Taiyaki Ice Cream

Food, Home

Any Instagram food enthusiast has probably seen the soft serve ice cream inside of a cone that resembles a fish called Taiyaki. Traditionally, Taiyaki is a Japanese cookie filled with red bean. At Taiyaki NYC located in SoHo, they have taken the cookie and created a lovely ice cream treat.

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(Please ignore my lovely chipped nail polish.)

This is probably some of the best ice cream I have ever tried. I ordered the Straight Outta Japan which is matcha and black sesame swirl with a red bean filling in the cone, and mochi and wafer as toppings. The soft serve itself is so creamy and flavorful while the cone and red bean filling truly make the dessert. The mochi and wafer and a beautiful touch that add to the essence of the whole treat. They also have a variety of other flavors and an option to make your own Taiyaki.

I rarely ever go back to ice cream or any sort of restaurant simply because I love trying new things but, Taiyaki is just so good that I have gone back time and time again while also having incredibly random cravings for it. Taiyaki NYC has officially become one of my “spots” and filled a void in my black heart.

Thank you so much for reading!

Much Love,

Asma Elgouz

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Kimonos and Henna for Eid Al-Fitr 2017

Fashion, Home

This Eid my outfit was put together in quite the last minute fashion. I got all my clothes and my henna done the day before. Thankfully Zara was having quite the sale and I was able to create quite the outfit and find my new favorite pair of jeans. IMG_8099img_8103.jpgIMG_8101IMG_8105

I picked up the kimono and jeans from Zara. The kimono adds a nice bit of brightness and color to the outfit while also providing a change to my usual style. The kimono has quite the variety of blues and peach tones and a very unique floral patten. It is quite a fresh twist on a classic and makes the perfect statement piece. The jeans are made of a light blue denim material with added metal accents at bottom of and around the belt loops. The shirt I wore underneath was a simple black blouse from J Crew, that can be thrown on under any jacket. My shoes are the Krista in black leather from Steve Madden. The platform starts with a cork like material to a white cleated sole. They have a 2.5 inch heel and a 1 inch platform. Lastly, my hijab is from Shop the Souq. It is a very light material (perfect for the summer time, and still provides the larger hijab look I love.

This outfit was perfect for its occasion because it was comfortable while also stylish as hell. The shoes provide the perfect amount of height to give anyone that extra oomph and the kimono and accents on the jeans truly could truly make anyone stand out.