Statement on my top aside, here’s a sweet spring/summer outfit that I wore to a weekend out with my family. I’ve been favoring flat shoes or low heels recently, and I think it’s all because of Le Bunny Bleu’s influence. Their S/S 14 collection is perfect in every way - I had the hardest time choosing what to pick because I had about 5 different pairs that I really wanted to add to my shoe collection.
Ultimately, I chose this pair of oxfords in white, even though the black version was the first one to catch my eye. I have way too many black shoes already, and I believe that white shoes are going to be very trendy in the next couple of months. While most people aim to have abs this summer, I aim to simply lessen the amount of black I wear on a daily basis, lol.
My 2nd choice from the collection was a pair of pastel pink oxfords. Now that I think about it, I should’ve already bought it when I was in the store last week. When you buy 2 pairs from the S/S 14 collection, you can get a free Le Bunny Bleu stuffed toy!
They also launched a new LeBunny Bleu Lovers Discount Card! Customers who purchase any amount in the store will be given a stamp card. Each stamp card has 20 stamps (P500 value each with a total value of P10,000) which must be completed within 1 year.
Once you complete it, the card can guarantee a lifetime discount of 10% for cash and 5% off for credit card purchases. Exclusive promotions and sneak peek of new collections will also be granted to holders of the card.
As an added bonus, the first 10 who will get a card will also receive a special LeBunny Bleu Manila canvas tote.
Visit them at 5th floor Bridgeway, East Wing Shangri-la Plaza (654-2599) and 2nd floor Glorietta 5 (955-7225).
Simple dinner and coffee date with Rg. We usually just go to quiet places around the area where we live. One of our favorite Japanese restaurants is Marufuku somewhere near Pearl Drive in Ortigas. I order shimejidake to garlic every time, as mushrooms are my favorite things in the world! We always come out of the restaurant with garlic breath, but it’s easy to overlook because it’s not like it’s just one of us who has it, lol.
After the whirlwind that was my 3 short days in New York, things finally got to slow down when we arrived in Boston. My aunt (mom’s sister) has been living there for more than 2 decades, so it was nice having some sort of tour guide who perfectly knew what do and where to bring us around.
I stayed in Boston much longer than New York but I took a few days off this time and didn’t bother to fix up or bring my camera at all. There was even a time I stayed overnight at my other aunt’s place at Rhode Island, and another time I finished a legit Maine lobster in Maine all by myself. Still dreaming about it until now.
Anyhow, I fell in love with Boston as soon as my aunt picked us up from the airport. Harvard / college town realness! My first encounter with The T (Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority or MBTA but more commonly now as The T) included a lot of students in sweaters and stuff that movies are made of. Adorable.
Remember my Chicago post? Here’s another Hancock tower.
Early morning walk. It was freezing. Don’t be fooled by the sun.
You’ll see more of these Red Sox signs in the next couple of photos.
Was introduced to the city via Boston Duck Tours. I got to ride a World War II amphibious DUKW vehicle! It was a short but sweet city tour, and the tour guide we had was absolutely hilarious. Kept on emphasizing the words “THE FIRST” every time he would mention it. And he probably mentioned it 20+ times.
The Massachusetts State House had another one of these banners. I heard they occasionally dress the city’s historical statues up in Red Sox jerseys every World Series season.
The road to Charlestown to the left. Charlestown is the oldest neighborhood in Boston.
Longfellow Bridge. The statues on the pillars are of viking ships.
Even the Old South Church is in celebration.
After the tour, we went to Newbury Street. It immediately became my most favorite place in Boston. Quiet and quaint. Just the way I like it.
Got to try these hot chocolate drinks at L.A. Burdick Handmade Chocolates (along Clarendon). Nom.
4-5 layers and still underdressed. At least I had nice pants.
(They are from EMODA, by the way!)
Almost all the building along Newbury Street looked like this! I didn’t get to do a lot of shopping because I spent more time taking pictures, but I did reach Urban Outfitters at the end of this street and bought more useless shenanigans again, lol. That store will be the death of me.
Sunset already? No wonder people worship the sun in this part of the world. This was only around 4 PM.
Lots of quirky shops in Newbury Street. One of my faves was Pinkyotto! Totally my style!
The next day, we took the T again to see Harvard!
Harvard book store. Since 1932. I love the little crests and the curved staircase.
Too gray for Elle Woods, but just right for me (as if I went to Harvard, lol).
We picked a really good time to go to Boston. Winter was near, but thankfully, some of the leaves refused to fall because the world conspired in my favor. They still needed to be there to prettify the world through my lens.
Didn’t have time to go to all the places in Harvard because it was huge! We just decided to take The Freedom Trail in the afternoon.
What is The Freedom Trail?
During the 1950s, some concerned Boston citizens wanted to preserve the history of the American Revolution. They decided to mark the 16 most significant sites and connect them with a 2.5 mile walking trail that is bricked or painted with a red line.
You can go to all of the sites by just following the red line on the ground. No need for cars or a tour guide!
First stop - Boston Common. Established in 1634, Boston Common is America’s oldest public park.
Granary Burying Ground where a lot of famous people are buried.
There is a huge obelisk in the middle of the graveyard to mark where Benjamin Franklin’s parents were buried.
One of the Founding Fathers of the United States.
John Hancock, we finally meet. I am not surprised that your tomb is so tall like all of your buildings around the US.
Paul Revere’s Tomb.
Lunch time at Parker House, birthplace of the Boston Cream Pie. A must try in Boston!
I’ve no photos of the famous Parker House rolls but omg, I can eat that stuff every day. Interestingly, the rolls are famous enough to have their own Wikipedia page.
Benjamin Franklin’s statue in front of the Boston Latin School, America’s oldest public school.
Ben Franklin was one of the school’s dropouts.
Old State House, at the intersection of Washington and State Streets.
Saw this at a store in Faneuil Hall.
Our Duck Tours tour guide spoke in what was actually Boston Accent… though I initially thought he was Australian who just somehow found his way to teaching people about Boston’s culture, lol.
The Great Hall. This has been around since 1792!
Stairs bearing the names of the 13 original states. At the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of Massachusetts.
Photos weren’t allowed inside in this place, sadly.
Dating back to the 1680s, Paul Revere’s house is the oldest building in downtown Boston. It’s just a very small place but it was nice to see how people lived during that time, and what kind of furniture they used, etc.
I’m still curious how he all managed to fit his family in there.
Tried the famous cannoli at Mike’s Pastry! Lived up to my expectations.
At the Memorial Garden in front of the Old North Church. Dog tags to commemorate those who died during the Afghanistan and Iraq wars.
Hey there, kitty! They say black cats are bad luck but I just think they’re cute.
Started to get dark already at 4 in the afternoon. What the.
Snapped on the way to the USS Constitution.
The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. We didn’t know it was going to be closed to the public that day (maybe the black cat really did bring us bad luck) so we weren’t able to know more about it.
But wow, it was gorgeous. Very fitting as the last stop in The Freedom Trail.
Back to the city we went. The next few days were just spent driving around different places in Massachusetts and visiting some malls and outlets. Once you get to visit an outlet in the US, you’ll never want to buy anything full price in regular malls anymore, lol. My youngest brother had the grandest time splurging on so many shoes.
A little sad that I only have one more US post pending because I really had fun making these, but yay for good news - I’ll be heading to San Francisco (albeit very briefly like my LA stop last time), Florida and Las Vegas with my family in May.
I also have 2 pending Taiwan posts, and more Japan goodness! I’m heading to Tokyo for work next week and I’m so excited to see early sakura!
If anyone’s been wondering how my dog is doing, she is very much well and good. The last time I featured Bailey in this blog, she was only a few months old. She recently turned 1 last January! Time flies so fast.
While these pictures make her look absolutely medium-sized, she is, in fact, already a whopping 69 pounds! She is a big dog that thinks like a puppy, and knows that she is strong enough to shove me out of my chair… err, I mean, her chair, if I’m sitting on it.
What an adorable boss.
Casio’s Sheen line has always been a favorite of mine not only because they got SNSD to model for them, but also because they keep coming up with classic designs that are able to match my jewelry perfectly. Gold is my hardware of choice, so I’m happy that the newest Sheen watch is gold!
I love gold watches so much that I’ve been wearing my gold Casio vintage watches in almost all my recent posts on Lookbook. I don’t know if anybody has noticed.
Maybe too often that Sheen decided to give me the latest model so I can finally change my go-to time piece, lol. Thanks Time Depot as usual!
You’ll definitely be constantly seeing me with this watch from now on!
This also comes in classic silver to match all your silver jewelry. I’m so tempted to get that too because the design is absolutely perfect!
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