南青山 (Minami Aoyama)

Cartier, Minami Aoyama Tokyo JapanEnjoying the finest of what 南青山 (Minami Aoyama) has to offer. Shopping in the luxury brand’s uniquely designed buildings is seriously a treat and I’m loving the architecture!  The Cartier building designed in the shape of a diamond by architect Bruno Moinard, 2005. Then, in the background is the “Jewels of Aoyama” designed by Jun Mitsui and Associates, 2002.

Pleats Please Issey Miyaki Minami Aoyama Tokyo JapanPleats Please Issey Miyake boutique window.

Prada Tokyo Minami Aoyama JapanThe Prada building by the architecture firm Herzog & de Meuron, 2003.

Miu Miu Tokyo Minami Aoyama JapanThe Miu Miu building.

Idol, Project Store & Lounge

Idol Tokyo Project Shop

Swung by the project store, lounge and restaurant Idol Tokyo, hidden away in Minami Aoyama’s Kotto-dori (antique street), to check out their latest selection of products and try their pub like food and drinks menu.

Idol Tokyo Project Shop

Idol Tokyo Project Shop

St. Tokyo featured a selection of fabulous ready-to-wear clothes, Byredo Parfums, and some very neon technology cases for iPads and cellphones so fierce and electric that you think you’d be able to charge them without even using cables and wires.

Idol Tokyo Project Shop

Linnea Nilsson, Shinichiro Hamajima at Idol Tokyo

Necklace: linneabylinneanilsson Collection: Memento Mori

Me with Shinichiro Hamajima, junior creative director at Hologram inc,

Idol proved more than just a concept or project store as it had a bit of everything with a photo studio in commission, night club/party venues, a restaurant/café/lounge, foosball, and magazines to entertain with.

Idol Tokyo Project Shop

Idol Tokyo Restaurant

Idol Tokyo Restaurant

The food menu, entirely in Japanese, proved a tad bit difficult to read since I’m still a bit rusty. But, if you’re interested in grabbing a quick drink in an interesting atmosphere, the drinks menu was in English.

Idol Tokyo

Idol Tokyo Restaurant

I enjoyed a deliciously refreshing Ty Nant sparkling water with a sausage plate and some french fries on the side.

Idol Tokyo Restaurant

For more info about Idol, check out the following link : Idol Tokyo

Tsumori Chisato, ツモリチサト

It’s a jungle out there! As summer’s heating up, it seems appropriate to see the tropical rainforest theme in darling Tsumori Chisato’s Minami Aoyama boutique.

Palm trees, tropical birds and animals filled the funky window display. Great fun to see someone going all out on a wonderful theme.

Kartell

Wasting no time here in Tokyo, I headed out shopping in Minami-Aoyama, my favorite shopping district. My mission at the funky Kartell store was to find the perfect desk chair for my room. What did I settle on you may ask, I of course went for the über-stylish Louis Ghost chair designed by the fabulous Philippe Starck.

The chair will be delivered in a few days so I’ll have to show some sort of patience and self control while waiting. When it finally does arrive, it will fit in perfectly with my two Bourgie desk lamps by Ferruccio Laviani. Very stylish and very luxurious in transparent plexi. I’ve also added some final touches with a delicious Mikimoto frame with a lovely regal Baroque portrait inside and my stunning Marie Antoinette Cire Trudon candle, which I brought with me all the way from Paris. Super stylish if I may say so. Ahhh, I’m super excited for this new arrival!

Nicolai Bergmann Café Tokyo

Before taking off into the friendly skies, it’s always nice to be well rested and relaxed. It also doesn’t hurt to have an extra energy boost.

That’s why I spent my afternoon at Nicolai Bergmann’s Minami Aoyama flagship store, which also happens to have an adorable little café. The gorgeous flower arrangements create the perfect oasis. I just can’t believe I’ll be heading back to London so soon.

Energy boost, I kid you not. This fruity bad boy’s packing a heavy punch of lethal vitamins. Germs be gone!