globe. I started the trip off in Bankok. Before I had left, I had heard from many people that Bangkok was a city worth spending a day or two in, not much more. They didn’t like the size of the city (13% of Thailand’s population lives in its 600 sq miles), the casualness of the thai lifestyle, the traffic (jams that rival LA), the heat, the cockroaches, etc etc. However, all of these things are of no annoyance to a New Yorker, and I found Bangkok to be a vibrant, eccentric, and buzzing city. It’s filled with beautiful and historic temples, streets lined with shops and restaurants, the most delicious street food you’ll ever eat, markets that hold any sort of knockoff item you may ever want, and it’s all dirt cheap. Did I mention that before? Bangkok, and Thailand in general, is ridiculously cheap. Like, $1 best pad thai of your life cheap. Couple that with the friendliest people in the world (they can tell you’re a tourist and approach you on the street to offer directions and sightseeing tips) and markets filled with amazing (cheap) clothing, and I am in heaven. Delicious, trendy, curry-filled heaven.

sarah kuszelewicz photography travel thailand bangkokI spent only one night in Bangkok at first, since we were coming back at the end of our trip. I stayed in the Samsen Nai district in the northeast part of the city. It’s a quiet residential area, a bit away from the more touristy parts of town. The hotel I stayed at was the Baan Neung @ Aree 5, very cheap yet luxe.

sarah kuszelewicz photography travel thailand bangkokIt is common (and polite) to remove your shoes before entering Thai households and some establishments.

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10/07/14 – rivington dining club

Posted on October 7, 2014

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Scenes from a test run dinner of Rivington Dining Club, a supper club started by a few friends of mine. Request an invite here!


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sarah kuszelewiczKale, apple, pear, blueberries, pomegranate, almonds, topped with feta.

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sarah kuszelewiczRoasted garlic hummus, roasted tomatoes, a spin on babaganoush.

sarah kuszelewiczCaprese on garlic toast.

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sarah kuszelewiczRoasted cauliflower with gorgonzola and tomatoes.

sarah kuszelewiczA perfectly cooked medium rare steak. Bet you’ve never seen anything more beautiful.

09/30/14 – surprise trip to san francisco

Posted on September 30, 2014


It’s been a busy summer, but earlier this June, Alexis, Kathy, and I made a surprise trip to visit Sam in San Francisco. She had literally no idea we were coming, which made the trip all the better.

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sarah kuszelewicz photographyChillin in the Tenderloin.

sarah kuszelewicz photographyDriving is crazy scary in San Francisco. Honestly how do people have small cars here?

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brenda's french soul food san franciscoBrunch at Brenda’s Soul Food Kitchen in the Tenderloin. Fried catfish benedict was the truth.

brenda's french soul food san franciscoPork belly cheesy grits… oh boy.

brenda's french soul food san franciscoBiscuits and chicken gravy.

sarah kuszelewicz photographyWalking on the water, wearing all back as usual.

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sarah kuszelewicz photographyAlcatraz.

sarah kuszelewicz photographyLychees from an open air market.

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sarah kuszelewicz photographyTelegraph Hill.

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sarah kuszelewicz photographyGorgeous day and a picnic in Mission Dolores Park.

sarah kuszelewicz photographyGolden Gate Bridge, duh.

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sarah kuszelewicz photographyBeautiful views at Chrissy Field.

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sarah kuszelewicz photographySome authentic Korean in Koreatown.

sarah kuszelewicz photographyWolfpack, just chillin.

09/18/14 – Do What IU Love!

Posted on September 18, 2014


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A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of shooting my good friend Laura Iu (pronounced “you”) in her natural element: the kitchen! Laura is on her way to becoming a registered dietitian, and she is blogging/instagramming her journey. Her blog, Do What Iu Love, is filled with healthy, yet amazingly tasty, recipes, from her signature smoothies to vegan baked treats. Be sure to check it out!


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For more inspiration, follow Laura on instagram at @dowhatiulove!