I'm trying to cheer up about spending yet another Christmas here. I'm on a much-needed holiday after 4 months of intense work, and I'm happy doing things like writing for fun and filling out my new diary (planner). One of my favourite end-of-the-year rituals is to pick out a planner for the upcoming year and start writing. I'm old-fashioned this way, I don't like electronic memos and planner, I like handwritten notes and a stylish accessory. This year, I chose a classic Moleskine diary, in cherry red. It's very simple with a hardcover, an elastic band, a pouch to put receipts and papers, and an included notebook. It has a lot of fun, trivial information in the first pages, such as flight durations between various cities and license plate codes. I now know the Tokyo-Montreal flight lasts over 15 hours, but I have never heard of a direct flight before.
I started the holiday (and celebrated a birthday boy) with a luxury afternoon tea at the posh Ritz Carlton in Roppongi, which was absolutely gorgeous. Besides drinks in the sky at Park Hyatt Tokyo, this is my top pick for afternoon tea. The view is wonderful, and so is the food. They had a special holiday menu, complete with winter-themed sweets. I drank a nice honey and fruits rooibos tea. We wandered around Tokyo Midtown and once again I realized Roppongi really isn't that bad, if you stick to the nice side.
|(Late) Afternoon Tea|
|So much goodness|
|Cute but doesn't taste very good|
|I LIVE HERE|
|Bundled up and waiting|
|Moleskine 2014 Diary|