The OG influencer and founder of U Beauty’s favorite spots to chill at

Photography by CARLOS LOPEZ

Where do you live?
North Dallas, but I travel between L.A. and NYC almost weekly.

Where do you feel most zen?
Bike riding through palm tree-lined streets in L.A., where I spent most of my childhood.

Favorite hike?
A hike overlooking Santa Monica. If I’m outdoors, I want an ocean view.

Favorite beach?
Laguna for a perfect beach day, chilling by the water with a good read.

Favorite relaxing getaway?
Shutters on the Beach for a relaxing quick fix. Globally, anywhere in Italy.

Favorite health food fix?
Extra-virgin olive oil over super greens with grilled salmon.

Do you follow a diet?
I do intermittent fasting and I try to stay away from processed foods, but I indulge in good pasta when in Italy.

Favorite hotel?
The Maybourne Beverly Hills for the rooftop pool with endless views of the Hollywood Hills.

Favorite workout?
FlexIt, an on-demand app that allows you to work out with the best private trainers no matter where you are.

Favorite spa? Treatment?
The Maybourne has the most sumptuous spa. An “I Am De-Stressed” massage and “I Am Glowing” facial.

Where do you take visiting friends?
To the calming Hsi Lai Temple, a Buddhist monastery in Hacienda Heights that my grandmother would take me to whenever she visited from Taipei.

What’s in your cosmetics bag?
Jones Road Beauty Face Pencils in shades 5 (for lining my waterline) and 8 (for concealing), Westman Atelier Baby Cheeks blush stick in Poppet, Charlotte Tilbury Lip Cheat pencil, U Beauty The Plasma lip treatment, and Chantecaille Faux Cils Longest Lash mascara.

Favorite skincare?
U Beauty Resurfacing Compound and The Super Hydrator for healthy, glowy skin. The Mantle Skin Conditioning Wash, a luxe oil balm that replaces double/triple cleansing, and The Return eye concentrate.

Hair products?
The Olaplex system No.3 to No.9, Fable & Mane’s amazing-smelling hair oil, and OWay Silk’n Glow nurturing serum to keep my bleached hair smooth and silky.

Favorite home items?
Max Mara cashmere throws and the Bora Bora candle by Le Paradis.

Favorite flowers?
Night-blooming jasmine, lilies and gardenias for their intoxicating scents.

What book are you reading?
Remembering Shanghai. I’m obsessed with World War II books and pre-Cultural Revolution tales.

Favorite podcast?
You Can Heal Your Life by Hay House has really shifted my mindset.


This story originally appeared in the Spring 2023 issue of C Magazine.

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