Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A day in Chinatown


As I have already mentioned I got to spend my Saturday with Jen in Chinatown. It hit me that this was my second time there ever since I have moved to this city 12 years ago!

One thing I realized I don't do enough of is show you the interesting neighborhoods of this amazing city. This will have to change for the future. So without further ado I present to you Vancouver's Chinatown with the promise to return with amazing pictures of the other cool places to go in this city if you ever find yourself visiting!




I don't know why I don't come here more often. You can find the most exquisite things at ridiculously cheap prices. It truly is a shopping haven; you can find everything from your much needed groceries to aromatic teas, jewelery, traditional Chinese costumes and furniture. Right now I have my eyes on these two blue floral painted table lamps. For $29.99 each they are such an inexpensive way to add a little bit of colour to my pretty much monochromatic house!  I cant wait to return to get them as well as get some cute teapots and matching cups. 
Plus the food here is to die for. You can truly find yummy Authentic Chinese food!



42 comments:

Nancie said...

i want that umbrella...great for the beach!! http://fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

Toni Tralala said...

Thanks for your sweet comment! I appreciate it. <3 I would love to see a video from you. :) My laryngitis was awful! lol.

Anyway, if you think the things at Chinatown are cheap, wait till you actually go to China itself! I'm part Chinese and I just love how vibrant the culture is.

Rosie Unknown said...

Everything is so colourful! If I'm ever out in Vancouver I'll have to make sure I stop by and check it out!

jemina said...

These are stunning, thanks for sharing!!!

XOXO
J

DeVero said...

So gorgeous pictures! I'm a litle envy because we don't have these kind of places! Nice idea to show us some other places from your town ;)

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Andreea said...

Everything looks amazing! We don't have a Chinatown here, so I really appreciate your post! and I think those table lamps are gorgeous! hope you'll get them! xoxo

Diana said...

ohh...this pictures are magic !!! :x
love you coat :)

kisses

Heels lover said...

I always wanted to visit a chinatown, they look so colourful and full of goodies!:D
Great pictures, i really love all of your pictures(you have an awesome photographer:P)
About your question, i'm from Buzau:) 1h and a half from Bucharest, so it's quite close.
Oh, and thank you so much for your words!They really mean a lot to me coming from you cause you are one of the people who inspired me to create my blog:)

Kisses

Alice in vintageland said...

I love these pictures as one of my favorite things in the world is to "explore" a city. I would love to have a Chinatown here in Bucharest instead of let's say Ferentari:))))). You and Jen look beautiful, love the cots and your headband!:)

classiq said...

great post! I love to see photos and read impressions from different parts of teh world

Sere said...

I want to go to a Chinatown..cause I fell in love with this one from your pictures:X

xoxo sere

Olya Nikol Pishcheva said...

Cute pictures, dear!:) ~

plentyforpennies said...

Really love all the colors in these pics!

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VertAnge said...

I've never been to a Chinatown, but I would love to.

Krimly said...

I love all the photos! the colours are amazing! and yes, the food looks delicious! :)

btw, i like so much your coat and the bow behind :)

xoxo
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Anaivilo said...

Oh what beautiful photos! I love those umbrellas, I want something like that just to keep it.
That editorial in Harper's is one of three. I am guessing the other one featuring Julia Hafstrom as a model might be the copied one. Or the one with Natalia Vodianova which I've seen in UK's issue. I know Romanians copy stuff, I have a issue of Maria Claire with Emma Watson and it's exactly the same one as this month's from UK.

Special K said...

Lovely....hope I get to visit it someday :x

Anca Buzea said...

This is the make-up I was talking about! I wanted to tell you as soon as I saw the post but I had some things that I needed to attend first :) Now I can relax, admire your pictures and tell you how amazing this coat is and that you are both gorgeous! :*

Laura Tenshi said...

Oh wow, you moved there 12 years ago and you only went twice? If I lived there, I would have visited everyday. I love Asian culture so much, but you probably know this by now :))
You really seem to enjoy yourself there and I hope you get to buy everything that caught your eye there.
About the bangs, I know what you mean. I only kept my fringe for 1 year because I was doing all the work, otherwise I would have never gone through with it.
Making appointments at the hair salon every month and all it's so annoying. Lucky me I was able to cut it by myself, I thought what could be so hard, so, I found a pair of scissors in my house and went for it. Kids, do not try this at home.

Marella said...

Hi dear! Nice blog! Following! I hope you'll follow me back! Kiss

Venus In Virgo said...

I love walking through China Town in NYC. Those are great photos XOXO

Diana said...

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Emma Jade said...

This looks amazing! Your photos are so bright and gorgeous!

AzaharaJS said...

That envy ...
A cuestion? What is your name?
:-)

kisses
AzaharaJS

Sharon (The Backseat Stylers) said...

I am in love with your coat and top! And that skirt is just so unexpected and fun. Such lovely photos of the two of you!

Dylana Suarez said...

These pictures are amazing! I love your blog! Just stumbled upon it and am now a follower!

xoxo,

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diane said...

Mina, thank you so much for taking us on this visual trip. The colors are sooo vibrant, and the two of you look very festive & pretty.
Love your coat, too.
Happy holidays honey. xo d

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

wonderful images! you both look so great and i love the details on your coats.

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Rinz said...

i love chinatown!!!

Angie said...
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Angie said...

(omg so sorry if you read my last comment xD i traced here from jen's bf's profile page and durrr assumed the wrong things haha) you have an amazing blog! you and jen both have amazing style and i absolutely love your skirt!

Tonio said...

Your pictures are always so incredible, amazing amazing.
Love how you capted THE SOUL of china town.

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Sean Grey Hanson said...

The Chinese lanterns look gorgeous! :D I wanna visit Chinatown one of these days.

Fedulab said...

wow the coats is stunning! love the whole look! :) and the china market too

Oh,Wunder! said...

great blog!!
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MizzJ said...

Amazing photos! I read Jen's post on this excursion as well and you two look so fabulous together! Can't wait to see where else you guys explore in our beautiful city :)

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Melissa said...

Hi Mina!

So happy you stopped by my blog. I am always excited to learn about Vancouver fashion bloggers!

I love these photos of you and Jen. I admit that I can't remember the last time I visited China town! How tragic.

Melissa

Insomnia said...

Loving all these bright colors!
Wish I had such a Chinese umbrella, they're so gorgeous!

thefatandskinnyonfashion said...

These pictures are so awesome. Very pretty.

PearlsAndGreenTea said...

You girls look fantastic and I love going to Chinatown!

jiye
pearlsandgreentea.blogspot.com

pepa said...

great pics...
I've just found your blog...so lovely!
i will come back soon...
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Karissa said...

gorgeous pictures !

xoxo,
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