Death Valley – Load trip –

Since I finally got a break last month, I visited the West Coast and Midwestern regions of the United States to recharge myself.  In addition to those from major cities such as San Francisco and Los Angeles, I have some truly unforgettable memories of “Death Valley”. I was very impressed by the marvels of nature…

Cafe in NYC – Walter’s Coffee Roastery

かっこよすぎる科学室のような風貌を持つWalter’s Coffee Roastery。ブルックリンによくあるトレンディなカフェとは一味違います。 実はここ、美味しいコーヒーを作る為に最適なお湯の温度や、エスプレッソマシーンの圧力などを研究しつくした、まさにコーヒーを科学したカフェなのです。 その独自性は、以前ご紹介したCoffee Festivalでも人々の注目を集めていました。 Walter’s Coffee Roastery is bit different from other trendy Brooklyn coffee shops. Walter’s isn’t just a café; it’s also a laboratory. In order to make a perfect cup of joe, the baristas Walter’s employs have studied to perfect extraction, brew temperature, espresso machine pressure, etc. Their originality attracted people’s attention at the…

Sweet + Health -NOGLU-

NOGLU is a delightful bakery/café that offers gluten-free pastries and meals.  There is only one location outside of Paris and it’s here is in New York.  Although New York is filled with tempting delicacies, many New Yorkers care greatly about their health.  That’s why, I believe gluten-free shops like NOGLU attract locals.  Actually, I sow…

Cafe in NYC – Spreadhouse Cafe

今回ご紹介するのは、普段のカフェタイムはもちろん、ディナー前後の時間を過ごす場としてもオススメのカフェ、 Spreadhouse Cafe。 In addition to normal café time, you will enjoy “hang out time” before and after dinner at the Spreadhouse Cafe. Spreadhouse Cafeの店内はアメリカ・アジア・南国っぽさが上手く溶け合って、大都会での疲れを癒してくれるような、スタイリッシュながらものんびりした空間が広がっています。インテリアやデコレーションに使われている様々な素材、そして工夫された椅子とテーブルの配置も、魅力の一つと言えるでしょう。 The inside of the café captures both Western and Asian essence and it makes for an interesting atmosphere. Its variety of interior, decorations, and layout are also add to it…

Cafe in NYC – gotan

Gotan is a perfect café for fine coffee and healthy food. There are numerous cafés that offer good coffee and pastries, but also providing a fresh food menu with homemade sandwiches and salads is remarkable. 美味しいコーヒーとヘルシーな食事がしたいにピッタリのカフェ、Gotan。美味しいコーヒーとパティスリーが楽しめるカフェはニューヨークに数えきれないほどありますが、それに加えてフレッシュフードが充実しているカフェは、貴重な存在です。 Good coffee, plus skilled barista who can make beautiful latte art, is the minimum requirement for trendy cafés nowadays….

Art Museum in NYC -Museum Mile –

今年はもっと芸術に勤しむ年にしたくて、元旦からMuseum Mile(アッパーイースト5番街)をお散歩しました。 ニューヨークはMuseum Mileを中心に、テーマも規模も様々な美術館が至る所にあります。 特別展なども頻繁に行われるのでアート好きにはもちろん、私のような初心者にとっても、アートの新しい面白さが見つかるような場所です。 I took a walk on Museum Mile (5th Avenue on the Upper East Side) on the New Year’s Day, since I wanted to enjoy the art scene more in New York this year. There are great variety of Museums everywhere in NYC, especially around Museum Mile. This is the city that attracts…

Cafe in Boston – Cafe Nero –

You can often find Caffé Nero in UK. Soon after they opened the first café to serve traditional fine Italian cafes across Europe, it became very popular and now, it is a UK based big chain. In addition to their fantastic Italian coffee, they have a strong passion for other drinks, foods, and the interior…

Tiffany’s

The first time I heard about Tiffany was when I watched the movie “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” in junior high. I was fascinated by not only the charming Audrey, but also by the Tiffany shop on 5th Avenue and thought “I want to visit there some day!!” Tiffany definitely has the power to attract women from…

Holiday Season #2

New York’s December is full of glitter and excitement!!  There are gorgeous trees and beautiful wreath all in red, white, and green colors. Picture this, at night, the city looks as if someone has turned a jewelry box upside down… 毎日キラキラとワクワクが止まらないニューヨークの12月♡️ 街中どこを歩いてもツリー、リース、赤白緑といったクリスマスカラーのオンパレード。 夜は宝石箱をひっくり返したんじゃないかと思うような煌めきに包まれます。 As such, I’m writing about typical but wonderful Christmas decorations in NYC this…