I’ve been to five weddings all my life and three of the five happen to be Indian, lucky for me, I love Indian weddings, the colour, the costumes, the energy, the love, it’s really beautiful. For those who know me know i’m obsessed with all things Indian and Middle Eastern (i’m aware they are completely different), there’s just something foreign and intriguing about the cultures that lures me, speaking of which, I should really brush up on my arabic, I barely remember the alphabets now, it’s been awhile since college.
This last wedding I attended was the wedding of a close family friend Shane’s wedding to her lucky groom Rahul. Here are some behind the scenes shots I took over the course of the three days in Phuket, Thailand.
This post is dedicated to you Shaney.
xoxo Mei Mei Song
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 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.
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
I attended a friends wedding recently in New Zealand, somewhere I have to admit was not on my priority travel list, but as I was researching South Island, I discovered how foolish I was to overlook such a gem. I’m not kidding, rolling hills, fresh crisp air, wildlife, fantastic food, amazing people, vineyards, oysters, lodges, i could go on forever, I love it so much I started planning my next trip there on the plane back.
The next few post is a brief photo diary of my trip, I hope through my photos you will love New Zealand as much as I did.
xoxo Mei Mei Song
(Excuse the quality, these are my iPhone photos)
1. The tiny plane that took us from Johannesburg to the Ulusaba game reserve.
2. The Ulusaba “airport”.
3. I found this on my bed. Where can you still find handwritten notes nowadays?? The hospitality at Ulusaba was seriously beyond amazing.
4. For my first meal I ordered a Kudu burger, thinking Kudu was just a cute name they gave their burger. Only later during our game drive did I realize I ate an antelope.
5. The vehicle our ranger liked to call “Ferrari Safari”.
6. The most memorable part of my trip (and possibly life): we had been dying to see male lions and after tracing their tracks all morning we finally found 4 of them, walking straight at us. Such big beautiful animals, and we totally made eye contact.
7. I thought he was going to attack us.
9. & 10. Our game drives started at 5:30am every morning. I don’t even remember the last time I saw the sun rise before this trip.
11. Open bar.
12. Looking for lion tracks. Kidding – more like hanging on for my life.
xoxo Jing Leung