Monthly Recap|Oct.-Nov. Favorites

All of a sudden, 2016 is coming to an end! How terrifying time flies so fast! 2016 is one of the most turmoil year in my life. I got my master degree, got the first internship, started to work, and made significant decisions, which are all milestones in my life. Before it comes to the last month, I would like to have a quick recap of October and November of the products, exhibitions and events that I really appreciated. Without further due, let’s get started!

 

不知不覺11月竟然也要過完了,2016年即將剩下最後的31天,這實在是太驚悚了。2016年大概是我人生中少數變化極大的一年:研究所畢業、第一次實習、開始工作、做重要決定等等,許多人生的階段性指標都在這一年發生。在即將進入這一年的最後一個月前,想來回顧一下10、11月的生活,稍稍記錄這兩個月來讓我極開心的事件、喜愛的展覽,或是滿意的產品與咖啡廳。

 

Beauty Products

 

 

This bottle of Moringa Oil from Greenvines is definitely my favorite of the favorites of these two months. The 100% cold pressed moringa oil is extracted from moringa trees planted by Ghana farmers. It is not only antioxidant and moisturizing, but it also helps preserve the environment. After using for a whole month, I do feel my skin turn better day by day, and surprisingly, the moringa oil is not too oily as I thought it would be. Although the severe air pollution weeks ago did hurt my skin, it seems to recover faster thanks to this Moringa Oil.

 

先從保養類開始吧,綠藤生機奇蹟辣木油真的是這兩個月最愛。100%冷壓萃取的辣木油,使用非洲迦納小農種植的辣木樹。辣木油抗氧化又保濕,而辣木樹則能增加土壤肥沃度、辣木籽還能淨化水質,帶來良好的生態循環。自己美麗的同時,也讓環境能永續發展,更幫助了辛苦耕種的非洲小農。使用了一個月下來,真的非常滋潤,且沒有原本擔心太油膩的問題。雖然一開始我根本以化妝水的用量來使用它,擦太多的結果就是早上起床頭髮因為一夜貼著臉變得很油 lol。自從減少用量後,也就再沒有頭髮變油的問題了,而且我發現大概2滴就夠讓全臉吸收,覺得皮膚漸漸變好了。前陣子全台紫爆,PM2.5瀰漫的髒污空氣在陽光下一層霧茫茫,能清楚看見懸浮粒子在天空飄啊盪的,在那樣的環境下皮膚還是變差了,但有辣木油的滋潤,好像復原地比較快。

 

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I’ve written about Grown Alchemist before. I love the smell of its anti-Oxidant+ Treatment Facial Oil. If the smell of Moringa Oil is someone living in the countryside, the facial oil might be some elegant women living without worry. (What kind of simile is that?! lol) The watermelon and vanilla lip balm is soothing, sweet and really moisturizing, but the design of this package is hard to apply on, which is quite a pity. The hand cream of orange peel and vanilla is tender and waters my hand.

 

Grown Alchemist 的高效抗氧化臉部精露的精油味道很療癒,如果辣木油的植物氣息是純樸的農家子,那麼 GA 的精露味道大概就是生活從容的貴婦(什麼比喻XD)。西瓜香草口味的護唇膏滋潤又甜膩,非常喜歡,可惜的是,它的開口沒有任何塗抹設計,就是一般的軟膏開口,常常會不小心擠太多,或是溢出蓋子。橙皮與香草味道的護手霜,比起 Aesop 的佛手柑護手霜,聞起來更溫和些,卻不減滋潤,不枉我等了快一個月的預購才拿到。

 

Throwback: I’ll See You Next Time 失之交臂的 Grown Alchemist

 

I first encountered the British brand NEOM when reading Tiffany’s review. After trying it, I just fell in love with it. The Pulse Point: Tranquility-Deep Sleep is an alternative for my perfume recently. I adore the relaxing and soothing lavender and lemon scent, which tops my smell list these two months.

 

10月底百貨週年慶開打,於是多買了一些東西(其實也沒有很多啦,我很節制 lol)。NEOM 的舒緩恬睡滾珠香氛油是看了 Tiffany 的介紹才認識的,沒想到一試成主顧(其實也沒成主顧啦),非常喜歡。最近常常拿它來取代香水,總覺得過了使用手邊果香調性香水的心境了(但我還是會乖乖用完再買的XD),這種放鬆、舒服的精油味一躍成為近期最喜歡的味道。

 

After my internship in July, I’ve been finding a lipstick. I used to like my Dior lip balm. However, the color is too thin that it is not able to give some more color to my lips. I bought this YSL #16 lipstick. The coral orange shade suits me I guess, and the sweet mango scent cheers me up whenever I wear it.

 

開始實習後一直想找一支適合自己的唇膏。原本的 Dior 潤色護唇膏實在太不顯色,唇上有點顏色,氣色看起來比較好。其實一開始我打定的是會隨著體溫變色的潤唇精萃的主意,沒想到依然不顯色。在沒做唇膏功課、迷失在一片唇膏海中之時,沒想到媽媽慧眼識英雄,一選選中這支 #16 傲慢橘紅,從試色到現在還是非常喜歡。偏橘色調的顏色比較符合我想要有點個性,不喜太柔婉可愛的形象 lol。YSL 唇膏招牌的芒果甜味也讓我每次擦都有好心情,

 

Cafes

 

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After the interview with Little Treasure, designer Tsai C recommended me to give Akiyama Cafe a try. The place is quite small, but warm. What makes it my favorite cafe of the two months is absolutely because of its food and drinks, especially the tiramisu! It is the best tiramisu I’ve ever had. The Earl Gray Milk Tea is also nice. Akiyama Cafe provides meals as well, but I hadn’t got a chance to try them. Till next time!

10月底訪問完台灣獨立設計品牌 Little Treasure 後,經由設計師推薦,來到位於工作室轉角的秋山咖啡食堂。這裡空間很小,卻異常溫馨,有種深夜食堂感。重點是,他們的提拉米蘇超級無敵好吃!大概是我吃過最好吃的提拉米蘇!(真心不騙)只是是否能吃到可能要看運氣。那時候大約下午三、四點到,非常幸運地買走了最後兩塊。當天我喝的是伯爵鮮奶茶,溫潤爽口,弟弟點了招牌仙人茶,是一款抹茶、檸檬與左手香綜合的飲料。聽他說葉子咬起來清脆,味道也很順口,滿推薦的。食堂也供餐,只是還沒機會嘗試,聽說也很棒。

秋山咖啡食堂
台北市中正區寧波西街214號
0905-421-670

 

 

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I firstly know the owner of Modern Mode & Modern Mode Cafe, and then I know this cafe. Aviis loves antiquities, and there’s no doubt her cafe is decorated with lots of antique stuffs. Their coffee and cake are one of a kind, which makes me wanna go back again and work for a whole afternoon there.

集聚演員、模特兒於一身的鍾瑤是 Modern Mode & Modern Mode Cafe 的老闆娘(aka 吳慷仁女友。天哪我好八卦XD)。喜愛古董的她所經營的咖啡廳走的當然是古董氛圍。Modern Mode Cafe 在赤峰街的店址租約到期,11月初才在大稻埕開幕。酒釀芝麻磅蛋糕配上現打鮮奶油滋味不凡,咖啡也極順口,是間會想二訪坐一下午的咖啡廳。只是同樣的,這裡位置也不多,或許先訂個位才不會白跑一趟。(不過附近也還有許多看起來很有個性的咖啡廳)

Modern Mode & Modern Mode Cafe
台北市大同區迪化街一段278號
02-25571083

 

Exhibitions

 

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Sound of Design

《聽見設計展》

Throwback: Sound of Design 當聽覺也加入了設計的展演:2016 聽見設計展

 

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From Ink to Apparel— A Cross Over between Calligraphy Art and Fashion Design

《讀衣》時尚 X 藝術跨界展

Throwback: Kinda Project Runway in Taipei 臺北世界設計之都《讀衣》時尚 X 藝術跨界展

 

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Coming into Fashion: A Century of Photography at Condé Nast 

《預見:Coming into Fashion, VOGUE 跨世紀時尚攝影展》

 

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Gestures and Archives of the Present, Genealogies of the Future, Taipei Biennial 2016

《台北雙年展 2016 當下檔案.未來系譜:雙年展新語》

 

Taipei Biennial this year is too heavy for me to see all the works in one time. It is really interesting indeed, deeply reflecting what is still happening in the society and the world. However, it’s so dark. Maybe I’ll go there again, since the exhibition won’t end before 2/5.

今年的台北雙年展好黑暗,沉重到我看不完。然是相當有意思,與社會、世界現況貼合的展出。展期到明年2/5,或許有機會還會再去一次。

 

Events

 

I interviewed the designer of Little Treasure in late October. Go check out what we talked about in the previous post!

10月底訪問了 Little Treasure 設計師采西。有興趣的話可以看看專訪文章。

Throwback: Behind the Free Spirit 台灣獨立設計師品牌 Little Treasure 個性宣言的背後

 

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Yutopia Live Well Workshop 李瑜好好生活工作坊

One of my favorite blogger, Yutopia, hold a workshop at NTU! How could I not attend! It was definitely an inspiring and insightful afternoon. Thank you Yu for getting me more prepared for the future.

很喜歡的 Yutopia 李瑜竟然在台大舉辦工作坊!這是一個收獲好多的午後,Yutopia 的洞見與經驗讓我對於未來有了更多面向的理解。

 

Last but not least, Romeo et Juliette!!!!!!!!! I’m totally speechless when talking about this hahaha.

最後壓軸的是,羅密歐與茱麗葉音樂劇!啊哈哈哈哈哈(回音)

 

 

I’ve chatted about my encounter with Romeo et Juliette Asia Tour 2016 in my musical post. Anyways, I watched the show twice, luckily got a chance to club and enjoy music with the RJ team, and of course, took a lot of pictures.

 

前情提要這篇大概講過了,總之,我10月份竟然看完一場《羅密歐與茱麗葉》之後覺得這個版本實在太厲害,再加上有一位行動派男友,於是我們二刷了 2016 亞洲巡迴的RJ,還晉升到坐一樓位置XD

 

Throwback: 3 Young Talented Musical Stars Worthy Your Attention 才華與外貌兼具,值得認識的三位年輕法語音樂劇男星

 

 

Curiously about the information I got,  we still went to Triangle Bar after the show in 10/27, and we met them, the Romeo et Juliette team!!! It was really an AMAZING night.

 

10/27下午,滑著臉書發現 Romeo et Juliette 劇組當晚表演之後,會到圓山 Triangle Bar 的週四Music Jam 活動。半信半疑加上看完表演內心十分澎湃,不管簽名會結束、看著演員們搭上計程車已經快11點,還是從國父紀念館千里迢迢直奔圓山 Triangle。狐疑地走進 Triangle,台上有人彈著貝斯唱歌,零星的人群或坐或站,或聊天或喝酒,一點都沒有劇組會來的跡象。沒想到,就在我們走出門口想說呼吸個新鮮空氣時,燈等!一大群就這麼從我們右手邊走過來!是 R&J Team啊!於是我度過了一個和台上演員們共處一室喝酒唱歌此生難忘的夜晚。(這真的要寫的話實在可以寫一整篇lol)

 

 

Taking pictures with the actors, actresses and dancers of Romeo et Juliette team! <3

 

二刷看的是下午場。開演前跑到後台門,意外捕捉到許多出來抽煙透口氣的演員、舞者們。天哪!真的無憾XD 已經超多年不曾這麼人來瘋的我就在今年十月底機關重新被打開哈哈哈。

 

I’ve also read some books these two months, but without pictures taken and I guess few people will feel interested in them; thus, it won’t be any favorite book shares this time.

See you next month!

 

這兩個月也看了不少書,只是沒有留下影像,加上還頗小眾的(應該吧),就暫時不分享了。

下個月見!

 

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3 Comments

  1. 艸艸
    December 3, 2016 / 10:55 pm

    喜歡辣木油 <3

    • December 5, 2016 / 12:18 am

      辣木油超好用的!越用越喜歡 <3
      下禮拜綠藤週年慶,我打算多買幾瓶來囤貨 😉

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