Sweaters and sushi and Starbucks, oh my!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

+FYI, "Week o' China" is now officially "Day o' China, Plus a Few Scattered Posts". I'd forgotten how annoying the censored Chinese internet can be (I miss unblocked Blogspot!). Plus, I've been running around Beijing marveling at amazing architecture and working, working, working. Okay, and watching the entirety of Ugly Betty season 1. Can you believe I haven't seen it yet? *Love.*

+The kitties are apparently waiting for me at home with gifts of amazing faux fur shrugs from Junction Vintage (a small but sweet little vintage emporium on U Street, where I was coveting said shrug last week). I head back to the U.S. on Monday and I can't wait. I'm having a complete blast in Beijing – I seriously love this city so much; there is just something new and fascinating around every corner - but really, there's no place like home. Especially if home is even slightly warmer than the sub-zero temperatures and the absolutely blustery, bone-chilling winds we've been experiencing here this week.

+I must thank my fellow Singaporean blogger Chubby Hubby and his fab assistant Daphne for taking me to lunch yesterday at Hatsune (a.k.a. my favorite sushi place ever, thanks in part to a fantastic dish called the Moto-roll-ah. It is heaven on a plate, I tell you). Also, let it be known that ordering lunch for a well-known food blogger is more stressful than one should be in the noon hour.

+Susie Bubble and I are currently freaking out over the same fashion dilemmas. Which is kind of reassuring.

+And, have you submitted your votes for the Fashion Blogger Awards? I found it just insanely hard to narrow down. Don't say I didn't warn you.

+You must click here and here. Trust me.

+I am also a little embarrassed to report that I have been wearing the same sweater for the past three days. It is the warmest thing I brought, by far, so I will probably keep wearing it until I leave (or until it starts smelling badly of secondhand smoke and fried meats, whichever comes first). Yes, it is really that cold here.

I'm off to swill some coffee and think (rather excitedly) about what to have for lunch!


Rebecca Wigmore said...

Wow, you got the NY trip too? I am SUBSUMED in jealousy but if I'm honest, I'd say that your blog is easily one of the sweetest and most colourful fashion thingummys out there. You have a fabulous time.

Also -- hello! Long time reader, first time commenter!

--Fab Frocks

Just be...... said...

Lucky girl to be in China!!

I miss living in Asia, I love visiting your blog though.

ali said...

Merci, Ms. Spinach!

Suzanna Mars said...

You tease! What was in that Moto-roll-ah anyway?

Unknown said...

hope you are having the best time. How did you get the great luck of going to China! Love some of the little bullets you posted about!

Robin said...

Awww, sounds like a great time!
I spent a few days in Beijing in 2003, and loved it! I want to go back and have a chance to get more familiar with it!

BTW, love your blog!

Ms. Spinach said...

aw, shucks. y'all are making me blush. thanks!

the moto-roll-ah: a sushi roll of deep fried tuna, snow crab, maguro, and avocado, drizzled with special sauces. insanely, ridiculously great. (apparently, it's their most popular item.) and now that i'm thinking about it, i may need to go there for lunch again.

Dianna said...

how nice of your kitties to get you faux fur. tres chic.

love your blog.

Anonymous said...

Hey Betsy,

It was fantastic to see you in Beijing. Damn it was cold. Thanks als for the bag lady's contacts. We never got to see her though. Next trip! ;-)

And can you believe it was snowing in Shanghai when we got there? You MUST check out the new URBN hotel there. Very sexy and loads of fashionistas running around the lobby. :-)

All the best,


Joanna Goddard said...

ooh kitties!

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