Thursday, May 5, 2011

re F R E S H E D

a beautiful engagement celebration, scorching hot weather, gluttonous feasting, a small shopping indulgence, and much needed quality time with family & friends. best six days ever!
now back to work!

first meal: pork belly & mango appetizer @ marche moderne, south coast plaza - costa mesa
my welcome back gift -- YSL arty ovale ring in coral <3
fresh crawfish @ the kickin' crab, costa mesa
our mom, arranging her flowers for the party
the backyard
meet Boyd, our 16 year old grandpa-dog
me with the bride-to-be in her custom-made Vietnamese ao dai
his LVs, her CLs
3.1 phillip lim resort '11 dress, h&m maxi chiffon dress
with our dear friend Linh
the calmest bridezilla ever known!
a visit to the LAB, costa mesa
on me: 3.1 phillip lim knit top, f21 isabal marant-inspired pink shorts, my little brother's flannel, dolce vita boots, chanel bag, ysl, cartier & noir rings, 80spurple sunnies

brunch @ break of dawn, laguna hills (HIGHLY RECOMMEND!)
mochi ice cream balls @ mochilatto, irvine
the sparkling driveway into SOUTH COAST PLAZA, costa mesa
ramen & stuff @ kohryu, costa mesa
can't have a complete trip without my macaron fix! one dozen delivered to my door from my special someone <3
courtesy of layer cake bakery, irvine (the best macarons in orange county in my opinion)
a large box of goodies from 85degrees, irvine to bring back to NYC
i wish i took more pictures, but i think i was too busy catching up and eating with everyone that i simply forgot to snap some photos. i also wish i had more time to see more of my friends that i didn't get to meet up with...i'll see you in a couple months!

til next time...




  1. i know exactly all those places!

    -LOVE LOVE laker cake bakery macaroons but my friend told me it shut down?
    -there's nothing like 85C bakery. so good nom nom

    you are super cute xx

  2. I love all of your pictures! Your ring is SUPER fab (jealous) and all of those treats look sooo tasty! I hope you had a great trip!


    DIANA -- there's nothing like some fresh baked goods from anywhere! love my sweets :)

  4. love the pictures!!

  5. Your dress and make-up looks gorgeous and so sweet.
    And what an awesome "coming home gift"! makes you wanna go back more frequently. ;)

  6. Wonderful welcome home gift. Do I spy lace shorts from Threadscene.

  7. @ RIA -- yesss you spy correct! lovelovelove crochet shorts & threadsence!and wouldn't it be nice if i always came home to a gift like that? ;)

  8. Omg what a beautiful way to celebrate an engagement! Good friends, lovely food, beautiful clothes. All of these photos are beautiful & so are all of you girls! :)
    Glad I found this blog, following :)