A tour of union square....Left column: Harijuku store in Union Square - it was full of cute little-bow-peep outfits/ Minamoto Kitchoan- japanese sweet shop near Union Square, my favorite is the sesame seed covered mochi.
Middle column: Israeli beauty supply store: Laline* - such a cute store and good prices/ A jumbo coffee cup from David's tea - the only way to drink coffee!/ A creme brûlée food stand - need I say more!?!
Right column: Papri Chaat from Chaat Cafes - there aren't any good Indian restaurants in phoenix, so I jump at the chance when I visit other cities./ Sauteed eggplant and tofu from Loving Hut/ Lavender creme brûlée from the food stand - very mild, I'll try the nutella and strawberry next time.
*This store is actually 15 mins from Union Square
I had a wonderful trip to San Francisco a few weeks ago! I just needed a last minute get away to de-stress. Here's a photo diary of cool stuff I saw:
I'm hoping one of you DIY ladies will recreate this. I saw it at a boutique on Chester street. Apparently the owner made it herself by spray painting a big branch. Then they used it as a jewelry stand. It was soooooo cute!
I got my "thai-on" at Osha Thai! The chicken was a little overcooked, but the pad thai was delicious. They also get bonus points for having delicious lychee tea, free refills on thai iced tea and mango sticky rice!
Here are a few selfies I snapped. Want to know something interesting? There is something extremely appealing to men about this lobster sweater from J. Crew. I have never received so many compliments on an outfit that covers up everything!
I indulged in mink eyelashes from a kiosk at the mall...watch out J-Lo! Can you believe they had about 30 different kinds? I bought the most natural ones (you can see the picture above) and will wear them in my next shoot. I don't know why they look so shiny in the picture.
I also got a mani and pedi. Sugarcoat does manis and pedis, but Top Coat only does manis and specializes in nail art (they also have a shop in NY).
Sigh...this was my final treat and highlights one of my favorite things about Phoenix...it's airport! I'm not exaggerating here, but the food is awesome! Many of the really nice, non-chain restaurants in Phoenix also have locations at the airport. I don't know what is special about phoenix, but you'll never have to settle for luke warm pizza or McDonald's. To illustrate, I had red wine braised short ribs on a baguette with blue cheese. There's aioli for the french fries. They even had home made, gourmet snacks for your trip. The cap'n crunch marshmallow krispie was awesome, but they also had homemade almond butter toffee and andes bars.
I rolled out of the airport, went home and went to bed. :)
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