The lil’ pipsqueaks taking a break on artsy benches at National Taiwan Normal University in Taipei, Taiwan.
We weren’t sure about Taipei at first (50’s + rainy after sunny Thailand), but ended up really enjoying the city and finding all the hole in the wall places. Here are our favorite, not-to-be-missed experiences:
Thinking about ideas for Boyish Chic lately, I’ve realized it’s taken on a new spin: Eric and I have been faced with the challenge of looking stellar while living out of a backpack. Sometimes, it’s more difficult than it sounds (like when I get tired of the same things and start to miss the hell out of my closet back home). But, styling a limited wardrobe has also been a fun experiment in making the best out of what little we have and finding out how many different ways we can wear the same thing without looking like we don’t do laundry.
Lions, tigers, cable cars, tea, pandas, oh my! It doesn’t matter if you’re five or thirty five: the Taipei Zoo and Maokong Gondola ride are a must see while in Taipei and we’re genuinely happy we did.
Looking for a sweet night out in Taipei that involves scrumptious food, style inspiration, and hanging out with young Taiwanese locals? We were when we explored the Daan area next to the National Taiwan Normal University and stepped into the Shida Night Market.
Is the dull rain of Taipei, Taiwan getting you down? Looking for some creative inspiration off the beaten path? Take a short walk (even if it’s drizzling) through the Treasure Hill Artist Village: explore the modernly concrete alleyways, sketch the street bunny graffiti art, and create whimsical photo-op scenes in an open air room with human size fortune cookie sculptures. If you appreciate architecture and art, and like to explore without hundreds of tourists, then this is a quiet, interesting option to check out with a morning or afternoon in Taipei.
I’ve been running the style blog, Boyish Chic, since 2011 and I’m really excited to combine my two blogs into one super, mega blog! It’s all about bringing my passions together and I’m happy to have an outlet that allows me to do that. Plus, the fashion I’ve been experiencing abroad has given me new inspiration – and it’s been pretty stellar. Without further ado, my first Boyish Chic post for the Road To Here Blog… Continue reading Introducing the newest section: Boyish Chic + Taiwan Inspired Wishlist