Through My Lens : Recently

red peony
I usually prefer pink peonies but couldn't resist these scarlet beauties
Loveliness currently growing in the garden downstairs
tulips in new york
Tulips on Park Avenue
Picked these up from Urban Outfitters. Did you know that they stock a range of Asian skincare?  
You can also check it out online. Save 20% now with the code UOBEAUTY
song hye kyo, laneige magazine
Discovered that there's a Laneige store just walking distance from my apartment
And they have their own magazine featuring stunning spokesperson Song Hye Kyo
Obsessed with blood oranges lately. So tasty and pretty!
graze nibblebox
This month's nibblebox from Graze is yummy! Read my review of Graze.
xiao long bao, chinese soup dumplings
Our favorite xiao long bao (soup dumplings with pork) from Joe's Shanghai in Chinatown. No crab cause hubster is allergic.
hide-chan ramen, spicy ramen
Hakata spicy ramen at Hide-Chan Ramen is another favorite
Lady M, mille crȇpes cake, Plaza Food Hall
Lady M's chocolate banana mille crȇpes cake is kind of like a little slice of heaven
This particular flavor is only available at the Plaza Food Hall outpost


Unknown said...

Ohhhmigosh I NEED those chocolate banana crepes!!

-- Alex at Cashmere Kangaroo

buffalo journeys said...

Im drooling over the xiao long bao, yummy! Lovely photos.
I didnt know urban outfitters carry asian skincare products; i need to go check it out. Thanks for the heads up.

Hoda Katebi said...

THAT CAKE <3 omg I am suddenly so hungry hahhaa
I really love these photos! So much happiness and spring flowers! So fresh and beautiful!

<(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

Vanessa Thornton said...

Great photos, Great post :)

TooClothesForComfort x

Jenmarie said...

Such beautiful photos! P.S. It's just after 11pm here and I'm getting ready for bed and literally just felt hungry after seeing your gorgeous food shots! lol

Natalia | Look-A-Porter said...

First of all, the cake... It just looks amazing! And also I never knew about the Urban Outfitters stocking skin care - will definitely keep that in mind - thank you for sharing!
Have a wonderful day, darling! x

The Dainty Dolls House said...

All of this looks amazing, I need the food, haha!! Peonies are my favourites. And the products look great, will have to see if the Urban Outfitters have these in them!! Super pics doll, I hope you have a sweet weekend xx

Emmylou said...

Love love love, Rowena! Those tulips in Park Avenue....that soup dumpling....sigh....

Jackie Harrison said...

The food caught my eye love it. Have a great weekend doll

Lena L said...

Love this post, Rowena!
So esthetic and artistic that is is a pleasure to scroll down, but it is also very useful for me!
I must try that ramen place. The recent place I've visited is the Ivan ramen in the Gotham West Market but I wasn't that happy with ramen itself.
Love Lady M cakes and my favorite is still the original! ;D

little luxury list said...

Oh those scarlet beauties are just gorgeous!
Ahh and can you believe I still haven't been to Lady M? My friend also told me it's divine. It is yet another place to add to my must eats list!

little luxury list formerly Chic 'n Cheap Living

Anonymous said...

I had no idea about Urban Outfitters stocking Asian beauty products but now I know it is getting me very excited! I do love their eclectic range of goodies and the fact that they don't just stick to clothes but I don't think I've ever actually bought one thing from them… They are pretty pricey! Lovely flowers by the way. Hope you're enjoying the start to the weekend. Rosemary x

homestilo said...

I don't think I've ever seen peonies so red like those! The blood oranges are yummy to eat AND to look at.

Unknown said...

Beautiful flowers! These photos are wonderful! <3

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Federica Di Nardo said...

Amazing pics <3

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Jane said...

those scarlet peonies are quite stunning! have a lovely weekend!

Beautetude said...

Beautiful images of the flowers. The chocolate crepes look so good too.

ALLIE NYC said...

Ah beautiful photos! I am still learning to use my DSLR camera. Whew there is a lot to know! Focusing is so different from old school analogue camera. I am thinking of taking a class here in NY. It is a 6 week class and costs $299. I can not do it right now as I am not working but I will in the future. Maybe we could take it together.

Allie of ALLIE NYC

Unknown said...

the chocolate banana mille crepes it seems so fantastic and delicious


Maru | Fashiony Fab said...

Such pretty photos! Have a lovely weekend, Rowena!

Margaret Dallospedale said...

Wowww those pics are amazing Rowena
So beautiful
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Paola Lauretano said...

Amazing tulips and delicious food!!!!!
Happy friday doll!!!

Paola Lauretano said...

Amazing tulips and delicious food!!!
Happy friday doll!!!

nancy @ adore to adorn said...

goodness these photos all made me so happy. The floral pictures are definitely up my alley. AND xiao long bao!!! YUMMMMMMM

My Own Fairytale said...

Gorgeous flowers.
Such a cool idea the nibble box!
Oh my.... the cake looks delicious.


Tales of Whimsy said...

Love love love it.
Scarlet peonies? Gorgeous. I prefer pink too but these are stunning!
I wish I had a bowl of that ramen right now.

MITCH said...

I used the Tony Moly hand cream too, now my mom is using it and she loves it! the scent is so fresh.
I like Xiao Long Bao too, I usually eat dimsum with my family, my favorite is the rainbow xiao long bao :9


Min Tarpy said...

Oh, not fair seeing all this lovely food right before bed! :) Have a wonderful weekend Rowena!

Erika said...

Wow I love these photos!! Definitely a big fan of Korean cosmetics myself :) I think I want those nibbleboxes too! And I absolutely love xiao long bao and ramen too :)) Great blog!!

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Anna said...

*___* The fooood looks delicious! I have yet to find a delicious dumpling house near my area. I also really adore those scarlet peonies! Gorgeous!

Vanessa N said...

Yeah, I'm always surprised at what Urban Outfitters sells, beauty-wise! Always a treat going in there and finding things that I thought I couldn't find in Canada :D
Love the scarlet blooms!

A Very Sweet Blog said...

gorgeous flowers rowena! you captured their essence beautifully! i was wondering about that tony moly peach cream and skin food. thanks for the review. have a great weekend.

My Garden Diaries said...

Your photos are gorgeous! I am absolutely drooling over all of those amazing dishes!!! UM...that cake! Need I say more!!!! And those peonies....oh my! I am in LOVE! That color is such a rich and powerful color. It would look so cool in a mixed garden bed! And that rose is beautiful! You really are an amazing photographer friend! Seriously! Wishing you an outstanding weekend! Nicole xoxo

Rebeca Muñoz López said...

So beautiful flowers! Happy weekend.

Unknown said...

Great pics! You're very talented. Love the tulips in NYC image.

Jasmine x
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Vision By Mila said...

I don't even think I've seen scarlet peonies.. they're gorgeous!

Unknown said...

Beautiful pics!

Sam said...

Hi Rowena, those peonies are exquisite, the colour is sublime, awesome photos, the food all looks so scrumptious! I am entirely grateful for your visit....Have a splendid weekend!

Effortlesslady said...

You capture some really beautiful photos!! What camera do you use?

Leslie said...

omgoodness..chocolate and banana.. yum! and I'm loving all the fresh produce and flowers that are available now. Wonderful photos Rowena! Enjoy your weekend. xxleslie

Madaline said...

Those tulips set in front of the taxi are just so magical. And I love Tony Moly - and I'm dying for one of those little peach lotions.

Jo said...

I must say that the red peonies look really beautiful that I think I would love red peonies from now on. The blood orange looks tantalizing. I wonder how sweet it is. Ooh... I could do a xiao long bao right here right now.

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Sparkle said...

amazing blog! :D
maybe we can follow each other? let me know!

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Anonymous said...

such beautiful photos! The grapefruit looks so yummy!
xoxo, Ty

Anonymous said...

The food looks so delicious! I love it!

Tiffany said...

wow such nice photos! I've been wanting to invest in a good camera but I never know which one to choose! :X

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mandy said...

Oo where is the laneige store?
The food looks so yummy! Shall bookmark those recommendations :D
How do you get seats at Joe's Shanghai? I hear the line is always very long.

CQUEK said...

gorgeous shots!

j said...

The flowers are all so beautiful. I'm not ready for summer yet either but the pretty flowers do help. :)

That's so random about Urban Outfitters. You know I've yet to find a sheet mask that I actually think does anything for me? I like the idea of them, though. And the fact that they make me look like a horror movie character.

All the food pictures look so good! I agree that blood oranges are delicious and I'd love to find vegetarian soup dumplings, the idea fascinates me.

Diva In Me said...

Pretty flowers and the crepe cake looks delicious! =)