Friday Favorites

by Grace Ko in


Weeks have turned into months, flying by right before my eyes. And I desperately and frantically wave my arms in attempt to grab time and make it slow down, to stay a while so that I can embrace now. How is it already the end of 2015? 

This week, I have begun my "End of the year" reflections. It's been a season of all kinds of dichotomies and deserves a good chunk of time to processing through. 

This weekend, I look forward to quality time (the best kind of time) with friends and family, celebration of my grandmother's birthday, calligraphy practice, and a fresh [hair] cut.

Happy Friday! 

Cheers to a healthy, fit 2016!

Cheers to a healthy, fit 2016!

Creativity and inspiration 

Creativity and inspiration 

Discovering gems throughout the city: "You are here" 

Discovering gems throughout the city: "You are here" 

Reading between the lines and light

Reading between the lines and light

The best time of the year! 

The best time of the year! 


Friday Favorites

by Grace Ko in ,


This week, my emotional bandwidth was screaming, "Overload! That's enough!" I found myself overwhelmed by not only my emotions but the emotions of others, and not just "others" but those near and dear to my heart. My gut instinct is to retreat, check out, tune off, to veg out and often overdose on mindless YouTube videos. 

But I'm thankful I am not left to my own devices.  Being surrounded by a community, near and far, to walk with, to talk with, to do life with has helped me to share and not hold in, to process and confront, not avoid. And like that, I have had chance encounters and conversations where thoughts and feelings are mirrored, empathy is present and my bandwidth increases. 

I'm thankful for this "place of grace", where I can take in, observe, process, share, embrace. 

Happy Friday! I hope you can take time to process, share and embrace. 

Beautiful watercolor remnants

Beautiful watercolor remnants

Spontaneous badminton/tennis outing with a bunch of characters #squad 

Spontaneous badminton/tennis outing with a bunch of characters #squad 

Our favorite

Our favorite

3D glasses at Gyeongbok Palace. That's how we roll. 

3D glasses at Gyeongbok Palace. That's how we roll. 

"Friendly" match of tennis 

"Friendly" match of tennis 


Friday Favorites

by Grace Ko in ,


Currently, I am watching the NBA Finals with my brother and my dad and we got to pondering, "Is this real life? Or are we dreaming?" 

My life lately has been just that, a constant "Am I dreaming?" and wondering if I will wake up from it all: a season of learning and growth, a season of new relationships, a season of discovery, inspiration and creativity. Sometimes I have to fight the urge to think, "This is too good to be true" so that I can stay in the moment and embrace it. 

I am looking forward to this weekend: quality time with family, good eats and a baseball game. What about you

Wishing you a happy weekend! The name of the game for this week's Friday Favorites: tabletops. 

Matchy-match

Matchy-match

A delicious birthday lunch

A delicious birthday lunch

Light of the world- House on a hill

Light of the world- House on a hill

Hummingbird cake remnants and pineapple shakes

Hummingbird cake remnants and pineapple shakes

Summer is here! Summer rolls (inspired by  Cupcakes and Cashmere  and  Food Tube )

Summer is here! Summer rolls (inspired by Cupcakes and Cashmere and Food Tube)


Friday Favorites

by Grace Ko in


Time seems to be flying by these days. I can't believe it is almost June and June means we're halfway through 2015! 

This past week was amazing in every way. Y and I got to go to a retreat that felt like a conference and I found myself trying desperately to soak in every word. Every morsel of wisdom. My hand was writing vigorously to take down notes so that I could refer back to them and soak in them again. 

This week was also special because my brother is here! Family reunions are always the best and all-the-more meaningful because it has been 5 years since all of us have been in Korea together. I'm looking forward to lots of good eats, laughs (it's always a good laugh with the brother) and adventures the upcoming weeks! 

Happy Friday y'all! 

Washi tape: comes in a variety of colors and patterns. 

Washi tape: comes in a variety of colors and patterns. 

Thankful for  @madebysonia  for this and for calligraphy supplies set via the brother

Thankful for @madebysonia for this and for calligraphy supplies set via the brother

A snippet from our wonderful anniversary. My forever date.

A snippet from our wonderful anniversary. My forever date.

A snap from the retreat. One of the best parts of the retreat- indulging in these goodies with my girls, laughing until our stomachs hurt. 

A snap from the retreat. One of the best parts of the retreat- indulging in these goodies with my girls, laughing until our stomachs hurt. 

Reunited! Aloha from Korea! 

Reunited! Aloha from Korea! 


Friday Favorites

by Grace Ko in ,


Every evening this week was eventful. This week was one of those delicious weeks imbued with deep rest and inspiration peppered with spontaneous conversations full of the power of connection, hope for the future, synergistic vibes. 

This weekend, we have a day trip planned and a movie outing. Happy Friday! Cheers!

Unfiltered light + vanilla mint chai

Unfiltered light + vanilla mint chai

A foggy day in Gwangju

A foggy day in Gwangju

Food for thought.

Food for thought.

Beauty in the brambles

Beauty in the brambles

Calligraphy and life: "Progress, not perfection" 

Calligraphy and life: "Progress, not perfection"