Days in the sun

After a month-long hiatus, Reason For Beauty is back! šŸ™‚ If you have missed me during the last month, fear not – there is plenty of content coming up šŸ˜‰

Meanwhile, here are some pictures from yesterday atĀ FSO‘s summer BBQ. The weather was perfect for grilling and the company was, as always, delightful. I am glad I get to spend time with this group throughout the year and not just atĀ OCON!


These $100-bill napkins are awesome!

Hope you have a wonderful weekend ahead! šŸ™‚

XOXO HONG PHUC

Summer on my mind

Just three weeks ago it was snowing here, but now that warmer days are here, it seemsĀ as though Oslo has skipped over spring altogether and gone straight to summer.

There are soooo many ways to enjoy summer, both indoors and outdoors. Having my birthday at the end of May means that it is celebrated throughout the months ahead as well šŸ˜‰ I hope you are as excited as I am!


Eirik and I are heading to the United States in June andĀ will spend a week in Pittsburgh, PA for OCON. If you have not had a chance to go to OCON, I highly recommend coming this summerĀ because it is a great investment for your mind and, ultimately, your life. The conference, held at the center of industrial America, is not only forĀ people who are familiar with Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, but also for individuals who are interested in livingĀ a meaningfulĀ life. The lineup consists of intellectually stimulating sessions with productive heroes from a variety of backgrounds, so I guarantee that you will leave with a better sense of clarity and purpose.

After the conference, we will head to New York, NY! Both of us haveĀ been to NYC before, but this summer will be extra special because we will experience the city together for the first time and do things we have not done before, like tour the Freedom Tower and attend a performance at the Met Opera. I can hardly wait!

What are your plans for the summer? Let me know in the comments! šŸ™‚

XOXO HONG PHUC