I spent yet another Saturday exploring Tokyo...this day unintentionally themed around color, mostly for the fact that I went to my favorite shop SHIRO (shiro means white in Japanese) and to a color art exhibit!
To start off, I met up with my two friends Kumi and Nathalie at Jiyugaoka station to go to Shiro Cafe, one of my favorite places in ALL OF TOKYO.
Jiyugaoka is a short train ride outside the heart of Shibuya and it's a lesser known part of town that has a lot of charm. My good friend Yukiko brought me here earlier this year and since then i've been wanting to come back!!
The best place in this part of town is BY FAR Shiro Cafe!! Shiro is my favorite Japanese cosmetics company due to their incredible aesthetic and beautiful, natural, Japan made products...so the fact that they combined their product store with a cafe that sells coffee and amazing food is just THE BEST!!!
The design is perfection.
We ordered hot coffee that came in beautiful blue cups... and Kumi and I got the onigiris! How cute are they?
We also ordered the seasonal pancake that was topped with the fluffiest cream cheese and tangy berry sauce. SO GOOD.
After we ate, it was time to shop!! The building is two stories with the cafe and a few products on the first floor, and a lot more products downstairs.
The way they designed this place is just...LIFE GOALS. Kumi and I kept saying , "I WANT TO LIVE HERE!"
Shiro specializes in their Japan made fragrances and facial products. They also have laundry detergent, candles, fabric spray, soaps, etc.
They make incredible face wash, soap, and cream out of natural Japanese sourced material such as Sake, Konbu and Seasame. And how beautiful are the bottles??
I never thought i'd ever want/need "hair mist" but SHIRO sold me on this one. It smells incredible!!
I want it all.
THANK YOU SHIRO FOR BEING AN AMAZING-BEAUTIFUL-WONDERFUL SMELLING PLACE!!!
OK, after dreamland, we headed back into the heart of Tokyo to check out an art exhibit in Aoyama.
We went to see an the exhibit by EMMANUELLE MOUREAUX titled "1000 colors recipe" at the Spiral building in Aoyama.
The store in the front of the SPIRAL building always had the cutest little stationary and gifts. On this particular day, a fashionable guy was making the most beautiful little potpourri bags with dried flowers. So Tokyo.
They always have various art installations in this particular building and for only 3 days or so, the 1000 COLORS RECIPE was up!!
WOW. SO COOL, RIGHT?!
I was amazed at how perfectly aligned all the letters and numbers were. At every angle, the alignment was perfect. wow.
The show was in combination with a famous towel brand called IMABARI which has the softest and cutest designs. If you filled out a survey after, you got a free hand towel! yay!
Last stop of the evening was at COUTUME, a fabulous cafe in Aoyama. Aoyama is the area right next to Omotesando. It's known for it's fancy cafes, luxury sports car headquarters (home to Tesla, Ferrari, Porsche just to name a few) and trendy people like this dude in an epic long coat! gosh...Tokyo ppl are just the coolest.
We had the most amazing pastries there which were are cute as they were delicious. It was a good energy boost for what was coming next for me and Nathalie...the 2017 TOKYO SANTA RUN!! Which I will have to dedicate another post to.
Yet another good day in the heart of Tokyo. I love this place so much!