Slow House – スローハウス

Slow House TokyoVisited the oh so trendy lifestyle shop Slow House, located by the Tennozu waterfront in Tokyo.

Slow House, Tokyo

スローハウス, Slow HouseThe lifestyle shop stocks a selection of chic things, ranging from fashion, cosmetics, homewares, food and plants to vintage furniture. I’m a fan of their ceramics, which looks like unique one of a kind pieces.

Slow House Tokyo

スローハウス, Slow House

Tennozu Waterfront, TokyoTennozu waterfront.

Window Shopping in Ginza

Ginza TokyoGinza, Tokyo.

Bvlgari Tokyo GinzaA diamond tiara, diamond earrings, diamond necklace, diamond rings and diamond tennis bracelets set my heart racing.

Bvlgari Tokyo GinzaIt’s wedding season in the shop windows, where an array of exquisite diamond engagement rings are on offer. Needless to say, my answer is I do to any number of the items on display!

Bvlgari Tokyo GinzaNecklace and earrings from the Serpenti collection.

Bvlgari Tokyo Ginza

Ginza Tokyo

Ginza Tokyo

Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Pierre HermePierre Hermé macarons.

When in Paris one shops, so I visited the department store Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann, near Opéra national de Paris Palais Garnier, to do just that.

Galeries Lafayette Paris

Galeries Lafayette ParisThe interior architecture with its exquisite art nouveau stained glass cupola is quite the sight.

Galeries Lafayette, Paris

Galeries Lafayette GourmetGaleries Lafayette Gourmet with its fine food deli and marketplace full of mouth-watering delicatessen was a true sensory delight.

Tortellini at Galeries Lafayette GourmetAn assortment of fresh tortellini.

Galeries Lafayette GourmetCharcuterie.

La Route des Indes, Galeries LafayetteLoose-leaf tea at La Route des Indes.

Galeries LafayetteThe pâtisserie of my dreams. Pink, pink, and more pink with framboises (raspberries – which I love!), oh and let’s not forget about chocolate… drool! While in Paris, I’ve even tried pink sparkling raspberry wine.

Kappabashi / Kitchen Town

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Despite my young age (23), I have a pensioner’s passion for acquiring beautiful porcelain. This includes for practical everyday kitchen use and also for display around my home. One of my favorite places to visit in Tokyo to exercise my obsession and completely empty my wallet is Kappabashi, which I hit HARD yesterday.

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Kappabashi is a shopping street lined with kitchen and restaurant supply stores with everything from cooking and baking materials to glass, porcelain, menus, restaurant displays, etc.

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I shopped my weight in porcelain and other fun kitchen supplies (queue cute sushi magnets, onigiri molds, chocolate and cupcake molds, ice lolly freezing trays, designer lunchboxes, etc.). Making it all possible was having the luxury of repeatedly disposing of my fabulous, heavy hoard in the car trunk, while continuing to shop for hours.

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Now the question that remains is what to prioritize and bring back with me to Stockholm and what to leave at home in Tokyo. #thirdculturekidproblem