Tartine located in Itaewon. I had walked by the bakery late at night and was practically drooling as I looked into the window filled with mini pies. To my shock they had a strawberry rhubarb pie. I knew I had to come back and see if it was the real thing.
Sunday, January 30, 2011
Here what it looked like when I took it out of the package. Gobs of caramel and other goodness is already spilling out of the cone case.
corn cob ice cream treat.
Sunday, January 23, 2011
Awhile back Kwang had to go to Songdo City for a gaming event that he had to attend for work so I tagged along. New International Songdo City as it's called, is a newly built city that took about an hour and a half to get to on the subway from southwest Seoul. It's built on reclaimed land and is a free economic zone. When we were there from 5-8pm it was a dead land with hardly anyone walking on the streets or even driving around, quite the difference from bustling, elbow shoving, people pushing Seoul.
This is the Northeast Asia Trade Tower that's still being built, but due to be finished in March. It's the tallest building in Korea coming in with 68 floors. From searching on the internet I found out the lobby is lined with Vermont Slate walls. Who would of thought I'd have a little piece of home right here in Songdo. I love the angular design though it reminds me of the World Financial Center in Shanghai without the bottle opener at the top.
An area called Central Park has also been built in Songdo that is sort of a combination of NYC's Central Park and Venice. There is a large water way that appeared to have water taxi's though they were not running at night in the wintertime. We walked along the water though it was a little strange as the place was deserted.
The city scape is shaping up to look a little like NYC. It will be interesting to go back and see what the city looks like when it's fully occupied.
Thursday, January 20, 2011
A couple of weeks ago, during my Christmas vacation, I made it to the Seoul Museum of Art. There was a great Chagall exhibit going on so I soaked in some culture and bought a ticket to the gallery. Chagall's classic wedding scenes with the enamored chicken or two were whimsical, but what instantly struck me was the number of people walking through the exhibit at the same time. Besides the Louvre, particularly around the Mona Lisa, I've never been to such a crowded museum before. On the first floor was an exhibit showcasing Korean modern artists. I actually think I enjoyed this more than the Chagall show. I've been pleasantly surprised at the way Seoul supports modern art. It seems to be everywhere.
This is a picture of a grate outside of the museum. I love the stenciled Hangul writing against the English.
Wednesday, January 19, 2011
So when I opened the package and found this wine hoodie I was ecstatically surprised. It's actually two pieces that snap together. The cape like part just covered my shoulders, perfect for laying back and drinking wine. This fleecy cuteness made my purchase just that much better. I think I'll go back and buy more.
Monday, January 10, 2011
Monday, January 3, 2011
I think not.