First off, thank you for all the sweet comments about the Endometriosis post Lar wrote earlier this week! Before Lar was diagnosed with Endometriosis (I’ve never been, but it’s not certain that I don’t have it), I never realized how little was known about the condition. I’m tempted to get on my feminist soapbox and point out that so little research has been done on women’s health in general, but I’ll save that for a more serious blog post. Until then, let’s discuss urban exploring!
I love cities. Always have. I don’t know what’s more exciting, unearthing a part of town/a shop/a restaurant in my home city or exploring a city I’ve never been to before. Lucky for me I got to do both this past month. Two weekends ago, two friends and I attended the Unseen Underground Walking Tour and I just got back from a five day business trip to Minneapolis.
The Underground Tour was fascinating and Minneapolis was incredibly clean, more bike-friendly than Portland, and had plenty of James Beard Award-winning chef-driven restaurants to keep my belly content.
The photos in this post are from an evening Troy and I spent exploring the eastern side of Atlanta’s Old Fourth Ward neighborhood and eating ramen at our favorite restaurant, Miso Izakaya. Ammazza is the name to the future restaurant in these photos. Soon I’ll be able to eat wood fired pizza and tonkotsu ramen within the same evening – bliss!
I can’t believe I haven’t shown these shoes on AsianCajuns yet. If you follow me on Instagram, you might have spied them here. I bought them (their official name is Britannia Reigns in black suede) in Edinburgh last month. They’re one of the only pairs of flats I’ve tried on that immediately felt amazingly comfortable on my feet. Flats usually pinch in weird places on my feet, which is why I like to be practical and mostly wear heels
Anywho, you’ll be seeing a lot of these guys on AsianCajuns this fall, because I’m tempted to wear them everyday.
The Marks and Spencer shirt was another find in Edinburgh at a local charity shop. I didn’t even try it on at the time. Not only does it fit perfectly – it’s wrinkle free! Forget silk – this blend is amazing. I threw the shirt in my suitcase that I packed for Minneapolis at the last minute and it looked perfectly crisp as soon as I hung it up on the hanger at the hotel.
Whoa! I just did a quick search for it and turns out this blouse still available on M&S’s site! It’s called the Autograph Color Block blouse. If it came in other colors I would buy them all.
First you go to island in Greece for two weeks that has no wifi and I end up at a hotel in Minneapolis with internet speeds so slow I can’t Skype you. It’s been rough! Plus, you’ll be moving this weekend and we’ll have to wait an eternity again before you get internet. Ah! What am I’m going to do? Perhaps we can set a quick Skype date during my lunch hour this Friday?
Miss you terribly!