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...

I've gotten back to posting a little more regularly and my grid has formed a pattern for the moment. It looks cool but I'm not sure if it's going to last because it does have it's limitations. New York continues to be my biggest muse and because of a new book that I've been reading, I've been taking photos every day.

  • The city can look like a real winter wonderland when it snows...
  • I walk this path regularly on the way home form Soho and this view never gets tired.
  • The OSKIA Renaissance Mask which I'm currently obsessed with. I've been experimenting with my product photography because I'm kind of bored with flatlays. I used a gobo for the first time in many years to play with the light on this one.
  • Brunch at Marché Maman which combines retail with a restaurant in a really charming way.  
  • What's more New York than yellow taxis in traffic on Park Avenue.
  • I did a quick review of the Joanna Vargas Skincare Dawn Face Mask which is formulated with a powerful combination of hyaluronic and mandelic acid to exfoliate and brighten the skin. 
  • We decided to have dinner at Westville on Wall Street on a nice Spring-like evening. Their Crispy Vegan Quinoa & Artichoke Burger with roast vegetables is TTDF and I plan on getting it again the next time we're there. 
  • Staple Street is such a popular spot for photoshoots. Park Shin Hye did one there and so did Im Si Wan.
  • Hopefully our last snowstorm for this winter. It does make an amazing subject for photos though.  Yes this was blurry on purpose.


  1. these are some great shots! looks like a lovely month in nyc :)

    VVEEKEND 101

  2. Amazing images you sure have an eye to capture outstanding pictures. Have a great weekend.

  3. Beautiful photos Rowena! Stay safe, and have a wonderful weekend!

  4. Man....New York is just something else. I would really love to see the city someday:) You take such beautiful shots, chingu. And that food from Westville....nomnom.
    Have a fab weekend!

  5. All the photos are gorgeous, and I especially love the lighting in that Oskia Renaissance Mask shot! Sorry if this is a stupid question, but what's a gobo?

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

  6. I would love to try this OSKIA Renaissance Mask and brunch at Marche Maman looks divine. Have a great weekend my friend.

  7. Hello,

    So lovely !


  8. I thought I was the only one who was getting tired of flatlays, I feel so uninspired lately. And like Jenny, I am also curious what is gobo?

    Shireen⎜Reflection of Sanity

  9. I love this series and yes New York can look like a wonderland when it is snowing, that is until it stops then not so much. And Westville sounds good. Oh Staple Street I will have to keep that in mind.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  10. Wow! These photos are amazing! Really, I love your post and I really enjoyed it, so thank you for sharing it with us!

    Also, I just found out your blog and I love it, so I am your new follower on Google +. :)

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    Kisses from Croatia!

  11. New York really looks beautiful in the snow. Still, I am happy to say goodbye to winter soon.

    Anne - Linda, Libra, Loca

  12. New York always look amazing captured through your lenses...I just love that last photograph and I knew it was blurry on purpose.:)

    I hope you won't have any more snow and that the spring will arrive soon...even if as Anne said NY looks beautiful in the snow...and you capture it so well.

  13. Gorgeous snaps my dear! -

  14. I love all pics you have clicked. New York always looks great and I want to visit this city. I will catch you on Instagram for sure. It's nice we add each other on all social media platforms.
    Have a great weekend dear. Kisses 😘

  15. The city looks stunning in the snow!

    Corinne x

  16. NYC is such a nice place, it's full of spots to take photos. Oskia is on my wishlist but I need to focus on products which I keep in my stash and then buy new ones :)

  17. You know I love your feed. I tend to prefer the ones with thoughtfulness for others and yours is definitely one of them. Yet, you offer so much to the followers. :)

    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  18. I'm speechless, such a spectacular city under the snow... I love the first pic!
    Kisses, Paola.


  19. Your shots give me life Rowena! Each shot is as vivid as its beautiful. If I lived in NYC, it'd be my muse too :).

  20. Gosh, Rowena your photography seems to become more and more incredible with every month! You've been spotting some super beautiful locations lately :)

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Giveaway: £200 Voucher Fenn Wright Manson! (designer womenswear)

  21. Seeing these photos really make me look forward to my next stay in NYC!

  22. I'm completely intrigued by the quinoa burger - it sounds divine!

  23. Your photography is always beautiful Rowena! I need to spend more time on Instagram. I've just been consumed lately. LOL


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