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Hello there, 2012!

How has the first days of 2012 been for you? Here in Virginia, life has been blissfully quiet and comfortable. I’m spending my days writing, working on projects, and crafting in my warm childhood room. But as the holidays are coming to an end, I’m also slowly packing up my belongings. I’ll be moving in just a few weeks! But for now, everything remains up in the air.

I’m very excited to find out what’s to come this upcoming year!

Rhya sent me her adorable bunny zine!

She also sent me these little snow bears, which are perfect teatime companions.

I didn’t wear enough layers for a DC outing, but Ara let me wear her warm hat.

The National Gallery of Art

Eatonville is a Southern restaurant inspired by Zora Neale Hurston.

Drinks served in mason jars

Fried green tomatoes with saffron aioli

Oyster and shrimp po’boy served with bacon potato hash

Toki Underground is a small Taiwanese-style ramen place in DC.

Zeolite‘s pineapple brulee drink with cinnamon cayene syrup + lemon juice + chocolate bitters

My Kimchi hakata ramen with chashu pork loin & soft-boiled egg

Resurrected after a long hiatus, my etsy shop is up and running!

I’m slowly putting up my own handmade creations, as well as hand-picked vintage items.

Are you on etsy, too?


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    Goodbye for now, 2011 » Maps and Fragments
    January 5, 2012 at 3:20 am

    […] Maps and Fragments ← Home for the holidays (+ video) Hello there, 2012! → […]

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    January 5, 2012 at 3:48 am

    Happy new year. 🙂 You’re talented. I am glad you have an etsy. I wish you success in the year of 2012.

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    January 5, 2012 at 3:50 am

    HAPPY 2012! I don’t know why but somehow I wasn’t able to leave a comment under your other post.. Anyway, I just wanted to say that the pictures are magnificent! The gave me the goose bumps o.0 and made me miss travelling so much!!! The gif where your turn round and round is really beautiful.. I’ve never seen such a calm gif! You both look so darling!! Ara’s hat looks good on you! And I like your hair color 🙂 Here’s to a wonderful New Year! May many of your dreams come true =)

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    Studio Meez
    January 5, 2012 at 8:06 am

    Happy magical 2012 to you! Lovely pictures and yay you’ve got an etsy shop! Success!

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    January 5, 2012 at 8:13 am

    happy new year Sewon!! Sounds like you are a having so much fun in Virginia, I can’t wait to see what will be in your etsy store!! I think this year is going to be so much fun I can’t wait to see what happens in 2012.

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    Cookie Cutter
    January 5, 2012 at 8:26 am

    It must be nice to be home. Thanks for all these lovely pictures. I adore that white rustic looking table you’ve got there. And oh, those drinks in mason jars are exactly like what they do in Hong Kong cafes 🙂

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    January 5, 2012 at 8:52 am

    So nice to hear you had a good start in the new year! I love the polaroids and I am really looking forward to your shop update! I am still thinking of opening my own one too, but these days there is no extra time to be creative.

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    January 5, 2012 at 10:55 am

    Happy 2012 to you, Sewon!:))) That’s great to know you have an etsy shop.
    I want to have your zine but don’t have a credit card. I should apply for one.

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    January 5, 2012 at 10:59 am

    Happy 2012! 2011 seemd like a good year for you!
    I like the pictures in this post, Asian food always looks so tasty! And I love snail mail pics.
    I don’t have an etsy since you need a credit card for it, and I don’t have one (it’s not a common thing to have a credit card in the Netherlands). But I do have a webshop, with homemade stationery.

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    Veronica Fish
    January 5, 2012 at 2:03 pm

    Girl, your blog is so inspiring! Happy New Year!

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    January 5, 2012 at 2:29 pm

    Yay! bears and tea! Sewon, you can totally keep mail coming to the current address….but are you headed back abroad? where shall i mail you?

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    January 5, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    Hello Sewon! What a wonderful way to start off the new year!
    Looks like fun!Washington D.C. is so unique. But it’s too cold for me!
    Oh, are you going somewhere new? Can’t wait to find out, keep us posted!

    p.s. I love your etsy shop! Definitely buying that photo zine really soon. ; )

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    January 5, 2012 at 8:55 pm

    Happy New Year Sewon!! Where are you gonna be for 2012?

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    January 5, 2012 at 10:51 pm

    I’m glad that you’ve been enjoying being back in Virginia and have been relaxing– the leisurely pace must be quite nice. The bunny zine looks super cute as do the snow bears! Hope that you continue to have a good time and yay for setting up your etsy again!

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    January 6, 2012 at 11:47 am

    these photographs are stunning! 🙂 good for you, glad that you’re home and spending your days wonderfully. all the food looks so delicious, my appetite is coming back hehe. those snow bears do indeed make great teatime friends. :3 xxx

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    January 6, 2012 at 4:39 pm

    Happy 2012! Beautiful, inspiring photos of your time with family! And 2012 sounds exciting for you! So many opportunities!

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    January 7, 2012 at 7:49 am

    omg the bunny zine! it’s so cute
    and damn all that food looks so good
    I’ve probably said this already but I really love how you photograph/lay out everything!
    (p.s. My new years resolution is to drink 3L of water a day! all the best for 2012~!)

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    January 7, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    that bunny zine is adorable ~ as well as the polar bears :3

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    January 7, 2012 at 10:21 pm

    I’ve never had green tomatoes but I’ve heard they’re pretty amazing.

    I’m setting up my etsy shop this week, yeah !

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    January 8, 2012 at 12:52 am

    Happy 2012 Sewon! Looking forward to reading and seeing all you new and wonderful adventures in the new year. It was great ‘blog meeting’ you this year xo

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    January 8, 2012 at 1:20 am

    Drinks served in jars is one of my favourite things ever. Every time I have drinks served in jars- they are always such memorable and fun nights! Loving your photos!

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    January 9, 2012 at 4:38 am

    Eatonville looks amazing!! Must.Eat.There.One.Day.! Also, Happy New Year Sewon! I’m excited to see where you’ll be traveling to this year 😀

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    indie belle
    January 10, 2012 at 8:02 pm

    happy new year, Sewon! ^^
    wow, your life seems so exciting! you´re always travelling, visiting interesting places and living new experiences… i wanna do that too after finishing my studies 🙂

    hope this 2012 brings more precious moments for you!


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    January 10, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    I’m a little late, but Happy New Year! I haven’t been commenting like I want to (internet situation) but I’m still keeping up with your entries. I love your style, you always look put together & cute :]

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    January 11, 2012 at 11:56 pm

    Oh that’s funny, I’ve lived in DC for a year and I perfectly remember this Calder mobile at the National Gallery of Art!

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    January 12, 2012 at 12:52 am

    delicious food… happy new year to u too!

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    January 18, 2012 at 4:09 pm

    hello sewon! i got your mail! 😀
    it’s so so so lovely! i expect to come up with some photos soon!
    there was only one problem, it came a bit wet – a large bit. and even with a note from the mail services apologizing. i was able to recuperate almost everything. there was a a small sheet with blue dots, which i really hope weren’t words, otherwise were completely lost. was something written there? but anyways, there were so many lovely things inside! thank you so so much! and i’ll be using the adorable staples 🙂
    many thanks! <3

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