Tuesday, December 29, 2015

Oh my gosh..Happy New Year??

Here is a picture of me from this past September in Europe. I am showing off my lash extensions, making my eyes look wider than normal and  playing with VSCO cam filters. Creepy, I know.

Gasp! It's almost the end of 2015 and everyone's prepping for 2016 and here I am still shocked that Christmas has already come and gone. Well I've got to admit that 2015 started out alright and I had no major complaints whatsoever (well, there are always complaints) but after what I've been through these couple of months, I no longer have complaints about my complaints! I've always counted my lucky stars when I think about my health and that of my family's. That everyone's alive and kicking and we're still a close knit family. As long as I got health, family and a bed to sleep on, I am happy. Oh and of course, lots of good food. Well, I can no longer say this and it has ripped a big hole in my big fat dream bubble. I had to say farewell to one of my most favorite person in the world last month and the sadness sips in and out of my daily ongoings. So, for the past few weeks, I have just been sleeping and resting. Resting my body, my soul and my heart.  Maybe in 2016, I'll talk about the great year 2015 was but for now, I just want to look forward and not back. I look forward to what 2016 has in store for me...

Talk to you soon! x

Thursday, December 24, 2015

When I feel blue...

I open my photo albums and look through my memories. Most of them are happy ones because that's when you most likely want to take a picture to remember.

This is one of my mom and my nephew laughing and playing together when he was just a toddler (he's now 8 years old!). They were just opening and closing the door together over and over again. It made both of them laugh which made me laugh.

And this one is a picture my mom asked for a copy to print a large poster of. I think she likes this picture because this is when the whole family was together (a rare event!) for our wedding two years ago in New York city.

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Happy six..with some truffle, duck and steak!

This week, the husband and I celebrated our 6 year anniversary. That is for our first date, kiss, trip to NY, whatever you want to call your first whatever.We had an extraordinary dinner at Gotham Bar and Grill and really spoiled ourselves.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

nykeiko plays: That weekend we went to Storm King Art Center and let the inner child breath...

When we came back from our Euro trip, we planned on spending the weekend unpacking and cleaning the apartment but instead, we spent a whole Saturday upstate at Storm King Art Center. A friend rented a car and offered us door-to-door service which we could not refuse. We drove an hour to Cornwall and had a big hardy breakfast at Fiddlestix before heading to Storm King. 

We spent a couple of hours at the center and what we regret the most was not bringing a blanket and some food for a picnic. Despite it, we still enjoyed the wide open space and the large art installations. This is definitely a great place to bring your kids if you ever want to tire them out from running around. There is a lot of space! 

The center offers two-for-one tickets if you have a Zipcar membership. Our friend had a Whitney museum membership which also allowed her to get in for free. There are shuttle buses that can take you around the park or even bike rentals available by the hour. There's 500 acres to explore so it might be worth it! 

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

nykeiko shops: Sandro Sample Sale [October 2015 NYC Sample Sale]

Last night, I stopped by Sandro's sample sale. Here's my report for Racked NY. I took over 100+ pictures but really had to trim it down a bit. I liked all the jackets and coats offered in both men and women's section. Of course I don't need a new coat nor anything else so naturally came out empty handed. I always like Sandro's dresses. This past weekend, I stopped by Maje's sample sale with my sister on the last day where an additional 20% off was offered but of course, all the good stuff were gone. Sweaters were still $60 so I didn't go for it. There simply wasn't anything nice anymore anyway! Yay for the wallet.