Hello! I’m Carolyn Yuen Marino.
Hey Pretty Thing celebrates the “pretty things” in life. The idea came years ago when I was talking with friends about the value of beauty. I thought things that existed only to be beautiful seemed frivolous, and sometimes I got too serious and utilitarian about life. So I created a blog that reminded me to slow down, enjoy life, and pursue beauty – whether that comes in the form of wearing a fun top, being engrossed in a good conversation, or traveling to a new city.
In addition to blogging, I work full-time as a high school English teacher. For undergrad, I majored in English and Law, and I also received my Master in Teaching from the University of Washington. I love that my career combines my passions of language and social justice with the empowerment of young people.
I was born in Hong Kong, and I speak three dialects of Chinese (Shanghainese, Mandarin, and Cantonese). Currently, I live in Seattle, Washington with my Husband. Here is my City Guide for Seattle.
Thank you for reading!
Who takes your photos?
My then boyfriend and now husband.
For questions and business inquires, email me at email@example.com.
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