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.
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.
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.
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.