As the months gradually heating up, my diet becomes lighter. If you follow the eye traveler for a while you know that I’m always the first person to eat a burger, pizza, or tacos… But in the summer, my body automatically switches into light mode with huge cravings for vegies, fruit, smoothies and seafood.
Select Oyster Bar maybe the best little joint that makes delicious light lunch in town. My boss took me there and I fell in love with it immediately.
Go! Go before they take it down.
Museum of Fine Arts is always full of surprises. If you look carefully, you may discover the hidden brunch spot near those Egyptian mummies.
If you’re lucky, you may stumble upon something cool like this mirror room!
FYI* To make your life easier, this room is in section M11. (Trust me, you’ll need guide to lead you there :p )
Happy Birthday to my second home!
I’m so grateful for the opportunities and adventures I have had and so excited for what’s waiting ahead of me!
Right at this moment, there is a man in Japan using a unique technique weaving a very special material, 100% cotton. Soon to be shipped to the US and made into beautiful clothing that is only available at Eileen Fisher.
Clean, simplistic, quality are the three adjectives I would use for Eileen. They are comfortable enough for everyday and also versatile for the office.
As my co-worker Jeannie invited me to stay at her apartment due to an unexpected event that had, unfortunately, happened to me in recent weeks. She also extended an invitation to the Tiffany’s 130th Anniversary held at the store on Newbury st.
Every cloud has a silver lining!
We not only got to try on beautiful sparkly diamonds, but also met the chief gemologist Melvyn Kirtley himself!
Some unexpected events have happened to me past week, the situation has forced me to slow down my steps.
What’s the best came out of it? I finally have time to share a CHILL recipe with you!
In Greek style. Super easy!
Bri and I really wanted to try Cafe Art Science in Cambridge. A super cool modern restaurant built by scientists and artists from France and America.
we set up a lunch date there but only to find out it opens at 5PM in the weekends.
Sad and hungry, we google-mapped what’s nearby and settled for Za, a pizza joint.
Working in the crisis communication industry, my days turn into nights in a split second. It certainly makes me appreciate my leisure time much more than when I was a student.
(Should I write a post on “what to do after graduating from college” and share some job-hunting, gradschool-applying tips with you? Let me know in the comment :) !)
Greg, one of my best friends who is also working, found himself in the same situation. We simply appreciate being out of office and away from computer.
As a result, we decided to have a picnic by the Charles river after work. Best decision everrr!
Sundays are categorized into: Lazy Messy Hair in PJ, Chill Brunch, Energetically Adventurous.
Last Sunday Bri & I definitely fell into the third category. We put on our shades and headed to the SOWA market for the very first time.
Let me show you what it’s like!
I can say that my taste in style is definitely leaning towards -> comfy.
Items such as crop top, sleeky pants, pencil (bandage) skirt, blouses and so on. These items are so versatile that they can lay the great foundation for your collection of clothes.
I pair my knee high boots with jeans, skirts, dress, shorts, leggings, anything you name it.
They are the perfect statement for any outfit that which can be used in any occasion.
Simply girls’ best friend.
I remember back in the days when yoga pants are the “it” item.
Thank goodness I was never into it, now we live in the era of sweatpants and bodysuits which makes me very happy.
When the wind starts to warm up, you know Winter has finally packed up and left the north hemisphere!
Here are a few things I’m planning to add to my apt & hoping to bring spring home.
So good to see my sister from another mister! It has been a while.
On Sundays, we brunch.
Remember those iconic scenes from Sex & the City where the four ladies meet up for brunch in the weekends, share their stories and give each other merciless
Well, that’s us on screen.
Sorry boys, the silly moves you made have all been laughed at the table over mimosas and scrambled eggs. (Life is short, don’t take everything so seriously :p)
So, I went on a date on Saturday night.
I met the fella last summer and have been pushing off he’s invites ever since.
I wasn’t ready and didn’t think it’s the right fit.
Well, after almost a year his persistence has moved me and I decided to give it a shot. Plus, dates are fun.
What happens when girls in Banking, Business and Law industries get together? We take many selfies and have real talks.
The seaport district has been developed greatly these years, new restaurants, bars, and hotels pop up one by one.
Ana invited me as her plus one to the Aloft Hotel grand opening on Thursday.
I got out of the office late and the raging storm did not help but destroyed my 101th umbrella. I arrived with damped hair and a big appetite.
Boston has a rich pasta history, besides the glorious North End there are many other great places to
feed your carb addiction.
Few weeks ago, (I know, I’ve been behind with my blogging life) Greg introduced me to a Moroccan restaurant for dinner,Tangerino.
Being a semi-adult has been quite an experience for a lot of us. No more irresponsible slacking in any kind of way, it was hard at first but then you get used to it.
So, if you don’t have a garden or if you’re not into gardening, I wouldn’t suggest going to the flower show.
This post will give you just the perfect amount of meat than actually getting a ticket and making your way to the show.
Boston may be a small city but there are still handful of places I’ve never been.
Janina and I decided to cross out another place off the list and we were pretty satisfied.
I stumbled upon some breathtaking – so big that literally takes your breath away – burgers on the holy Instagram from Boston Burger Company.
Come, come along with me!
Vicky is a scone fanatic and the only scone she likes is from the Harbor Hotel. We whisked threw the windy harbor side and settled comfortably for our afternoon tea.
Remember your new year’s resolution is to be healthy and happy? How is it going so far?
Well, mine has been crushed too many times by those deep fried chicken tenders and fries… Whenever I wanted a salad I could hardly find anything besides Sweet Green. If you’re facing the same crisis, please allow me to introduce our new best friend – Freshii!
Whether you’re gluten free, vegetarian, vegan, or simply into health & fitness, this dynamic joint is truly a dream-come-true.
What’s better than surrounding yourself in artistic creations?
My prayer has been answered! 5 years later I have officially & successfully found the best tacos in town. I promise these flavorful tacos will bring your tongue to Mexico!
Elisa highly recommended a Persian restaurant sits in the middle of Beacon Hill and you know me,
I’m always down to try new places!
In the far East we believe a good beginning is half the battle.
Unlike Santa, mom would always shower me with love and gifts regardless how naughty I’ve been, she simply wishes I could have the best year every year.
Brunching is a western culture, an equivalence to easterners’ “breakfast tea.”
As far as I know, you can never have too many brunch/ breakfast tea spots.
I threw on my pink sweater at noon, met up with my dear friend Elisa for Dim Sum.
Did Thanksgiving stuff you up like a teddy bear? Don’t stress, come take a barre class with me and we’ll shrink back to Minnie Mouse! read more…
Agus called me up & suggested a girls night out.
“Exactly what I need!” I replied as I stretched out my sore body from sitting too long in the office.
If I could go back in time I’d cover my face in blood instead of makeup foundation.
Last night I dreamt a little dream of Zeus.
You never know how much you care until one day he’s gone!
2 dinners in 1 night? God Bless America!
The past week has been a whirlwind. I was racing with time rushing to dinners and then fashion shows. After finding out a new restaurant opened really close to me, I thought we had to go check it out!
It was a fun little event hosted by Vince and Boston Magazine to help out fundings for Perkins School for Blind.
The weather is getting furry cold, walking Kenzo becomes a bit painful.
But when there’s wine & dine involved, anything is worth it.
Am I right?
My Sundays usually involve cleaning, laundry, and mani-pedi pampering sesh.
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall.
— F. Scott Fitzgerald
“You are never given a wish without also being given the power to make it true. ” — Illusion
It’s a quote from my all time favorite author Richard Bach. This man is a true master of life and I wish one day I’d reach his level.
Behold, kids. There’s a better option to shop organic fruits & veggies now.
Hmm with a lounge feel but also chill.”
My business strategist Mo raised up the bar for our dinner options.
It has been brought to my attention that because of my bad eyesight,
A lot of people have mistakenly thought I was being rude ignoring them.
LBD might have been your life saving, slutty & classy rolled in one, must-have. But LWD is as important!
Without the luxury option of traveling the world (just this year, thank baby Jesus),
it’s a blessing to have someone who’s down to seek adventures at all time.
We can go on an exploration of the world, breathe the wild air, try all the exotic food, and laugh until our bellies hurt. You know what I mean right?
But recently I came to the realization that instead of looking for it, become it first.
I want to be an inspiration to other people’s lives. It doesn’t have to be big, a little spark will do just fine.
Boston’s Northend, everyone knows it, likes it, and needs to visit it when around. I’ve never been a fan because of many reasons. Last night I was invited to Terramia and I have to admit it was by far my only favorite in the “End” of the North!
B.O.Y. did it kick my ASS!! Literally!
I consider myself as: okay fit. By that, I mean I sometimes do yoga or run by the Charles River.
And whenever I complain about my body, my friends would shoot me a “shut up” eye roll.
BFX Studio started in NYC and now it has branched out to Boston. I was luckily invited to try it out by Blog&Tweet.
It is fun to go shopping, drinking cocktails, and flirting with unsuitable men.
But it gets a bit old.
I find that having good friends, enjoying the good weather, and sharing some good dirty jokes are more fulfilling and fun.
City life can be simple if you want it to be, that’s one of the reasons why I like Boston, this place is much simpler.
Sanela and I were randomly put together as roommates sophomore year in college. It took us a while to get over the awkward “strangers” phase. Mainly because the only time she spent in the room was when she’s in bed sleeping.
After graduating from college, going to the school library to do my work isn’t ideal,
staying home is even worse. as a result I’d end up going to that same old coffee shop for days.
Not motivative at all.
Happy Birthday to my second homie, U.S.A. !
I suggested to go up to the Revere Hotel roof top bar to see the fire works.
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Paul is everywhere, Paul is here!
I took a quick break from work, had a walk with my roommate.
70 something degree is exactly what I like. Not too hot, mixed with summer wind and the smell of greens.
I don’t mean to smash all those food and drinks in your face, but it’s just another bday celebration.
Greg and Kaila are working now and they’ve decided to take me out in the weekend to make it up. Which is the only time they’re free and alive.
We decided on Sip, the wine bar. Like the name, you can choose to taste a “sip” of different wines, I’d say it’s roughly 1/3 of a glass.
If you’re a light weighted drinker like me, this is more than perfect and you get to try as many as your body can take.
Tricky huh? ;)
New kid in town, go check him out!
Committee is officially opened 2 weeks ago. It’s owned by the same boss as Cafeteria & Bijou, so if you’re fond of one/both of them, you’d like committee. Or if you don’t know these two, it’s ok, just look through this post ;P
I have officially aged to the ripe and wiser age of 22. How do I feel? Not very different than yesterday!
Usually I’d plan a dinner or a party or just let others decide for me, but this year I suggested an afternoon tea at the Langham hotel. It’s quite lovely but the food was ordinary.
“Sooo I want to be there early, like before 1pm.” Greg insisted.
“Ummm, but we’re only supposed to be there before 1:30pm tho…” me trying to push as late as possible.
Annnnd, the next thing we know was me holding up my gown running down the street in my heels while trying to pull my hair off of my face in the freezing wind. Greg ( smart enough to) direct the Uber driver turning to a wrong street which was why I had to meet them one block down where I live.
Oh if you’re wondering, it was 1:35 when we finally heading to graduation.
Remember when I introduced you to my Turkish friend Naz? I think I’m addicted to Piattini…
After a quick shopping, I thought I might as well eat something before I head home to a vegetable filled fridge.
I gave Greg a last minute dinner call to see if he’d be down and Piattini was just around the corner.
Thankfully he was ready for some food and wine :p
Hands down my favorite pizzaria in Boston is CRUSH!!! It’s quite small compact but the pizzas are amazing with customize options. Anyhow, Greg and I have decided to have a picnic LONG time ago but only until few days ago we finally made it happen.
You know those people you instantly click with? Naz was one of those people in my life, we just vibe together ever since the first day I met her in class.
We know each other for a short amount of time but somehow we’ve shared plenty of laughs, tears, and of course many embarrassing moments.
The hardest part is always saying goodbye and I am looking for a replacement for this Turkish delight already, just want to make sure I can take it easy. So if you know of anyone who loves food, movies, taking pictures, and simple enjoys a good time please let me know! I am willing to share my closet and I can be fun! Or quiet…
There are quite a few little lovely cafe joints scatter in Boston, depends on what you feel and where you feel like going you can always easily jump into one.
The menu is simple, I went for shakshuka, the sauce was a bit watery and in general it’s not very satisfying compare to the one I’ve tried in LA. If you haven’t seen that post click here, it’s packed with sunshine and happiness!:p
All the pictures I’ve been posting here are taken by Iphones and my very not photography-skilled friends or strangers I found on the street… Sometimes the pictures turn out good, but other times you can see trashcans behind me and random people chilling in the background while I attempting not to crawl into a ball because it was so cold sitting outside… What can I say?
Dear lord how I’ve missed the sun!
Naz is going back to Turkey in a few weeks,
besides going shopping she never really been to any other place in Boston (pretty much). Therefore I dragged her along to Charles River for some earthy activities! :p
I’ve heard enough complains, but ya know what? I enjoyed it ok?!
Not only we got extra days off but also it’s pretty out(excluding the cold obviously)! I definitely used every bit of it to hang out with friends, catch up with work, also I had time to see my stepson Kenzo(!!) Oh and to eat junk food because they’re more accessible and I need fat to keep myself warm when the tripple layer coats are simply not enough…
So let me share my survival guide even though the snow has stopped… (I hope!)
Ps. It’s almost as cold as my soul.
This semester I got an on campus job as an ambassador at off campus housing office, also I hold a position in the model UN team as the secretary. With my GMAT coming up next week, plus all of the planing for spring break, follow that is a big project for my blog(wink wink), then the NYC conference right after that, not to mention many other things I don’t want to think about anymore… My brain just shuts off when things collectively happen altogether.. all I could think about was salad and wine after a 3-hour-meeting…
However I’m not here to bore you with the responsibilities I want to run away, but to share this little joint that’s perfect for a quick bite(by that I mean salad) and some drinks if you need a little pump in the ass like I did!
Legal Crossing is a cross between all of the Legal Sea Foods concepts that evolved and mushed into a one new experience. Commonly known by people live in the city since it sits right by Boston downtown crossing. If you’re in the area, it’s a good choice to come for drinks at the bar or a big seafood supper.
My friends have always suggested Toro to me, yesterday I finally convinced my favorite bunch of 11 and headed over there. It is a Spanish Barcelona Style Tapas restaurant with eye-rollingly (in a good way) food in a very friendly and loud atmosphere.
The waiters will bring you endless bread (carb heaven) and wine. I’d say it really is a great place to go with friends to catch up with life or complain about the snow, your exs, and that annoying hot man/woman wouldn’t text you back( :p )while enjoying delicious tapas!
Morning after a fun night I did not wake up in a new Bugatti, neither did I wake up looking like Beyonce…
I woke up more of something like “I’m a hungry beast, feed me all the food in the world! NOW!”
I texted my dear friend Sonia for brunch, she’s up and ready to shine!
You know those times when you’re trying to get something but ended up getting something else?
I got home at around 4 am jumped right into my bed for a few hours of sleep before class, while the snow filling up the city.
With my dark circle dangling under my eyes I begged Greg and Carol to go get coffee with me before the conference, they happily agreed. We wrapped ourselves tightly and went against the cold wind for a cafe hunt in Harvard Square.
Cafe Algiers was quite eye catching, for me it looked like a harry potter style magic house. We looked at each other with curiosity agreed to go check it out.
This is the time of the year when people really get creative with ideas. After a serious consideration between milye cyrus and snow white, I finally settled with Kylie Jenner. Simply because first I hate cold (tho my outfit turned out to be cold anyway) second not looking too scary that people don’t recognize who you are (such as Karim… but I recognized your eyes and voice! bingo!)
The outfit was really simple so was the makeup(just put on a loads and loads of foundation and eyelashes and it’s all set).
We started celebrating at my place with my favorite people, while waiting for Byron and Baris someone was knocking on my door. It turned out to be a surprise pack of neighbors from my building. I never turn down a friendly olive branch, this supposedly small pregame turned into a great halloween party.