Monday, April 25, 2016

::Banner Barrett::

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Getting ready for autumn already??
I met someone who's working for the fashion brand "Banner Barrett" through my job last month, and got to visit their Fall/Winter 2016 exhibition at their show room.

Their show room is located in the chic and sophisticated area of Daikanyama.
Wisterias are already in bloom.

Lookbook of the new season.

I love the entrance of their show room.

The concept for their new season is "British Soul".
Chic styles for sophisticated girls.

I ordered this baby blue skirt :)

They also had a little eating space in front of the show room.
Fashion editors and buyers were having a garden party!

Sadly, I didn't have much time to stay and have lunch here.... 

I love the elegant atmosphere that they have here.

On the way back to the nearest station, I found a new Maison Kitsune shop :)
I hadn't explored this part of Daikanyama before. I should definitely come back here on weekends to find more cute shops and cafes around this area.

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Friday, April 22, 2016

::Delicious Spring::

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Good food makes your life so much better!!
I attended two different wine parties and learned so many delicious dishes at my friend's cooking lesson this month.

My friend and I were luckily invited to the Italian lunch party with nice wines on the other day.
The main chef who organizes this party twice a month used to cook for the four seasons hotel and the hotel New Otani. Every food he cooks is so good.

A variety of wines are served. I liked the red sparkling wine that they had.

I didn't get to eat this one..... darn it....

Risotto stuffed in green peppers! I need to know the recipe. 

*Photos above are taken by my friend, Kiyomiya-san :)

It was such a gorgeous way to spend the Saturday lunch time. 


A couple of days ago, I went to my friend's place for a cooking lesson she has every month.

Perry the beautiful cat :)
She is so shy that I hardly could take a picture of her. But finally I got this cute shot of her this time. Isn't she so cute???

Anyways, we cooked 5 different dishes this time.

Spring rolls (triangles to be exact) with shrimp and cheese.

With Japanese basil sauce.

Stewed chicken and egg plant.

Seasoned rice with octopus. Yummy!!!! 

Strawberry chiffon cake for dessert!

Quick and so easy.
Cooking is so much more fun when we share the fun time with friends.
I'm already looking forward to the next lesson in next month!

Last month, a new mall called "NeWoman" was opened by one of the biggest stations in Tokyo.
I had some little time to kill after lunch on the other day, so I was just browsing a bit inside the mall. 

Blue Bottle Coffee :)

Fresh greens and chic furniture.

There weren't many things that are new... but the entire space was chic!

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Wednesday, April 20, 2016


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For those who have long hair, isn't the weather getting a bit too warm for letting your hair down? 
Here is the super easy side swept downdo you can create in 10-15 mins including the curling process. You can get your hair away from your neck and feel a lot cooler on warm days.

The finished look.

This look can be done with medium to long hair. 

First, get your hair curled with your curling irons.
It comes with 5 different interchangeable ceramic coated barrels.
They also have Octowand which comes with 8 different barrels.

I used the thickest barrel this time and curled my hair away from my face.

Break the tight curls with your fingers.

Gather the top half of your hair right above your ear of either side. 

and tie it with an elastic band.

Split the hair right above the elastic band and flip the end into the split.

Like so.

Pick the hair right next to your ear.

Pick another bunch of hair on the other side.

Like this.

Make a single knot with the two strands like so.

Bring the two ends around the rest of your hair.....

and tie the two strands together with an elastic right behind your ear.

And you are done!

The two tied strands softly hold your hair to the left side so the curls stand out better.

Add your favorite hair accessory as you like.

I wore a star fish on the hot summer day last year.

Click the link below to read the article on this look.

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