June 30, 2009

Ribbon Brooch

A few of my recent handmade ribbon brooches.

June 29, 2009

Prism of colors

love the colors!

art by Maya Hayuk

June 23, 2009

Yoga Retreat

This past weekend I went to Chiba (Sotobo, close to the beach) for the agency yoga retreat. 9 of us visited our friend who lives in a dome house and enjoyed yoga in nature, onsen and fresh local food. This was our second retreat (we had our first last October at an onsen ryokan in Izu) and hopefully we'll have another one again soon!

We even got some blue sky in the midst of rainy season!

June 15, 2009

With a plenty of carrots...

Carrot soup.

Basically, a carrot version of my favorite pumpkin soup.

June 7, 2009

Marmalade cupcake

Before getting baked in the oven...

....and after.

made with homemade marmalade.

June 5, 2009

Nagoya, Japan (pictures)

I still don't have my camera yet (considering a new purchase at the moment) but here's some pictures of the Nagoya trip from a few weeks ago shot by Nea.

A hitsumabushi feast at Houraiken.

Irises blooming at the park where we had a nice breakfast picnic.

Arimatsu tie-dye store in traditional Edo-period houses.

June 1, 2009

Happy June

June already... heading half way into year 2009. Kind of scary.