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Hey, I'm Joy!
San Francisco, California, United States · Member since April 2012

I am a San Francisco based Fashion Designer who very fortunately is able to travel for work. I take in inspiration from what I see, who I meet and my surroundings; familiar and foreign. One may mistaken Woody Allen as my travel agent since my travel cravings consist of cities by night with good food (both refined and street food), grand and quaint architecture, rich culture and places to dance: i.e. Paris, Barcelona, Rome, New York, Shanghai, Taiwan, Hong Kong.

I am a Wes Anderson type traveler as I love quirky hidden gems in big cities; especially when I stumble upon something that seems out of place. I do not usually travel with a guidebook or set itinerary because I feel like the moment I look down or blink, I might miss everything.

Though not a native, San Francisco is my favorite city among many. I lived in New York immediately out of college for Fashion Design, Beijing and Taiwan for studies and have stayed in Italy, Spain and France for extended work/leisure trips. Born in the suburbs of Metairie Louisiana and brought up on the other side of the golden gate, I always ventured toward the city to be among the bright lights, fashion and to get lost in the people, music and dance.

I feel that San Francisco offers so much culture and charm within it's dense 7x7 radius. From the rich landscape of rolling hills to it's fine dining culture. It is a city of innovators, artists, professionals, intellects, travelers and most of all, community. I love to share my compassion for San Francsico as I'm an enthusiast about my unique experiences in this city and why I have fallen in love with it.

The place I'm most excited to travel to next is Brazil for Carnival. Sugar, Soccer and Samba are a few of my favorite things, so I can't think of a more ideal place to visit.
Other cities on my bucket list include Korea and Japan for fashion inspiration, Greece to fulfill my Mama Mia fantasy, Argentina, Peru and Chile, South East Asia and South Africa.

I look forward to sharing my city with you. Please let me know how I can maximize your travel experience and make you feel most at home. Happy Travels...

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