Corto Moltedo Is Coming to Japan
in Fashion News, Style on December 5, 2014 By

Corto Moltedo Is Coming to Japan

Luxury accessories brand Corto Moltedo held a trunk show in Tokyo last month and Savvy was there to get the details on this fast growing handbag line and a sneak peak at this season’s “ode to freedom” collection.

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Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2015: Part 3
Tokyo Fashion Week Spring 2015: Part 2
Fresh, Custom Salads at Crisp Salad Works, Azabu Juban
in Food & Drink, Restaurants on December 19, 2014 By

Fresh, Custom Salads at Crisp Salad Works, Azabu Juban

Roy Miyano is a restauranteur who knows how to give Tokyoites what they want. I’ve been a fan of his establishments ever since he opened the first branch of the popular burrito chain Frijoles in Azabu Juban several years ago. So when I heard that he would be opening a new custom salad place in the same neighborhood (which just happens to be my own neighborhood), I couldn’t wait to try it out.

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Recipe: Healthy Christmas Pudding Balls
A Gourmet Holiday Meal at Home from the Park Hyatt Tokyo
The Ultimate in Japanese Foundations
in Health & Beauty, Primping on November 28, 2014 By

The Ultimate in Japanese Foundations

Japanese cosmetics. The phrase alone conjures the formidable reputation this country holds in the beauty industry, and for good reason. Innovative, stylish, and high quality, Japan’s insistence for real results makes for some of the most sought-after products by both makeup pros everyday consumers alike. And arguably, no makeup category is scrutinized more closely than foundation. Here’s a roundup of some of the absolute best foundation products in Japan, and, by definition, the world.

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Harajuku Funk Meets Parisian Chic at Coiff1rst Salon
Jet Set Blow-Dry Bar, Hiroo
Innovative Strollers
in Family Life, Savvy Mamas on December 18, 2014 By

Innovative Strollers

Now that my eight-month-old is ready for a bigger stroller, I have been doing a bit of research on the latest options that are available in Japan. I judge strollers on the following simple criteria: design, weight, functionality, and how quickly I can fold it up and get it into the back of a taxi while holding my wriggling baby in one arm and my bag in the other. While they each have pretty hefty price tags, the following four are some of the more interesting options I have found.

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Japanese New Year’s Postcards
Azabu Plaza: A New Free Play Space in Minato-ku
Taking It Slow in Hakone
in Other Japan, Travel on December 18, 2014 By

Taking It Slow in Hakone

Life in any big city tends to bring with it a whirlwind of business meetings, deadlines, social functions, and other commitments. Tokyo often seems to move at an especially frenetic pace, and as much as we love it, sometimes we all need a break from the excitement. When those times hit, there is possibly no better place to take a time out for a weekend than Hakone.

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