Food Life

Year of the Dragon

Happy Lunar New Year! I love dragons. I just think they are the coolest and such magical creatures and thus am very excited that it’s the Year of the Dragon. When I was younger I always wanted to be born as a Dragon – unfortunately I missed it by four years and am a scurrying Rat instead. Even though I have now embraced my Rat sign I still sometimes wish I was a Dragon – then I could feel like a Targaryen and plus I’d still be under 25. Pretty sweet right?

Since red is so important for the Lunar New Year I decided to pull out some of my favorite red items below to share with you all (along with my favorite dragon charm above):
From left to right:Β Chanel bag, my favorite sleep tee (Chairman Meow – Obey the Kitty!), a super soft cashmere sweater, my favorite and very used Moleskine journals, and a shiny clutch.Β 

This year we spent New Year’s Eve with my mom. After denim cut off shorts and flip flops in public, crowds are my mom’s most hated thing so we avoided going to an Asian restaurant and opted for seafood. I love cioppino and can’t believe Mr. Feather hadn’t had it before! One of the must have dishes for a San Francisco visit in my opinion.

Β Cioppino with pasta added

Did you celebrate the Lunar New Year? What sign are you on the Chinese zodiac?

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  • breakingrumours
    January 23, 2012 at 2:07 pm

    I'm a sad goat lol. secretly wished i was a dragon too .

  • Kim (A Very Sweet Blog)
    January 23, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Hey Katherine! Happy Chinese New Year! I'm a rat too. LOL I love your dragon pendant, red bags and that pasta looks so delish. Enjoy the holiday! Year of the Dragon has always been my favorite too. πŸ™‚

  • PetiteLittleGirl
    January 23, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Your red Chanel bag is to die for. I went to my parents yesterday to spend time with them. Other than that we did not do much as there is just a tiny Asian community where I live. Happy Lunar New Year, Kat! Wish you and Mr. Feather best of luck =)

  • Alena: Oh, Its Just Perfect!
    January 23, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    I love all the red although I don't own very many red things. I need to change that ASAP! Have a wonderful Monday!

  • Ruth
    January 23, 2012 at 2:41 pm

    Beautiful dragon necklace!

  • Lindsay @ A Walk in the Closet
    January 23, 2012 at 2:51 pm

    So wish I was year of the dragon! What a cool sign. My husband and I are both rats. Lol, sounds so unappealing in English but a little cuter in Mandarin.

    PS: I'm loving your sleep shirt. Chairman Meow…hehe!!

  • janettaylor
    January 23, 2012 at 2:58 pm

    Love that YSL clutch… Now I am carrying one of my faveroite red clutches too from The Beta Version (Hungarian designer brand…)

    Btw great Cartier pendant…


  • Elaine A (TOBeautyReviews)
    January 23, 2012 at 3:12 pm

    Ahhh love seeing all the red!! I'm a horse but we don't celebrate – my coworkers had a huge celebration at work on Friday though so I got to eat all the yummy goodies πŸ™‚

  • Adele
    January 23, 2012 at 3:25 pm

    Happy Chinese New Year! Hope the year of the dragon is good to you xoxo

  • LC
    January 23, 2012 at 3:34 pm

    happy new year! i hardly have any red in my closet, so i opted for red underthings instead! hope you have an amazing start to the new year!

    xoxo, LC

  • Anna
    January 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Happy New Year! I celebrated with the BF's family. We had dumplings and a giant sea fish – all thoughtfully prepared by his dad. Is the pendant a present from your family or husband (or a present from yourself to yourself)? It's very pretty!

    The BF and I are both horses (and February Pisces) – born 12 years and 5 days apart πŸ™‚

  • Anonymous
    January 23, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    I always want to make myself a rabbit…but I'm really a rooster. πŸ™

  • skippysays
    January 23, 2012 at 4:26 pm

    Happy New Year! Sounds like a great way to bring in the New Year πŸ™‚

  • Heather
    January 23, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    OoooOoooh… love your reds! Makes me feel so happy seeing them all lined up :))
    I'm a goat, and also wish I was a dragon. Who knows, there might still be time for a dragon baby :))
    Celebrated as best I as I could since we couldn't make it to be with my family – lots of Chinese take-out and FaceTime time. :))

  • Lisa
    January 23, 2012 at 4:50 pm

    i LOVE this post!! xing nian kuai le wan shi ru yi kat!! i'm so jealous you got to spend it with your mom!! i miss my mom terribly and CNY's without family is a little strange haha..

    i heart your "red" collection that chairman meow t-shirt is TO DIE FOR ADORABLE!! where is it from??

    i LOVE cioppino.. yours looks DELICIOUS!! what restaurant is that from??

  • Chocolate, Cookies & Candies
    January 23, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    Good on you for celebrating. My parents called me this morning and were appalled that I, their firstborn did not even bother to do a thing. Not even cook our traditional Foochow noodles. Oh weeeeellll. I was busy…..

  • Katrina
    January 23, 2012 at 5:01 pm

    Wishing you a Happy New Year! The red collection is so rich and the cioppino looks divine! πŸ™‚

  • Tiffany
    January 23, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    wow, that Cartier charm is amazing!! Love your red pieces too πŸ™‚

    Happy New Year!

  • newpetite
    January 23, 2012 at 5:31 pm

    I am a rooster πŸ™‚ Just found out! Happy New Year!! Ive heard so much about Cioppino, Have to try it now!

  • Angie's Closet
    January 23, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Kat, I'm going to take a stab at this, so don't laugh. " Kung Hei Fat Choi"

  • Elle
    January 23, 2012 at 5:40 pm

    I think you are the same age as my brother! πŸ™‚ I love "rats" – they are one of my favorite zodiacs. πŸ˜€

  • Kiwi's Fashion Blog
    January 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Happy New Year πŸ™‚ so you're a rat? lol that's a great sign too and you can always try to have dragon babies haha (gotta make it happen within a month kinda a short time frame :p ) πŸ™‚

  • Samantha
    January 23, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Happy Chinese New Year!! LOVE that Cartier charm!! And all the other red items, especially that sleep shirt! So cute, LOL!

    Cioppino is so yum!! Good wifey introducing Mr. Feather to that!!

    xo, sam

  • Rebecca
    January 23, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Happy new year! I'm a dragon. I don't have much red in my closet but I have a red moleskine pocket, too.

  • desertheels
    January 23, 2012 at 5:58 pm

    the cartier necklace. i just held my breath. gong xi fa cai!

  • Cee
    January 23, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Happy New Year, Katherine! I hate crowds too, but I think I'm being dragged to a Chinese restaurant tonight. To be honest, I don't really get the hype with dragons. But this must be because I'm a lazy pig πŸ˜‰

  • Bonnie
    January 23, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    Those accessories are to.die.for. Love the red!
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  • DSK Steph
    January 23, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Happy Lunar New Year Katherine!! πŸ™‚ I love your taste in red things!

  • Chris @ Granola2Glam
    January 23, 2012 at 7:43 pm

    Very creative post with all the red accessories. I love your red jumbo. Happy New Year to you too!

  • katattack2000
    January 23, 2012 at 8:10 pm

    Happy new year fellow name twin:) I'm the same zodiac sign as you? What are the chances? haha Love the red chanel πŸ™‚

  • Amy
    January 23, 2012 at 8:25 pm

    Happy new year! May the dragon year bring you much love, happiness, new adventures and wonderful beginnings.

    I was born in the year of the rat, but since we're compatible with dragons, I'm hoping that 2012 will be a great year. I spent the holiday weekend with family – introducing the bf to the family, having a post-wedding dinner with my cousins, shopping (some things, even holidays can't change) with the bf, and then helping my mom make the traditional Vietnamese foods for Sunday night dinner. That last part was my favorite.

    But cheers! Wishing you the best.

  • Stacey
    January 23, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    I really love the orange/ red accents!

    Aw I'm glad you could go out to a nice calming dinner with your mom.. Seems like a good tradition.

  • Michelle
    January 23, 2012 at 9:14 pm

    ncie post thanks for sharing
    kung hei fat choi

  • stylish with a budget
    January 23, 2012 at 9:17 pm

    the chairman meow bag was very creative.

    i am a pig…^OO^

  • jillian nicole
    January 23, 2012 at 9:56 pm

    That looks delicious–love Cioppino–did the Mr. like it?!

  • RosaLovesDC
    January 23, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    Happy new year!

  • Champagne Cocktails, Cashmere Dreams
    January 23, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    Happy new year!! love all the red! great items and great color!!

  • chanello
    January 23, 2012 at 11:24 pm

    OMFG. Just bought the chairman meow shirt n MUG. AMAZING. THANK U SO MUCH FOR THE HEADZ UP!

  • Sarah
    January 24, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Happy New Year! Love all the red (I have the same red Moleskine!). I was born in the year of the Ox. I am also a Taurus. So I am double the bull and double the stubborn. haha πŸ˜‰

  • Cindy
    January 24, 2012 at 1:01 am

    Oh wow the Chairman Meow shirt is amazing!! I actually haaaave to have one. Do you know where you got it from by any chance? Anyways, the food looks absolutely amazing! Asian restaurants on CNYE are seriously overrated. The best CNY meal I've ever had was possibly Italian haha

  • L e n a
    January 24, 2012 at 2:29 am

    i almost forgot although we celebrate luna new years in korea as well, then all my chinese collegues at work showed up wearing something with red today!

    love the chairman meow! πŸ™‚

  • Rola
    January 24, 2012 at 3:45 am

    Happy Lunar New Year to you! The Cartier charm is lovely and charming.

  • Urban Jungle Fashion
    January 24, 2012 at 3:55 am

    Happy Year of the Dragon!

  • just tututiny
    January 24, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Happy New Year K! Hope you had lots of fun and food πŸ˜‰ I am so stuffed now!

  • Katherine
    January 24, 2012 at 6:12 am

    Here you go!

  • Katherine
    January 24, 2012 at 6:13 am

    Yes he did!! But I think he thought it was messy, lol πŸ™‚

  • Katherine
    January 24, 2012 at 6:40 am

    You did it perfectly! Happy New Year πŸ™‚

  • Kat
    January 24, 2012 at 7:13 am

    Love love love your beautiful super bold, super gorgeous red collection. I wish I had fun, bold, and bright colors, especially red. What was your first red item? I admire it, but find myself hesitant to buying something red. By the way, I'm born in the year of the dragon, but I heard luck isn't on your side if your zodiac is the zodiac of the year? Just something I heard. I hope it isn't true, because I'm counting on this year! Happy Chinese New Year to you!

  • tiffyama
    January 24, 2012 at 7:15 am

    -gasp- the Cartier charm is gorgeous!!

    Aw. I love your collection of RED. I think I need to get some more "red" pieces of clothing for my wardrobe. The kitty tee is super cute though!!

    What a nice way to spend the Lunar New Year! The food looks yum!

    I just did a post of what I did for today, but I had a nice meal at home. :] I'm the year of the dragon, so I'm hoping this year will be a good one!

  • Haus and Home
    January 24, 2012 at 12:28 pm

    I did a dragon post as well for Chinese New Year but with home items! Happy New Years!

  • The Fashionable ESQ
    January 24, 2012 at 1:19 pm

    Cool idea for a post, K!
    I also love food posts πŸ˜‰

    The Fashionable ESQ

  • Amy
    January 24, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    Pretty charm and the food looks delicious! We celebrated Sat by going out to a chinese restaurant…typical LOL.Oh and I'm a dragon πŸ™‚

  • xJOLE
    January 25, 2012 at 1:17 am

    I just ate dinner and my stomach still growled after seeing that photo.. YUMS.

  • Lindsay
    January 25, 2012 at 7:29 pm

    I'm a tiger!

  • Roanna
    January 26, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    oh, I had my red on (by accident or intuition as I didn't know til after I got dressed!) My husband and I are both roosters…but the baby will be a dragon…I should start researching it more!

  • Annie Maxx
    February 1, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    First time reading your blog.I like it πŸ™‚ and its kinda interesting when you heard someone want to be born in the same year you were πŸ˜‰

  • Karen (littlepiecefnb)
    February 4, 2012 at 8:22 am

    Yum that looks amazing…I need to try that place since I live in SF! What was the name of the restaurant you went to? I'm year of the rat…such an ugly creature though. lol