Through My Lens : Recently On Instagram

A few highlights of this past month as seen on Instagram which serves as my unofficial food diary and love letter to NYC. I also post quick reviews here and there. And just like that it's October! September was a great month. Leading through into the first week of autumn, it still felt like summer which was actually pretty wonderful. The cooler temperatures are settling in now. For more, click on over to Instagram and do follow if you like what you see.
  • New York may be known as an urban jungle but the many pocket parks in the city are perfect for a little respite from the daily hustle and bustle. This is one of my favorites and it just happens to be across the street from our apt.
  • Signs of fall... this vignette of leaves on the ground was just beckoning to be photographed.
  • Ice cream served in a taiyaki fish pastry cone sounds fun but this is a concept that requires flawless execution. I shared our experience at the newly opened Taiyaki NYC and it was not good. Don't believe the hype!
  • I know there's more advertising than editorial but I still enjoy leafing through the pages of the September issues.
  • New York I love you and probably just a little more every year when 9/11 rolls around. Never forget.
  • A few new acquisitions including an adorable pouch, the prettiest cushion compact and a luxe lip oil/balm.
  • The pizza at Marta was delicious!
  • RMS Beauty Lip2Cheek in Smile and RMS Living Luminizer are two beauty favorites that I recently repurchased.
  • The Beaux Arts facade of the Surrogate Court Building never fails to catch my eye when I walk by because it's so striking. That's also probably why it's appeared in countless film and television productions.


  1. Gosh, those pizzas! I'm a huge pizza lover. Give me pizza every day and I'm happy.

  2. I would love to visit NYC one day! It's a shame that the Taiyaki wasn't good. :( Taiyaki is one of my favourite desserts. You took so many beautiful photos, thanks for sharing them with us! :D


  3. I think you should publish a coffee table book about NY! I'm sure that any photo-book including your photography would be stunning, but I think that NY would be a such a perfect subject for you. I'm positive that a NY themed book by you would be marvellous. Just an idea!

    1/2. I love that first park photo and the second one with leaves is lovely as well.

    3. How cute is that ice-cream!

    4. It's been a while since I bought a fashion magazine, but I watched a few documentaries about the fashion industry recently and they have been fascinating.

    5. Beautiful NY photo!

    6. great purchases!

    7. yummy!

    8. they seem lovely.

    9. beautiful facade indeed!

  4. Love these pictures and I agree with the above, you should publish a book with your in NY!! Would be amazing!! :)))) xx

  5. Your pics are awesome - I can't believe I wasn't already following you! I am now ( I'm @fluffyblog on there)

    Emma |

  6. NYC has so much beauty to show great pictures

  7. NYC is stunning, everytime I always enjoy when u feature it in ur snaps! I dont eat magazine anymore cause there is too much advertising indeed lol! Happy Monday dear Rowena! xo

  8. I've always wanted to do autumn in NYC!

  9. Lovely post dear! Have a great week! xx

  10. Gorgeous images. I so love it! Thanks for sharing.

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  11. No 1 is exactly what I like about NYC. It's so difficult to have the perfect balance between the green and the skyscrapers in other places :)

    Oh Dear Bumblebees

  12. The icecream looks so good, sorry to hear the experience of the place wasn't that good though!

    Corinne x

  13. That is such a cute clutch, Rowena! And nom nom on those pizzas. That ice cream looks sooo good...too bad about the Teriyaki NYC experience though.:(

    Happy Monday:)

  14. This city is just Grgs!!!! Amazing pics Rowena!
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  15. Ooh i've seen ice cream in taiyaki here though I don't know if it's doing well. I love fall in NYC and it makes me said I never see it anymore. I'll be adding Marta to my pizzeria list - yay!

  16. I recently been seeing the RMS Luminizer on YouTube and am really tempted to pick it up. This is the first time I'm seeing a mention of the RMS Lip2Cheek product, is it good on the lips too? Most lips and cheeks products are a touch drying for the lips.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  17. Wooooah I love these photos! You take such seriously rad photos omg, I want to take photos like that!

    Little Moon Elephanta

  18. Ice cream in fish pastry? I am not sure how that even became a trend in the first place.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  19. Of course, I can't take my eyes off the food! That pizza and the ice cream both look amazing.

  20. Rowena, that pizza pic is calling my name right now! LOL I'm so hungry right now. LOL I've always wanted to try a New York or Chicago pizza. You guys have the best :D I love transition seasons. It's the best weather. When the leaves turn I think they look so beautiful. Gotta love September issues.

  21. The September issues make me happy, too :)

  22. I find your recent photos on IG sooo perfectly matched with the transition from summer to fall. I love seeing NYC through your camera because it always looks gorgeous. I haven't had ice-cream for a very long time and this one looks so yummy! Happy October, Rowena!

  23. Beautiful! I always love your photos, Rowena.

  24. Great pictures as usual hun. I would love to visit NYC.

  25. Signs of fall... I do love New York in summer but fall is another great season to visit! Luckily you get to see all seasons every year.


  26. Beautiful recap dear Rowena! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

  27. Greaaaat post!!! :*
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  28. Nice! :) my Insta is full of food too haha

  29. Pictures of leaves (and pumpkins) are my favorites this time of year. Been digging all things burgundy too!

  30. I'm loving your Instagram feed. I hope you can post more photos like these as they made me feel like as if I'm in NYC too. I wanna visit NY in the future! ❤️������


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