Monday, May 28, 2012
Managed to jam in quite a bit in my whirlwind 48-hour press trip to Tokyo. Appreciate the view from the 48th floor of the Ritz-Carlton Tokyo. Eat gifted Laduree pistachio and vanilla macaroons in the bathtub reading my kindle and drinking grape juice thefted from the Traveller's Lounge at Hong Kong airport, then sitting down for a nine-course kaiseki dinner in the restaurant downstairs. Did an interview, ate the best soft-boiled egg with ramen, had a facial at the wonderful ESPA. My first time at one. Hopefully not my last. Attended a cocktail event, saw some 125 carat diamond. As well as a little old lady wearing a multi-million-dollar brooch, being trailed by a sales assistant holding her two handbags -- one, a multi-coloured LV shoulder bag; the other, a mini Hermes Kelly with a GIANT miffy keychain hanging from it. Ate at that Kill Bill restaurant. FaceTimed Foxy for the first time! Worked out how to use those machines that dispense food receipts in restaurants, all in the name of a croquette curry. Decided to start another blog, about eggs. Shopped in Shibuya, got chided by an Opening Ceremony staff member for touching the display plates. Acquired three Pierre Herme macaroons at prices so exorbitant I could have an entire lunch for less than the price of one. And somehow made it back home to enjoy those in bed, in Hong Kong.