The One about Dominique Ansel Bakery in Omotesando

French-born pastry chef, Dominique Ansel is no doubt a well-known name for pastry fans. He is the owner of Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York City back in 2011 and started the cronut craze in 2013.  So popular that people were paying $20-$40 for a cronut on the black market.  Even scalpers were trying to sell a cronut for $100 and $5,000 for a 20-piece order. So, popular is the […]

The One about the Ralph’s Coffee Truck in front of the Ralph Lauren store in Omotesando

While Ralph Lauren’s Polo Store on Fifth Avenue in New York closed down earlier this year, along with Ralph’s Coffee, Ralph Lauren wanted the coffee brand to continue and so it does with a coffee truck stand in front of the Ralph Lauren store in Omotesando. While the US coffee store had a great connection with La Colombe Coffee Roasters, I’m not sure if the popular US coffee roaster and […]

The One about the Upcoming Harajuku Omotesando Hello Halloween Pumpkin Parade 2017

For those who will be in Tokyo during Halloween, the Harajuku Omotesando Hello Halloween Pumpkin Parade 2017 has been announced. The parade will be held in Omotesando on Sunday, October 29th (Parade is usually at 1:00 – 2:30 p.m – But please visit the site for more info., as it will be updated with more info.) Sign ups are usually in front of the RLL Ralph Lauren store but that […]

The One about Marc Jacobs’ Bookmarc

In 2013, located in Cat Street in Harajuku is fashion designer, Marc Jacobs’ “BOOKMARC”. Designed by Stephan Jaklitsch, BOOKMARC sells books specializing in art, music culture and photography.  And the concept of the store happened when bookstores began to disappear from the global landscape. Marc Jacobs opened the first BOOKMARC store on Bleeker Street in New York’s West Village and has since expanded to Paris, London and Tokyo. It’s a […]

The One about Anniversaire Cafe in Omotesando

For those visiting/shopping at Aoyama/Omotesando (and a second location at Minato Mirai in Yokohama) will no doubt want to check out Anniversaire Cafe. The name meaning “anniversary” in French, the restaurant was established in 1998, the restaurant is known for it’s house-made pastry and their special espresso. The theme was where anyone can visit any time for an anniversary, may it be weddings, where one wants to create new memories, […]

The One about Commune 2nd (formerly Commune 246) in Minami Aoyama

I was able to visit Commune 246, the cool food court that is hidden in a back area next to the trendy Omotesando shopping area. While Commune 246 closed down at the end of 2016, the location has been reborn on January 2017 as Commune 2nd. In the beginning, the goal was to create a location to reduce waste and introduce contents using green energy.  So, spaces were made for […]

The One about Ralph Lauren’s Double RL Store in Omotesando

Ralph Lauren is an American brand that continues to attract people all over the world. From its inception back in 1967 by American designer Ralph Lauren and a company that once specialized only in men’s ties, Lauren’s interest in sports would lead him to create a menswear line which he named “Polo” in 1968. And as Ralph Lauren has various brands which include the Purple Label, Polo Ralph Lauren, Polo […]

The One about Eating at Hanami in Omotesando

One of the restaurants and cafe that I wanted to try when I visited Omotesando is Hanami. The restaurant is best known for showcasing cuisine from different countries and so, the menu is changed every few months to showcase something different. Also, once in awhile, you will see Hanami have special collaborations. On November 16th through December 15th, the restaurant is collaborating with Glass Bottle Cafe.  And also, Hanami rents […]