Through My Lens : Recently On Instagram

It finally started to get warm in May and this meant I got out quite a bit more. I use my Instagram as an unofficial food diary and love letter to NYC. These are just some highlights from the month. For more, click on over to Instagram and do follow along if you like what you see.

  • This little alley in the West Village has been a favorite ever since I discovered it during the college. It has such a quaint old world feel that makes it seem like I'm not in New York anymore.
  • We've been going out to dinner more during the week lately and that almost always includes sushi.
  • I just snapped this cause I thought the scene looked interesting. I'm in Soho frequently for errands.
  • We tried the Maple food delivery service for the first time when they offered this special meal of Spring Roasted Lamb served over wheatberries and green pea salad topped with a vinaigrette of mint, dill, parsley and lemon. This was the same dinner that was served at the Met Gala and it was delicious!
  • A friend who just returned from Asia got me this Descendants of the Sun photo essay book. Thanks for enabling my obsession!
  • Wise Fish Poké's West Swell Bowl with zucchini noodles. Poké seems to be the new food sensation in NYC and I'm not mad cause I love a good raw fish salad.
  • Intrude was a very cool art installation at Brookfield Place featuring 7 giant inflated glowing bunnies.
  • Our favorite kind of bbq is Korean bbq and we kicked off Memorial Day weekend at Miss Korea.
  • This cute backyard garden in Greecologies is a great place to meet up with friends when it's nice out. They also have the most incredible fresh made Greek yogurt!

The lucky winner of the Pretty Nails giveaway is Allie M! Congratulations Allie! Don't be sad if you didn't win! I have an exciting new giveaway starting on Monday where there will be 5 prizes! Hint: It involves one of my favorite types of skincare products. Come back and see me then! 


  1. The sushi pic will stick in my mind; I will probably have some this weekend :)


  2. I love how you describe your Instagram as a 'food diary and love letter to NYC'. I like your idea of going out to dinner more during the week, I have a habit of keeping special meals to weekends and so I may need to take a leaf out of your book!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Twitter | Instagram x

  3. Great images looking forward to your giveaway enjoy your weekend.

  4. Your food diary is what I love most about your IG Rowena since NYC must be the reign for gourmands as me!:P The giant bunnies installation is way sweet and impressive to see. Happy weekend dear! xo

  5. They finally, finally have more korean bbq places in Atl, so I'm glad you're a fan too!

  6. That roasted lamb from the Maple delivery service looks sooo good....yuuummmmmo! :D And you have a great friend there to bring those DoTS stuff back:)

    PS Imma gonna search for those songs by Seung Gi. Just finished ep6. I swear...I just can't stop staring at Min-woo. I can even forgive his "stoic acting" heehee . And sunbae, oppa said not a bad influence at all! :D

  7. I just had lunch, but your food pics make me hungry all over again.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  8. I can see that you love eating sushi. And so do I, but I haven't had for ages. The NYC photos are my favourite, as they are always very nice. Such a sweet gesture is that your friend brought you a Descendants of the Sun photo essay book! Wishing you a nice weekend, Rowena! xo

  9. I love and hate your IG feed, Rowena, it always make me sooooo hungry. LOL! And congratulations to Allie!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  10. I love your photos about food the best! :)


  11. Lovely post dear! Have a great weekend! xx

  12. Some of the pictures are mouth watering :)

    Pink Frenzy
    Öku Möku

  13. Love letter to NY...and what a lovely love letter it is! Plus, I don't mind the food diary part either....I'm a total foodie so I enjoy that a lot.

    Fabulous photos dear! I love your insta feed. I get blocked on instagram often so I'm not as active there as on my blog, but I still enjoy using it and your instagram profile is really wonderful.

    Have a great day!

  14. I'm glad you got to see the bunnies! They were a couple of blocks from my work last summer, but I didn't find out until it was too late and I was too busy. :(

  15. As always love your round up of snaps and that bunny installation I must check that out!

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  16. Beautiful pics, Rowena. Looking at the food pics.....oooooh my tummy… can you hear it rumble? mouthwatering. Have a beautiful Sunday, doll.

  17. A lot of perfect pictures

  18. Your pictures are always fantastic!

  19. Ah, those glowing bunnies are so awesome:) Have a wonderful morning, sweetie.

  20. Lorena,that Korean BBQ looked so good girl! I was salivating when I saw that pic. HAHAHA

  21. great captures.. love the little nooks of new york


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