Wednesday, September 3, 2014

"We're Back, We're Back In San Francisco"

On Monday I wore a pink colorblock doo.ri dress in Chinatown. My sister and I got dim sum at House of Dim Sum, tea tasting and purchased some Jasmine leaves at Vital Tea Leaf, and wandered around some shops. We met a lot of friendly people in the district, such as at tea tasting where we got to try extra flavors because we were talkative! If you put yourself out there with kindness, you never know what will follow. We sampled Iron goddess king oolong, Ginseng rooibos, Jasmine pearl, Green tea, and Lychee red tea. At a small Chinese novelty shop my sister Ashley and I noticed some Chinese brush paintings, and asked the owner about the town they were of. Turns out, I had been there during my college trip to China, and sat on that very bridge in the painting, in the small village outside of Shanghai. The ancient town paintings were in a set of four and one depicted each season. She just had to purchase them after and they are already on her bedroom wall!

More photos of Chinatown are below the outfit portion of my post! I am now back home in New York City, but have such fond memories of a marvelous trip. I blogged about Napa Valley, Sausalito, and Chinatown, but saw other sights on the days I relaxed and dressed down a little more and didn't blog. We went to Alcatraz and met a former prisoner, walked Fisherman's Wharf and saw the seals, visited Alamo Square and saw the Painted Ladies, went to Golden Gate Park, saw the Conservatory of Flowers, had tea at the Japenese Tea Garden, visited Haight-Ashbury and Amoeba Music, enjoyed art at both deYoung Museum and the Legion of Honor Museum with the Matisse exhibit, saw the Mrs. Doubtfire house and flowers, did Yoga at Grace Cathedral, went into Harijuku Hearts, and saw Lombard Street. Hope to see you soon, San Francisco! 


Photography: Ashley Laurel

Outfit Highlights: doo.ri dress and jewelry from Chinatown

Style Tips: Bring a coverup like a light sweater or jacket for cool mornings and evenings in the city. 

Song of the Day: San Francisco by Vanessa Carlton

1 comment:

  1. This sounds wonderful! I adore Chinatown and the tea tastings and dim sum there. Funny enough, I actually have a coral rose ring bought in Chinatown--it's sort of a smaller version of yours!