Monday, June 29, 2015

nykeiko plays: Bye bye Jon Stewart..almost :(

Last week, we scored tickets to The Daily Show with Jon Stewart last week. Some of you may know, getting a reservation for the show does not guaranteed entry. For the third time (first time, second time), we took our chance and luckily got in and saw Dave's beloved Jon Stewart again! (I like Jon but Dave loooves him.) There are only 20 more shows left. His last show is on August 6.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

nykeiko shops: Madewell Sample Sale [June 2015 NYC Sample Sale]

Madewell's first ever standalone sample sale happened and I checked out the friends and family portion last night. Here's my sale report on Racked NY. Prices were fair on some items while others made me question the discount. I'm well aware that J.Crew and Madewell sometimes have these extra discounts on their sale items (like, happening right now with additional 30% off sale for three days!) and I did find some of the items at the sample sale that are cheaper online (like accessories, shoes, coats and sweaters). Nonetheless, I still thought I did pretty okay with this super stretchy and comfy red true sample jersey dress with pockets for $30 and a pair of earphones for $10 (because I go through about one earphone a year).

Monday, June 22, 2015

nykeiko plays: Saturday in the Burg [Williamsburg, NYC]

J train shananigans
This past Saturday, we celebrated Father's Day at Dave's parents with some hot pot. We would love to say that we prepared the feast but the truth is, we didn't do anything at all except bring a cantaloupe as dessert. I mean, the father doesn't like to eat out and likes to cook so Dave says it's not really "abuse" when we're allowing him to do what he loves. All we needed to do was show up hungry. There was more than enough food for a party of ten. We had pork, chicken, beef, shrimps, fish balls, tofu, liver and kidney from an animal and finally, a ton of veggies. We were ready for a nap but the best way to digest was to go for a walk so we hopped on a bus and went to Smorgasburg and the annual Renegade Craft Fair which we try to not miss every year. This year, it's running for 4-weekend straight! We bought a "silly idea" drawing from Lauren Simkin Berke and a super vanilla bean milkshake from Milk Truck. And of course, our Renegade Craft Fair tradition is to take a complimentary photo inside Magnolia Photobooth.

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Monday, June 8, 2015

nykeiko shops: Moleskine Sample Sale! $3 pocketbooks! [June 2015 NYC Sample Sale]

Moleskine Sample Sale NYC 2015
I dropped by the Moleskine sample sale today to stock up on pocket notebooks.  Here's my report on Racked which has more pictures and price deets. 

Notebooks start at $3 (orig. $15 after taxes). I'm old school and still write with pen and paper but I know I'm not the only one because when I told Laurie I picked up a notebook for her too, she was happy as it can be! I also picked up a black photo album for $5. And on your way out, you can pick up a free notebook with purchase (these have corporate logos on them) but I picked up a medium notebook with a very subtle logo so it's as good as new. Total of my purchase: $13 - for 4 notebooks and 1 photo album.

Sunday, June 7, 2015

nykeiko eats, plays, shops....May was cray!

Well hello there! May has come and gone and I cannot believe that it is already June! It has been a while since I've posted something properly. My last few posts were about shopping so you must think that all I do is shop, shop, shop, but tis not (fully) true! I have been pretty occupied and simply have not found the time to sit down and write. I must admit though, when I do have time on the weekend, I choose to nap. Work has been draining for me lately.

 Here are some snapshots from May which some of them may have already appeared on my Instagram!

We welcomed May with another beautiful hike. This time we were at Harriman State Park. 

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

nykeiko shops: Rebecca Taylor Sample Sale [June 2015 NYC Sample Sale]

I checked out Rebecca Taylor's sample sale last night. I try not to miss this one because of the good deals on samples and jewelry. Last time I got this solid rose gold necklace for $30 + 20% off (vip night)! I was hoping to find great deals on jewelry again for a gift but there were no necklaces spotted. Sometimes, previews don't always get you the special deals. I tried on a top and jumpsuit but decided not to purchase. Here's my report for Racked.