20 Things About Me

Magnolia Bakery, 59th and 3rd
Photo by Emily Malan 1.  I’m half Japanese (dad) and half Irish (mom). 2.  I may or may not have a slight case of OCD.  I’m a total neat freak and perfectionist. 3.   I moved to NYC without a job and managed to get one 3 days later. 5.  If I wasn’t a social media consultant or blogger I’d want to attend Le Cordon Bleu, have my own cooking show and write a cookbook.  (Ina Garten = my idol.) 6.  I have an equal love for interior design and fashion. 7. I’m obsessed with Law and Order SVU…even though it gives me nightmares. 8.  Eventually I’d like to split my time between Paris and New York. 9.  This year has been the scariest/best year of my life. 10.  In 6th grade I was on the cover of the Limited Too magazine. 11.  I can wiggle my ears – thanks mom! (It’s genetic.) 12.  My boyfriend Tommy takes 90% of my blog photos and he’s never taken a photography class. 13.  My favorite perfume is Creed “Aqua Fiorentina.” 14.  My favorite nail polish is OPI “Mimosas for Mr. and Mrs.“ 15.  My favorite book is “Memoirs of a Geisha.” 16.  I collect vintage Pucci scarves. 17.  I only like California rolls, all other sushi is too weird for me. 18.  I’m directionally challenged. 19.  Most of my ideas come to me at 1 or 2AM.  I always keep paper and a pen on my nightstand. 20.  I believe “New York is not a city, it’s a world.
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23 Comments

  • Jenna DeSantis says:

    Love this Kat! Super relatable post, and fun to read! :)

    XO Jenna
    Demureindiamonds.com

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Charlotte says:

    I love posts like this!! I also have OCD, love SVU, and get all of my best ideas around 1 or 2 AM. I can't remember the last time I went to bed before then!

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Kristen says:

    Fun post! I love learning about my favorite bloggers :)I can wiggle my ears too! I had no idea it was genetic.

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Camille Marie says:

    memoirs of a geisha…agree.

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
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    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Abigail says:

    Love this post! Enjoy reading your blogs :) If you have a sec, hope you can drop by site and check my latest post.

    http://www.fashchronicles.blogspot.com

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Tiffany Leigh Interior Design says:

    I love this post! So fun. I have that nailpolish too and I adore it. I'm not big on painting my nails so I don't own too many colours, but this one is perfection. I love #12, the right camera can make anyone a photographer I think! What kind do you use? I'm in the market.

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
    • Kat Tanita (With Love From, Kat) replied:

      Hi Tiffany!

      I just upgraded from a Canon Rebel T3i to a Canon 60D with a 24-70 f2.8L lens – I am loving it so far! You can get great used models from adorama.com :)

      xo
      Kat

      April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • vogueandheels.com says:

    It's always great getting to know blogger more! My boyfriend takes the same amount of pictures and he as well doesn't have any experience haha!

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Emily Lunstroth says:

    Ummm SVU is my jam….and I am planning on moving to the east coast in May after graduation and right now NO job!
    So you are not longer a style inspiration but now a life can work out inspiration!

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Sara says:

    I also love Law and Order SVU even though it gives me nightmares :)

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Hannah says:

    Your boyfriend does an amazing job! My boyfriend takes all of my pictures as well, but he was pretty familiar with a DSLR because he shoots videos on it. But he has never taken a photography course either! Thank goodness for naturally talented boyfriends :). xo

    Champagne Lifestyle on a Beer Budget

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Cmichellestyles says:

    I love this idea! I only eat California rolls too!
    *Besos*
    http://www.cmichellestyles.com

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Traci Wood says:

    Paris is the dream for me too! What about #4? ;)

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Thérèse says:

    Terrific post! Your mother is very elegant, I had no idea she could wiggle her ears. Paris will always beckon us, it's true.

    April 8, 2013 | Reply
  • Anne says:

    haha! number 19 happen to me often, I should think of keeping my notebook close to my bed!

    April 9, 2013 | Reply
  • Diana says:

    you are SO pretty. xoxo!

    April 10, 2013 | Reply
  • Kayla Gilbert says:

    Aww I loved reading this about you!
    I am a total neat freak too! I cannot sit down at my house until everything is put in its place.
    Annd my hubby takes my photos too.. he is slowly learning.. haha! : )

    Kayla
    http://www.lovelucygirl.com

    April 10, 2013 | Reply
  • alyssa megan says:

    LOVE #10!!

    April 10, 2013 | Reply
  • J Mai, M Fok says:

    haha love your blog but especially love this post!
    #17 is so me! everybody always questions why I go to sushi restaurant and just order plain old california rolls.

    April 12, 2013 | Reply
  • coralsinspirations says:

    Just found your blog through this post http://sohostreetstyle.com/2013/04/17/heather-riedel-head-fashion-stylisthaute-hippie/…love your 20 things its good to get to know the people behind the pics ;)

    April 18, 2013 | Reply
  • Veera says:

    Hi Kat! I just found your blog a few days age and have read your older posts up to here, April 2013:). I just have to say you are the most inspiring dresser i have seen in a while! And of course i like you even better after reading we share the same favourite book – Memoirs Of A Geisha ;) x your Finnish fan!

    August 27, 2014 | Reply
  • Fashionandcash says:

    Kat, I really like you ☺

    December 13, 2014 | Reply