For our weekly girls brunch, we tried to grab a table at the ever-so-hot Dimes, but to no avail. It was SO cold on Saturday, too cold to wait outside. After running over to The Fat Radish, which was somehow booked the ENTIRE DAY (“you could try waiting for cancellations…”), we stumbled upon Skál. Skál is super low-key with a makeshift heating system and bar stools with duct tape holding their upholstery together. With that sad, it is surprisingly CHIC. By the time we sat down, Renee had already spotted the resident açaí bowl on the menu. I, veering toward the more unhealthy side, ordered banana pancakes topped with thin, caramelized sheets of smoked raspberry and a side of thyme and goat butter foam. Adrienne stuck with her brunch classic—the omelette of the day. The food was an excellent cure to an otherwise cold and snowy day. Dimes, we’ll see you in the summer!
My mom’s hot pot with crab
I’ve been meaning to share these photos from my trip to Japan for a while—better late than never, right? I went to Japan to visit my family over the holidays, spending most of my time in Tokyo. It was a trip full of great eating, sight seeing, and even a bunny cafe. I posted some photos on instagram, but it was impossible to share all the photos I took during my trip. Check them out below!
Shopping in Ginza, a district of Tokyo known for luxury shopping
Hard to resist picking up totally unnecessary but irresistibly adorable knick knacks!
A giant bowl of oyster udon in Ginza
The view from my parent’s balcony
A visit to the bunny cafe – cuteness overload!
Checking out Denmark, The Royal Cafe at Mitsukoshi, a Japanese department store
Pancake bites at The Royal Cafe—delicious!
The best miso soup I’ve ever had at a Tsukiji Market, the largest fish market in the world.
Visited the Tsukiji-Hongwanji temple to ring in the New Year.
Renee is wearing a Beanie c/o Hat & Dreams, Adrienne Landau Vest, BCBG Max Azria Coat, Uniqlo Cashmere Sweater, Zara Faux Leather Leggings, Chanel Oxfords, Saint Laurent Duffel Bag.
I have more pairs of heels than I care to admit. Black pumps, multiple versions of the heeled bootie, chunky heeled sandals, the list goes on. But this season I’ve really been focusing on growing my flat collection. With the sneaker trend going strong, I see no harm in being comfortable while running around in this freezing weather! These Chanel oxfords are the newest addition to my collection. They have the perfect masculine silhouette with feminine touches like the patent leather details and slightly raised heel. I haven’t been able to stop wearing them!