LOVE OR MONEY by Emily Tong Easy Kombucha Margaritas Cocktail Recipe

Call me basic, but I love kombucha. I also love margaritas. So when I came across the idea of combining them into a summery cocktail on Pinterest, it seemed only natural to try it out for a poolside happy hour. And hence these colorful kombucha margies were born. Continue reading


LOVE OR MONEY by Emily Tong weekend getaway style wearing white Endless Rose ruffle dress and white Vans in Palm Springs

It’s July, which means I’m in a vacation state of mind. It’s too hot to think about anything besides planting myself as near as possible to a body of water, whether it be a pool or ocean. Last summer I showed you guys how to pack for a two-week European vacation with just a carry-on, and this summer I’m showing you my weekend getaway style picks, for short escapes or roadtrips. I recently spent a short weekend in Palm Springs, and aside from the 118-degree heat, it was the sweet little oasis away from the big city it always is. It’s almost close enough to LA to be considered a ‘staycay’ in my opinion, being less than 2 hours away. Continue reading


LOVE OR MONEY by Emily Tong wearing reformation shorts graphic tee espadrilles wedges in Los Angeles

June gloom be gone. Summer has finally decided to grace LA with its presence, the dark grey mornings quickly becoming a thing of the past and 80+ degree days taking over with a vengeance. The heat calls for tiny shorts and chilled fresh fruit snacks, if you ask me. Continue reading


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Welcome to this month’s edition of Five Things. As a reminder, this segment is where I share with you five things that I find important or interesting, in the hopes you’ll find a little nugget of useful information or inspiration. From podcasts to playlists, to beauty products and more, I’m always looking for something new to obsess over. Is there anything else I just need to know about? Drop me a comment!

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LOVE OR MONEY by Emily Tong Travel Diary to Trinidad Cuba and Centro Havana

Last week I shared the first half of our trip to beautiful Cuba, where we spent a few magical days in the historic neighborhood of Old Havana. Today I’m showing you the rest of our adventure, to the tropical city of Trinidad de Cuba, and ending with our final night on the island – in Central Havana. Continue reading