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Egg Sandwich Monster

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OMG the soft serve monster turned into an egg sandwich monster !  Family Mart, 7-Eleven and Lawson he grabbed it for every breakfast :-) Sometimes there was no stock ! Every kind of egg sandwich i saw reminded me of him haha!! Or mom would say – Should we buy egg sandwich for Dad  It’s like everyone was so concerned about his breakfast!  hash!!

It must be a Japanese thing. The ham and cheese and egg sandwich was also so good – it’s not only the egg but the bread that’s so light and fluffy and yummy !! #h2htokyo
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Onsen at Hoshinoya Resort

By | Karuizawa Japan | No Comments

Everyday we went to the onsen in Hoshinoya Resort for a 15 minute dip in the hot spring. The one in the resort is included in your stay and there is another public onsen nearby the resort which is different because it has an outdoor view.  The one in the resort in enclosedActivities hoshinoya resort karuizawaTombo no yu onsen karuizawaTombo no yu onsen karuizawa 2

We just stayed in the resort.  They provide a robe that you can use around the resort and it really keeps you warm even if it’s so light with socks and wooden slippers.

Onsen at Hoshinoya Resort (7)

I have no onsen photos because it’s not allowed so this is what i have :-) – Anyway i have a story to share and i hope you will share this with others who might benefit from it  – For the past 3 months i have been taking anti inflammatory medicines 2-3 x a day everyday to relieve discomfort from my head coming from my injured spine. I try to avoid meds like a plague but i had no choice. My essential oils was not enough for this case. Last Dec. 31 we arrived at Hoshinoya Resort in Karuizawa. I knew there was an onsen and as soon as i arrived my mom accompanied me to the onsen. After 15 minutes of onsen- that day i did not have to take my meds anymore! The next 2 days we were there i went twice a day to make the most out of our stay. ( i couldn’t do longer than 2 sessions because it was too hot and my body was not used to it. ) Thanks to my mom for accompanying me !onsen hoshinoyaYou will not believe the healing properties of hot springs until it heals you. You won’t really know unless you have something that needs healing. But this is a true story. To me it’s a miracle and a blessing! i was so scared because my doctor said i could take the meds up to 3 months and January 8 was my 3rd month deadline and i would have had to go see my doctor in Singapore. So far i have not needed to take the meds since Dec.31!! I’m sharing this because it might help some people.
I searched online for the benefits of onsen/hot springs -sharing it here as well. This is the reason i always go to an onsen in any place that has one esp in Japan! I have been maybe to 8 onsens even when we were kids.  We would be so embarrassed when we go together haha!!!  If so, just don’t go at the same time haha!!

Previous entries:  Onsens in Niseko Feb 22, 2016

Healing Powers:

* Refreshes the fatigued
* Good preventative measure for common illnesses
* Good for recuperation from illnesses
* Stimulates the circulatory system and the nervous system
* Activates cardiopulmonary functions
* Body absorbs minerals as you relax
* Provides a change of scenery thus rejuvenating the mind
* Onsens are especially recommended for those with: neuralgia, sore muscles, arthritis, stiff joints, motor paralysis, bruises, sprains, poor digestive tract, poor circulation, and fatigue.
source https://taiken.co/single/healing-powers-of-japanese-onsens #onsen#h2hkaruizawa#h2htokyo#h2hhealth#h2hmagic ?#hoshinoyaresort #hoshinoyakaruizawa#h2hspa #h2hkaruizawa #karuizawa

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All You Need is Tiffany

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All You Need is Tiffany

Celebrities and Fashion Icons wear Tiffany & Co Jewelry

at the launch of the New Tiffany Fragrance

Tiffany & Co launches the newest addition to every girl’s wish list—the new Tiffany fragrance.

During the launch event, the brand’s signature tiny blue boxes filled the Tiffany & Co boutique in Rustan’s Shangri-La, while guests enjoyed the atmosphere while trying on timeless #TiffanyandCo diamonds and link bracelets and necklaces.

Celebrity in attendance at the #TiffanyxRustans event were spotted wearing Tiffany Jewelry such as Jasmine Curtis-Smith, who layered in the Tiffany Keys mini 3-key pendant on chain with the Tiffany T Smile pendant in 18K white gold with brilliant diamonds, andMaxene Magalona who wore a Tiffany HardWear wrap bracelet in 18K gold with her own Tiffany Setting diamond engagement ring.

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Models Jessica Wilson, Bianca Valerio, and Bea Soriano-Dee were seen rocking the Tiffany& Co HardWear collection. Bianca Valeriowears the Tiffany HardWear link earrings in 18K gold, Tiffany HardWear graduated chain link necklace in 18K gold and Tiffany HardWear ball dangle ring in 18K gold. Jessica Wilson wears Tiffany HardWear link earrings in silver, and Bea Soriano-Dee wears Tiffany HardWear link earrings in 18K gold and Tiffany T square wrap bracelet in 18K rose gold with diamonds.

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Another fashion icon sporting the Tiffany Hardwear collection was top blogger Nicole Andersson who was wearing the Tiffany HardWear graduated link earrings in 18K gold and Tiffany HardWear ball wire bracelet in 18K gold.

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Much like wearing an exquisite piece of Tiffany Jewelry, the modern, artisanal scent of the Tiffany Fragrance is as exhilarating and inspired as love itself.

From the design of the bottle that takes its inspiration from Tiffany’s most iconic diamond cuts, to its signature ingredient that is the Iris butter which is exclusive to the scent, the new Tiffany Fragrance is a homage to 180 years of Tiffany history. Featuring a sparkling floral musk, noble iris, and vert de mandarine notes to create a modern take on traditional haute perfumery, the new Tiffany Fragrance is a bold, bright and modern expression of the Tiffany brand.

This season, #AllYouNeed is love and a Tiffany Blue box.

TIFFANY & CO., T&CO., TIFFANY are trademarks of Tiffany and Company and its affiliates.

Exclusively available at Rustan’s Makati and Rustan’s Shangri-La only

#LegendaryStyle #AllYouNeed @TiffanyandCo

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TIFFANY & CO. and TIFFANY are trademarks of Tiffany and Company.

French Tapas Breakfast at No One’s Recipe

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We took our little black car from our villa to another resort Bleston Court – ( owned by Hoshinoya also ).  It snowed that morning we were leaving!!!  So nice!!!French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (1)IMG_7823French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (3)

To accompany Mom to have her buffet French tapas breakfast at No One’s RecipeFrench Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (4)French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (5)French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (25)

Love the little serving pieces and the main dish which was crepes made of buckwheat flour ( Specialty of Nagano) #NoOnesRecipe #karuizawa#h2hkaruizawa French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (9) French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (8) French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (28) French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (11) French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (12) French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (14) French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (18)French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (7)  Our main dish was served to us and it was buckwheat ( local specialty ) crepe with egg and cheese :-)  YUM!French Tapas breakfast at No One’s Recipe (29)

High Tea at Hoshinoya Resort

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High tea at Hoshinoya Resort  @hoshinoya.official from 3:30-5:30pm ( complimentary) #hoshinoyakaruizawa #karuizawa#h2hkaruizawa #hightea They park a little truck where the high tea items comes from

High Tea at Hoshinoya Resort (1)

Just truly beautiful!  First time for me to have high tea this way!  LOVE IT!!  They put animal skin on the chairs to make it more comfortable because it is very cold :-) You have to come early so you can get the best seat in the house which for me is nearest the river

High Tea at Hoshinoya Resort (2)  Mandarin orange which is heated in the little cooker :-)  and Japanese rice tea High Tea at Hoshinoya Resort (3) We were late so we get the worse seat in the house haha!!.  They provide blankets and hot pack warmers which you can hold or put near your bodyHigh Tea at Hoshinoya Resort (5)  





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