The Philip Johnson Glass House

I had a great time exploring New Canaan on a sunny weekend in July. All the greenery! It was such a nice change from the city that I went a little picture crazy. If you’re at all interested in architecture, head up to Connecticut for a tour of Philip Johnson’s summer home. I had no […]

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JoyceSeptember 4, 2014 - 11:11 am

I was planning on going last week too, but didn’t make it! Great minds think alike, I guess haha. I like that your photos show me parts that I didn’t see in other photos before.

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KelvenSeptember 15, 2014 - 12:49 am

Pretty cool layout I suppose. No such thing as worrying about the lack of light in this house I bet hehe. Such lush surroundings too.

A Chiang Mai Thai Cooking Class Review

After we picked up our ingredients at a local Thai marketplace and learned about all the sauces, veggies and herbs we’d be using, we headed back to the cooking school to learn how to make our favorite Thai dishes. Most of the thai cooking courses in Chiang Mai offer morning, evening or all day classes. […]

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JoyceSeptember 2, 2014 - 2:50 pm

No way, that’s such a great idea to do a cooking class in Thailand! I love Pad Thai so I’ll try to make this one day when I’m not busy (not sure when that will be, haha, but it’s on my todo list!)

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ElifnazSeptember 4, 2014 - 6:31 am
KelvenSeptember 15, 2014 - 1:12 am

That food looks amazing. Great photography too, the frames are bright and colorful and most importantly, they make you want to taste the food! :)

I’m headed to Phuket in a week and I can’t wait to get cooking. Though… knowing how to make pad thai at home could be dangerous…

Thai Cooking Class: Essential Thai Ingredients

While in Chiang Mai, we decided to take a Thai cooking class to learn how to make some of our favorite thai dishes! I didn’t realize (insert cuisine) cooking classes were a “thing” but apparently they are a pretty popular activity in a number of asian countries. I was pretty excited for this – the […]

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Valerie at Weekend WondersAugust 31, 2014 - 1:26 pm

How fun! This is such a cool thing to do when on holiday. I’m dreaming of a trip to Italy to learn how to make ravioli. How awesome would that be? xx

SherAugust 31, 2014 - 10:13 pm

ooh that sounds like a delicious workshop to try :)

Thailand Train Travel

Oops, it’s been a while since I’ve posted on here! To be honest I thought about shutting down the blog. It’s been just a little over a year since I’ve first started it and sometimes it can feel like a challenge to post new things. I really love taking pictures but editing and all the […]

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JoyceAugust 29, 2014 - 9:54 am

I don’t think you should stop blogging! I think your photos are amazing and I love reading your stories.

I didn’t even think of taking the train in my Thailand trip. I booked flights with AirAsia and was pleased with their service and price. I’m glad that the sleeper cars were comfortable enough to oversleep and glad that you guys were able to find your way to the hotel safely!

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TedAugust 30, 2014 - 3:34 pm

Please do not shut down the site!

I enjoy the writing, and of course, the photos!

Oh dear …
British gappies + drugs n alcohol = wow

SherAugust 30, 2014 - 4:40 pm

aw thanks Ted! haha i’m sure you’ve already met some on your travels

SherAugust 30, 2014 - 4:40 pm

Thanks for the kind words Joyce :)

A Sunday at Smorgasburg

Some photos from a quick trip to the Sunday Smorgasburg market. If you’re new to NYC, Smorgas is a weekend only flea and food market hosted in Brooklyn. On Saturdays, head to hipster zen Williamsburg, on Sundays go to Pier 5 near the Brooklyn Bridge. The vendor list is extensive, featuring everything from lobster rolls […]

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Visiting Sukhothai Historical Park

On the heels of visiting Ayutthaya, we continued northwards and visited Sukhothai Historical Park the next day. Old Sukhothai is a UNESCO world heritage site covering the capital of the 13th century kingdom and features the remains of the royal palace and 26 buddhist temples. We decided to rent bikes again and had fun zipping around […]

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EricaAugust 5, 2014 - 10:28 pm

Your photos are absolutely beautiful! And sounds like an amazing and life-changing experience. Hope you enjoyed the rest of your trip! xx

JoyceAugust 6, 2014 - 10:40 pm

Loving all your pictures, they’re inspired and the temple looks etheral. Thanks for all the tips too!

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SherAugust 8, 2014 - 1:43 pm

Thanks for stopping by Joyce! xx

ChalsieAugust 14, 2014 - 3:52 am

Wow! I’ve always wanted to visit Thailand, but I just haven’t got around to it yet. Your trip and images have really got my dreaming though!!

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SherAugust 19, 2014 - 6:20 pm

Aw, thanks Chalsie! Hope you make it out there soon :)

SherAugust 19, 2014 - 6:21 pm

Thanks Erica – I had the BEST time!

Rachel KohAugust 27, 2014 - 2:42 am

I’ve been looking through your blog and your travel photos look phenomenal, especially those you took in Japan and Thailand! Ignited my wanderlust!

xo, Rachel
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SherAugust 28, 2014 - 1:39 pm

aw thank you Rachel!

[…] that advanced planning…we missed the train. We were staying in Phitsanulok, a town close to Sukhothai Historical Park, and had opted to book another night at the hotel to freshen up and nap after visiting the ruins. […]

Ancient Ruins at Ayutthaya

From Bangkok, we woke up early for a day trip to visit the ancient ruins at Ayutthaya. Ayutthaya (emphasis on the second and last syllables, so aye – YOU – thai – aH) was once an ancient Siamese Kingdom that ruled from 1351 to 1767. The city, having arisen on an island at the delta of […]

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KatieJuly 30, 2014 - 10:17 am

Your pictures are great! We didn’t have time to make to Ayutthaya, but went to Sukhothai instead (amazingly beautiful). On our next trip we will make a point to go!

SherAugust 4, 2014 - 10:34 am

Thanks Katie!