Sunday, May 20

My Tokyo Diary {Week 3}

It will soon be a month that we've moved to Japan! The past week was easier that the previous ones, I am slowly getting control over my life again... I am really looking forward to the coming week though, as we should move in in our new home, and I will share that with you all as soon as possible. You will love it!

Here below are some images taken with my iPhone 4 and edited with Instagram {if you want to say hello, connect with etincellestudio on Instagram}

Day #1: It was last Sunday, Mother's day in Japan and in some other parts of the world... We didn't do anything special to be honest, but I treated myself with a Mont-Blanc {it's my favorite dessert} from French restaurant Aux Bacchanales in Ark Hills. It was light with just the right amount of crew, pastry and chestnut, miam!

We then headed to Ginza in the afternoon, after the kids' nap, to wander and RE-discover the area.
We HAD to go to the food floor of Mitsukoshi Ginza, as it's one of the most amazing ones in Tokyo. We bought a few snacks, including the colorful balls below {no idea what the name is...}. I also tasted wonderful croissants! There are bread shops all over the city, and believe me or not {I'm French and I know a lot about bread}, all what I have tasted so far is exceptional.

Day #2: Weekends pass by too fast, and Monday was here in no time. Nothing special to highlight, apart from a photo of ChloƩ's creations in play dough. She's the sweetest girl when she wants!

Day #3: I am eating light these days, whether I am lazy or too tired to cook in the evening. Plus I am either eating with my fussy kids, or by myself {hubby works very late every day}. I really can't be bothered to cook at the moment. On a side note, we've been eating "real" tomatoes again => I mean by that tomatoes with "real" taste :-)

Day #4: We did a lot of things on Thursday; we spent a bit of time at the Aoyama Book Center in Roppongi Hills in the morning as I wanted to get new books for the kids, and also have a look at the Japanese magazines {they are fantastic!}. I got the mag below for myself, Alice in Wonderland for ChloƩ and Where is Charlie? for Mathias {but everyone else enjoys it}.

In the afternoon I brought the kids to the Yoyogi park again, I love the trees with their brand new leaves, and the peace and quiet of weekdays. The park is indeed buzzing with people on weekends.

We ended up at my favorite place in Omotesando to eat gyoza. I don't know the address, but I will try to get a photo of the restaurant + the address or directions next time. Go there early as it's always full!

Day #5: Loads of fun last Friday! We were out the whole afternoon, coming back home super late, which is very rare actually. We first headed to the Robot park in Roppongi Hills, my kids' favorite. We spent far too much time in there, as many many children arrived just when we were about to leave and mine insisted to stay "a bit longer".

When we were finally able to leave, we stumbled upon the LEGO shop at B2 floor of Roppongi Hills. What a haven for lego lovers {like me!}. I felt like a kid again, and would have bought almost the entire shop. I am so happy to see how well the brand is doing, and I can't wait to indulge in legos in months/ years to come. I might even start collecting the mini figures :-)

Day #6: Saturday is market day here at Ark Hills. I hope to have an entire post on it this week {if my photos look good}. I took the photo below quite early at 8am, when the vendors were setting up their stalls. I almost felt like I was in France!

I spent the whole afternoon at my friend's house, all by myself - I left the kids to the best baby-sitter in the world: their dad! My friend offered me this gorgeous ring among other things: it makes me so happy!

Have a lovely week ahead!


Igor Josifovic said...

This is so fantastic, I am intrigued, Marie!!!

Marie Maglaque said...

Thank you Igor! Hope you can come to visit us in Japan some day!

Lily from Birch + Bird said...

What an adventure! I would love to travel to Japan one day! Best of luck with your house hunting and school visits :) ~Lily

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