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Travel Kit: JAPAN

Welcome to Kit. It’s where we’ll be showcasing what we bought on our adventures, what handy and lust-worthy items might make your trip infinitely more enjoyable, or just travel-inspired products that spur on wanderlust. Just the thought of shopping in Japan makes me feel giddy. Department stores, stationary emporiums, shops full of kawaii gifts, manga-filled bookstores, tea house gift shops. Bring it! And if you’re anything like me, you also like daydreaming about what you might purchase even prior to setting foot in the country. If you can relate, this post is for you. It’s a sample of some of the treasures that I purchased on my trip to the Land of the Rising Sun. A little what and where. Alcali top from Soffitto in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo Alcali crossover pants from Soffitto in Shimokitazawa, Tokyo Calico bag from Hotel Claska in Meguro, Tokyo Matcha tea set from Iyemon Salon in Kyoto Shibori fan from Arashiyama, Kyoto Birkenstocks from Markcity, Shibuya, Tokyo Camping mug from Kamikochi, Northern Japanese Alps Stone sunglasses from Piledriver winter sport shop …

Book Review: London Style Guide

Travellers are curious by nature. We like to explore menus and markets as much as we do the woods or highways that disappear off to the horizon. We like to descend nondescript stairways to see what lay below. We want to know and see and touch and taste and feel we are making some traction on this huge world we know we’ll never fully discover, but goddammit we want to give it our best crack. I’m sure I’m not alone in this: If I go to a destination, I want to know I’ve seen all the cool bits. I want to later be able to have a conversation with a local and find common ground. I want to know neighbourhoods. And next time I go I want to know more neighbourhoods. I think author Saska Graville is one of these curious souls too. Or at least she’ll certainly assist a few. Her London Style Guide (Murdoch Books) is a delightfully curated mix of sleek bars, eccentric vintage boutiques, independent bookstores, florists and cupcakeries (is that …