I’ve always had an affinity to travel. As a family growing up, we did travel some, but not too long or too far (because it’s hard to travel with 9 children!). Even as a little girl packing my bags, I could envision myself thriving in a new place. Traveling made me feel like things and places were always possible. So it’s natural that when I became a mother, my lessons would be through travel. I want my sons, Lucas and Max, to always know that things and places ARE possible. Dream big and dream far.
Last year we traveled to Tokyo, Kyoto & Kanazawa, Japan. Japan has taught me more about self expression than anywhere else in the world. Though they are a homogeneous society with a strong sense of group and national identity, they cultivate and encourage self expression through clothes. It’s a beautiful thing. It taught me how subtle or how dramatic you can showcase on the outside what the inside is feeling through clothing combinations, layering and mixing.
Here are some images of us in the hip area of Shimokitazawa. There was plenty of fashionable people watching to be had. Lot’s of darling coffee shops, restaurants and my favorite: amazing vintage shopping!