Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Commune 246

Yesterday I dicovered such a nice place on Aoyama Dori. 
Commune 246 is a communtity in a cosy courtyard with many different food-drink stalls and a farmer's market.


Freshest Mojito in this case means that they grow their own mint and pick it right before making the drink.


The food selection there was wide and everything sounded delicious but the choice was easy for me because I really wanted to try Takoyaki - octopus balls.

From Wikipedia /Takoyaki  is a ball-shaped Japanese snack made of a wheat flour-based batter and cooked in a special takoyaki pan. It is typically filled with minced or diced octopus tempura scrapspickled ginger, and green onion. Takoyaki are brushed with takoyaki sauce, similar to Worcestershire sauce, and mayonnaise. The takoyaki is then sprinkled with green laver and shavings of dried bonito./

Well, I'm not sure how good it sounds but they tasted just amazing!






Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Roppongi Hills Love Summer

Convinced myself again that Roppongi Hills is one great place where to hang out. Endless selection of shops, cafes, bars and the areas between the building are filled with fountains, art installations and nice seating areas. 

This summer they have also set up a special Yayoi Kusama Polka Dots themed terrace.

Louise Bourgeois. Maman
The sculpture, which resembles a spider, is amongst the world's largest. 


Polka Dots Garden with over life sized Yayoi Kusama balloon swinging over people having beer and cocktails. Doesn't get any more absurd than this.



And when I was leaving, sun was about to set over Tokyo Tower. Was a beautiful moment!


Ear cuffs in ELLE Japan September

Probably the coolest thing that happened to me in Tokyo was getting photographed and interviewed on my ear cuffs by Elle Japan.  As a result of it I landed on their September issue Fashion Focus.

I was obviously even more happy about this opportunity than just shooting a story for ELLE as model.

They feature Green dangle feather cuff and I'm wearing Silver pheasant ear cuff in the picture. (get them from here)


September issue cover with Chloe Sevigny 



Sunday, July 28, 2013

soft and icy

Ok, here comes a whole blog post dedicated to ice cream.

Mango and vanilla mix

Gelato and crepe stand outside Ueno Zoo


I didn't like matcha ice cream at first but now it's one of my favourites alongside with black sesame and purple potatoe ice creams... Probably not going to find them back in Estonia :/

Ameyoko Arcade

Ameyoko is one of the only old-fashioned outdoor markets in Tokyo. It's famous as a post-World War II black market ..and well still a lot of fake products of every brand you can imagine were sold there. Besides bargain clothes and shoes you could find a huge selection of dried seafood, herbs and mushrooms



Marvel vending machines. They have vending machines here on every corner and for everything - drinks, snacks, icecream, cigarettes.





There are tapioca drink stalls everywhere and I still haven't tried it! Is it good? What flavour would you suggest?

Shaved ice desserts are very popular here.. I'm not sure.. I'd rather still get an ice cream.


Saturday, July 27, 2013

Ueno Zoo

It was my last Saturday and my last day-off in Tokyo. Can't believe I've already been here for 1,5 months and coming back home very soon. I decided to take it very easy and just stroll around in Ueno park and zoo. (It ended up being quite a challenge as the weather was blistering hot and the zoo was just huge).

Ueno Zoological Gardens is the oldest zoo in Japan, founded in 1882.

It was beautiful! Even if the animals don't interest you that much, it was still a nice place for a walk. Felt like a big jungle in the middle of city with all those bird and bug sounds, palm trees and little streams.

Birds were probably my favourite, such a beautiful elegant creatures.







Main attraction of the zoo was a giant Panda, ...I think they even have two of them. 
And it was alll about pandas, I'm talking about big panda souvenir stores, panda photo booths and panda shaped food at zoo's cafe. 

Refreshment alley!

A gift from Embassy of Thailand in Tokyo

Friday, July 26, 2013

CANVAS magazine July 2013

And there she goes again...
Spending my day in various random locations in Tokyo, accompanied by a skater boy and a dog named Louis.

Something from a story for new lifestyle magazine called Canvas










Wednesday, July 24, 2013

MOT

A few weeks ago I had a shooting at Museum of Contemporary Art Tokyo but of course it took place early in the morning and all the exhibitions were still closed. 
So last weekend I went there again to actually see something.


I wasn't so sure about the exhibitions (one of them was aimed for small children and the other one was on history of anime) but the building itself were impressive indeed!