1.31.2012

SHANGHAI WRAP UP


A medley of photos from my trip and of the little treasures I shared in my most recent video :) I had a fabulous vacation spending time with my best Swedish friend, Johanna. We visited our favorite spots from our time we spent in the bustling city a few years ago, and explored new ones. SHOPPING, brunch on the bund, Muslim Chinese food, dumplings, noodles and finally my absolute favorite, traditional Szechuan style eggplant! We pretty much ate our way thru the city lol.
 Until out next reunion, fingers crossed....a visit to Sweden! 
Zaijian, Shanghai! 
Wo ai ni <3 

58 comments:

  1. Loving your nails, going add this video to watch list :) xx

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  2. Just lots of gorgeous pretty things....you've really inspired me lately to rearrange and prettify everything, do you like the new word..prettify!!

    Esther xx

    http://girlinapanama.com/

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  3. love your nails! have you ever gone to Marie nails? i heard they do a great job too and aren't too expensive
    im also in love with your MCM bag... i've never actually seen one before but the shape, color & quality of yours makes it look not only practical & functional to carry around but so chic too!

    btw i entirely agree with you in regards to high-end/designer shopping. especially in West LA, most sales associates have a stick up their asses & seem to think they're better than you... such a turn off. it's okay, they're just bitter about their jobs and upset they're 30+ and still working as sales associates.

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  4. Love the video and pics - your new bag, wallet & key holder are lush

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  5. nails are amazing. you should do a tutorial on them.
    xx

    theheadlessstylist.blogspot.com

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  6. OMG! you speak a bit of mandarin! I study mandarin at the moment and going to shanghai/beijing for 4months from June i'm so excited. Loved the video too you've made me over excited!

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  7. i love your videos and your blog...you're soo cute and beautiful:)

    xoxo

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  8. I love your sunglasses! <3

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  9. Oh no! I was in Seoul a couple of days before you were! I was wondering why your blog post was called "Incheon" :)
    I would have loved to have a nice cup of tea with you in Insadong :)
    Love from Denmark :)

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  10. Loved your purchases, Alex! SO great how you travelled to Shanghai by yourself to meet up with a friend. I love how cultured you are :)

    P.s, I am holding a MASSIVE GIVEAWAY on blog - featuring a handbag, clutch, and jewellery! I would love for you to enter!!!

    BLOG: instinctofstyle.blogspot.com

    XO,
    Pauline

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  11. I love everything about this post!!!! I love that MCM♥

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  12. This video makes me want to visit Shanghai!! I'm jealous!

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  13. i love mcm too. and have some bags und wallets. and how you said, not everyone have them.
    your hair colour is much better- i love it

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  14. I loved the video! The honest anger that came through about Miu Miu was great! Haha That is really stupid, I can't believe that would even happen. Reminds me of pretty women. UGH!

    http://andrea-clare.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love everything (especially the MCM bag and Miu Miu sunglasses) you hauled in China! And welcome back :)

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  16. Great photos. Looks like you had an amazing time!

    Tiffany
    http://shoeschampagne.blogspot.com

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  17. Love your nails

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  18. omg alex you are SOOO freakin' ADORABLE!!! when you were getting mad about the miu miu SP i could not help but smile because you were getting so angry!! haha but i totally know what you mean.. i swear SP's at name brand stores are so snooty it's like "HELLO why are you so snooty you work here!! and i'm the one shopping here!" i know that sounds kinda b*tchy.. but hello it's the truth. anyways those sunnies look super fabulous on you! <3 u!!!

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  19. Hi Alex! I love your blog and your channel! I always get so happy when you do a new post! Wish you did more. I was wondering if you had your meet up in Shanghai? How did it go? Bet there were more people then you thought. I am visiting LA in February for my birthday (which is on February 8), you wouldn't by chance be having a meet up around that time? I would love to say hi:)

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  20. Love your blog, Love your videos!!...and I'm with you when it comes to seeing the same handbags and shoes all over the blogsphere!!! I'm always looking for unique pieces that make me happy and I enjoy wearing. Neiman's use to sell MCM years ago but it was in a camel and brown color combination with the black letters...it didn't really catch on because it had the same price point as LV and of course everyone was going for LV...I think the color you have is very unique and I've never seen it in that color way...Keep doing you! :)

    robyn

    Rare Birds Blog

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  21. Hello!
    The bag is great! Yes, it is a German brand, called Michael Michalsky.
    Cheers
    Julia

    http://magpie2211.blogspot.com/

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  22. Loved the video - Shanghai sounds amazing!

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  23. You're so lucky you got to go during Chinese New Year! It has always been my dream to go during the new year!

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  24. I can't believe that guy at Miu Miu had the nerve to treat you that way! I'd be furious, too! I think sometimes salespeople at designer boutiques think they're supposed to be above the customers or something - it's so odd. Trying to perpetuate the "unavailability" of designer goods, but really anybody can afford them if it is important to them. Oh well, I like them on your head, they really do look fabulous ^.^

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  25. Hey Alex! Weird question but how do you keep your white iPhone white&clean? On the sides of my iphone and around the home button theres some lint forming (its darker) i guess...do you have any tips how to keep it clean? I know this is random...haha nice pics xx

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  26. Such cute photos! Those glitter nails are fabulous :)

    XX Kathryn

    http://lacoquettedelamode.wordpress.com/

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  27. marie nails definitely does the same type of nail treatment. they build the cal gel onto your nail to add length and do a great job with glitter and/or color gradation. around $40...

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  28. that sounds like a culinary adventure!!! and fun!

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  29. half the pleasure of getting the miu miu sunglasses is displaying the box afterwards,am I right?? lol.

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  30. I just discover your blog, following a link. I like it and you make very interesting articles.
    - I started following your blog - please follow back...!
    Stay Luxury
    xx
    http://stayluxury.blogspot.com/

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  31. Ahhh, I've been waiting for this post! I love everything you bought there right down to what you are wearing! Just to let you know, those Chinese tassel things are called zhong guo jie (literally, Chinese knots) -- at least that's what I call them.

    By the way, could you please do a post on how you organize your closet? It's hard for me to store nice shoes, esp boots, and handbags without them getting ruined OR taking up too much space. Well, please think about it! Thanks and :) and <3

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  32. What a cool trip! Looks like you had a lot of fun. Btw, what exactly is Muslim Chinese food? And be careful using so many whitening products on your face! That can't be safe to do long term. xx Lexi

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  33. Love the nails!:-) M.

    http://illusoireblog.blogspot.com/

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  34. Hey, I'm from China and I have to tell you the magazines really made me smile. Glad you had a great trip.

    X.J

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  35. you have the most amazing blog! I love all of your videos and I wish you could post more often!

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  36. what is this cute fluffy thing ?! <3

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    1. ahhh, now ive watched ur video..its a monchhichi.
      ur sooo sweet and adorable !

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  37. Hi Alex! A while ago you did a July favourites on YouTube where you mentioned a nail polish by Orly in a color "going to the chapel. I can't get it here (in Vancouver) but am visiting LA next week for my birthday. Could you please tell me where I could buy it? I'd like to wear it on my celebration. Thanks!

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  38. Wow, sounds like amazing trip! Hoping to go there one day :)
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  39. Hi Alex :)

    Just wondering if you could tell me where you got that gorgeous lampshade with the geometric patterned base? I'm in Australia and hoping to redecorate - ideally by finding a stockist for that lamp base somewhere near me.

    Much love from Sydney!!

    Erin xx

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  40. If you do visit Sweden, make sure to come to Malmö. Then you can visit both Sweden and Denmark, Copenhagen is only 30 minutes from Malmö.

    XOXO

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  41. Your post(s)on China/ Shanghai have really inspired me to go someday! Love all the trinkets you bought and your beautiful, perfect sparkly nails!Whenever I travel to Paris (where I studied abroad in college) I love to pick up French magazines and go to the french pharmacy to load up french cosmetics, skin care, etc.

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  42. Those sparkly nails are FANTASTIC. Looks like a great trip.

    $100 Shopbop GIVEAWAY

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  43. where did you go to school in shanghai???

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  44. I LOVED watching your video about your trip to Shanghai. Your story about the rude Miu Miu employee was really ironic given that you are incredibly beautiful and many women would love to be as pretty as you. I'm glad you finally were able to get those sunglasses. They are very pretty. You have a great blog and videos!

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  45. I love that MCM bag! When I was 15 I got a wrist watch by MCM and it still is one of my favourite watches! It´s the quality and how it looks and feels.

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