Monday, October 24, 2016

nykeiko travels and plays: Citizen M Tower of London flagship hotel grand opening

It’s a bit strange for me to write about our trip to London when I haven’t even finished writing about our trips to Iceland and Hong Kong from two years ago. I also failed to write a detailed post about my trip to Japan with my parents last spring and me and Dave’s Euro trip last fall. I guess since this is the most recent trip on my mind, it’s easier for me to sit down and rehash the tales.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

nykeiko travels: Box Park-A one stop spot for shopping and eating in Shoreditch, London

Last month, Dave and I went to London for 7 days! I'm writing a whole post about it but first, I wanted to share some snippets...

On our way to CitizenM Shoreditch, a tar black, two-floor building structure stood out on the corner of Bethnal Green Road and Shoreditch High Street. Box Park (link is only a couple of minutes walk from CitizenM and I was very excited to meet it. Shopping and eating in one place- I love it!

nykeiko travels: Ever-changing art of Leake street graffiti tunnel in London

Last month, Dave and I went to London for 7 days! I'm writing a whole post about it but first, I wanted to share some snippets...

Our plan to go see the London Eye deviated a little when Dave mentioned something he wanted to see nearby. “It’s a hidden tunnel full of graffitis inspired by Banksy.” At the sound of that, I was definitely no longer interested in the London Eye and wanted to check out this art tunnel I knew nothing about. I took a picture of the famous giant wheel contraption from afar and we continued walking.

Sunday, September 25, 2016

nykeiko travels: Good ol' Quebec city

Back in July, Dave and I drove up to Montreal to visit friends and family. There, we introduced S to everyone and took millions of pictures. I was afraid visiting so many people would take a toll on us but we managed fine day by day and S was such a trooper. In the middle of it all, we planned a little getaway to Québec city with my sister. Only a 3 hour drive from Montreal and spending three days there seem more than enough to enjoy the city. We would eat and play as we pleased. I haven't been back to Québec city since my collegiate days so it's really nice to go back to revisit it as an "adult". We did everything minus all the tourist spots. Well, we meant to be tourists but other things got in the way like rain and hunger. We did spend a day in Île d'Orléans (a short drive from Québec city) which I have never visited before. We also visited the "hip" areas of Québec city that only Dave could find.

Thursday, September 1, 2016

nykeiko shops: TOMS and S'WELL bottle joint sample sale 2016 (Pictures!)

I didn't think I would be checking out this sample sale. First off,Toms shoes definitely make my feet smell and so I vowed never to buy the classic flats again. Second, Dave and I already own S'well bottles although he doesn't know where his went. He got a bottle as a Christmas secret santa gift one year. That's how we found out about the brand and then I bought mine at one of S'well's first ever sample sale a couple of years ago, when the selection was only limited to one small table! You can see my bottle here. Keep reading for sample sale pics...