I’m taking a small deviation from our regularly scheduled posts on Japan and all things Japanese in San Francisco, to bring you along on a short, blissful detour to Palm Springs. Have you been? Are you as in love with it as we are?
We’re ardent lovers of all things mid-century modern. We treasure our
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“I have learned that the swiftest traveller is he that goes afoot.”
– Walden, Thoreau
Blaine and I are big fans of exploring cities on foot. What better way to absorb the small details and surprises a city holds? In Tokyo, meandering from ward to ward is particularly satisfying because it’s the only
Find both zen and merriment in one of the world’s largest metropolises.
9am Cronuts and Shrines
Start your morning in Harajuku along Omotesando Dori with the creators of the cronut at Dominique Ansel Bakery. The bakery’s bright and white interior emphasizes the colorful, elegant sweets on display. Here sweet and savory treats abound. Choose from frozen s’mores,
Come to Big Sur to relax and be surrounded by nature. The epic views from Highway 1 have remained largely unchanged since the beginning of time. They are poetic scenes preserved in all their wild beauty for us to enjoy.
Blaine and I grew up in Colorado, and the mountain town culture will always be a part of
Matsuya and Mitsukoshi Depachika
Depachika are indoor markets abundant in sake, seafood, and chocolate located in the lower levels of most major Japanese department stores. Each time I explore a new depachika, I feel a bit like Charlie when he first steps into the chocolate factory. On one floor, decadent chocolates and Japanese sweets are in