Through My Lens : Recently On Instagram

If you follow me on Instagram, you might know that I've been enjoying the warmth and sunshine in Curacao this week but I also have some photos to share of the gorgeous and rather warm autumn we've been having in New York City like this one of Washington Square Park last week. I'm not going to overload you with a million pics here so to see more, check out my Instagram feed and of course you can also follow if you'd like. 
People hanging out in Soho enjoying the weather that felt more like it was September than November.
A brilliantly beautiful sunset!
I usually stop to admire the pretty cups at Maman in Soho. Looking forward to their shop opening up in Tribeca soon. 
Blue Ribbon Sushi has to be one of my favorites in Hudson Eats at Brookfield Place.
I was invited to a tasting at La Gringa Taqueria recently and one of the things we tried were these amazing grilled chicken nachos! They actually melt the cheese with a blow torch and there are plantains. These may have ruined other nachos for me. Their burritos and tacos are delicious as well. We ate at their Christopher Street location but they also have a Brooklyn outpost in Williamsburg that has been hosting these cool Friday movie nights which I will have to check out soon cause Mexican food and a movie is my idea of fun.
Behold the Bruffin! A delightful meal in a muffin that combines a light and flaky brioche pastry with a range of tasty international flavor combinations. This is one of Oprah's Favorite Things this year and after tasting it, I can see why. We got to try them at the preview event and also take one home. This had bacon and sharp cheddar and it was very yummy. They have a shop in Gansevoort Market in NYC and you can also gift a bundle to someone special or yourself through Amazon.
Speaking of the Oprah's Favorite Things preview, here's O Magazine's creative director Adam Glassman giving us the rundown.
This month in hauls... I actually qualified for Sephora VIB status this year so of course I had to take advantage of the sale. I picked up the SK-II Whitening Source Brightener Cream that was on my wish list last month and one of the products recommended to me during my consultation, the YSL Touche Eclat Blur Perfector Compact and a few Bite Beauty Mix and Mingle Lipstick Duos. I will be posting some mini reviews of these products on Instagram.
I bought these Chosungah 22 Flavorful Lipsticks in October. You can read my thoughts on them here. I actually love the orange one!
A rare OOTD taken at the NY Library. I probably live in some variation of this outfit during the fall.


Doctor Anne said...

I cant wait until I can eat Sushi again. Already told my husband I don't need any flowers after delivery, but a big box of sushi.

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Jackie Harrison said...

I love sushi and the plate looks amazing great images and adventure doll enjoy your weekend.

Lilli said...

Lol, the first snap made me wishing to be there so bad! Autumn in NYC must be so magical and those sushi is just appetizing, I dont eat it from ages! Rowena, you look so adorable in ur OOTD, u should urs more often! Happy weekend! xo

Stanislava E. said...

Hi Rowena. The autumn photo of the Washington Square Park is my favourite! looks like you've been enjoying quite warm and sunny autumn there. Nice! The food from your IG feed always looks so appetizing! The orange lipstick is very nice, I'm sure it looks great on you! Your outfit during the fall is so similar to mine - a colourful top/sweater, jeans and boots. Have a nice weekend Rowena! You back from your holiday? xo

Anonymous said...

I always love your snaps! That photo from the park is so beautiful.

Emmylou said...

Just lovely, Rowena:) And your food pics....gaaaaaaah! So hungry now!

Lenya said...

The food looks so so yummy................. Beautiful pics, Rowena. Are you going to post a review about the YSL blur compact? I would love to hear your opinion about it.

Shireen L. Platt said...

Your IG feed is a beauty, Rowena and you have such a brilliant eye for photography. The photo of the sea is absolutely stunning and postcard worthy.

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Anonymous said...

I love that shot of the ocean! That's amazing!

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Blackswan said...

Gosh, you've captured the shots so well, dear! I'm a firm believer of SK-II, but have yet to try their whitening cream. Coincidentally, I've just posted a post on their latest Facial Treatment Essence. xoxo


The sunset photo is really stunning. I appreciate unique coffee cups, those at Maman look very pretty indeed.
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buffalo journeys said...

beautiful photos! Mexican food and a movie is my idea of fun too.
I love the YSL touche éclat so much that I've been considering the compact as well. Also love sk-ii, I haven't tried the brightening cream though. I've been using the revival serum and so far it's been wonderful!

Pooja Mittal said...

such beautiful pics
keep in touch

Paola Lauretano said...

A lot of beautiful pics Rowena!
Happy friday doll!
Kisses, Paola.


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Ivana said...

Looks like you've been having tons of fun. Also, vacationing in the sun? I might be juust a little bit jealous ;) Enjoy the sunshine sweetie, and I'm looking forward to more fun and beautiful photos on your Instagram!

Unknown said...

What stunning photos! I love the ocean shot, breathtaking!


ALLIE NYC said...

Curacao nice! And love the Crosby and Howard shot.

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Imogen said...

These pictures are gorgeous, great to catch your latest shots.

Anonymous said...

Would love to escape to Curacao! Yummy food pics - I am thinking of going for sushi for New Year's Eve dinner. Have a nice weekend.


Ivana Split said...

Stunning images....This warm Autumn in New York is pretty stunning...and that image of Curacao stole my heart. I'm sure you're enjoying your stay there.

Great haul....and I do like your casual outfit. I'm a bit fan of striped jumpers paired with dark jeans and boots..that's Parisian chic for me.

Corinne said...

A lovely set of photos! Your life looks like my dream life haha.

Corinne x

Coco said...

I would say you had an amazing week and you look super cool in your last picture! You are welcome to add your fashion and beauty links on my blog!

Fashionably Idu said...

The food looks so yummy. Great pictures.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

Those grilled chicken nachos look so good!

Helen said...

Lovely pictures!!

I have a new post up on the blog, would love to know your thoughts:

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BEAUTYEDITER.COM – Beauty Blog said...

This is so beautiful! Have a great new week. :)


Lyosha Varezhkina said...

your instagram looks perfect! amazing shots (how are you doing that?))) I don't often see you on ig due to time difference so I'm a big fan of this post!

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Unknown said...

I follow you on IG but its great to see these all together. I love your NYC shots, you do the city such justice! I hope you had a fab time on holiday X

JeannLiew | Luminnej said...

Hi Rowena,

So nice that you are enjoying some sunshine and warmth in NYC even though it is autumn now and gearing up for winter and yes! Vacation is always an awesome great idea. Hope you are having fun at the beach, it does look like a fabulous place to just wind down, especially we are counting down to year end already *_^ The much needed rest and relax for the year, I must say.

Ah, will be keeping an eye out for your mini review on the BITE lipstick as I had quite some good thing about them, always as good as they can be "eaten" since they are that safe *_^

Good round up and I especially love that rare selfie of yours, Rowena! And boy, don't even get me started on the FOOOOOODDD, I am so hungry now! way passed midnight.... tummy growling already, haha

Have an enjoyable vacation and catch up again soon (virtually, of course *_^)

Big hugs,

homestilo said...

The weather has been great lately. I am a little shocked by it considering that this time last year we already had snow.
Still, Curacao looks like a dream.

A Very Sweet Blog said...

you take the best pictures! you have such an eye for capturing the prettiest things :D love that Washington Square pic :D


Now I'm dreaming of white beaches and clear blue water, Rowena! Thank you!! ;) Also dreaming of warm autumn days in NYC while enjoying yummy sushi or pastry and going shopping at Sephora with you. <3

xoxo Ira

Vanessa N said...

!! WHICH OF THE BITE DUOS DID YOU GET??? BECAUSE I'D FLIP OUT IF YOU GOT THE SAME ONES AS I DID (I picked up Holly/Tannin, and Cafe/Pepper!) (Actually, I'll take a look on IG later to see if you've posted a review)
Ughhhh, those chicken nachos look + sound dreamy *-*

Vanessa N said...

Ok nevermind, just found the post on IG and we only have Holly + Tannin in common. Also, not sure if you know but, BITE actually discontinued their Luminous Creme lipsticks (aka their 'main' ones) WHICH I DON'T UNDERSTAND ;-;