• Nai Ni Chen Chinese New Year

    Culture,  Entertainment,  Life

    Nai-Ni Chen Chinese New Year Celebration

    As many of you know, this past Saturday was Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year. It’s now the year of the Golden Rat. My family and I usually do a low key celebration. My mom makes different foods in the days leading up to the holiday and we always have dinner on the day of at my grandpa’s house. Then, next weekend we’ll have a get together with some more extended family. This year I got to also attend a New Year’s dance performance/celebration at NJPAC. Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company puts on a show every year at the performing arts center and I was lucky enough to be offered…

  • Red Lace Yoke Peplum

    Fashion,  Looks

    Red Lace Yoke Peplum

    Happy Chinese New Year! It’s customary to wear red for Chinese New Year to symbolize happiness and prosperity. While out with my family this weekend, I wore this red peplum top. I love peplum tops, but what makes this one even better is that it incorporates a lace yoke. I love that this isn’t a in-your-face type red but more of a dark pink/dusky red color. I also really like the look of the vertical lace strips down the front which borders the darker and lighter monochromatic colors. Top: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohls | Leggings: LC Lauren Conrad via Kohls | Knee Socks: American Eagle | Boots: Steve Madden via DSW I decided to…

  • Culture,  Food

    Happy Chinese New Year

    Today is Chinese New Year or Lunar New Year. This year is the year of the Goat or Sheep depending on what you want to call it. I’ve heard it both ways. There are a whole list of traditions and things that people do to prepare and celebrate the new year – way too many to list here and my family only does a handful of them. I thought I’d just share a couple food pictures of things that my family ate (or made in advance for today) last night for New Year’s Eve, which is a mix of typical foods for the new year and things my family traditionally…