Wednesday, November 26, 2014

When you're thankful, you're happy!

I'm thankful for my close family (papa, mama and both sisters) still being on this planet with me today, despite living in different parts of the World. I'm thankful I got to visit my parents in Taiwan last month and I'm thankful I got to touch base with most of my friends in Montreal this past month. I'm thankful for my life in New York. I'm thankful that I can eat good food. I'm thankful I can't overdrink and save a lot of money on alcohol when I go out. I'm thankful all my socks match. I'm thankful that I have so many things to be thankful for that I can't fathom finishing this list right now.

But I can't go without mentioning this...I'm thankful for my husband every day (awww). He's my family now.

Happy Thanksgiving!

At Marche Jean Talon in Montreal

Monday, November 24, 2014

nykeiko shops: Veronica Beard sample sale [November 2014 NYC Sample Sale]

Totally diggin' these Veronica Beard sample pants ($65)
I was asked last minute last night to cover the Veronica Beard sample sale early this morning. Here's my review for RackedNY. I never really shopped this brand before and didn't know what to expect. I blindly agreed to cover it since I told I could preview the sale at 7:30 a.m. and still make it for a 9 a.m. meeting today (Barely! Stupid train delays!) I also like what I saw on their website. Classically cool clothes for women with some sophisticated taste.

The showroom was small and it looked like a well-curated sale. I liked most of the sample pieces but prices were still a bit too high for my budget. I mean, I really liked the pants above but $65 is not cheap especially when I was able to score $30 lambskin skirts a few weeks ago at the Rebecca Taylor sample sale. I came out empty handed but the savings were steep compared to retail price so I am sure die-hard Veronica Beard fans could appreciate this.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

In pictures: The American Fine Art Craft Show at the Brooklyn Museum +Killer Heels exhibition [NYC]

Vase by Leonoff Art Glass of NY

Dave and I ventured back into Brooklyn this weekend as we were invited to the American Fine Craft Show at the Brooklyn Museum. The word 'fine' intimidated me since we're not fancy people who like fancy art pieces (i.e. expensive) in the house but the word craft is what got my attention. I was looking forward to seeing the craft but especially about meeting the talented artists and designers at the show. Almost all the artists were on hand and it was a pleasure chatting with a few that were present. Of course I couldn't meet them all nor love all of their creations (some of the clothes were just too wacky for me and some of the jewelry were not fit for my age no matter how much I tried) but for the pieces that I did love, I took pictures to share on the blog.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

nykeiko eats: Aquatic Addiction Development [Taipei, Taiwan]

If you are craving some nigiri and sashimi then keep scrolling down. My pictures are making me all drooly inside my mouth (not sure why I had to specify that. Where else can i drool?) I crave sushi all the time. Except maybe right after finishing a big sushi meal. And maybe for a couple days after a meal like we had from Aquatic Addiction Development. 

All those snow crabs...