Kyoto, Japan

The last stop on our tour of Japan… Kyoto. By far, my favorite. It’s a big city, but unlike Tokyo, it feels like a smaller town. Temples and shrines are everywhere, it’s not called the City of Ten Thousand Shines for nothing. Also, the beef in Kyoto was absolutely out-of-this-world! I can’t stress this enough……

Kimonos and tea in Kyoto, Japan

I LOVE playing dress up. I’m not really what you’d call a “girly girl” but I’ve always loved clothes, costumes and getting dressed up (hence my career as a designer…)  I was overjoyed when I learned that we’d be putting on kimonos and having tea while in Kyoto!  Most of the other women were complaining…

A few days in Tokyo

Whenever we travel I usually have a pretty good idea of what to expect when I get to our destination. However, when it came to Tokyo I had no idea what to expect. To be perfectly honest, I wasn’t expecting to like it. To my surprise, I was immediately smitten and am now in love…

Tree Hugging

I have a tree in my backyard that I call Claire. Don’t judge me. I love going out and wrapping my arms around her or just standing with my hands pressed firmly to her trunk.  When I close my eyes, with my hands pressed against her, I see what I can only describe as a…