Through My Lens : Recently

Empire State Building Christmas Lights
The Empire State Building festively lit up for Christmas.
Light Cycles World Financial Center
Light Cycles by Anne Millitello is an LED light show on view through January 22 at the Winter Garden of the World Financial Center that features a kaleidoscope of colors inspired by the aurora borealis.
Hanging out with one of the pretty and very tall Christmas trees in the atrium of Brookfield Place.
One World Trade Center looking kind of cool and mysterious enveloped in mist.
Awesome sign outside of Kate Spade Saturday in Soho.
A little color for a rainy day.
Korean BBQ at home
When it gets cold, we break out our grill at home for Korean BBQ.
Sushi takeout
Our favorite neighborhood sushi spot Takahachi always packs their takeout so beautifully.
Galbi tang
Spicy galbi tang (beef rib soup) at Muk Eun Ji in Koreatown.
We ended up here since the wait for Kang Ho Dong Baekjong was like 2 hours long.
Lo & Son's Bag
My Christmas present to myself was a Lo & Sons Pearl Crossbody bag which I'm loving.


  1. Wow you captured amazing pictures!
    Happy Monday.

  2. Ah I miss Korean BBQ! Gotta get me some soon :P
    Love all your photos, get to see a side of NY that I miss hehe

  3. Oh my, such lovely places! It's nice to be able to walk around town, out and about even though the weather is not as sunny as you wish, right? But actually, I kinda like this sort of weather, a little gloomy (but not heavy rain, please!) and the mist looks mysteriously lovely actually, nice capture, rowena!

    Gosh, you are making me really hungry now! Looking at all those lovely Japanese and Korean food....

    Yes, Misaeng does sound nice. I actually caught a glimpse of it on youtube when surfing for some other videos just the other day before you mentioned it to me. haha most definitely more interesting than a rich guy saving a poor girl out of her financial rut kinda usual story *_^

    Have a lovely week ahead, my friend.


  4. Morning Rowena! Always enjoy this kind of post as you usually show a bit of NYC! And wow, the Empire State Building lit up for Xmas is so impressive! Love the present you did to yourself, Im sure you are wearing it a lot! But most of love the pic of you near that wonderul tree, looking so sweet and happy!:) Have a good week ahead! xo

  5. You have an eye for photography, Rowena, great snaps!

  6. You took amazing picture enjoy delicious food and glad you spoil yourself for Christmas.

  7. Awesome pics, Rowena:) New York City is just lovely in the holiday season...would love to actually go there someday.
    And OMG! That beef rib soup! It's freezing here today, so that's just perfect to eat now:D

  8. Aw, you're such a temptress, Rowena! I'm feeling the holiday mood!! Hahaha! xoxo
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  9. Hello lovely...these look so good. Always love your photos, love the outside shots, amazing!! Happy New Year doll, I hope it's perfect for you :) xx

  10. Gorgeous photos, Rowena! The first one is impressive! I also like the one of the World Trade Center! And you are so sweet next to this giant Christmas tree! The "Through My Lens" posts are my favourite on your blog! Those fillets on the BBQ are so appetizing, I'd eat them all, haha. Wishing you a great week! xo

  11. Aww the purse is simply chic! The Winter Garden has changed so much in the last few years (I used to work close by!) It would have been great to catch the exhibit. i hope you had a lot of fun enjoying lovely takeout meals and great Korean food!

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  12. Amazing photos! Hope you had a wonderful holiday!

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  14. What wonderful photos! That light show looks simply magical—what a fun thing to see! Loving your christmas gift to yourself :) Such a beautiful and simplistic bag. Happy new year!

  15. How beautiful Rowena! You look so happy next to the tree, love that one! :)

  16. NY is truly beautiful during the holidays :)

  17. Happy New Year, dear Rowena!!! Lovely photos and post!!
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  18. Hi sweetie
    Happy New year my sweet Rowena!
    Amazing photos
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  19. I've always been a huge fan of your photography, Rowena and it makes me more determine to take better pictures and learn how to use my camera, all the different settings and knick-knacks. And stop teasing with food pictures, you make me so hungry even though I just finished brunch. LOL!

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  20. Wonderful pics and amazing tree!!!!
    Hope your new year is going fantastic!
    Happy new week!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  21. beautiful photo of the trade center. i love simple and functional, and your crossbody is just that!

  22. You got such great shots around the city! There is a really great view from my office window, only thing there is a rack of clothes in front of it! And yup love the shot of One World Trade Center.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  23. Oooooooooooo these are awesome. I must meet you for lunch some day.

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  25. Rowena, that crossbody bag is perfect! Love it! NYC looks so pretty at night! Love the lights on the Empire State Building and what a grand Christmas tree! You look so cute. Love your hat, coat and boots. You had a beautiful holiday! Thanks so much for sharing it with us.

  26. NY looks so beautiful and amazing all lit up like that. And gosh Korean food on a cold day is my favourite thing. Hope you've had a wonderful start to the new year, Rowena!

  27. really great photos, i'm taking a little trip to nyc at the end of the month :)

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  28. This is such a great post! :)
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  29. Oh ... LOVE your cross body bag! Great photos Rowena and you look darling:) Those Christmas trees are HUGE and everything looks incredible all a-glow for the season. I hope the New Year is off to a great start for you! xxleslie

  30. These are one of my favorite kinds of posts on your blog! I love that shot of the Empire State Building, I've never seen it like that before! Happy New Year, friend :)

  31. The photo of the buildings all lit up is beautiful! I love the cheerful umbrella colors, it has been pretty dreary out lately so that and all the cold-weather food seem perfect!

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  33. Your food pics always make me so hungry. :) It's been awhile since I've eaten in K-town and I think it's time I make a visit back!!

    Hope you had a great holiday,

  34. These photos are way too gorgeous and we totally have a hankering for sushi now!!

    xx 365hangers

  35. You have taken gorgeous pictures, Rowena. Beautiful purse.

  36. Beautiful photos. I love those of the lights and the cityscapes, and the korean BBQ is making me hungry :)

  37. That sign outside Kate Spade is worth entering and buying a cute bag!
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  38. great shots! I love that you get your Korean BBQ fix at home. YUM!! =)

  39. yesterday, I was an episode of No Reservations that was taking place in Korean neighbourhood in LA...and wow, that grill looked delicious...and so does this one. I'm pretty sure my husband would love it!

    awesome 'you're awesome' sign!!!!!!!

    ....and that trade center surrounded by mist...that's one phenomenal shot!

    lovely photos all of them!

  40. The one trade centre! What a beautiful but haunting building. How can one not think of 9/11 when they look at it?

    I want the sushi please.

    Corinne x

  41. I love all of the pictures you captured of the city during the holidays. Also, that L&S bag is so cute!

  42. Very lovely pictures and that Korean BBQ looks yummy..

  43. You can make anything look like high professional photography! It's just enjoyable looking at your photos. :')

  44. Ahhh such beautiful photos! Love the quality of each one - they are a pleasure to look at :)
    That Empire State Building photo - wow!

    Happy new year!

  45. Great NY pics! I can't wait to visit in February. I have already so many things on my list; it will be super exciting!

  46. Ah, I was just in NY in September, but I miss it so! Looks like you have a lovely Christmas in NYC!

  47. I'm in love with that photo of the Empire State Building: your beautiful nighttime photographs always stuns me! Mine never turn out pretty. Anyhow, this post makes me want to go to. New York immediately: I've been daydreaming about going back for weeks!


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