the lover and i are big fans of boutique hotels. our favorites have always been under the lists of Small Luxury Hotels. So the Quote hotel in Taipei was beyond satisfactory. The comp mini bar, mood lights everywhere, modern japanese toilet (need one), and a bed that felt like sinking into a cloud made this whole trip worthwhile. I think it's only a 4 star hotel, but you can't notice the difference. We stayed at the Shangri-La in Beijing, which is 5 stars, and dare I say, the Quote surpasses the Shangri-La by far. 

 My new jelly flats for the summer! These are made by Melissa, a really awesome brand based in Brazil that uses recycled plastic. It's also specially patented to be extra soft and flexible. These were super comfortable. Check out their collaboration with Vivienne Westwood.