cruising girls combing for something sparkle in Tokyo

a Handkerchief and a Bag Charm PAUL&JOE SISTER

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a Handkerchief and a Bag Charm PAUL&JOE SISTER

This is a Gift Set of a Handkerchief with a “Rabbit in a Hat” print and a Bag Charm from PAUL&JOE SISTER. I’m goin to add and glam Well-made beaded rabbit to my bag.

Ia Handkerchief and a Bag Charm PAUL&JOE SISTER

I love “Rabbit in a Hat is flying in space” motif sooo much. I enjoy the fantastic scenery within the brain.


Le manège d’Andréa & Le manège Magique – carousels at Brussels

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Christmas Market (again) at Brussels.

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The carousels at there is so wonderful, the rides are not “horses”…
but fantastic creatures!! All of them were entirely handmade.

Le manège d'Andréa_3

My first impression of these were slightly scary for children.
But all of the children at there loves these!! It was amazing.

Le manège d’Andréa et Le manège Magique (French)

suica penguin illumination

suica penguin illumination

Now here’s so many beautiful illuminations in Tokyo,Shinjuku southern area is also decorated.

suica penguin illumination

Suica penguins are dressed up for holidays!

suica penguin illumination

They work for East Japan Railway Company (JR East), the head office is at there.
Can you see their costumes are like station employee?

suica (japanese)

Aahen Weihnachtsmarkt (Christmas Market)

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Famous Christmas Market at Aahen.

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We enjoy looking around,drinking hot wines, hot milk with honey, hot chocolate…

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And the best buy were tiny cute hot-water bottles!
We use these everyday since we bought these.

Aahen 4

I can’t understand what they say…
the guy I ask the meaning told me these are “I love you” and “all good for you”.

Aahen Christmas Market

Tory Burch new flagship boutique in Tokyo VIP party


Tory Burch opened her new flagship, Ginza boutique on December 8th. Takako and I(Yoko) were invited to the VIP party at Tory Burch.


(One of readers from NY asked to Tory Burch company that we could attend the party. Thank you so much Danielle and Margot !)


There were many models and celebrities known as fans of Tory Burch. In front of the ball room, Tory Burch with models had photo shooting and interview session by lots of media.



We were so excited to be there!


Tory Burch’s fashion show was held two times at the night.





Tory Burch was so busy, but takako could take a photo with her (sorry we can’t put it on this article) .


Dress code was NY chic, so Takako was dressed in little black dress(Paul & Joe Siste) and new shoes of Tory Burch, and I was in silk ruffle cami(yellow), black skirt and black shoes(marc by MARC JACOBS). Everyone dressed up. We had an amazing night!

Tory Burch
Read the WWD cover story on our Ginza store opening! (Tory Burch Blog)
Google Maps (Tory Burch Ginza boutique)

retro future Atomium! – Travel to Brussels

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Me and my hubby traveled around Brussels, Bruges, and Aahen.
Our hotel is near by Atomium.

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The historic interest is really cute for us… full of retro future scent!!!

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The Atomium was the main pavilion and icon of the Expo 1958.
Sharp and looong escalators are also exciting as it! ;P

atomium 4


LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

LaQua is attraction, and shop & restaurant zone near Tokyo Dome. Beautiful Christmas illuminations are there for winter season.

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

There are 5 illminated art objects.

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

LaQua (Tokyo Dome City) Christmas illminations 2009 winter

I took photos 3 of 5.

LaQua (English site)
Google Maps

Hara Roll

Hara Roll

Our latest & maybe nearest sweet shop topics is “Hara Roll”!

Hara Roll

These roll cakes are made with good tofu, rice powder and Japanese yummy things like kinako, bamboo charcoal, maroons, etc.

hara roll (Omotesando)

The shop is also really cute!

hara roll (Omotesando)

Hara Roll (japanese)
Hara Donuts – sister shops (japanese)
Google Maps


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