Sudio Sweden Earbuds

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In the past, I didn't give much thought to earbuds. I was totally happy using my free Apple ones and didn't see the need to get a separate pair.

Then Sudio approached me to do a collaboration. I was intrigued by the concept of wireless earbuds, plus I loved their minimalist Swedish design, leather case, and rose gold details, so of course I said yes. What I didn't anticipate, though, was how much I'd also appreciate the studio sound quality – it just makes such a huge difference on your overall listening experience.

Best of all, the earbuds pair with your phone via Bluetooth – you can take calls and even control your phone with the remote. And the battery life lasts for eight blissful hours.

Of course, I wouldn't gush without being able to spread the love! Here's a discount code that will get you 15% off and free worldwide shipping: tiffanywang

Enjoy, everyone! Let me know what you think of 'em! x

I received a free sample of the product for the purpose of this review; however, all opinions are my own.

Hawaii Photo Diary

WAIKIKI BEACH

WAIKIKI BEACH

ARITZIA off-shoulder shirt / ONE TEASPOON cut-offs / ADIDAS slides / FREE PEOPLE hat / J.CREW tote

ARITZIA off-shoulder shirt / ONE TEASPOON cut-offs / ADIDAS slides / FREE PEOPLE hat / J.CREW tote

THE HIBACHI poke bowl

THE HIBACHI poke bowl

WAIKIKI BEACH

WAIKIKI BEACH

BP hat / ONE TEASPOON cut-offs / J.CREW tote / ADIDAS slides

BP hat / ONE TEASPOON cut-offs / J.CREW tote / ADIDAS slides

ARITZIA off-shoulder dress / J.CREW tote / ADIDAS slides

ARITZIA off-shoulder dress / J.CREW tote / ADIDAS slides

NORTH SHORE

NORTH SHORE

LANIKAI BEACH

LANIKAI BEACH

FREE PEOPLE hat

FREE PEOPLE hat

MARYSIA bikini

MARYSIA bikini

ISLAND SNOW shave ice

ISLAND SNOW shave ice

WAIKIKI BEACH

WAIKIKI BEACH

BLUE TREE CAFE acai bowl

BLUE TREE CAFE acai bowl

PUPUKEA BEACH PARK, NORTH SHORE

PUPUKEA BEACH PARK, NORTH SHORE

WAIKIKI BEACH

WAIKIKI BEACH

Trips to Honolulu have been a Wang family tradition for awhile now, but recently we’ve established more permanent ties in the form of a vacation home – so you can expect many more posts about Hawaii in coming years ;-)

This time was a girls’ trip with my besties – we all share a love for the sun (some of us more than others) and a voracious appetite (pretty evenly matched in this department), so collectively we had our priorities straight. Below is a list of our favorite finds:

Lanikai Pillbox Trail – Although I’m a bit athletically challenged, I enjoyed this hike thoroughly – the breathtaking views were unrivaled (yes, better than Diamond Head's) and the trail was short and sweet. Just make sure to wear shoes with traction and as little clothing as possible because it gets hot as hell.

Giovanni’s Shrimp Truck – Shrimp trucks are an obligatory stop in Hawaii, thanks to Giovanni's, which many credit with jumpstarting this trend. Their classic shrimp scampi is fresh, succulent and positively drenched in garlic butter. Tip: Ask for a side of hot sauce for dipping (but only if you can take the heat!).

Shark’s Cove in North Shore – Bring some snorkel gear to see a whole other world underwater. We foolishly didn't bring flippers to protect our feet from the jagged rocks, but whatever – the schools of fish surrounding us made it all worth it.

The Hibachi – So everyone says Ono Seafood is the place to go for poke bowls, but the Hibachi happened to much closer to Lanikai Beach, and I’m unsure how it can be beat. We purchased a bottle of white wine and some lobster dip in their adjoining liquor store and proceeded to enjoy one of the best meals of our trip.

Musubi Café Iyasume – Anyone who hasn’t yet eaten spam in musubi form is missing out, and Iyasume supposedly makes them best. Just check out their 4.5 stars on Yelp, where they have 1800+ reviews and counting.

Kailua Beach and Lanikai Beach – The prettiest beaches with the prettiest sand, especially Kailua, but beware – my friend got stung by a man o’war tentacle (which our lifeguard said was a pretty common occurrence here).

Island Snow – It’s a pretty weird concept – a shave ice shop and clothing line in one – but Island Snow is apparently President Obama’s favorite spot, so there’s that. You have the option to top your shave ice with condensed milk and ice cream, but I’m a purist and stuck with just the artificial coloring/flavoring. It was all a bit sugary for me, but then again I’m not a dessert person, so you really ought to try it for yourself.

On Dong Chinese Restaurant – This is my favorite place to get zhajiangmian (Chinese black bean noodles) on this side of the world. The noodles are hand-pulled and the perfect texture, and the sauce is gooey and great with sweet Maui onions. Yum.

Island Magic Catamaran – Many of the local catamarans offer open bar on their sunset rides, but we heard they use the cheap stuff, so we opted for BYOB with Island Magic instead, where we could bring our own nice bottle of wine to share. There’s just something magical about sitting on a boat watching the sun go down in one of the most beautiful destinations in the world.

Omakase Dinner

SASHIMI

SASHIMI

SASHIMI

SASHIMI

SALMON

SALMON

SQUID NIGIRI

SQUID NIGIRI

KAMASU NIGIRI

KAMASU NIGIRI

UNI CHAWANMUSHI

UNI CHAWANMUSHI

CHEF JACKSON YU

CHEF JACKSON YU

I had the privilege of dining at the Michelin-starred Omakase last week, where I enjoyed some of the BEST SUSHI OF MY LIFE. (I know I’m often accused of speaking in superlatives, but this time I’m really not exaggerating!)

For those of you unacquainted with the “omakase” concept, it’s a fixed menu consisting of dishes selected by the chef. At Omakase, they have two omakase options: $150 or $200, plus an additional $80 per person for sake pairing.

We opted for the $150 dinner, which comes with 2 appetizers, 1 sashimi, 10 pieces of nigiri, and 1 owan – more than enough food even if you starved yourself the whole day in anticipation of this meal (yup, guilty).

I knew we were in for quite the treat the moment I stepped through the door. The interior was refined and intimate, with a total of just 14 seats. Of course request to sit at the sushi counter – you’ll have a completely different experience than if you’re relegated to one of the tables by the bamboo window treatments (which, while pretty, will deprive you of the up-close view of the talented head chef Jackson Yu’s knife skills).

Chef Yu was a marvel to watch, and incredibly attentive and friendly to boot. He explained how everything was made/prepped in-house, including the special soy sauce, baby ginger (different from the usual pickled ginger you get at other sushi restaurants), and fresh wasabi. I’ve only enjoyed fresh wasabi once before (in Beijing, at Bei in the Opposite House) and it’s hard to go back to the preservative-laden stuff. Here, you can watch them ground the wasabi root into paste right in front of you.

But of course the star of the show is the fish. The fish is flown in three times a week from Tokyo's renowned Tsukiji Market (the largest fish market in the world) to ensure freshness and quality. You know other places that inadvertently mask the flavor of the fish with other ingredients? That would NEVER happen here.

Every piece of nigiri melted in my mouth. I can’t even remember all the types of fish I ate, but I was impressed by the variety, which ranged from toro to kamasu (barracuda) to saba to monkfish. The jack mackerel was sliced beautifully (the silver colors were unreal), and the uni in every form was absurdly good, especially the uni chawanmushi (sea urchin in steamed egg dish).

No extra soy sauce or wasabi was ever needed, and I was in love with their rice, which is actually timed to cook depending on the time of your reservation. I could eat it on its own, it was so good – but it was also the perfect complement to the fish.

To top it all off, the dishware (all custom-made by Japanese artisans) is gorgeous, the staff is incredibly sweet and professional, and you get a glass of complementary sake upon your arrival.

If I could afford it, I’d try and dine here on a regular basis. Since I can’t, I want all of you to enjoy yourselves as much as I did. Book a reservation here the next time there’s a special occasion, and tell Chef Yu that Tiffany Wang sent you ;-) Happy eating, everyone!! x

Omakase. 665 Townsend St, San Francisco, CA 94103.

Hello Kestan

ASOS belt / CITIZENS OF HUMANITY jeans / KESTAN off-the-shoulder top

ASOS belt / CITIZENS OF HUMANITY jeans / KESTAN off-the-shoulder top

Those of you who follow me on Instagram know that I’m currently obsessed with off-the-shoulder tops – I’ve acquired 5 in the past month and have 2 more in shopping carts on various e-commerce sites. (Trying so hard to resist buying more in case it’s a fleeting trend, but ugh, I don’t want to wear anything else this summer.)

So when Kestan – a new up-and-coming womenswear brand headed by California-based siblings Stephanie and Kevin Lin – approached me about doing a collab and sent me their lookbook, I was immediately drawn to this linen rendition. But from what I can see, all their designs are very versatile and easy to incorporate into your wardrobe. Also, this is a label with solid values: they only work with suppliers who provide safe and clean working environments and fair wages, and make an effort to use sustainable fabrics like organic cotton.

I’ve got a couple more pieces to share from Kestan, but I’ll save those for a future post! Hope y’all are enjoying this SF fog… here’s to praying it heats up before the weekend.

Sausalito Sunday Funday

BRAISED SHORT RIB AGNOLOTTI @ POGGIO

GRILLED MONTEREY SQUID + SWEET CORN CUSTARD @ POGGIO

GRILLED MONTEREY SQUID + SWEET CORN CUSTARD @ POGGIO

GRILLED MONTEREY SQUID @ POGGIO

GRILLED MONTEREY SQUID @ POGGIO

PROSCIUTTO & ARUGULA PIZZA @ POGGIO

PROSCIUTTO & ARUGULA PIZZA @ POGGIO

CEVICHE @ COPITA

CEVICHE @ COPITA

FRIED PORK BELLY TACO @ COPITA

FRIED PORK BELLY TACO @ COPITA

DUCK SOPE WITH AVOCADO MOUSSE @ COPITA

DUCK SOPE WITH AVOCADO MOUSSE @ COPITA

FOOD BLOGGERS + FRIENDS

FOOD BLOGGERS + FRIENDS

One miserably cold and foggy afternoon last month, some bloggers and I made the trek across the Golden Gate Bridge to Sausalito, where we were greeted by blessedly warm sunshine, expertly crafted cocktails and fine food courtesy of Poggio Trattoria and Copita Tequileria y Comida.

I learned many things that day – mainly that whenever I’m seeking respite from Karl, I should be visiting Sausalito – but also that Sausalito’s culinary scene rivals San Fran’s. Other thoughts and revelations can be found below:

  1. Poggio’s pizzas are damn delicious.
  2. I used to not be able to stand the taste of campari, but it’s slowly grown on me. If you need to ease into it, I’d highly recommend Poggio’s sbagliato (a negroni made with sparkling wine instead of gin). If you're already into negronis, then you're in for quite the treat – Poggio's has a whole negroni menu.
  3. Sweet corn custard – at least when prepared by Poggio’s executive chef Benjamin Balesteri – can actually be quite tasty, especially when topped with morel mushrooms, parmigiano reggiano and arugula. This was the dish I expected to like the least, but ended up loving the most.
  4. Copita elevates their tequila cocktails with giant artisanal ice cubes usually reserved for Old-Fashioneds, which I loved. Get the Smoking Gun (Xicaru mezcal, St. Germain, tequila blanco, lime, grapefruit) – seriously one of the tastiest tequila drinks I've ever had. Yum.
  5. Although I love my cheap Mission burritos, I do appreciate a contemporary take on Mexican food. Duck sopes with avocado mousse and fried pork belly tacos are genius – especially when the end result is so well balanced (light and not too oily, yet full of flavor) while still paying homage to traditional recipes.

On another note, I'm sorry for falling behind on blog posts (again), but I have a good excuse this time – I just got back from a girls' trip in Hawaii that I can't wait to share with y'all! In the meantime, you can follow along on my Instagram, where I've also posted more photos of both the above meals. Stay tuned!

Poggio Trattoria. 777 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965.

Copita Tequileria y Comida. 739 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA 94965.

Golden Hour

CUSTOM-MADE boyfriend blazer / FREE PEOPLE mock neck tank / REFORMATION shorts / ZARA heels / GIVENCHY Antigona bag

CUSTOM-MADE boyfriend blazer / FREE PEOPLE mock neck tank / REFORMATION shorts / ZARA heels / GIVENCHY Antigona bag

When it’s golden hour in San Francisco, you drop everything and take a photo. Especially if you’re wearing your favorite boyfriend blazer (custom-made in Beijing by my trusty tailor) and new strappy heels.

Just posted this look on LOOKBOOK.NU, by the way. If you have an account, be sure to follow me if you haven't already! xx

Delicate Details

FREE PEOPLE straw brim hat

FREE PEOPLE straw brim hat

I’m so excited to share these beautiful pieces from Azil Boutique. All their jewelry is so delicate, elegant and understated (in other words, right up my alley). I’ve been wearing their stacking ring, drop necklace and thin hammered cuff for a few weeks now and they’ve stayed in pristine condition – it’s obvious they only stock designers who use quality materials and focus on timeless designs.

You can shop their accessories online at www.shopazil.com or at their Hayes Valley and Russian Hill locations (addresses below).

Azil Boutique (Hayes Valley). 451 Hayes St, San Francisco, CA 94102.

Azil Boutique (Russian Hill). 2430 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109.