Oct 17 2016

Qipao made to order

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Qipao Gallery 人间烟火
570 Yongjia Lu, Xuhui Qu
Shanghai, China

The custom made studio is spacious, inside Brownstone where they hold block brunch party. Nothing really catches my fancy, considering their price tags, hovering ¥5,000 (US$700+). They’ve a wine refrigerator and tea on the table but we are offered neither.

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Aug 20 2014

The Belt Parkway

The parkway off the Verrazano Bridge. It’s the Atlantic Ocean ..

 

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Jun 20 2014

Silk embroidered multi-floral child’s clothes

At Suzhou Museum. It looks so pretty but not sure it will look as pretty when it’s on someone ..
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刺绣团花女童衣
Silk embroidered multi-floral child’s clothes
Qing Dynasty (1644-1911)

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Jun 10 2014

A few oldies in Beijing

Yi Li Bakery 义利; Ruifuxiang, Hengdeli, Daoxiangcun

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Jun 30 2011

Crop top shirt

Or the half shirt isn’t girls only outfit. It’s been popular in Beijing for decades. Middle aged men in particular favored this type of dress in the hot summer day – exposure their abdomens. Call it belly shirt, midriff shirt, they just pull up the bottom of their regular shirt to show their six packs or not. Pump said she could make good fortune selling tummy tops.


Jan 28 2011

The stores and 鏞記 Yung Kee

Is Hong Kong still a shopper’s paradise?
Coach handbags is everywhere, next to boldest names, like Tiffany and LV .. I spot this little thing after lunch at the famed duck restaurant 镛记酒家 – 鏞記 Yung Kee.

initial: the place fo true style seekers looking for something different

It’s different .. but the name plate is missing an r

Duck is one of my favored food .. so it’s fitting to dine here .. The duckie is good ..
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Dec 6 2010

Look at the shoes

New York, 1986

Things always come back after a while .. Pumpkin brought one of those shoes last year and I thought ‘eeeehhhhhhhuuuu’. Then the other day I just found this pic .. And the Ray Ban aviator pilot sunglasses. This pictures was taken by Grandaunt Lucy at Columbia university


Dec 6 2010

白衣天使

Beijing, Xiyuan Hotel, July 1985

How many of you had the dream to be a doctor or nurse? I never did but loved the white outfit.


Oct 20 2010

Jennie’s honey


Auntie Jennie introduced this New Zealand honey to me:

“UMF” is the property which gives active manuka honey it’s special healing quality. UMF manuka honey with a rating of 16+ has the highest level of antibacterial activity, giving you faster, more reliable results.