グッチ・カフェ (Gucci Café)

Gucci Café Tokyo Ginza (グッチ・カフェ)Yes darlings, the divas who lunch are back and this time we hit up the glamorous Gucci café after a strenuous day of some luxury shopping.

Gucci Café Tokyo Ginza (グッチ・カフェ)Their absolutely delicious risotto and a nice warm cappuccino proved the perfect pick me up because baby, it’s cold outside!

Gucci Café Tokyo Ginza (グッチ・カフェ)If you’re feeling inspired and like giving risotto a go then why not try this recipe (serves 4)?

Ingredients:

50ml olive oil, 1 finely chopped onion (amount acc. to taste), 1-2 crushed cloves of garlic, 200g Arborio rice (risotto rice), 120ml white wine, 750ml hot vegetable stock, 20g butter, 50g grated Parmesan cheese, 10g of basil leaves (shredded), sea salt and black pepper

1. Put oil and onion in a pan and fry on low heat until soft. Add the garlic and stir fry for another 3 minutes.

2. Turn up the heat and add the rice. Fry for 2-3 minutes. Add the wine and cook for yet another 2-3 minutes.

3. Turn down the heat to medium. Add the hot stock to the rice, little by little (let it absorb), while stirring. When all the stock has been added, remove pan from heat. Add whatever taste you prefer (could be lemon zest of one grated lemon, +2 tbsp lemon juice and 2 medium, previously diced and fried aubergine or maybe pesto), also add the butter, most of the Parmesan and a pinch of salt. Stir well and put a lid on and leave for 5 minutes.

4. Sprinkle with basil and light roasted pine nuts before serving. Enjoy, and add salt and pepper according to taste.

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Gucci Café, グッチ カフェ

Stopped by Ginza’s Gucci building for some shopping and a bite to eat at their very own Gucci Café. Hidden away on the fourth floor, it’s not an easy place to find unless you’ve heard about it beforehand or happen to stumble upon it while shopping and exploring the many floors of the mega boutique. The lobby felt like a hotel reception area while the dining room featured lovely high ceilings and panoramic windows with a soft view over the Ginza neighborhood.

Fine dining in the sky, it felt like stepping into another time, a place where I might easily bump into a glamgoddess such as the ever so stylish Greta Garbo. It’s the perfect place to spend a lazy afternoon and relax after exhausting oneself shopping.

The stylish Gucci menu. I found the perfect option to be a set lunch which is served between 11am to 3pm. It allows customers to choose a light meal option from the menu and pair it with a choice from their delicious dessert menu and refresh with either coffee, tea, or juice.

I had a light salad with a fresh juice and then indulged in a lemon tart with delicious Italian gelato for dessert. The café uses almost only made in Italy ingredients.

A very stylish crowd, including myself of course. Dress: linneabylinneanilsson

On my way out I picked up a goodie bag with some Gucci chocolates to enjoy later.

Stylish and delicious is my verdict.

An Afternoon at Bond Street

For those of you who have yet to experience the wonders of Bond Street London and might not even know what it is, I thought I’d give you all a glimpse of my favorite London Street- Bond Street. It is one of the most fashionable shopping streets in all of London with some of the biggest names and brands having stores on it. Stocking high end brands like Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Hermès, Cartier, Chopard, Bally, Mulberry, Alexander McQueen, Chanel and so so many more.

Gucci

Bond Street also happens to have my favorite chocolate boutique there, Charbonnel et Walker. The truffles are absolutely divine and they come in gorgeous boxes which I like to create displays with in my room. From personal experience I can truly say that the Pink Marc De Champagne Truffles, and the Dusted Strawberry Truffles are spectacularly scrumptious!

The displays you can create if you are a chocolate lover with something as simple as a chocolate box can add a lot of personality to your room, desk, or even bathroom. I have them displayed in all of those places and think it looks really cute and unexpected yet blends right in. What do you think? Something you might want to try?