I haven’t had time to churn out posts lately, so here is a brain dump.
- I came across this great deal on one of my travel blogs. If you have the British Airways Visa (which I got during the 110,000 mile promotion), get $50 credit at any Michelin starred restaurant in NYC. Up to $100 credit. $50 purchase minimum. Many one-starred restaurants are very reasonably priced (and delicious).
- There are too many options in my neighborhood.
- Butter Lane‘s strawberry cheesecake cupcake is delicious. I brought some to a friend’s friend’s potluck and wish I kept it for myself. Haha.
- Really looking forward to the Big Gay Ice Cream Shop opening. It’ll be a bit longer…
- There is a new, boozy bakery, Jane’s Sweet Buns, on my block. Something about the exterior seems icky (and maybe I never got over the fact that De La Vega doesn’t live there anymore). I’ll get around to checking out the inside one of these days. Its owner has Death & Co. roots.
- I wish Alexander McQueen made more scarves without skulls on it.
- I dislike princess sleeves or ruffled suit pieces. I can’t remember the last time I saw a tasteful interpretation of it, but I definitely don’t like it on grown women in a business setting.
- How much exposed zipper can one take?
- Gap needs to stop their (additional) 40% off sales. J.Crew’s additional 40% off didn’t help either.
- Reminder to self: I am done with (buying) suits for a while.
- Yoox.com/thecorner.com/theoutnet.com. So tempting, can’t help but look!
It’s been brought to my attention that not all of my friends understand the wonders of RSS (my favorite aggregator is Google Reader), so I’ve added an email subscription widget to the upper righthand corner. Get an email every time I update!
After 17,000 eqm and a short hiatus from reality, I am finally home! I disconnected (a fair amount), relaxed, and relished precious moments with family and friends. I have tons of sights, shopping, and food adventures to share from L.A., Taipei, and Seoul. Stay tuned!
People who know me well, know that I love to give gifts when I feel like it, and not for an occasion. I’m not sure if it’s a part of my Chinese/Taiwanese upbringing, but I especially love sharing food or other small things. It is further encouraged when it is reciprocated. My roommate is a regular recipient of many red bean, hot pink, and/or funky things that I encounter, but for the occasions where I have to gift, I often save things that I get from shopping trips and vacations. I then add it to a stockpile for that person. E.g. P’s birthday present was years in the making.
As much as I like to gift, I am not a big fan of presents because I am particular. Luckily, with age, dinners often replace presents and those who gift has been hitting the mark without prompt. If I had to make a wishlist, what would be on my list, or what would I gift if I didn’t have a stockpile?
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It’s a tough time for NYC-based shopaholics due to the revolving door of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Friends and Families, crazy year-end sales, and sample sales. I should be glad that work takes up so much time that I can’t take advantage of some of the sales. What can you do?
Anyways, here are some recent finds that I have been recommending to friends: Crabtree & Evelyn Hand Therapy Cream, more Uniqlo, and Ann Taylor, as well as some old finds that I’ve been raving about for ages: American Express Return Protection and Talika.
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