a beautiful engagement celebration, scorching hot weather, gluttonous feasting, a small shopping indulgence, and much needed quality time with family & friends. best six days ever!
now back to work!

JFK --> LAX
first meal: pork belly & mango appetizer @ marche moderne, south coast plaza - costa mesa
my welcome back gift -- YSL arty ovale ring in coral <3
fresh crawfish @ the kickin' crab, costa mesa
our mom, arranging her flowers for the party
the backyard
meet Boyd, our 16 year old grandpa-dog
me with the bride-to-be in her custom-made Vietnamese ao dai
his LVs, her CLs
3.1 phillip lim resort '11 dress, h&m maxi chiffon dress
with our dear friend Linh
the calmest bridezilla ever known!

a visit to the LAB, costa mesa
on me: 3.1 phillip lim knit top, f21 isabal marant-inspired pink shorts, my little brother's flannel, dolce vita boots, chanel bag, ysl, cartier & noir rings, 80spurple sunnies

brunch @ break of dawn, laguna hills (HIGHLY RECOMMEND!)
mochi ice cream balls @ mochilatto, irvine
the sparkling driveway into SOUTH COAST PLAZA, costa mesa
ramen & stuff @ kohryu, costa mesa
can't have a complete trip without my macaron fix! one dozen delivered to my door from my special someone <3
courtesy of layer cake bakery, irvine (the best macarons in orange county in my opinion)
a large box of goodies from 85degrees, irvine to bring back to NYC
LONG BEACH -- > JFK
i wish i took more pictures, but i think i was too busy catching up and eating with everyone that i simply forgot to snap some photos. i also wish i had more time to see more of my friends that i didn't get to meet up with...i'll see you in a couple months!

til next time...

xoxo,

a.

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