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Last Call – Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future June 22, 2010

Filed under: Activities — vivaliving @ 7:53 pm

I checked out this wonderful Chinese Ink Painting exhibit at Cantor Arts Center at Standford University recently. This exhibit will end soon (July 4, 2010). If you are a chinese ink painting lover, don’t miss out this exhibit.

Tracing the Past, Drawing the Future
Master Ink Painters in 20th Century China
February 17 to July 4, 2010

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Scadinavia trip story #2 – Addition to my favorite corner

Filed under: Home — vivaliving @ 7:38 pm

I got some great looking home decor items in Scandinavia to add to my favorite corner (the “animal farm” as a girlfriend described) at home. Check them out!
1) Birdies
2) Another group of Birdies
Another group of Birdies
3) Elephants
4) Tivoli souvenir
Tivoli souvenir

p.s. I think I might need to find another place in my house to fit all these new addition.

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Scadinavia trip story #1 – Lagkagehuset on Stroget, Copenhagen June 16, 2010

Filed under: Food — vivaliving @ 8:41 pm

The first memory that come to my mind about my Scadinavia trip is the pastries that I got at a bakery place called Lagkagehuset in Copenhagen. I found out later that this bakery is a recently voted the best in the city.

Check out the wonderful pastries that I had at Lagkagehuset!
Lagkagehuset on Stroget, Copenhagen
Pastries @ Lagkagehuset on Stroget, Copenhagen (from Left to Right): Pandekage, Kartoffelkage, Jordbaerkage, Cupuccino
@ Lagkagehuset: Pandekage, Kartoffelkage, Jordbaerkage, Cupuccino

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Coming up – my Scandinavia trip experience June 12, 2010

Filed under: Travel — vivaliving @ 1:10 pm

I will share with you my Scandinavia trip experience soon. Stay tuned!

Stockholm, Malmo and Copenhagen

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Dine about town dinner @ E’Tutto Qua

Filed under: Food — vivaliving @ 12:51 pm

I seldom eat out at Italian restaurants. The main reason is that pasta is often cooked at my household. What makes me decided to eat at E’Tutto Qua? The answer is that they offer “Squid ink pasta” which is something hard to cook at home.

The Dine about town dinner offers at E’Tutto Qua has lots of course choices. Below are the course choices that my hubby & I picked.

The first course(s) that we chose are “Capesante – Seared sea scallops with porcini mushrooms & truffle oil” and “Carpaccio di Polpo – Chilled slices of octopus with olives, capers, onions & lemon dressing”
The second course(s) that we chose are “Spaghetti Neri – Squid ink pasta with mixed seafood in a garlic, white wine sauce” and “Agnello alle Erbe -– Grilled lamb chops with fresh Italian herbs”
squid ink seafood pastalamb chops
The third course(s) that we chose are: “Tiramisù alla Banana – our new creamy banana tiramisù” and “Zabaglione con Fragole – Italian custard spooned over fresh strawberries”

I enjoyed the sea scallop and squid ink seafood pasta a lot. The lamb chop and banana nut tiramisu are pretty good too. Check out E’Tutto Qua if you are interested!

E’Tutto Qua
270 Columbus Avenue (Cross Street: Broadway)

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Dine about town lunch @ Anchor & Hope

Filed under: Food — vivaliving @ 12:28 pm

I want to try Anchor & Hope for a while. It happened to offer Dine about town lunch during June 1 to June 15. How can I miss this golden opportunity to try out this restaurant?

The Dine about town lunch menu @ Anchor and Hope offers 2 courses.
The first course that I chose is “Angels on Horseback – Smoked Bacon Wrapped Oysters, Remoulade Sauce”
@Anchor & Hope: Angels on Horseback - Smoked Bacon, Wrapped Oysters, Remoulade Sauce
The second course that I chose is “Shrimp Louis – Heirloom Beans, Olives, Arugula, Remoulade Sauce”
Shrimp Louis: Heirloom Beans, Olives, Arugula, Remoulade Sauce

I enjoyed the first course better. The fried oysters wrapped with bacon tasted very yummy. Check out Anchor & Hope (information below) if you are interested!

Anchor & Hope
83 Minna Street (Cross street: 2nd Street)

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