Monday, September 29, 2014

a different outing, a different dress

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Some photos of things we've been up to lately- mostly taken on iPhones because I never carry our camera around anymore when we go out unless it's some photo-destined event. The ones with the yellow dress are from the MoshiMoshi Nippon festival- celebrating all things kawaii and Japanese pop culture, etc. It was a fun day- I don't think I'd need to go again, and I was definitely expecting more, but I think it was all worth it for this photo with the kawaii yellow monster. I also ended up getting photographed for the Japan Times and some other websites I've already forgotten (d'oh) and got interviewed for a TV channel.

The ones in the southwest dress are from a saturday wandering around aoyama/ omotesando. I found this dress at a secondhand vintage shop when we spent a weekend in yokohama and I couldn't believe my luck. As soon as I saw the fabric it made me feel a little pang of homesickness and once I tried it on and it fit so well, I kind of felt like I had to get it since it felt like a little piece of home. We visited a farmers' market where Ryan got pizza from a little VW pizzabus, and then headed over to ayoama flower market teahouse for some tea and treats. The atmosphere was so beautiful- it felt like we were eating inside a fancy greenhouse- and the floral flavours in the desserts and tea were so nice and interesting. I got rose jelly and violet rose tea and I couldn't imagine a prettier setting in which to enjoy them



Sunday, September 21, 2014

fun things

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More phone/ instagram photos from around Tokyo- mostly Harajuku and Omotesando. The small labyrinth of little side streets in these converging neighborhoods is starting to become one of my favorite places to walk around. So many charming little houses and business in every direction. And I've already found two great second hand vintage dresses and a vintage yukata for great deals here. Also, I don't think I'll ever get over how cute the food is here. Can't get enough.



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love,
from Tokyo,
Kathryn

Thursday, September 18, 2014

Belated Bryce Canyon Roll

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These are from July- so sue me. I'm really missing desert scenery and wide open spaces- I'm not a city girl so I guess I always will. Don't get me wrong, Tokyo is great, and probably the best city I've been to. But I really miss being able to camp and hike within 20 minutes of where I live and being able to take short trips out to the middle of nowhere. And those desert colours in southern utah. They will always have my heart. Some of these are from my olympus slr and some of these are from a disposable camera I found at Ruby's Lodge gift shop. I really love the way film renders the blue sky against the red, orange, and pink rock.



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