Parisian Atelier Messika is a purveyor of stunning diamonds for women, by women. They ethically source only the finest diamonds and precious metals, and offer stunning pieces that effortlessly blend timeless elegance and innovative modern crafting techniques with the highest form of femininity to craft the most luxurious necklaces, bracelets, and rings on the market. Message diamonds are always of the highest color and clarity, and become family heirlooms for connoisseurs of elegance the world over. Come with me to Lucido Fine Jewelry in Birmingham to explore the world of Messika Diamonds.
I’m sharing the 18 facets of Japanese etiquette that shocked us because of how unusual they were, or how prevalent they were. Hopefully this guide will help prevent you from standing out in Japanese society, and allow you to do as the locals do, without any surprises, confusion, or awkward situations. No matter how much research you’ve done about Japanese society, etiquette, and social norms, believe me, you’ll want to read this!
Home of Japan’s famous bowing deer, and a beautiful UNESCO World Heritage Site, Nara, Japan is a wonderful place for visitors of all ages to explore Japanese culture, art, religion, cuisine, history, and so much more. This guide will give you all the advice, tips, and insight on how to plan a visit to Nara as either a day tip from Tokyo, Kyoto, or Osaka, and how to stay safe while feeding and enjoying being surrounded by more than 1,500 wild, yet mostly tame, Sika deer.
Syoka is an ingenious yet simple luxury restaurant situated inside a traditionally appointed former samurai house, located in the heart of Nara’s Sacred Deer Park. This unique restaurant allows patrons to create their own custom sushi rolls from the finest ingredients available in the region, like organic vegetables and spices, freshly caught, mecury-free fish, and a wide assortment of elegant accoutrements such as saffron, hand-ground wasabi, freshly puréed ginger, and many more culinary delights. Learn how to create your own sushi at Syoka, and why this restaurant is absolutely worth traveling halfway around the world to experience.
Did you know that there are more than a dozen different varieties of cherry blossoms that can be found in Japan? I sought out all of them, like the stunning striped pink and white flowers, weeping cherry blossom trees that look like gorgeous, flowering willow trees, afterglow cherry blossoms, which have a pink to white ombre, and many more! Here are some of the best places to see the iconic cherry blossoms of Japan all across the country. Check out these spots for incredible views and unique cherry blossom varieties, breathtaking views, and the perfect spots for a picnic.
Inkstand is a unique art supply store in Tokyo that allows guests to explore color theory and craft their own custom blended ink for calligraphy, crafts, and so much more. There are four levels of involvement in the process of creating your own custom ink color, whether you want to choose from examples, or get down and dirty blending and experimenting with your own creations, you can do it all here in Tokyo!
Nikko is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that boasts hundreds of ornate temples, shrines, and pagoda, just 2 hous by train outside of Tokyo. Spend a weekend getting to know this Japanese mountain town, and explore waterfalls, lakes, rivers, and more Japanese culture and history than most any other city in Japan! Here’s what you need to eat, see, and do in Nikko, along with my recommendations on where to stay, how to get around, and how to the make the most of your visit to one of Japan’s most enchanting cities.
As a lifelong fan of Ralph Lauren, I was positively delighted to come across Ralph’s Coffee, the brand’s café, here in Tokyo. Decked out in my favorite colors, the façade instantly drew me in, and I knew I was in for a treat when I saw the variety of small plates, organic drinks, and savory sweets. Click here to explore Ralph Lauren’s newest addition to the Ralph’s Coffee family.
This luxurious, 5 star Riviera Maya resort has all of the ameneties one would expect in a luxury resort, yet it’s less expesnvie than most 2 and 3 star hotels in Mexico’s best beach destinations.
Disneyland in Anaheim, California is often called “The Happiest Place on Earth”, and for good reason! Every aspect of the park is carefully designed to be an incredible experience from the moment you set foot inside the park, until long after you leave. The staff, or cast members as they’re called, are exceptional and will do whatever it takes to help guests have a great time, and with endless dining, lodging, and experience options, there’s something for everyone at Disneyland!
Tokyo is a massive city, with nearly 50 different neighborhoods. This guide breaks each neighborhood down, and will be an important tool when planning your next trip to Japan’s capital city.