Dog Sledding, Iceland

Dog Sledding, Iceland

One of the highlights of our Iceland trip was the dog sledding adventure. On a snowy morning in Akureyri, we woke up bright and early to meet our fluffiest and friendliest guides, who welcomed us with so much love and affection! We were so happy playing with the huskies and the malamutes that we rolled… Continue Reading

Cozy Days in Akureyri, Iceland

Cozy Days in Akureyri, Iceland

After a very adventurous drive on the snowy Ring Road, we finally made it to the city of Akureyri in northern Iceland. My beau and I both thought that it’ll be a good idea to spend some time doing nothing, and just relax and recover from the long drive. We retreated into some of the cutest… Continue Reading

Friends on the Ring Road, Iceland

Friends on the Ring Road, Iceland

We said our goodbyes to Reykjavik and got on Iceland’s national road – the Ring Road – to our next destination up in the north. Unlike major highways in other countries, the Ring Road that runs through the island here is only a two-lane road with vast fields stretching far into the horizon on both sides. There… Continue Reading

Chasing Waterfalls, Iceland

Chasing Waterfalls, Iceland

After spending some relaxing time walking around beautiful Reykjavik, we got on the white Ring Road and went chasing waterfalls. The sky was clear with lovely passing clouds, and the sun was shining on the glistening snow. With only six hours of daylight, we wanted to make sure we got to see as many places as we… Continue Reading

Arriving in Iceland

Arriving in Iceland

With only a map and a page of itinerary, my beau and I made a last-minute decision to hop on the plane and spend this past Christmas in Iceland. We’d been talking forever about how fun it would be to spend the Yule in the Nordic island to soak in all the folklore and traditions, and… Continue Reading

La Chine at Waldorf Astoria

La Chine at Waldorf Astoria

I’ve always wanted to dine at La Chine. It’s the perfect combination of exquisite Chinese cuisine and refined French execution all in an elegant setting. So on the Chinese Moon Festival, my family and I celebrated the night here and enjoyed some of the most delicately prepared regional dishes we’ve ever tasted. The Chilean sea bass and… Continue Reading

Winter Sweets

Winter Sweets

When a snow storm is brewing outside, there’s nothing better than staying in and indulging a little bit with some sweet treats. And for us New Yorkers, stopping by one of the many internationally renowned bakery shops to shake off those winter blues is always a good idea. On the shop’s fifth anniversary birthday, I… Continue Reading

Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen

Hao Noodle and Tea by Madam Zhu’s Kitchen

Happy New Year! Can you believe 2017 is officially upon us? For those of you who also celebrate the Chinese New Year, we have officially welcomed the year of the rooster! My family and I have this tradition of celebrating the new year with everyone gathering around the table enjoying some great food. But really, families and… Continue Reading

Drinking Up the Holiday Spirit

Drinking Up the Holiday Spirit

Throughout this December holiday season, I flew to somewhere warm, somewhere cold, and somewhere crazy (posts coming up soon!), in all different directions all over the map. It wasn’t until the last couple of days of the year did I finally land back home in the city. Despite all the wonderful time I had on my trips,… Continue Reading

Night at the Holiday Market

Night at the Holiday Market

One of the many things I look forward to during the holidays is the super festive, exciting and whimsical holiday markets scattered throughout the city. My favorite has always been the one in Union Square, where you’d find adorable crafts made by local artists, colorful blooms in season to add lots of fragrance and color to your room, and the… Continue Reading

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