Thursday, March 26, 2015

My #TBT=#ThrowbackTravels #41: Old Town of Lijiang, Gusheng, Yunnan, China

View from the top: Old Town of Lijiang, Yunnan

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

nykeiko wears: New stacking bling rings




My mom bought herself and all of her daughters a demi pavé diamond ring duo. One in rose gold and another in white gold. Here is my rose gold one stacked with my wedding band (which is also rose gold) and the stack of rings I have worn every day of my life since my collegiate days (usually on my right hand though but I've been mixing it up since I got my wedding band). I bought the rings from a local shop in Montreal and the jewelry brand was called The Right Hand Gal. This is over a decade ago and I'm not sure if they are still in business due to the empty content on their website. The ring  (from Noi NY) on my middle finger is part of a stackable trio too but it was too difficult to wear all three with my engagement ring.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

nykeiko travels and shops in Taiwan : Zhong Shan district in Taipei



Me with the Carly Sweetie purse from Jump From Paper

After lunch and running errands with my mom and pop, I had about four hours to kill before meeting up with a friend for dinner. So, on a whim, I decided that I would go to Taipei Sogo shopping area but then got sidetracked when I remembered about the underground mall right below the Museum of Contemporary Arts. I remember there was a dozen galleries and shops featuring local artists but sadly, all the shops were shuttered. Bummed, I resurfaced outside and walked from Shuangliang station back to ZhongShan station and visited all the shops in between. I love all the shops, cafes and clothing stores in the area. One of the shops I visited was called Mogu which featured the cutest little craft pieces.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

nykeiko eats: Blessed Captain (Ci Fu boat captain) at Zhu Wei Fishing Port [Taiwan]



And so the eating begins... It's my second day in Taiwan and I'm doing pretty good with my jetlag although I feel terribly shitty right now. Too sleepy to shower. I arrived yesterday morning and it seemed like I already ate a lot but could have been more if it wasn't for my jetlag. I did pass out around 5 p.m. and woke up around 2 a.m. to eat something. I then went back to bed around 4 a.m. and woke up 4 hours later. That's not too bad I guess. Now it's 8 p.m. and I really want to sleep but I think I can hold up for a couple of hours still...

For lunch today, we went to 竹圍海港 (Zhu Wei Fishing Port) to eat some fresh seafood and end up going to a restaurant called Blessed Captain (賜福船長) recommended by strangers we met while giving them road directions.

Saturday, March 21, 2015

nykeiko plays: More painting at the Painting Lounge [NYC]



Part deux of our painting experience. Our first painting lounge experience was a Magritte. This Koi pond with cherry blossom one was a fun one to do. We didn't bring booze this time so the quality of the painting was slightly better so I would like to think.