Through My Lens : Recently | rolala loves

August 12, 2013

Through My Lens : Recently

Some snaps of life recently. We had ourselves a little NYC staycation last week. We chilled out, went to the movies, shopped abit and ate our way around town. Our restaurant week lunch at The Dutch was included on this food tour along with Umami Burger which we went to on opening day. I'll be posting a review on that soon. Above is hubster and his Chuck Taylor's at Anthropologie in the meatpacking district after we had lunch at Old Homestead. Isn't that patterned floor fabulous?

I'd been coveting the Ray Ban Jackie Ohh's but forgot about them as soon I tried on these 4139's. 
I love that they're clear and the violet color is so fun and more versatile than I expected.
Bought these Miss Albright sandals on sale from Anthropologie at the end of last summer and recently broke them out. 
They're so comfy and the neutral metallic color goes with almost everything.
My Mom gave me this SK-II mask and I'm looking forward to trying it. 
knew these were pricey so I looked it up and they're $145 for a pack of 6 so that's like $24 a pop. Like wow!
The matcha latte is my go to drink at Harney & Sons in Soho. 
If you happen to be shopping in the area, this is a great spot to stop for some rest and refreshment.
Finally dropped by Smorgasbar at the South Street Seaport despite living just 10 minutes away. 
We tried the tacos at Fonda which were so yummy and there is much more to try.
Definitely going back and will do a full write-up about it.
Missed the Japanese Gourmet Food Fair at MitsuwaNew Jersey in June but we caught the recent Kyushu & Okinawa Food Fair
The special Hakata Nagahama Ramen of Tanaka Shoten was totally incredible. 
Bacon and egg mazeman ramen at the Yuji Ramen pop-up at Whole Foods Bowery.
This is a new style of ramen that's served without broth.
It's probably not for ramen purists but we enjoyed the rich flavor and toothsome noodles.
Just heard that they will be at Whole Foods on a more permanent basis and look forward to going back.
We had the M22 bus to ourselves for two stops. And this was on a Saturday night in the Village. 
I prefer the bus to the subway whenever I'm not in a particular hurry to get somewhere.


  1. Looks like a wonderful staycation! I recently tried matcha latte and love it.

  2. Looks like a very nice staycation. Everything is great. Love the food and those sunglasses are so pretty.

  3. Looks wonderful doll, love the food. Gorgeous glasses too. I hope you have a wonderful week xx

  4. The violet Ray Ban's make quite a style statement.

  5. Hi sweety, I think a staycation in NYC is the best idea, you have so much to see and do in your amazing city. Fab snapshots, the food all looks sooo good! Pretty sandals, what is a matcha latte, we don't get it here.Thank you for your kind visit, wish you well for the rest of the week!

  6. Love those shots and adore that floor pattern. I think it's my favourite photo here. x

  7. Lovely snaps Rowena! Seems you had a nice time, NYC is awesome and so full of interesting to see and do! The food makes me hungry, especially the tacos! The new sunnies and the sandals are very cool! Happy Monday dear, kisses! xo

  8. Great shots - the food photos look amazing and I love the Ray Bans. I'm always looking to add another pair of clear framed sunglasses to my collection! xx Kat

    Love and Ace

  9. lovely pictures. my husband and i used to love going to mitsuwa (i remember when it was yohan's before the name changed!) i grew up in jersey so i used to always hang around there! boy do i miss that place!

  10. A staycation sounds wonderful! Love these pics and now we are ready for lunch!! :-)

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

  11. oooh those Ray-Bans are amazing!

  12. Oo everything looks delicious! I definitely want to try the Bacon & Egg mazeman ramen :D

  13. great photos!♥ love the sunnies!:) I'm following you on google+ (petra lorietta) and bloglovin (petra lorencová), you can follow me back if you'd like♥

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  14. Rowena, can your mom be my mom? HAHAHA When I saw SK-II, I immediately saw $$$$$$. I looked at their products once and then looked at their prices and said OMG'DDDD!!!! Would you mind telling me how you liked them or do a review? Whatever is easiest. I'm interested in knowing. I bet they're good! I love staycations. I still have a gift card to The Ritz I haven't spent. So I'm going to do one here in NOLA. Fabulous food and tell your hubby I love his kicks! Love your sandals. They LOOK comfy and will go with everything. Have a great week!

  15. Lovely sunnies! I'm your new follower form Italy, would you like to follow each other via bloglovin and gfc? Lucy

  16. I have never seen purple Raybans before. And I realized just how much of a ramen purist I was when I saw your pic and thought, "that's not ramen!" LOL


  17. Great place my hometown. Thank you for visiting my blog following you by bloglovin follow back thanks.

  18. great shots! looking amazing and cute sunnies :)


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  20. Oh, comfy cute sandals are the best! Those are darling; I love the silvery gray. It looks like you guys ate some ridiculously good food this week. I'm drooling. Following you on GFC and Bloglovin'!

    May the Force be with you.

  21. Thanks for stopping by my blog! Awesome Ray bans & great food pics - totally craving ramen now! ;)

    XoXo, Kimberly

  22. I love Ray Ban!
    Thank U. I followed back on GFC & Bloglovin <3


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  23. I love the violet sunglasses and matcha latte looks delicious. SK-II is crazy expensive but reading Cate Blanchett rave about it makes me want to try their products. :)

    Heel in Mint

  24. Um wow, can I please eat with you some time? Everything looks fabulous from the matcha to the bacon (!!!) ramen. I don't always need broth.
    Those new sunnies will be fab on you!

    Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  25. Food looks ahhhh-mazing!
    $24 for on mask...That is ridiculous. It better give make you look 5 years younger!

  26. I've heard that the SK-II mask is wonderful Rowena! I've never tried it so make sure you tell how your skin feels afterwards:) Those Antro sandals are so pretty .. lots of fun pics here today. Sounds like a fun weekend!! xxleslie

  27. Ooh, this looks like an awesome staycation -- I want lol!! The Ray Bans are so cute, and that Japanese food -- wow. Let me know how you find the mask -- I've yet to have any proper sort of skincare regime for my "mature" skin!

  28. I almost choked at the price of the SK-II masks...I mean I know it's an expensive brand, but mannn, it's practically robbery XD

    Love all the food porn pics! c:
    Vanessa | Citron and Guavaberry ʘ‿ʘ | Makeup & Silly things

  29. Great place!! beautiful sandals!!!
    Have a good week, dear Rowena!!! my g+and heart for you!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  30. You definitely know how to take a nice picture, these are all great shots :-) There really is beauty in everything.

  31. Lovely pics! Those sunglasses are fab! I would love it if you came by to my blog and we could follow each other if you like!

  32. Great pics for sure! Love those glasses and all your eats are making me hungry!

  33. Thanks for dropping by my blog.
    Following you too!

  34. Your post remind me that is lunch time over here and i'm hungry!!
    I wish i could take the Bacon and egg mazeman ramen from the screen.

  35. The Ray Ban sunnies look good!
    I like the food pictures especially the Ramen. Looks yuuummm!!!

  36. Thanks for letting me know about the matcha latte, I hope that it gets imported here soon so I can try it out. It sounds like something I would really like. Thanks for stopping by and sharing your fashion opinions with me.

  37. I am meeting a friend for dinner on the 7th and we just may check out The Dutch, thanks again for posting.

    Ali of

    Dressing Ken

  38. Mmm all those food pictures look amazing! That matcha latte sounds delicious. I've had a matcha smoothie before and it was so good. That bacon and egg ramen looks sooooo good oh my gosh!!! It kind of looks like eggs benedict at a glance. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Just started following on BL. Hope you can follow back so we can stay connected : )


  39. I love the sunglasses so much

  40. Great snaps. I love the sunnies. :)

    Beautiful blog!

    Catherine (your newest follower)

  41. Your pictures totally remind me of how much I miss NYC! I lived there for about a year back in 2009 and seriously gained like 30 pounds because I just couldn't stop eating. The food was so good, and your pictures are making me salivate again. haha

    PS- how did the SKII masks work?

  42. LOVE the sandals! Anthro always has cute stuff!

  43. Looking forward to your review of Umami! I've been a few times to the ones here in LA, I'm not much of a burger fan but theirs are delicious-- also love their cheesy tots :P

    Love the sunnies!

  44. Love the sunnies babe and doesn't look it but purple is such a versatile color, easy on my eyesight and work with most skin-tone. SK-II mask is a luxury for me but every now and then I grab a 6 packs at HK/Tokyo airport because it's so great for long flight. I think they're the "feel good" mask or temporary fix because I love my skin right after the mask but the effect last about 1 day and I don't feel using them for long term will improve my skin and I use the whole line for like 6 months.


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