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Coming from an international school background, I’ve had my fair share of jet-setting. It’s no coincidence that travel culture has become extremely popular, since fascinating destinations are just a few clicks and steps away. And with travel comes new cultures, new experiences and new people that await us. However, it’s tempting to let ourselves loose and seek an escape by bringing out old habits that inhibit those excitements. That doesn’t mean we can’t be ourselves, but there’s certainly more to travel than validating our experiences.  So here’s how to make the most of your travels. View Post

matt chu picchu urban oasis in midtown 2

Julia Roberts used one word to describe New York City in Eat, Pray Love: ambition. And that one adjective has become a reality ever since I’ve moved to the city three years ago. From scrambling between school to internship to social gatherings, my schedule rarely has a moment of blank space. And as ambition gets in the way of down time, there is little to no time for urban escapes. That’s exactly how I’ve learned to find an oasis amongst all the frenzy the city encapsulates.  View Post

matt chu picchu navy south seaport

Winter carries a solemn attitude characterized by thoughtfulness and a tinge of moodiness. The naval inspired jacket embodies this spirit due to the battlegrounds’ strategic and destructive nature. Yet there’s something attractive about that sense of discipline, perhaps due to promises of reliability and even victory. So here’s to that grounded affair by repurposing the way we style the naval military jacket. View Post

matt chu picchu significance of beauty

As I’m typing this, one hand is on the keyboard and the other alternating between scratching my skin and attempting to finish this blog post. Growing up with eczema meant that I had anything but perfect skin; I’d wake up to bleeding scars and wish that someday my skin would glow as much as my peers’. But since it is a life-long condition, I’ve learned that beauty, as much as people rant about its unrealistic/ unhealthy nature, is the key to building self confidence. View Post

matt chu picchu new york public library 2

As a New Yorker, the default perception of monochromatic is all black. It’s the easiest (and laziest) way to look effortlessly cool and chic. I say that this goes for navy as well; its a color engrained in all of our staples such as denim and shirts. Yet we look at them as complementary pieces, not the central attention of our outfits. So this is me defying the unconscious tendency and making it all about that navy. View Post