I am observant of my surroundings (especially yummy or pretty things) and I love sharing my insight with my friends who seem to be everywhere but here.

live >> The east side of Manhattan. Past: Illinois, New Jersey, Los Angeles, and Taipei.

recent loves >> Sleep!, orange accents, red shoes, nautical stripes, leather jackets, anything by COS, Danish design, and the thrill of making profit on stuff I’ve had for ages on eBay.

wants >> The perfect lace item, nude pumps, leopard coat, navy blazer,… Or satisfying my wanderlust.

favorite stores >> Uniqlo, COS, Illums Bolighus, Gap, Saks Fifth Avenue, J.Crew, Forever21, ShopBop, Net-A-Porter, Target, Endless, Sephora, Madewell, Anthropologie, and Amazon.

favorite designers >> Marc by Marc Jacobs, COS, J.Crew, Theory, Massimo Dutti, Hermès, Clare Vivier, Helmut Lang

recommends >> Ebates (referral link – get a % of what you spend back!)

photo credits >> All photos on this site belong to me unless otherwise noted and may not be used without my permission. All rights reserved. The above photo was taken along the Pudong river in Shanghai in April 2007. I usually shoot with a Canon S95 or Nikon D80, 50mm f/1.8D or 35mm f/1.8G. Occasionally, I shoot with my Blackberry (through May 2012). I have deferred to the iPhone 4S more of late (post May 2012).

disclaimer >> This blog uses affiliate links. Purchasing via an affiliate link may result in commissions for this blog.

contact >> irene@irenelikes.com. Leave a comment or drop me a note! I love feedback!

Last updated: July 2, 2013

  1. Jen said:

    Hi Irene,

    I work wtih Somme Institute and wanted to thank you for featuring them on your site. If possible, could you tell me the approximate number of visitors your site receives? Thanks!


  2. C said:

    Just want to say that I’m loving your blog. So many great tips and deals – I’m amazed by all your research!

    Will definitely become an avid reader!

    • ireneadm said:

      Thank you! Visit often!

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