Through My Lens : On Instagram

Instagram Photos

A few highlights from the 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. I generally try to keep the content unique so it's not just a bunch of photos from here. You can see more on Instagram and do follow if you like what you see...

So my Instagram posts have been infrequent for awhile now which is ironic since I've been taking more photos than ever.  I've actually been trying to reconcile how I want to use the platform. It started out mainly as a source for photographic inspiration which has gotten away from me and I need to get back on track. I started working on a few personal photo projects at the beginning of the year and want to be more experimental with my photography again.

  • Snow as seen from a different perspective.
  • Sugarfish has great sushi and the coolest takeout packaging! Get a look inside the restaurant.
  • The first snow in NYC. The dichotomy of fall juxtaposed with winter in this scene was pretty interesting.
  • Celebrated the husband's birthday at Cote Korean Steakhouse. Their beef was the New York Times Critic’s Pick for “the best at any Korean barbecue place in New York."  The hype is real!
  • Taken on a very early Saturday morning, this shows how NYC can take on an almost eerie feeling when there is no one on the streets. 
  • Been taking these Instytutum Flawless Inner Beauty Ageless Complex supplements for a month now.  I feel like my skin has been a little clearer and more supple but that could also be due to daily sheet mask use.
  • It was so cold here that the lakes in Central Park froze over. TimeOut NY featured this photo on their feed this week!
  • Been loving candles to up the cozy factor at home and this Bijou candle which has the most relaxing harmony of lavender and chamomile scents has been a big favorite especially at night before bed.
  • Now that I'm using a compact camera again, I'm getting back into street photography.


  1. Awesome round-up, Rowena! Love scented candles too! xoxo

  2. Morning Rowena! I actually feel the same regarding the social and this kind of post, you made me think of it once more. Btw, your photos made me smile everytime I see them, NYC is just stunning, the frozen lake in Central Park is just mesmerizing, like from a fairy tale. Yay for your street style photography, looking forward to see more of them! Happy weekend! xo

  3. I didn't even realise I didn't follow you. I've read these posts for so long that I thought I did, haha! Anyway, I've followed you know and look forward to seeing your pictures more often!

    Corinne x

  4. Good morning doll!! These photos are amazing as always. I enjoy seeing through your lens. Haven't been to NY in so long, I must visit again. I hope you have a fantastic weekend xx

  5. Amazing images have a lovely weekend.

  6. I love all images, I didn't find you on IG, will search you <3Kisses <3

  7. NYC is amazing and I love your IG gallery!
    Happy February doll!
    Kisses, Paola.


  8. The first snow in NYC looks breathtakingly beautiful, I can imagine how atmospheric that must have been in the city. I always love your Instagram round-ups! Have a wonderful weekend Rowena!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Giveaway: Hotel Chocolat Valentine's Heart Chocolate Box! x

  9. I'm almost done with the Instytutum Flawless Supplements and to be honest, I didn't notice anything special with my skin. :-(

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  10. Yeah I think a lot of people have been rethinking Instagram. New York is pretty when it snows specially Brooklyn and oh yeah all about the candles in the winter.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  11. I love that you share different photos on your Instagram versus here on the blog. It's something I'd like to do as well, but most of the time I end up getting lazy, lol. I just finished my Instytutum supplements today and other than the increase in energy I haven't noticed much of a difference in my skin.

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  12. These are lovely Rowena. I love the juxtaposed Fall and Winter image so much. I'm not super thrilled about all the changes on Instagram. Makes it feel too much like Facebook. Enjoy your weekend.

  13. I've just started getting back into Instagram again. So far I've managed to post a new photo every day (for the last four days looooool!). I've been using Planoly to help me out. It helps you see a general aesthetic and plan out posts. It is only early days yet but it's been great. I have so many photos on my phone I want to share, mostly from my trip last year so this app is really helping me sort through them all.


  14. Your Instagram looks way cooler than mine, hahah... -

  15. Whoa! Look at that frozen lake! Beautiful shot, Rowena:) And that sushi packaging is everything.

  16. I have been away from Instagram too deleted my account and re made one haha
    I love your selection of photos
    Have a nice day

  17. Your instagram photos are beautiful, so I hope you manage to get back into posting more! Nice to see the street style pic too. :)

    Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :) We are having a relaxing one, much needed after a hectic week!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  18. Lovely photos! The winter on photo number 3 looks amazing, I wish that we had such winter instead of 1 day of snow and many days of rain or storms.

  19. Beautiful images. I haven't been active on Instagram lately so I actually missed some of these.

  20. Happy Belated Birthday to your husband! What a nice dinner :D Your street photography and photography skills overall are always SUPREME!


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