Sparkling blue waters, a frenzy of foliage, and the unfamiliar sound of days past (before iPhones and iPads and iEverythings) — you may remember it. It’s called “quiet.” This is what you’ll find in the neck of the woods I ventured to last weekend.
Meet Vicky Tsai. Owner of TATCHA skincare (my go-to for glowing skin), and a woman with such insider knowledge of Kyoto, that it’s geisha approved. No, but really. It’s actually geisha approved.
The Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery, in Washington D.C. recently curated a new exhibit which aims to define what it means to be “cool.” The exhibit traces the evolution of cool, running the gamut from Billie Holiday & Miles Davis to Faye Dunaway and Jay Z.
Do you ever have that vacation that is so good that you’re conflicted between wanting to share it with the world versus tucking the memories snugly under your pillow so that no one ever finds out about this specific sliver of paradise?
Hikari reads in copy. This is not the name of the coolest band you’ve never heard of. Rather, this was the first line of an email from my friend, Celine, connecting me to Hikari Yokoyama. Just the fact that she opted to say “reads in copy” vs “CC’d” already had me tickled.
If you’re a sucker for romanticized anything, then you’ll know this is a classic quote from Casablanca: “Of all the gin joints, in all the towns, in all the world, she walks into mine.”