Life Through A Lens #14- Tokyo!

A magical Haneda Airport at 7:30am.

 

Beautiful June morning in Meguro, Tokyo.

 

Always travel in style. @KateSpade @ToryBurch

 

May not be the main Shibuya crossing, but just as fun and exciting.

 

Mid-afternoon break from shopping is complete by matcha shaved ice with red bean! #yum

 

Italian food or Japanese-Italian food? You choose…

 

The world-famous Takeshita street in Harajuku.

 

The streets of Takeshita are filled with vibrant, inviting stores.

 

But did you really go to Tokyo if you didn’t eat ramen? This was a delicious bowl of cold tan-tan men (sesame cold noodles).

 

The stores and buildings towering over the chaotic Shibuya crossing.

 

The entrance to the famous Asakusa temple.

 

Beautiful temples surrounding the main attraction in Asakusa.
Cascading little river-gardens around the temples in Asakusa.

 

Small food vendors with a view of the Tokyo Sky Tree.

 

The main and biggest temple in Asakusa.

 

A little comedy show theater in the backstreets of Tokyo.

 

A view of Tokyo from The Westin in Ebisu.

 

5pm skies from Ebisu Garden Place in central Tokyo.

 

Buildings and an indoor picnic sight at Ebisu Garden Place.

 

The cutest little vintage store in the backstreets of Karuizawa.

 

Kate always has words of wisdom. @KateSpade

JOLYN

There is only one word in the swimming world that is synonymous with joy, pride, honor, and thrill. And no, it’s not 200 fly, it’s JOLYN. For the past few years, Jolyn’s have taken the swimming and water sports scene by storm. Speaking from my experience, the number of my teammates that wear Jolyn’s have grown exponentially, even in the last year. It’s become a way for our team to bond. From “twinning” pics to team orders, Jolyn has creating a strong sense of team. Whether it’s the bright colorful patterns, the unique styles of the suits, or even just the small black logo, it’s something that has proven (time and time again) to be much more than just another brand of swimsuit. I can personally say that neither my sister or I have bought a non-Jolyn swimsuit in the last two years.

Not only are Jolyn’s absolutely beautiful to look at (I may have found true love:), they are amazing suits for swimming, training, and all water sports. With both the one pieces and (some) two pieces having adjustable tie-backs, the sizes are flexible and the suits stay up. I have used Jolyn’s for everything; from swim practice to weight training, and from beach bumming to playing a beach game. And never have a suffered from a wardrobe malfunction (if you know what I mean). From training one-pieces to beach bikinis, it’s the only place I ever want to shop.

So if I haven’t already convinced you that Jolyn’s are the best, I took some photos of me, my sister and a friend in our Jolyn’s, to show you what we really mean. I will link as many links as possible down below, and please let me know in the comments if you want more information on sizing!

Links:

Jolyn- https://jolynclothing.com/

Tops- https://jolynclothing.com/pages/swim-tops-category

Bottoms- https://jolynclothing.com/pages/swim-bottoms-category

One Pieces- https://jolynclothing.com/pages/onesies-category

Active Wear- https://jolynclothing.com/pages/dryland-accessories

Blue One Piece- https://jolynclothing.com/collections/solid-brandon-fixed-back-onesies/products/brandon-fixed-back-onesie-electric-blue?variant=21028013697

Pink One Piece-https://jolynclothing.com/collections/wazza-fixed-back-onesie/products/wazza-fixed-back-onesie-strawberry

Purple One Piece- https://jolynclothing.com/collections/solid-nico-tie-back-onesie

Life Through A Lens #13- More Korea!

Walking through downtown Seoul in the afternoon
A view of the N Seoul Tower
love, love, love. everywhere.
The bustling streets of Myeondong
A little bit of greenery in the midst of organized chaos
A mid-afternoon pick-me-up of Korean fried chicken (so yum!!)
A night view of the brightly-lit Myeongdong
Chapchae at an Imperial Korean restaurant
A beautiful scene right outside a restaurant in the “suburbs” of Seoul

Gyoza Meatballs- Quick and Easy Recipe

This recipe is all the goodness of gyoza, with no carbs!

Ingredients: (serves 6)

600 grams minced pork

1 egg

5 cloves garlic, minced

1/3 knob ginger, grated

3/4 cup chives, chopped

4 tbsp. soy sauce

1 tbsp. yakitori sauce

2 tsp. chili oil

garlic salt, to taste

1 tbsp. sesame oil + 2 tbsp. for frying

Directions:

  1. Mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl.
  2. Form meatballs.
  3. Fry with sesame oil on medium heat for 5 minutes on each side.
  4. Eat and be happy:)

 

Life Through A Lens #12- Korea

Flying out of Gimpo airport in Seoul, and headed back to Haneda airport in Tokyo.

 

Ended the trip with some white wine and a Korean sunset.

 

A picture-perfect view of the rainbow-lit Alotf at night.

 

The bustling Myeongdong at night.

 

After spending 2 1/2 hours at the spa, we ended the night with delicious Korean BBQ and beer.

 

I loved Seoul, but this Matcha Bingsoo was the absolute winner.

 

The Express Bus Terminal was full of beautiful greenery.

 

The cutest little coffee shop (with the best lemonade).

 

Chilling with my favorite people (haha!) and the best lemonade I’ve ever had while I wait for my mom to finish her meeting.

 

The Terminal in Gangnam, Seoul.

 

When in Seoul… and it happened to be The Bachelorette day as well.

 

Rewinding with some iced coffee (and Kate Spade:) after a day of touring Seoul.

 

I was in kimchi heaven! We found rows and rows of kimchi (from cabbage to shrimp to garlic stalks) in the supermarket.

 

Tantan-men (spicy, peanut sauce noodles) for lunch at Shinsegae Department Store on the first day.

 

The Starbucks at The Terminal in Gangnam, Seoul.

Thanks for an amazing trip, Seoul! We’ll be back:)