Chinese New Year & Links À La Mode

Chinese New Year Traditions

On our way home from the temple on New Year's Day, we happened upon a Lion dance performance in Chinatown. This traditional dance is an integral element to Lunar New Year celebrations around the world. There are usually two lions that dance along the streets to the sounds of a rhythmic drum beat and clashing cymbals. They will go around to visit local businesses to bless them with good luck and good fortune for the year.

My post on How To Celebrate Chinese New Year was selected for IFB's Links à la Mode. 


Wardrobe Refresh

There's nothing like Fashion Week to get you thinking about your wardrobe. Getting that preview of everything that will hit the streets in six months feels like a little trip to the future. Your present wardrobe? How can you refresh it so it's future proofed? That's where paying attention to fashion month comes in handy. This week we look at what's been happening, and how to give yourself that little treat to keep you from the winter blues.

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ooo congrats on your IFB feature :)

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Emmylou said...

Congrats on being on Links a la Mode again, Rowena:) And I love that first pic:D

Jackie Harrison said...

Happy Chinese New Year and congrats on the accomplishment.

Blackswan said...

I get very excited whenever I spot the Lion Dance, Rowena! Here's wishing you & family a Happy CNY! xoxo

My Garden Diaries said...

Love the lion shot! When I was an art teacher I always did a Chinese New Year unit with my 3rd graders! And thanks for the fashion links friend! This mama is planning a wardrobe overhaul for spring/summer this year!!! Happy Sunday Rowena!

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Fantastic post! Happy Monday dear! :)

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Anonymous said...

So cool! I didn't really go to Chinatown this time, just brushed past it as I couldn't spend too much time outdoors due to the cold. But will do next time I'm back in NYC!

Lenya said...

Congrats on your feature, Rowena. And happy Chinese New Year to you.

Kelsey Rose said...

Congratulations on being featured! Also thanks for sharing some great links on this post.

Carly said...

I would love to see the lion dance. It sounds so cool!
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Sybil said...

happy chinese new year!! awesome link up post!

have a great week!
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Leslie said...

Happy CNY Rowena! Fun feature today and I'm loving all the links:) xxleslie

The Dainty Dolls House said...

The dragon is amazing, I love that...would be perfect to see in real life :))) I hope you had a wonderful weekend :) xx

Stanislava E. said...

Congrats on the feature, Rowena and happy Chinese New Year! I may not be able to attend the fashion weeks, but thanks to fashion blogs I am informed for the trends. I really need to think about refreshing my wardrobe. I am just waiting for warmer days.

Sunstreetbymonica said...

Congrats on your IFB feature Rowena and happy Chinese New Year!:)

Ivana Split said...

congrats on the feature...and lovely links la mode as always.

A Very Sweet Blog said...

I bet that was exciting Rowena! Congratulations on your post! Woot Woot! Happy Lunar New Year!