Monday, August 18, 2014

Weekend Snapshots

This weekend I…

1. Have been snacking on juicy, sweet, ripe yellow peaches non stop. Earlier in the week I went peach picking at Larriland Farm in Maryland and picked a total of 87 lbs of peaches. We went a bit overboard but so far peach consumption hasn't been an issue;)

2.  Dined at Volt restaurant. It was a spontaneous dinner decision to dine there so we were lucky to get seated right away with out reservations (arrived when the restaurant opened at 5:30pm). After looking over the menu, we decided to do the tasting menu which consisted of 6 courses per person. Overall review of this place is that I felt like there were more misses than hits from what was presented. The flavors were mediocre and unimpressive and considering there were only 6 dishes coming out for each person, we didn't finish the meal until 9:30pm which makes no sense to me. Let's put it this way--I had a congee dish that came out and I've had better at my usual dim sum place. Points for presentation though. This restaurant is a pass for me.

3.  Went to my first Nationals baseball game. It was the perfect weather for watching baseball with amazing seats and on top of that, they won! Woot!

4. Grilled. Again. Savoring summer.

5. Went to watch Cirque Du Soleil's 'Amaluna' show at the National Harbor. The story is loosely based off Shakespeare's "The Tempest" and like all the other Cirque shows, it was definitely enjoyable to watch. Was it the best Cirque show I've seen? Ehhhh.

How was your weekend?

Friday, August 15, 2014

Sheer Summer

Photos courtesy of Sung Shin

Shorts-Old Navy (old)
Shoes-DKNY (old, similar style here)

Happy Friday everyone! I don't know about you but I am so happy the weekend is finally here. An agenda that involves a good balance of lazy mornings (much needed) and busy fun filled evenings with lots of good food and good company is what I'm looking forward to. Tonight I'll be at my first baseball game of this summer cheering for the Nationals!! Who am I kidding? I know nothing about baseball and am only going for the beer, the awesome weather we're having today, and supposedly "really good seats!!" It's Friday. Whatever;)

Cheers to the last couple of weekends of summer. Enjoy. Xo.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

The Classics

Photos courtesy of Sung Shin

Shorts-American Eagle (sold out online but similar style here)
Shoes- Loeffler Randall (old)

There's nothing like the good ol' white top/denim combo when you just want to keep it casual yet effortlessly classic--this combination never fails. I recently purchased this light summer knit from J.Crew and love the low key, relaxed look to it which is perfect to wear on cool summer nights or use as a layering piece. J.Crew calls it the "beach sweater" which pretty much epitomizes the vibe of the top.

Hope you're having a great week. Xo.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Weekend Snapshots

This weekend I….

1.  Was feeling a bit tired and didn't feel like going out so I pretty much decided to stay in the whole weekend. I know, old lady situation going on here. I also had a craving for shrimp pad thai so I cooked up the dish and had a nice relaxing night in with lots of vino. Win.

2. Finally made chia jam using strawberries. I never realized how sweet store bought jam is until I made this incredibly easy chia jam so will most likely be making my own jam from this point on. Toast+almond butter+strawberry chia jam=NomNomNom. Move over avocado toast. Will post recipe soon.

3. Received a call from my SA at Hermes. I have been eyeing the Evelyne bag for awhile now and put my name on the wait list for this bag in the classic orange Hermes color.  Well, the call finally came and I am now the proud owner of my first Hermes bag!!!!!!!!!!!

4. Had a BBQ session to close out the weekend. We had leftover veggies from last weeks CSA stash so decided to grill it all (zucchinis, corn, snow peas, fingerling potatoes). Grilled veggies are just so darn good--in fact, anything with that charcoal taste is delicious which is why we also threw in chicken thighs and a leftover peach on the grill (amazing btw). There are only a few weekends of August left so grilling is going to be squeezed in as much we can because…summer. Next up, grilled homemade pizza.

How was your weekend?

Friday, August 8, 2014

Ripped in LA

Photos courtesy of Elle Choi

Sleeveless chambray-Express (similar here)
Ripped denim-Collection J
Necklace-Alexis Bittar
Sunglasses-Karen Walker

A couple of weeks ago I went on a mini vacation to Los Angeles and also visited my friend Elle who recently moved out West. She was gracious enough to open up her place for a couple of days and show my sis and I around town during our stay. She's currently working as the fashion director of an online female/male clothing shop, Collection J that recently launched this week, which is where these ripped denim jeans are from. I'm usually a bit weary when it comes to denim with labels I'm not familiar with but I was pleasantly surprised with the fit, comfort, and the perfectly placed rips on the denim. 

Thanks again, Elle for being so hospitable and best wishes to you on your new endeavor! 

Have a great weekend. Xo.