Hi, friend! I am Juyoung (I also go by Ju thus the name of this blog). My blogging journey began back in 2018 when my sisters and I created “Three Shinsters” Instagram account to document our adventures around the Triangle in North Carolina since we are huge foodies and we love being out and about!

Since then, that Instagram account has evolved into Better with Ju, and I launched this website at the time of rebranding. On Better with Ju, I share everything I am loving, experiencing, and enjoying in my life—a local restaurant I am loving, a new cheeseboard I put together, books I read read and enjoyed, a recent trip I took, small sustainable changes I am making in life, and more!

Originally from Gunsan, a small port city in South Korea, I have been living in North Carolina for more than half of my life now. I currently reside in Durham, NC and absolutely love living in the Bull City.

I am one of four children (a proud middle child) in a family that loves food. I love salty carbs, cheeses, viennoiseries, good books, sitcoms—can you tell I like too many things to have favorites?

I am so happy you have found Better with Ju, and I hope you enjoy reading! If you want to see more of my adventures, you can find me on Instagram, TikTok, Lemon8 or YouTube.