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China: Through the Looking Glass

We were in New York City for a hot second in early July and managed to squeeze in a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art for the China Through the Looking Glass exhibit now on view through September 7, 2015.  The exhibit was a spectacular visual feast and creatively explored how Chinese aesthetics have permeated art in all its forms for centuries.  Here are snaps of my favorite rooms, the first of which was covered in exquisite de Gournay wallpaper and the second was a breathtaking enormous glass bamboo forest.And then there was the most intricate gold gown of fairytale proportions…Glorious views from AK’s plush rooftop garden of the 4th of July fireworks (over the East River) after the jump. (more…)

Magnolias & Loulay

We will return to our European sojourn shortly as we have Paris yet to cover, but hitting pause for the moment to welcome the arrival of spring where dull backyards and greenery become instantly refreshed by these oversized fuchsia blooms weighing heavily on the branches of magnolia trees everywhere.  And since one can often be besieged by beauty without the optimal tools of documentation, these images were captured using the iPhone 5S and the VSCO camera app.  As for Loulay, was most impressed with the gorgeous space … Definitely recommend trying the tasty small and medium plates on the dinner menu.  Do order a few to share.Seattle, Chef in the Hat (more…)

Flora & Fauna

Spring has undoubtedly arrived and with it comes the annual cherry blossom gazing.  {See previous years’ here and here.}  The UW Quad was once again flooded with revelers, all with their camera gear in tow and giddy smiles at the ready.  Pink and white blossoms also adorned the tranquil Seattle Japanese Garden.  A glimpse at the scene this weekend as we welcomed the new season …

Cherry blossoms

Cherry blossoms at UW QuadTurtles at Seattle Japanese Garden (more…)

Bergdorf Goodman Windows

Wishing you the happiest of holidays and hoping the season finds you surrounded by joy and merriment wherever you may be.  Admiring the spectacular windows at Bergdorf Goodman has become a holiday tradition for many, and so in keeping with that tradition {remember last year?}, here are a few of my favorite scenes from this year’s theme Holiday on Ice.  Do you see anything on your wish list?  I do.

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