Jeffrey Campbell

I’m in the mood for less expensive shoes, but still fabulous shoes. Look at these shoes below, don’t you think they’re amazing? They definitely made it into “My A list of fabulous shoes in my closet.” This is an example that you don’t have to spend lots of money to have fabulous shoes. Thank you to Solestruck and Freepeople website. But, if you want to spend to the max for higher end designer brand shoes and your pocket allows you to do so, then why not go for it. My thinking about fashion is all about spending what you’re comfortable with, having fun, being happy and confident…
These Jeffrey Campbell Lita boots are from Solestruck. They’re ridiculously comfy, definitely high and so hot. Love it!

And these Miramar straps Platform wedges are from Freepeople, also Jeffrey Campbell. I love the straps. The shoes are amazingly light, comfy, and awesome. I love Jeffrey Campbell shoes!

HOME-COOKING.

In Vietnamese cuisine, there is a dish called “Bo tai chanh”, it means beef carpaccio cured with lemon juice. One day, I was tired of beef and wanted something different, but I wanted the same flavor as Bo tai chanh. Here is what I came up with: Fresh salmon carpaccio cured with lemon juice.

Here’s what you need: sweet-sour fish sauce, 1 sliced red bell pepper, 1 sliced orange bell pepper (you could use any color bell pepper that you like), 1 medium side sliced red onion, a handful of cherry tomatoes (sliced them in half), a handful of chopped cilantro, a handful of chopped rice-paddy herb (called Ngo Om in Vietnamese), minced a handful of unsalted roasted peanuts, 8 oz of fresh lemon juice (I used about 6 large fresh lemon), a thin bed of mixed green salad in a large plate, and I sliced fresh sockeye salmon about 3 cups. The preparation as you see in the pic below. First, put sliced fresh salmon in 8 oz fresh lemon juice for 10′. During this time, you mix sliced bell pepper and sliced cherry tomatoes with 2 tablespoons sweet-sour fish sauce. Then, you even out this mix on top of the bed of mixed green salad. Pour over this bed the fish sauce which you use for the mixing as in the picture below.

After 10′, you drain out the salmon from the lemon juice (to make sure it’s comply drained). Transfer the salmon into a big bow. Now, add 1/8 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon concentrated fish sauce, sliced red onion, chopped peanuts, and 1 tablespoon sweet-sour fish sauce. Mix. After that, pour evenly over the top of the green salad-bell pepper-cherry tomatoes bed as you see in the picture below. There, you have a delicious, healthy salad. Enjoy it with a glass of white Burgundy!! Let me know how it turns out for you :) To make sweet-sour fish sauce: 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice, 1 tablespoon concentrated fish sauce, about 3/4 tablespoon sugar, 2 tablespoon water. You could add more water depending on if you want it less or more salty. I use Viet Huong-Three Crabs brand fish sauce.

Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Wishing you all a wonderful day!! Hug…Hanh :)

ps:I try to post once a week. I’ll update to share my looks, food, places, etc…daily on twitter-lifeintravel. I’m thinking about facebook. I’ll let you know if I have one :)

Random Family Pictures in Provence // Seillans Village

Thank you everyone for the love. I don’t have a final decision yet. It’s not a bad idea to post once a month, twice a month, or whenever I have time, as many readers suggested. I know for sure, though, that I won’t close the blog. It’ll be there for you and me as a great memory. I actually learn a lot from the blogworld. You all are my inspiration. You show me the sweetness, the honest heart, and care for people. I truly feel like I know you more and more through your comments in each post. I feel like you all are my friends that I can share everything. It’s one of the great feelings in life. Now on with the blog!
Now, look at my big girl! I can see her growing up to be a fine young lady. She’s sweet, thoughtful child. She loves reading and science. I’m very proud of her. Love!
Here is my little girl. She’s easy going, sweet, and humorous. She loves drawing and wants to be an artist when she grows up. She loves numbers and think that numbers is easy for her. It’s nice to hear that :) Oh, she also loves the camera. She makes my day delightful :) Yes, she loves to eat- healthy food.They are my sunshine :) I’m very proud to be their mom.With my nephew and his fiance.
We love to play games and make up our own games to play on our trips. It’s a great way to entertain the kids while waiting. It’s fun. We laugh…Sweet memories! Smelling-game was made up, because there was rosemary and lavender everywhere at our hotel in Provence. We closed our eyes to smell and tell.
The kids and me at Fayence village.At the hotel.I wanted to bring this wild cat home from Seillans village, although I’m not a cat person. I love her all white hair, just beautiful.We went to Seillans village for dinner when we stayed in Provence. Seillans village is a small village. It has small, narrow, up-down hill allies like the rest of old villages in Europe. One thing about it,there are a lot of beautiful wild cats here. I mean a lot! It has two beautiful restaurants in middle of the village with a very romantic setting. The one that we dined is called La Gloire de Mom Pere. It has a star in the Guide Michelin 2010. The food was absolutely delicious. There was a charming old guy playing violin that was a perfect romantic touch for the evening.

Kids’s clothing from Crewcuts-Jcrew.

Thank you everyone for visiting and comments! Wishing you all a great day ahead! Hugs…Hanh :)

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To Post Or Not To Post

Hi everyone,I hope you’re doing well. It has been a while since I posted something new. Many of you who follow me on twitter probably know that I have been thinking about stopping my blogging. It’s just because I’m getting busy with my volunteer work and my kids after school activities. We also planned another huge project to be done for our life that will keep me extremely busy which I will probably share with you guys in the future. Thank you everyone for leaving messages on twitter, on my comment page, and my email to encourage me to post. I’m not sure what I will do. But for now, I’ll try my best to blog. A big thank you to you all for the love, and for supporting my blog. Please, follow me on twitter-lifeintravel- which is the way that I announce my new posts. I hope you all have a wonderful weekend ahead! In the meantime, please enjoy my new post :) xoxo

This is the work of Rachel. Don’t you think her sketches are beautiful? Thank you Rachel for the feature of me on your special 21st Bday post on your blog, Visual Basic! click here to see the rest of this special post.

One more time to say thank you Vicen for featuring me on your blog-LOOK 10, again. It’s so sweet of you. I absolutely love the portrait. Check out the selection of my looks on the blog LOOK 10, click here.And here I carried my beloved Alexander McQueen clutch for Fashion Night Out. The leopard top is Junya Watanabe which I purchased on final sale at Barneys about 2 years ago. It’s a classic piece, great investment top that I will wear it lots this fall/winter. This picture credit for Danieljoseph Photography.Again, thank you everyone for stopping by and comments. Have a lovely weekend with your family and friends! Big hugs…Hanh :)
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