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Through My Lens : Recently

June 5, 2012
A glimpse of my life recently in photos. I did get the J. Crew Lula Glitter Flats that I was coveting, finally settling on the metallic graphite color. They're super sparkly in person. Unfortunately they're only available online but they're quite comfy and fit true to size if you care to know.
This special edition Hello Kitty x Ladurée box is so cute! We tried the seasonal flavor ~ chocolate and kalamansi which is a bitter orange. It was a lovely combination. You can avoid the crowds at Ladurée if you go there at 10:00 in the morning.
Tarte Amazonian Clay Blushes in Amused and Exposed are my favorite blushes of the moment. I just love their pigmentation and staying power. Amused is a bright and wearable pink and Exposed imparts a really nice natural glow.

Pretty hydrangea in the garden downstairs. The pink ones were my favorite of course. The flowers bloomed and wilted really quickly this year because of the erratic weather.
I choose and shop for all of my husband's clothes so I like to think he's rather well dressed. He rocks the lavender here.
Went to Uniqlo to buy some socks for hubby and spotted Gao Yuan Yuan on an in-store display. This was right after I had an eye candy post featuring her so I was psyched. Also saw HK actor Bosco Wong on a sign in the mens section. He's looking kind of haggard but it's always cool to see Asian actors on things. I don't know who the guy on the right is but he's cute.
Came up with this kale, chicken, quinoa and onion stir-fry while I was on the restricted diet due to my meds. The combo is quite tasty and easy to make. I'll post a recipe soon.
Korean barbecue is a favorite and we went to Muk Eun Ji to partake after I came off the restricted diet. We love Samgyeoppsal (pork belly) but we don't eat it too often.
Happened upon this stunning sculpture on Petrosino Square on the way home one day. "Survival of Serena by artist Carole A. Feuerman is amazingly life-like and adds a great touch of art and summer to Soho.
46 comments on "Through My Lens : Recently"
  1. I love your new J. Crew flats! I might have just purchased some sequined flats from Kate Spade over the weekend instead of the practical walking ones I was looking for. In my defense, they were $50 and I had been looking at something similar the week before. They are perfect for cheering me up on rainy days.

    Congratulations on being able to eat everything again! That's such a good thing. Your food pictures are making me hungry and I don't even eat meat! :) I have actually been able to survive the garlic and onion thing with dried peppers - I had to dry and crush them myself but I put them in anything that calls for garlic or onions and it's okay. I have to say I wouldn't have done well at all with the no cold liquids. I drink everything iced or at least cold. Maybe that's my problem :(

    I'm distantly related to Joseph Petrosino (the guy they made the park for), I think he was my dad's great uncle (I forget how many greats but there might be another in there). There's a really overly dramatic black and white movie about his life from the 50s that is fun to watch.

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  2. Everything is so pretty. Your new J.Crew flats are very pretty. The food looks delicious.
    Love the last pictures.
    Nice post.

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  3. Everything is amazing. Just that. ^^
    But my favorite are the flats & macaroons. Those just proof the worth of living.
    Take care,
    xoxo
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  4. Your flats are lovely! The hello kitty x laduree box is ADORABLE! I wanted to keep mine but SOMEBODY stuck a piece of tape to the outside of it and when I tried to gently peel it off it ripped a lot of the design off...so I ended up recycling the box. Ahhhh I really wanted to keep it!!!

    Ohohohoh you do dress your hubbie rather well! My bf shops for his own clothes but I guess I have a really heavy influence in what he buys xD

    Hahahah when my mum was younger she really looked like Gao yuan yuan's twin!

    Oooh recipe for the stir fry please! It looks delicious.

    Holy moly...is that a sculpture? it looks SO lifelike!!!

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  5. Love the paper and great flats!!!

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  6. So much goodness in this post! Love your new flats. You chose wisely. I love them too but as I said earlier I love too many of them :) Also, the Laduree box is just adorable. I haven't been up there in a few months. Will have to pop back in soon. And loving the hydrangea. We have blue all around Stuy Town. Soo pretty!

    Hope you're having a great week! xoxo

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  7. Lovely flats. Also like well dressed men too.
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  8. I love the flats you picked out I don't think you can ever go wrong with something glittery. The food all looks really yummy, stir fry is so good can't wait to see the recipe.

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  9. I LOVE THIS POST! So fun to get a peek into your life.

    Emma xo
    www.fluffandfripperies.com

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  10. I'm pleased to hear that you're off your restricted diet now. Goodness, it has been a long battle for you but I"m glad to hear you're on the mend. You've just reminded me to make the quinoa salad. I've got all the ingredients in the fridge but I haven't gotten around to it yet. I love the color of your Amuse blusher!

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  11. Such loveliness! I was in Shanghai this weekend and saw such great shots of Gao Yuan yuan at Uniqlo!

    Ooh and you are reminding me to get to Laduree in the next few days! If you are ever free, it would be fun to chat over macaroons ;)

    xoxo,
    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  12. adore the sculpture!
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  13. Beautiful pictures! I love those glittery shoes!

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  14. Beautiful new flats! I love the glitter and they look comfortable. Nice clothing selection for the mister. OK so who is the gorgeous model, the lady that is on the upper right? She is stunning! I hope you sign up for glossybox, while it is new, so far I've been very impressed with the selection.

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  15. you should definitely join Instagram
    you take wonderful images

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  16. Hey Rowena! Thanks for stopping by! Always nice to hear from you :) Great photos! Love the flats and your husband is so well dressed, thanks you u!

    xo Marie
    http://nyorkeratheart.blogspot.com

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  17. Beautiful pictures. Love the glitter flats and the Tarte blushes. All the Asian actors look stunning and I thought the woman in the last picture was real. Also, the food looks amazing. I agree with thedollsfactory, you should be on instagram :)

    xx
    Heel in Mint

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  18. you take really nice photos!
    hydrangea is my fav flower. i love how one stem can really brightens up the room. i've been wanting to try tarte blush for a while.

    i follow you. feel free to follow back :)

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  19. Gorgeous pics, sweetie!
    I really like your point of view! And that Korean barbecue...oh, heart be still!
    Now I'm really hungry...
    Big, big hug, Rowena!

    Inés

    SimplyClassyMe.blogspot.com

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  20. Ahhh you got the flats! And they're so beautiful! *makes grabby hands* So sparkly~ :D Oooh the Lauduree box looks so cute! Definitely need to swing by the next time I go to NYC. Hehehe your hubby's looking pretty dapper in lavender ;)

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  21. Omgahhh I love your glitter flats! And Laduree macarons, such cute packaging. Everyone always praises Tarte blushers, I guess I have to try one for myself! I absolutely love samgyeoppsal too, but all that fat gives me a pork belly too! XD

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  22. Beautiful pictures and the glitter flats are very cute!! I really like your blog so I am your newest follower, do the same if you like my blog too :)

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  23. Rowena, you have an eye for beautiful things, it's so beautiful to see! I love every single photo, but I have a slight preference for your hubby's lavender ensemble - you saw my post yesterday, you know why :) And those flats are simply perfect, I would love to have such a pair in my collection!

    Have a great day!

    xx Ivana
    Macarons and Pearls

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  24. I'm in love with those flats hun! Sparkles for daytime are always a good thing! Gosh, can't say I've seen anything with Bosco Wong in forever! Need to get a hit of HK movies soonish. Love the Mr's lavender gear, such a pretty shade.

    Hope you're on the mend still!
    x.o.x.o

    p.s food pictures... man alive I would kill for a Dim Sum right now or some pork belly! ;)

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  25. Beautiful happenings!! The Hello Kitty is precious, love that!! Such beautiful flowers. Yummy food, I look forward to the recipe. Sorry your restricted on food with meds, sounds annoying. Those flats are wonderful, I love sparkly anything, but especially shoes :)) Have a super day doll & smile!! Keep getting better!! xox

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  26. From these beautiful photos, it seems like things are turning for the better for you health wise which is a blessing. I know when i am sick or not feeling well, i cant enjoy a thing. You are on your way to a full recovery.

    What a great way to reward yourself with something sparkly. Thise flats are so darn cute with loads of glittets..who doesn't like glitters. Your Macarons and that Kale/Quinoa dish make me ready for lunch, cant wait for that kale recipe. I love both kale and quinoa. If you love Quinoa, you must try Quinoa with corn and black beans recipe...sooo good. Love all pics, beautiful.

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  27. Sooooo beautiful photos!!! <3
    Amazing shoes! :)

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  28. The flats are so cute,
    i love the pictures,
    xoxo

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  29. Oh my gosh. I thought that was a real person! Love your glittery flats and have you seen Bosco w/ a mustache? Yummy. Hehe. ;)

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  30. those glitter flats are amazing!

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  31. Ha ha, yes I most certainly did grown up on a diet of TVB/Pearl dramas... lol I loved all of them from comedies to the mythical legends complete with costumes & usually some super powerful sword. I think that was the only way that my mum thought I'd make sure I kept my roots and also for my cantonese to not suck.
    x.o.x.o

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  32. Beautiful photographs as always! Thanks for the nice comment Rolala, I hope you're doing well too =)

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  33. mmm sparkly goodness. want to see how you would style them? i love your husband wearing the polkadots AND grid pattern, lavender purple is one of my favorite colors. I have put the tarte blushes on my makeup wish list. looks like you are almost completely better now that you are posting more, good to see!

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  34. I love your new shoes, sooooo glittery. Just perfect for the summer.
    Btw, you won Keeping touch giveaway on Savvy Mode. Have a great day!!

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  35. The sculpture is amazing, I really thought it was a person at first glance hahaha 0o0o0o I was tempted to get the hello kitty box at Laduree's too but it didn't appeal to me too much so I just got a small box of macarons, I didn't get to try the seasonal flavors? but my favorite was the one with the marshmallow filling! Yum!

    There was a time where I completely dazed out and almost didn't get off our stop because I didn't open the door handle hahaha I must have looked so silly =P

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  36. I love those tarte products ^^ Thanks for sharing and thank you for commenting on my blog ^^ ! I am following !
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  37. Those J crew flats are amazingggg - I always think when you're coveting something...GET IT. You regret it 1000 times more once you dont get it than getting it and spending more than you expected for example. My mouth instantly watered at that dish you created as well YUM, it's just given me some dinner inspiration :) And Hydrangeas are up there with some of my fav flowers (like tulips and peonies) .. such a great little look in to your life.

    Anna xo
    http://www.lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com.au/

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  38. Love the flats! And your husband is impeccably dressed, good job!

    xo
    Quiet Luxury

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  39. Love the tarte blushes!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    xo,
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  40. What gorgeous photos! I wish the Tarte blushes were available where I live, Exposed has been on my wishlist for a while :) The glitter flats are lovely and perfect for jazzing up an outfit!

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  41. Rowena, you are a woman of all trades! I love it! I have a pair of glitter shoes by JCrew. They're black and I love them! I only buy their flats. So comfy. I love the shirt and tie you picked out for your husband. It looks so good! You have superb taste. And what a cook girl! It looks like a restaurant meal. The food and presentation of it is AWESOME! Fabulous post!!!
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