I wore this outfit the other day. This look is simple and effortless. I love the sweet pink hue of it, and a nice touch of shimmer. Although it’s still winter, I’m feeling so spring. It may be that the weather is warm this winter. I feel we need a cold front for a last chance of wearing our favorite leather jacket. Luckily, I’ve got that chance to do so when I’m in Paris for fashion week. Please, stay tuned for great PFW photos coming on the blog.
The tulips were blooming earlier than expected. They are confused and think that spring is coming early. Even the birds are singing in the garden.
Thank you everyone for reading and have a wonderful day ahead!! xo…Hanh
Yesterday, we had a chance to spend our time in the countryside (Bogata, TX) with a few great friends and we had a great fun time. It was a gorgeous day to be outdoor.
An afternoon tea for ladies and beer for gentlemen were a great idea.
The kids love to ride on this car.
Don’t be scared!! This alligator gar was dry and dead. We found it on the shore of the lake.
Thank you everyone for reading!! Have a happy Sunday and a wonderful week ahead!! xo…Hanh
It was so fun to have a shoot for the.?.?.?…online publication. This is a little sneak peek of one of the looks for the shoot. Can’t wait to share it in the near future!!
. Turquoise is my new color obsession for this spring/summer.
Thank you everyone for reading! Have a lovely weekend with your family, loved ones, and friends!xo…Hanh
Nonna is located at 4115 Lomo Alto Drive in Highland Park, owned by a young chef, Julian Barsotti, a Dallas native. He is doing something rather daring: changes his menu constantly. The young chef travels to Italy every year, returning energized and bursting with ideas, inspired by whatever region he’s visited.
Nonna’s food is fresh, innovative, and well prepared. House made pastas, sausages, and pizza…are excellent. I’ve been here many times and every single dish that I order is always delicious. This restaurant is for people who appreciate fine food. To me, it’s the best Italian restaurant in town, some said “Best one outside of Italy.”
Bread is baked in a wood burning oven in the main dinning room is served at the start-it’s like a pita, it’s puffed, basted lightly in oil and sprinkle with salt. It’s served steaming hot on your table. I love this bread! This restaurant is full every night and you should make a reservation.
Here are a few dishes that we’ve had. As I said, every dish is outstanding.
Wood oven roasted baby octopus with salad verde, potatoes, and olives.
Beets, avocado, and citrus salad.
Snapper alla piccata with braised rainbow chard and baby artichoke.
Lardo wrapped rabbit lion and quail in porchetta with farrotto and cipolline onions.
Thank you everyone for reading!! Hope this makes you hungry :-). Have a lovely day ahead!! xo…Hanh
I got this Chanel dress about two years ago. It was a gift from my husband for our anniversary. Its color is Chanel classic black and white and it’s of course a timeless investment piece. I styled it with a Forever 21 black top, Jil Sander high-thigh boots, and I wanted to add a strong twist to this look by pairing the Christian Louboutin spikes document holder (used as a clutch)- this gave an idea of Chanel’s modern women in business look. The fur jacket is a vintage find, yet the fur added a glamours feeling. And those gloves were from a local shop in Paris.
Talk about investment pieces, do you know that the price of a Chanel hand bag has been up about $600?? Lucky for whoever bought Chanel bags before this increase.
I adore this Chanel necklace. It’s a versatile piece and can be worn as a belt.
Thank you everyone for reading and have a wonderful week ahead!!xo…Hanh
I love scarves! Especially the ones that are soft, light weight, and big dimensions. How about you? Here are a few scarves which I would love to add to my scarf collection:
Thank you to you all for reading!! Have a lovely weekend with your family, friends, and loved ones!!xo…Hanh
I was so excited to moderate your comments and your votes for the contest; Fashion Blog World’s Inspiration 2012. To be honest, all the contestants look fabulous and each has her own style and inspiration. I love them all!!
I noticed a few contestants were disciplined enough to rally their fans and get more votes, while others let the Life-in-travel’s readers do the judging. Either way, I admired the contestants’ decision and was inspired by their self-confidence.
The winner of the contest who received the most votes and will get $175 giftcard to the store of her choice or cash…Congratulations to #10, Chelsea!!!
Chelsea, please contact me for your prize.
Thank you to all the contestants and a special big thanks to my readers who took the time to vote and choose the winner.
Thank you everyone for reading and have a lovely weekend with your family, friends, and loved ones!! xo…Hanh
Have I told you about my new domain for the blog? I know that I shared it on twitter long ago. That’s a problem when you get older-forgetting things easily My blog’s new address is www.life-in-travel.com. It should automatically update for you if you already followed me with the old address.
Anyway, thank you everyone for your love and continuing support for my blog all these years. I appreciate it and hope to see you around more often.
Thank you so much for reading and have a lovely weekend!!
I had the best New York trip for fashion week ever. Although, I didn’t attend many shows-just Doo.Ri and Thakoon but I enjoyed my trip so much. My kids had no school, so they were able to come along with me. It was our first girls’ trip, and we had an amazing time, filled with tons of sweet memories to last a lifetime. Not only being with my kids, but also to be with my great friends, Jason and Lucrecia. Lucrecia was the sweetest roommate ever. I was really enjoying my time with her; shopping, talking, sharing, chatting, dining…I wish she lived here!!! Another great thing of this trip was that we stayed at The Plaza Hotel New York for the first time for my kids. They wanted the feeling like Kevin had in “Home Alone.” The hotel has a timeless elegance, one of New York city’s finest, a place for celebrities, and a beautiful backdrop for so many famous movies.
Yes, I’m always thankful for my life and feel so blessed.
Here are our New York trip photo diary.
Cutest little girl. She had on Custo Barcelona Kids jacket, Justice hat.
My big girl borrowed my Balenciaga boots for the trip and wanted to borrow them forever. Lol!!!
I was ready for my dinner with Lucrecia
. I had the great time!!
And paired this look with Raphael Young wings pumps.
I love Lucrecia’s new retro handset for Iphone and her ‘hijab‘ style.
Spot this guy at Open Ceremony with layers of bracelets and rings on.
The view of 5th Avenue and 58th Street / 59th Street from our room.
Final walk at Thakoon fall 2012 show at The Plaza’s ballroom.
Final walk at Doo.Ri fall 2012 at Eyebeam Art Center.
Time for window shopping.
The kid’s activities. They enjoyed shopping at H&M Kids, F21 Kids, FAO Schwarz toy store, Apple store, riding in the horse carriage, and rollerblading in Central Park (believe or not, they packed their own roller-blades)…..
The kids had a great time at the Met museum with a Scavenger Hunt program; a fun way for kids to explore the museum.
At Nola studio. Before attending Mary Poppins musical Broadway show. The kids had a chance to learn to sing songs and dance with Tom Souhrada; one of the cast members.
They enjoyed making hand-made paper from fiber.
This is how the paper looks after adding colors and creation.
Thank you everyone for reading! Have a wonderful day!!! xo…Hanh
ps: Please, stay tuned for the announcement of the winner of Fashion Blog World’s Inspiration 2012.
Pink is my favorite color since I was a little girl. But, vivid blue is my obsession color of the moment. Lately, I’ve enjoyed styling my outfit with this blue hue; a great accent color to highlight your outfit. It’s just such a bright happy color and goes with everyone’s skin tone.
Surprisingly, there are many second-hand pieces which I adore in my closet and this vivid blue fur stole is one of them.
I’ve paired this asymmetrical Alexander Wang top with leather shorts and tights, and with leather leggings…This time I paired it with my favorite J-Brand jeans. This look is casual but dressy, glamorous yet chic. I just love the flare-leg and the fringes elements of the look.
Thank you everyone for reading and have a lovely day!! xo…Hanh