My little nugget is 2.5 weeks old today. I found a couple of more photos from my 40th week that never made it to the blog. Can’t believe I was 40 weeks then and now we have a fast growing baby on our hands. How time flies! Each day goes by like a blur and I sometimes forget what day of the week it is. It’s been a lot of hard work, but I wouldn’t have it any other way. Happy Thursday!
I’m about a week away from my due date so it’s just a waiting game right now. Running out of clothes to wear soon! I’ve been working from home all week (which keeps me busy), and putting on the final touches to the nursery. I’m feeling excited and scared at the same time, but so looking forward to meeting this little guy!
Starting around a month ago, cooking was the last thing on my mind, especially on the weekends. During this pregnancy, we’ve gone out to eat a lot — not only to capture last few precious date nights, but also to explore as many local restaurants as possible for future take-out / delivery options once baby arrives.
This past weekend, we decided to venture out to a new town: Los Altos. I’ve heard it’s a great place to live, with beautiful homes, luscious foliage, and all in all the perfect place to raise a family. While in search for brunch, we found a very charming downtown area and spent a good few hours exploring this town. We grabbed brunch at Voyageur Du Temps, a French-meets-Japanese bakery with bright, fresh, modern decor. We walked down Main Street and popped into local shops and found even more delectable bakeries and restaurants. Los Altos is a little gem of a neighborhood, nestled next to Mountain View and Sunnyvale and we’ll certainly be back, next time with baby stroller in tow. That matcha croissant is calling my name!
Hope you all had a great Labor Day weekend! We spent most of the long weekend in Carmel, CA to celebrate our anniversary. We had beautiful weather all three days, even along the coastline. I am amazed at how much Northern California has to offer each time we visit a different city. Carmel has so much history, is full of quaint homes, and is a art lover’s sanctuary. I would love to come back again!
Shirt – J.Crew / Jacket – A-Thread (similar here) / Shorts – Ann Taylor (past season, similar here) / Shoes – from small boutique shop (TOMS shoes are similar) / Bag – Coach (loving this one) / Sunglasses – Ray-Ban
As you may have heard me say many times before, the weather in Asia is hot and humid this time of year. While the first few photos above look like I was standing in a decrepit house, I was visiting Anping Tree House in Tainan, Taiwan, in which an old warehouse was taken over by a huge Banyan tree. The roots have expanded and permeated through much of the structure. Some say the house is haunted, and while there is a somewhat eerie feeling while walking through it, from an aerial view on top of the steps, the site is beautiful.
Following a day of site-seeing, a must-do is stopping by one of Taiwan’s famous shaved ice vendors. My favorite flavor is mango and as you can see they serve huge chunks of fresh cut mango with the shaved ice! So good.
It’s hard to believe I’ve been back for a few days now from my Asia trip. Just last week I was on a beautiful Bali beach watching the most gorgeous sunrise.
While the jet lag still lingers, I’ve used some of this “awake” time to comb through the photos we took and start organizing. These pictures were taken during the early days of the trip when I was visiting family in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. We stopped by a beautiful lake area to pay respects to my uncle who passed away this year. It may look like just another ordinary summer day but it was very hot in Taiwan. Every day, the temperatures rose to above 90 degrees. Check back soon for what I did to cool down in the heat!
Dress – White House Black Market (past season, they have very affordable dresses such as this one) / Sandals – J.Crew (other colors available here) / Bag – Coach (similar here) / Hat – J.Crew Sunglasses – Karen Walker
The hubby and I finally had a semi-quiet weekend back at home. We’ve been traveling non-stop this month and after all the fun, it just feels good to be home! We took advantage of the beautiful weather and walked around downtown Mountain View. After grabbing a coffee, we ended up at a pizza place to watch the World Cup. For those of you who watched yesterday’s game, how crazy was Portugal’s last minute second goal to tie the game? It was so unthinkable considering the US was just 20 seconds away from winning the game. I was at the edge of my seat the whole time!
I don’t normally post very casual outfits on the blog, but since I’ve been traveling non-stop lately I thought I would share what I wore on the plane on my recent cross-country trip to NY. The key to longer flights is comfort. I like to use a pair of black leggings as the base and then build the rest of my outfit from there. I wore my favorite soft gray tee — then topped it with a denim jacket and floral scarf for warmth (airplanes get cold!). My shoes and bag were added pops of color to make the look interesting. For those 5 1/2 hours on the plane, I was definitely comfortable!
What do you wear on long flights? Let me know!
Happy Friday! It’s been a crazy busy week and I am really looking forward to this weekend. I plan to continue my birthday celebrations with friends (my birthday was last week) and catch up with those I have not seen in a while. The question is, shall I go bold this weekend with bright, solid colors like above or stay with black & white? Decisions, decisions…
Hope you have a great day and an even better weekend! xoxo