This recent visit to Japan left me feeling very humble with gratitude. My first visit to Japan was in my twenties. Coming back in my thirties, I have been pleasantly surprised with how much I have changed. In my twenties, I was focussed on collecting designer handbags and admiring large fashion house brands (which have all ended up at Leonard Joel auctions), while this time, I exhausted my time into finding small artisan shops that fulfilled my current school of thought; pared back mindful living. These quiet towns have given me the perfect gift: thinking with clarity.
My husband and I along with our two friends started our snowboarding journey in Hakuba, made our way over to Nagano and concluded the trip with a food adventure in Tokyo. My husband is a real foodie and this was a must Two Forks Please.