Archive | April, 2010

LIVING, TRAVEL

April 21, 2010 | by Kim

My First Stay at a Ryokan: Food and Sleep

attendant at a ryokan

Yesterday, we experienced what is the closest thing that a traveler can get for imaging life in the classic Japanese tatami house. [...]

FAMILY, LIVING with kids

April 20, 2010 | by Guest

5 Simple Ways to Get Kids Involved in the...

kids who give a hand in the kitchen

I am glad to introduce Aimée Wimbush-Bourque, a mother to two little chefs-in-training and editor at Simple Bites, a website dedicated to bringing [...]

GIFT IDEAS, Gift WRAP

April 19, 2010 | by Kim

Furoshiki Making (wrapping cloth)

furoshiki techniques

The art of furoshiki making has been across Japan since centuries. Furoshiki is often presented in Western countries as a gift wrapping [...]

ENTERTAINING, OUTDOOR entertaining

April 18, 2010 | by Kim

I Want to Go on a Picnic with Afternoon Tea

go on a picnic bento boxes by afternoon tea

You should have seen my happy face  when I entered Afternoon Tea, a Japanese retailer that sells adorable bento boxes and lunch [...]

FAMILY, KIDS party

April 18, 2010 | by Guest

Alternative Ideas to Requesting No Gifts and...

no gifts please at kids parties

I am glad to introduce the first guest blogger who gave me an hand during my trip in Japan.  The first one [...]

LIVING, TRAVEL

April 17, 2010 | by Kim

Visit at the Edo-Tokyo Museum

edo-tokyo museum's big bicycle wheel

Since our arrival in Japan, the weather is not great: very cold for this time of the year and rainy. Therefore, we [...]

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HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space

April 17, 2010 | by Kim

Planters and Containers by Architectural...

vessel architectural pottery planters

If you are willing to spend more to get a true feel of mid-century design that was popular in California, have a [...]

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LIVING, URBAN Living

April 16, 2010 | by Kim

Clever Japanese Idea: The Umbrella Cover...

umbrella locker in japan

They are a part of the Japanese urban landscape. I saw the umbrella cover dispenser everywhere, outside restaurants, cafes, shops and hotels. [...]

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ENTERTAINING, OUTDOOR entertaining

April 15, 2010 | by Kim

Glass Beverage Bottles by Lifefactory

carry-on glass beverage bottle by lifefactory

A glass bottle is ideal for liquid since it is cleaner and will not form an after-taste.  The silicone sleeve of the [...]

LIVING, TRAVEL

April 15, 2010 | by Kim

I’m Blogging from Japan

executive business class air canada to japan

I am writing this post comfortably sitting on the plane on my way to 3 weeks of vacation in Japan. Except for [...]

HOME + GARDEN, OUTDOOR space

April 14, 2010 | by Kim

Seven Affordable Planters that Make a...

hanging terrariums :: outdoor planters

Another way to update the look of your backyard or your front porch is to get new planters. Since we often need [...]

ENTERTAINING, PARTY ideas + decor

April 13, 2010 | by Kim

Use Flower Installations to Decorate your...

flourish art installation designed by the Canadian visual artist kristi malakoff

Art pieces can be a great source of inspirations for decorating a party. Take the flower installation that the Canadian visual artist [...]

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