International entertainer Rain attended the prestigious 2015 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art last week with Fan Bing Bing, Kris Wu, Vogue China Editor-in-Chief Angelica Cheung, celebrated actress Gong Li, and a veritable host of Chinese celebrities. When he remained in New York for some sightseeing and R&R (he was still there as of yesterday, folks), that made me go hmmm. He's not one to let the grass grow under his feet. He's always working, it seems.

The cat was let out of the bag on May 9, when Vogue China Magazine posted on their Instagram about Rain's casual photo shoot around Lower Manhattan.

And then, on May 10, the actual photo shoot hit the Internet on Vogue China's mobile app.

The weather was gorgeous and sunny on the day of the shoot, perfect for a walk around the popular district/neighborhood of SoHo.

Because Rain is German luxe brand MCM's ambassador for Greater China and Southeast Asia, naturally he would stop at MCM's new SoHo boutique at 100 Greene Street. 

Rain checked over the merchandise, including the MCM x EKOCYCLE Collection, which came about when MCM joined Coca-Cola and singer/songwriter in a style and sustainability collaboration this past April.

Who did they run into in the boutique? Chinese supermodel and friend Ming Xi. Smile for the camera, Ming!

There's nothing like a cold treat on a hot day. Hey, somebody stop that ice cream truck!

Rain and friend Kim Kwang Min take a break on a SoHo stoop.

When it came to some serious nourishment — sandwiches, entrees, beverages and sweets — popular patisserie Ladurée U.S. SoHo on West Broadway fit the bill, whether outside in the tree-shaded, petal-strewn garden or inside the über-luxurious tea room and restaurant.

All in all, it looks like Rain's been having a good ol' time in the Big Apple on this visit. He's been doing plenty of posting on his social media since he got there, so his fans are having a good ol' time too. 

"The weather is so nice ~ "

The cook is in. Steak, anyone? :) 

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Images: Vogue MINI, Rain, Sharon Pak

Captures: Stephe Thornton

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