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I just wanted an excuse to post all the pretty/cool things I would love to have, but to increase the potential usefulness of this post, think of it as a gift guide for your average artistic, nerdy, chocolate- and bacon-loving, style conscious world traveler and college student :)
1. Thai Iced Tea Dress from Modcloth
Because a girl can never have too many dresses. This one is girly and pink and has a lovely name.
2. Chocolate Pie Chart from Chocolate Editions
70% dark, 20% milk and 10% white chocolate. Nerdy and yummy all in one.
3. Anatomical Heart Necklace from Etsy
Truly alternative. This will make my high school biology teacher proud.
4. Sakura Pigma Micron Pen Set from Amazon
Because these are a NECESSITY for any artist who works with inking.
5. Mo’s Bacon Chocolate Chip Pancake Mix from Fredflare
Bacon. Chocolate. Pancakes. This could make the best breakfast ever.
6. Passport Holder from eBay
I could use an upgrade from my plastic zip lock pouch. These are cute and vintage looking, with enough pockets and slots for all my boarding passes, frequent flier cards, and more.
What’s on your wishlist this year? Share in the comments!
Oh yes, definitely; dressing up is way too much fun. This year, I had in mind a costume inspired by Katy Perry’s California Gurls video. As an official cupcake enthusiast and lover of all things sweet, I just adored pretty much everything about the video. Even though I didn’t end up dressing up for Halloween, I thought it would be fun just to do it anyway and take some photos. Here’s how I put together my own super sweet California Gurl getup.
Handmade cupcake dress from Etsy
DIY cupcake headband, tutorial here
Accessories and make-up
DIY lollipop wand, tutorial here
It’s finally here! After finishing a 6 page paper, studying for a quiz, and a Friday morning class in the last 24 hours, I finally have my fall break!
I wish I could tell you what I’ll be doing for the next 4 days, but I really can’t. Yufei is taking me on my annual surprise birthday trip tomorrow, so I’ll be away in a mystery location for the next 3 days. Really curious as to where we’ll be going but also super excited because I know it’s going to be awesome!
And since I’ll be away on Halloween and not sure what I’ll be doing, instead of a full-on costume I got these adorable Hello Kitty ears from this Etsy shop:
They’re handmade from felt and fabric and are attached to alligator clips. I did prepare something more costume-y but I won’t be able to wear it out anymore, though I still might dress up and take a few photos later just for the fun of it :)
I’m going to pack my bags now – look out for a new travel post soon!
I like sleep. Therefore, I like beds. I’m a bit attached to the bed I sleep on, especially in the morning. Seriously, best piece of furniture ever invented. Usually, any regular old college dorm bed would do. A nice king sized mattress in a hotel is better. But sometimes, just sometimes, I dream of having one of these super amazing but ultra expensive beds. Behold.
Because it looks so pretty. Yeah that’s my only reason.
The perfect bed for my future house by the beach.
Light, colour, sound, massage… Mmmmmm.
A rocking bed!
5. Iraya Daybed
This one can go in the garden. Afternoon naps will be so much better.
You can listen to music, surf the web, watch movies… all while in this bed. I’d never leave this bed again.
I think I’m going to go take a nap now.
Yesterday was quite a good day :) For lunch, my boyfriend and I went to one of my favourite restaurants in NYC, Aceluck, a tiny Thai restaurant in Hell’s Kitchen. So why do I like it so much? First off, I love the decor. The walls are painted in exactly my favourite shade of green, and everything is just so welcoming and fresh. The food is delicious with a generous portions that aren’t too much (I hate super sizing dishes), always fresh and tasty. Everything is also very reasonably priced, unlike a lot of other Thai restaurant. And the presentation of the food is nice too (sorry, I’m an aesthetic person). The service is really good as well, the servers are super nice and yesterday, since it was Halloween, our server brought over a trick or treat jar in which there were pieces of paper we drew from, and we got for free whatever was written on the paper. How cute is that? We got free Thai ice tea! And apparently they also have cheap happy hour drinks, but being under the US drinking age, we haven’t yet tried out that option.
Our yummy ice tea :)
Duck spring rolls. Hot and crispy.
Chicken pad kee mao. Fresh and delicious with just the right amount of spiciness for me.
Fried vanilla ice cream with raspberry sauce. The perfect way to finish off a meal!
If you’re ever in the area, this restaurant is highly recommended! One caveat though, I’ve only been there during the late lunch hours, so I have no idea how everything is during lunch or dinner rush, but I don’t expect it to be too different (perhaps a bit more crowded).
After lunch we went for a little walk in the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market, which is right across from Aceluck. I really enjoy flea markets and second hand stores, they’re always like a treasure hunt for me. It’s fun to think about the homes and the people that once held these objects and imagine what they were like. When I was still living in Quebec, my family used to go to this flea market every weekend, and my parents would allow me to get like a dollar or two’s worth of stuff there every time :) It was quite a difficult time for us back then, and a lot of our things in our home was bought from the market. In fact, it’s where half of our dinnerware came from even now. Sigh… good memories.
Me trying on a hat!
Ok, on to more Halloween related things. I was really broke this year and had to cut back on my costume spendings, so I just wore a dress I already owned, bought a headband from Etsy, threw on some seashell jewelry, and tada! I’m an ocean princess :)
Oh and you probably can’t tell from the picture, but I also wore blue contact lenses to match my dress. (A note on the contacts. The color they give is amazing, even on my dark dark brown eyes. Perhaps a bit too much though, for every day wear. Maybe I’ll go with grey or honey next time. But I’m note sure if there will be a next time since they’re not the most comfortable lenses and they kind of affect my peripheral vision. What a shame. Maybe I just need to find a better brand).
As we left to go to the NYC Halloween Parade, it started to rain. I was quite miserable in the beginning, since being in a very crowded area in the rain with no umbrella is not very pleasant. But after a while we found a nice little spot under the awning of a Japanese restaurant from where we could see the parade (me with the help of standing on the ledge against their window… I’m surprised the restaurant people didn’t come out and yell at me for giving their customers a nice view of my behind), and things picked up from there.
Some photos from the parade:
By the way, I want that yellow umbrella in the last picture. (How I Met Your Mother? Anyone?)
P.S.: Best costume I saw last night: a guy dressed as Russell (the little boy) from UP :) He even had a bunch of helium balloons attached to him. It made me smile.