So late in posting these photos up but this is my one week in Tokyo spent walking around and trying to inhale my surroundings in. Most times I was so busy taking everything in that I may have forgotten to take some pictures here and there. I went for a friend’s wedding and it was such a different experience from any other wedding that I’ve been too. First of which I couldn’t understand anything during the whole ceremony and especially during the speeches during the reception! Other than that special occasion, I tried to eat as much sushi and wagyu beef that I could stuff in myself. The beef was insanely unforgettable and just the thought of it makes me drool. Tokyo… I’m coming back for you.
It’s been a few weeks since I got back from Tokyo and Seoul, and I’m just now sorting through all my pictures. I’ve gotten just as lazy as my dear Howl. In my defense, I have been snuggling with her the past few weeks to make up for the lack of time spent with her while abroad. *big smile*
Needless to say, I had an amazing time in Tokyo and these are just a glimpse of a day I spent there walking around in Ginza, Tsukiji, and Akasaka-mitsuke. I spent the whole day walking around in Birkenstocks and omg yes they are so darn comfortable. The rumors are true and everyone should go grab a pair if they are going to travel and spend days walking, walking, walking.
Random thing I noticed while I was in Tokyo: there are so many cute stray cats around! Maybe this is how they came up with the cat cafe idea.
I had such a blast in Tahoe! I went for a friend’s birthday and had a great time with friends I haven’t been able to hang out with for a while. I had not snowboarded for two years and surprisingly I managed to make it down the slopes. FOUR times! 🙂
I initially packed a bunch of clothes to prepare for all the outings I imagined would happen. Casino, dinners, lounges, and exploring the village. We were all so tired that we managed to make it out of the cabin only to snowboard and explore the village due to desperate hunger. Thus, the one outfit.
If you guys all read my saturday inspiration post last week, you must know that I wanted to do all winter white outfits. I ended up sticking to trusty old back. However, I didn’t want to make it too boring, and out necessity, I topped it with a hat and added some grunge to it by tying Ed’s flannel shirt around the waist. I just love those looks lately! Now if only I can manage to pick out some awesome caps to add to my small, but growing, collection of hats. Preferably in leather. 😀
(hat from Cusp, Splendid turtleneck, Archive leather leggings, Tory Burch boots, Ben Sherman flannel, Juicy Couture puffer coat)
(One teaspoon dress, Sam Edelman sandals)
I had an amazing time in Maui and cannot wait to go back someday! I think it was as relaxing as a vacation can get amid all the sight seeing. It was great being able to come out of the hotel room and having the beach be just a few steps away! So convenient for snorkeling and just relaxing along the beach. I was so scared of snorkeling in the first few attempts but managed to stay underwater for quite some time and swam out a bit further each time. It’s so hard getting back to the shore though! Takes so much effort to swim back and I’m barely moving since the currents are against me. Thankfully the fishes are right near the shore so I don’t need to swim out much. Yay!
A note to myself for future visits..no overpacking!! I ended not wearing half the clothes I packed! 🙂
(Free People top, Zara shorts, Sam Edelman sandals, Ray Ban aviators, Jaine K. jewelry)
(Brandy Melville top and skirt)
It was so surprising to realize that Waikiki Beach is a major Japanese tourist area. They have Japanese restaurants everywhere and whenever I walk into a store I get greeted in Japanese. Too bad I have no idea what they’re saying half the time! I must say though..it was extremely satisfying to be near so much asian cuisine after days of eating overpriced burgers and chips in Maui.
I spent my days in Waikiki trying out all the local Hawaiian food and doing some light shopping. Ate a lot of loco mocos and musubis! And of course tried out their shaved ice.
All in all, it was a fun trip but next time I will definitely plan ahead and stay in the northshore area instead of Waikiki Beach. 🙂 I will post up my Maui photos as soon as I get all of them together!
Just arrived in Kaanapali Beach yesterday and the weather is wonderful! The resort I’m staying is right along the beach and next to the Black Rock so the view is pretty darn awesome. Unfortunately I caught a cold right before heading over to Hawaii so I didn’t get to explore the area too much yet. And I’m definitely the only one walking around wearing a sweater in this awesome weather. 😛
I’ll be sure to post up some more pictures once I get moving around and happy humpday to everyone!
(Hat from Mission Thrift, Zara slip, Elevenses coat, Barney’s Co-Op boots)
(MinkPink coat, Stuart Weitzman boots)
(Aidan Mattox dress)
I took forever getting all the pictures together for this post! I hope everyone had a happy New Years and best wishes for 2013 and thank you for taking the time to come by my blog!