Monday, February 27, 2012

Strolling along Chuo Dori Ginza

Strolling along Chuo Dori is very pleasant. There are some stunning window displays, where you can fantasise about what you would buy if you had a large sum of yen.

Cartier - hmmm, maybe not.
Itoya is one of my favourite stores in Japan. It's a paper wonderland.

Isn't everything pretty?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Laduree Gift Shop - Ginza

Laduree also has a small gift shop selling some gorgeous goodies.

 Stationery set.

 Tiny box of chocolates.

 Sticky note and note cards.
Memo pads and deco tape.

Laduree in Ginza is highly recommended. It's very French, and very yummy. Treat yourself if ever you are in Ginza!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Laduree Tea Room - Ginza - Mitsukoshi Department Store

 Next on the itinerary was the Laduree Tea Room, situated in Mitsukoshi Department Store, Ginza. My daughter and I have wanted to visit Laduree for a long time.
 Window shopping is a real pleasure in Ginza. As I have said many times before, the Japanese have a certain nack for creating displays so artistically. They must be born with the "stylish" gene I think!
 Godiva Chocolates.


Here is the famous Mitsukoshi Department store.
Laduree is located on the first floor.
I was prepared to wait in a long queue, but we were seated immediately. It was truly lovely inside.
My son was apprehensive about eating at Laduree - he thought it would be too girly. But, he soon changed his mind when his meal arrived. Males do think with their stomachs after all.
My daughter and I shared the Tea for Two set. We were able to select two macaroons each, and two biscuits, and one specialty cake.  It also came with sandwiches, orange juice and tea or coffee.

The table was set beautifully, and service was impecable of course. It would have been great to get a window table, as the view of the Ginza crossing was fantastic.

 In total, I think lunch for the three of us cost about 9300 yen, which is very reasonable considering the location and delicious food.
I was very happy that I was able to fulfil a little dream of mine.  It was nice to pretend to be posh for the day.