Merry Christmas from Tokyo

DSCN9045Season’s greetings and merry Christmas everyone! I’m back in Tokyo to spend some quality time with those dearest to me while also squeezing in some time to catch the latest exhibitions, do a bit of shopping and fine dining.

Merry ChristmasIt seems like Tokyo has fully embraced the Christmas spirit with its kawaii (cute) decorations, infinite lights that hang in trees and line the streets and Christmas music playing on repeat one in the department stores. Enjoy the festive season!

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Escape

The Beach, Rayong ThailandJust like Rupert Holmes in his song Escape (The Piña Colada Song) I too “like piña coladas, and getting caught in the rain. I’m not much into health food, I am into champagne” and now I’ve even made my escape.

The Beach, Rayong Thailand

The Beach, Rayong ThailandI’ve left my dear กรุงเทพมหานคร (Bangkok) behind and have headed down to the coast of ระยอง (Rayong) to catch some serious rays & waves.

The Beach, Rayong ThailandConsider this my unconventional Christmas postcard to all of you- my lovely and dedicated readers. I wish you all a very Merry Christmas!

Oragami Leaf Cricket, Rayong ThailandIf only all bugs and insects could be like this… static!

Christmas at Tiffany’s

Tiffany London Bond StreetForget about Breakfast at Tiffany’s and why not enjoy Christmas at Tiffany’s instead! Today I stopped by Bond Street to do a bit of Christmas shopping before I head back home to Tokyo and couldn’t help but admire the luxurious mix of a rococo Christmas theme as seen in their display windows.

Tiffany's London Bond StreetIt was beautifully classic and traditional without going completely overboard by trooping the colors red and green. Now, Tiffany wouldn’t necessarily be my first or favorite choice of jewelers but these windows almost had me reconsidering. Who can really resist the allure of crystal chandeliers, rococo furnishings and diamond jewels?

Tiffany London Bond StreetWhat are you hoping for this Christmas? A little iconic blue box from Tiffany on your doorstep?

Nicolai Bergmann, ニコライバーグマン

Now I do declare that the best way to get over jetlag is to have something absolutely fabulous planned early on so that there is no way that you’d want to miss it by staying home sleeping.

For me this meant attending Nicolai Bergmann’s Christmas party. Hosted at his impressive Minami Aoyama flower boutique.

During the party, Nicolai held a demonstration in which he put together a few flower arrangements which could be used as both center pieces for a lovely Christmas dinner or just as decoration.

Nicolai Bergmann and me, wearing my own design, Linnea by Linnea Nilsson.

It was such a lovely evening, filled with beautiful arrangements which made me slightly jealous that my own arrangement skills aren’t exactly up to par. But perhaps in a few years…