It was tough getting out of my cozy corner this morning after a weekend of showing friends all around town! Nick and I have very different decor styles and rarely agree on furniture (I love everything feminine and romantic while he likes clean and modern), which is why we still don’t have dining chairs after two years in our current home… I promised him greater liberties in choosing those, as long as I could have my velvet headboard and mirrored nightstands. Ours are from One King’s Lane, where I’ve been pretty happy with the look and quality of items for the prices.
Our friends Ping & Timmy were visiting for the weekend and came hungry for New England fare! We went to a sushi-making class on Saturday hosted by one of our favorite chefs Ken Oringer (as part of a MasterCard events series), who owns some amazing restaurants in town like Coppa and Toro which I always recommend to visitors. We learned how to fillet some local fish and got to eat it afterwards in a variety of sushi dishes…so fresh and good!
A lobster roll is the quintessential New England bite – there are several places in the city to get your traditional roll (which I’ll also list out in my Boston guide) but I love venturing a bit out to Quincy to Tony’s Clam Shop if you have a car. They make a mighty meaty lobster roll, have amazing juicy steamer clams, and also your usual fried seafood platters.
Afterwards we attempted to “walk off” that meal along Marina Bay but got thwarted by Cream & Sugar and their delicious cones. Side note, several ladies asked about this nail polish and it’s just my usual Essie “Fiji” pink painted on top of a layer of another white color. I’ve been loving layering nail polish colors to get the specific shade I want!
Right: Chanel CC Filigree / vanity case bag in small, $3700 (?)
I’ve also gotten lots of messages on the Chanel bags from my recent Snapchat asking which one I got! From my poll, the ivory one above was the crowd favorite but the little red one was not far behind (camel caviar in a close third). Ever since this post when I fell in love with the Boy bag in old medium, I’ve been patiently waiting for Chanel to bring back caviar leather for the style. They finally have a few for pre-Fall in 4 colors (ivory, black, red, and camel brown) all with the silver-toned ruthenium hardware. I was eager to see them in person but the caviar leather on these boy bags is a different “washed caviar,” softer to the touch and less shiny than their traditional caviar. I thought it looked and felt nice, but am curious about how it’d hold up and clean compared to Chanel’s other leathers. I love how durable my older caviar bags are and how they can just be wiped clean! I decided to sleep on it some more, but would love to hear about anyone’s experience with washed caviar.
While at the boutique, I did get to try on the popular CC Filigree bag and it is so stinkin’ cute. I’m a sucker for vintage-inspired designs and this one is a nod to the vanity / cosmetic trunks that Chanel has made for quite some time. Material is the regular caviar leather, and the overall construction of the bag felt very sturdy with lots of attention to detail both on the interior and exterior. It comes with a hefty-feeling CC gold turnlock charm and key, and the partial-chain strap hits me where I like it as a crossbody. The cream in this is completely sold out, but red is available and I believe a small handful of black might be as well.
Lastly I just can’t get enough of white dresses for summer – I have quite the collection now but rotate heavily through each of them. I wasn’t sure how this one would fit given the generic S, M, L sizing, but it is stretchy and worked on me as shown without alterations. The bodice and scalloped neckline are fully lined with an invisible back zip, but I was disappointed the bottom half is unlined. I didn’t find it to be too sheer but I always wear either skin-toned undies or a nude slip skirt with my white pieces just in case.
All photos from my Snapchat (extrapetite) or Instagram (jeanwang).