Kawaii, or cute (in Japanese), could possibly be the easiest way to describe Japan in one word. The food is presented in cute shapes and bowls with little umbrellas, every store sells fluffy sparkly rainbow items, and even the toilet seats are heated for the comfort of your bottom. After a long silly-sarcastic-storytelling hiatus (or […]

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On The Fringe

It’s unusual to walk into a store and see everything you’d ever wished for. But I recall experiencing this feeling when I entered a Zara store in Madrid last year. How I managed to leave with ONLY a long fringed handbag, and not the entire store, beats me…

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