Derek Lam Dress – Spring2011

Packing light is a smart way to save my energy and less work when I travel with my kids. This Derek Lam dress was my fashion savior on my family’s past vacation. As you know, I packed eight mix/match outfits for my five weeks long trip. Yet, I wore this dress countless times and I got so many compliments. Clearly, I styled it loose casual look for daytime with pink flipflops, and styled it with nicer shoes and waist cinch with a fancy belt for nighttime. I called it the fashion savior also because it’s a concealing outfit to hide my gained pounds from the trip.
Unfortunately, to gain pounds is easy but to loose it is hard. I’m still working to get back my normal weight. I don’t know if it’s possible, my beach vacation is coming up in a week and my bikini has to wait :(
Wearing: Louis Vuitton sunglasses, Proenza bracelet.
Have a happy Sunday and a fabulous week ahead! xo…Hanh :)
ps: Thank you everyone for the sweet comments on the last post! xoxo…

When I Gained Six Pounds

These pictures were taken about a month ago when I was in Venice, Italy. I tweeted that I gained 6 pounds on my trip because of eating good pasta, pizza, tiramisu, ice-cream… Yes, the gain went straight to my hips and belly. This is so easy to explain when you already have had two children and getting older (I’m…4…..2…Aaaah!!!). Yet, this Banana Republic skirt was so TIGHT and this top made me look slim. Thanks to my Rick Owens top, I was able to cover my fat, and the skirt cooperated as well.

Hermes watch, leather bracelet, and scarf. Fendi spring2011 wedges.

Have a wonderful day to you all!!xo…Hanh :)

Our Sweet Moments

These pictures were taken a few weeks ago when we were in NYC.

Being a mom, I always enjoy the kisses and hugs from my kids. I truly cherish those special moments. Yes, I’m definitely addicted to snuggling with them, I’m sure they are, too. Here was candid photo, a sweet kiss from my lovely big girl.

O-Oh! You’ve probably seen this often in a family; the moment that is the kids are loving each other and the next moment fighting. And a mom must listen to both sides to be a fair judge. Here was that moment:

A fair judge is important to turn any fight into a happy, loving ending :)

Anyway, back to the fashion, I’ve received countless compliments every time I’ve worn this Hanna Bernard lucky cat necklace which I special ordered from HB team months ago. Finally, I had it. Yet, I’m deeply in love with it. I’m so glad that I came up with this custom made cat necklace idea, my Japanese lucky cat is my treasure. And the work of HB team is always impressive.

Wearing: Madewell tee, Banana Republic linen skirt, Junya Watanabe jacket, Hermes leather bracelet, sunglasses were bought on the street in Barcelona .
Have a lovely day ahead!!x0…Hanh :)

Sunset on The Hudson River

The Hudson river in New York city is one of my favorite rivers. It was so pleasant to spend our fine evening on the yacht on this river where you can enjoy the sunset over the Big Apple and New Jersey on the other side of the river. The yacht stayed at the same spot when we were out there and we had a great chance to see beautiful Manhattan changing its beauty under the sunlight. It was amazing!
Early sunset. Manhattan is on the east side and New Jersey is on the west side of the Hudson river.

The sunlight reflected off the buildings on the New York city side.
Later , the clouds, the colors were just beautiful – it was almost unreal.

And this is how the sunlight reflected off the buildings of the New York city side.

Getting darker-beautiful New York city’s lights.

New York city is always one of my favorite cities in the world. Lucky for those who grow up and live in this amazing city.
Have a wonderful day to you all! xo…Hanh :)
ps: Before you’re leaving this page, please read my interview with Rana Good at Societe Perrier, click here. Thank you Rana for the sweet interview!

Amalfi Coast

We truly love Italy. Every region, city, town, village…has its own character and beauty. Of course, I don’t forget to mention the food, the language, the people…these make Italy is an amazing country. Amalfi coast is one of my favorite regions. It is definitely a popular tourist destination. The Amalfi coast is on the Southern coast of Italy and is known for its scenic beauty and picturesque villages. Visit if you love the sun, want to go to fabulous parties in Positano, or explore the hilltop gardens of Ravello. Amalfi Drive is a scenic stretch that runs along the cliff, streching from the Bay of Naples to the Gulf of Salerno.
Amalfi Coast.

Amalfi port seen from the Lido Azzurro restaurant.
The pictures below are Ravello Garden Villa Rufolo.
Positano seen from the top.
Have a lovely day to you all! xo…Hanh :)

When I was in Paris

These Miu Miu trousers were my new purchase in Paris with 50% off. It’s fun how this Free People blouse changed its color from hot pink to bright coral under different sunlight.

I borrowed my kid’s faux fur mouse key chain. We bought two of them, one bright blue and one bright orange, on the street in Italy for 4 Euro each. I think it’s a cute idea to attach it to my Celine bag for this look.

Have a wonderful day to you all!!! xo…Hanh :)

The Birds – San Marco in Venice

Half of the pigeons have already gone compared with years ago when we were here before. The city government doesn’t want those birds here anymore and does not allow the tourists to feed them, but the tourists do it anyway. They also enjoy taking pictures with them. When the people talk about San Marco, they talk about feeding the pigeons. The pigeons add a fun and dramatic feel to the square.
My kids like to visit the square and feed the pigeons every day. The kids were scared at first, but they enjoyed it and had fun.

This DFV blue dress is always with me on every summer vacation. I love its color and it’s easy to wear. For the first time, I own a Louis Vuitton scarf.
Another day feeding the pigeons. I wore Derek Lam dress and the kids’s clothing is from CrewCuts.

Third day feeding the birds…

We believe Venice is one of the most beautiful cities in the world and Piazza San Marco is one of the most stunning and romantic squares. Relaxing at the square, feeding hundreds of pigeons, listening to live classic music, looking at the Bell Tower and Basilica….every element makes this square so magical.

Piazza San Marco at night.
In front of you is Florian’s cafe. It has been opened since 1720s. We came here to enjoy their delicious tiramisu and their beautiful music everyday.
Have a lovely day to you all!! xo…Hanh :)

Bright Summer in Mondello

My little girl was busy and happy playing with her new friend; rolypolyoli.
These pictures were taken when we were in Mondello, a seaside town at the foot of Monte Pellergrino in Sicily, Italy.
I wore Forever21 shorts, the top from Free People. I absolutely love this top for its winkle free, bright color, and breezy feeling. It is one of my favorite outfits on this trip. The kids wore their new tops from Custo Barcelona for kids-Custo Growing, and the umbrellas were purchased from Sicily.
Have a lovely day to you all!!xo…Hanh :)
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