So Georgetown Law held their Barristers’ Ball on Friday night and the theme was The Roaring Twenties. Honestly I wasn’t even planning on going since every month or so I have this need to go to New York and it had been like 6 weeks since I last went. BUT, after realizing that everyone was going I changed my mind cuz I do have FOMO. With so little time to prepare I decided against going with the theme, and really what would I do with a flapper dress after the event anyway? Luckily, I brought my S. Nine dress which I love to death and actually had quite a ball at the ball.
I also made it to my 9:30am bus to New York the next morning. Double thumbs up.
New York never disappoints when it comes to food. Our friend Lauren is a real foodie (check out her blog here), and she took us to Fish, where you can have an entire lobster with sides for US$22! Amazing!
She also recommended me to go to the Oyster Happy Hour at Maison Premiere (my new favorite place) in Brooklyn, and man it was good. Their HH runs from 4-7pm Monday to Friday, but I would suggest to get there before 5pm. They had 20 different types of oysters you can choose from, all for US$ 1 each! They also have amazing cocktails too! Apparently they’re famous for their Absinthe cocktails but I didn’t get to try it as I thought it’d be a bit much at 4 in the afternoon…
Another amazing place I went to this trip is Luke’s Lobster (so good that I went two days in a row). Their lobster rolls are to die for. Wish we had a place like this in Hong Kong! I had the Taste of Maine, which included the lobster roll, crab roll and shrimp roll, but I think the lobster is still the best.
To end the meal, we went to Momofuku Milk Bar and had the cereal milk soft serve. It’s seriously the best, not too sweet and the cornflakes gave it a nice crunch.
Here’s a half selfie to end my post.
What I wore: Gap Jeans, A Peace Treaty Scarf, Stuart Weitzman Boots, Celine Classic Box.
I’ve been in LA for 3 days and I’m already prepared to ditch my entire suitcase and dress like a beach bum. Found these jeans by Carmar at the Abbot Kinney LF Store. It’s seriously the most comfortable brand I’ve ever worn. I haven’t worn flared jeans in years and I bought these and walked out the store wearing them.
Sweater from South Africa, Carmar jeans, Rainbow sandals
I can’t get enough of Venice Beach:
I was in New York over Chinese New Year, where Jing met me en route to her South Africa trip. That week so happened to coincide with New York Fashion Week, and thanks to my very creative and talented sister who works for Richard Chai, we got to see his Fall 2013 RTW Show!
While waiting for the show, Jing and I had a fun time people watching, can you spot some familiar faces sitting in the front row?
Here are some photos from the show:
We went backstage after the show to see the man himself get interviewed!
Here are some of my favorite looks, click here for the full collection!
What we wore: JL – Club Monaco Turtle Neck, Zara Coat, MISCHA Bag, Rag & Bone Booties | JP – Neil Barrett Jacket, A Peace Treaty Gigi Scarf, Alexander Wang Leather Pants.
Wrapped up in American Vintage and ready to go! Momma Soo said rabbits needed to wear red/maroon for CNY. I listened!
Single carton eggs. They are THAT good.
Jetting away from Harajuku.
Ahhh! Giant spiders in Roppongi Hills.
Perhaps scarier than the giant spider? Chicken Sashimi.
No shortage of Flyknits in Tokyo.
Getting artsy on the train ride to the mountains.
Prayers in Nikko
Cool farmer’s market in Omotesando.
Freezing my ass off. Nike Frees not doing much to help… but certainly comfortable. Vintage Balenciaga turned out to be a lifesaver when I made it into a slingbag…win! But I was so sad on the second day when I lost my favourite cashmere scarf and my Mackage jacket ripped…lose.
Picked this up at the farmer’s market. Even after four years in Montreal winters, my ears had never felt as abused and itchy as they did in Tokyo!
Surprise gift. Can’t wait to wear these in the summer!
Stayed out all night to catch the tuna auction at Tsukiji. It was eye-opening and a bit gross.
Em… the toro I had shortly afterwards for breakfast was still pretty good.
Fresh to death…Japanese strawberries are the best.
10 pounds later, it’s time to head back to HK. Til next time Tokyo!
1. & 2. We stayed at this beautiful colonial hotel built in 1904, it was like stepping back in time.
3. View of the Victoria Falls from the hotel. Those aren’t clouds but the spray from the waterfall! Sometimes it would feel like it’s raining in the hotel but it’s actually spray.
4. & 5. Aerial view of the Victoria Falls. It’s claimed to be the largest sheet of falling water in the world. My photos really don’t do it justice thanks to the crappy weather, but there are some seriously stunning photos of it online.
6. 7. & 8. Cruise down the Zambezi river
9. & 10. This “baby” lion is 12 months old and is part of The Lion Encounter – a conservation program that ethically re-introduces captive bred lion cubs into the wild. They allow people to come and walk with them to help them build their confidence in their natural environment. This also helps fund their program. Worth every penny if you ask me!
11. The Zimbabwean dollar is no longer in use due to hyperinflation (apparently you couldn’t even buy a loaf of bread with this) but that doesn’t mean it’s worthless – I paid 5 bucks for this!
xoxo Jing Leung
As I travelled before and after the wedding, it was difficult packing for the wedding so I decided to wear:
Twenty8Twelve dress/ Gucci clutch / Roger Vivier shoes / Ksubi sunglasses / Mitch was wearing Burberry head to toe and Tod’s =)
The last picture was taken just before all the speeches by the groomsmen, they were petrified, that is minus the groom, who does a wonderful job delivering sports news on Sky Sports for a living. Public speaking is not my forte either.
xoxo Mei Mei Song