Imperial Hotel Tokyo

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Around 35 years ago when we would go to Tokyo, our home was @imperialhotel_jp_official We haven’t stayed here in a long time but glad to be back.

Love the fresh roses in the lobby 
imperial hotel (1)imperial hotel (2) and love the spaghetti Japanese style in the coffee shop.  Mom, my sister and I love this spaghetti and we always have it when we are staying in the hotel #h2htokyo#h2hflowers#h2hpasta
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 Dad likes his Japanese curryI ordered the Club sandwich and it was so good!
imperial hotel (4)  Escargotimperial hotel (3) This hotel was designed by Frank Lloyd Wright – It’s almost 100 years oldimperial hotel frank lloyd wright 1 Frank Lloyd wright imperial hotel tokyo The lobby is still the same – they have never changed it since the last time we were here 35 years ago :-)  But it still has that same elegance and stature that it has always hadimperial hotel tokyo lobby 2What a beautiful wall :-)  I was hoping to go near it and check it out but did not have time so I just zoomed in on itimperial hotel lobby tokyo Wow! A few days later, From the roses to a Japanese garden at the lobby of the Imperial Hotel @imperialhotel_jp_official by @hibiyakadan_style #hibiyakadan#h2hflowers #h2htokyoImperial hotel japanese garden 2 Everyone takes photos by the garden even Minnie Mouse :-)Imperial hotel tokyo japanese garden

The hotel was so full – we could not get the room we wanted with a  king bed haha!!!  Rooms are still the same from long ago but slightly refurbished with service that is five star so we can’t complain.  Location is perfect because it is in the middle of Ginza – just walk a few blocks and you are in Ginza.  It is also in the middle of Das Ichi Hotel our other home in Tokyo and The Peninsula Hotel which is our sometimes home in Tokyo haha :-)  imperial hotel tokyo beds

Boquerones

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 Love this boquerones from Ralby @ralbytambunting and Marissa @marissabtambunting As soon as it arrived it was wiped out. The beauty is its a local product and made by a friend’s Mom! Contact Chris Lopez at +63 917 897 9757 Boquerones (3)Boquerones (7)Boquerones (6) Boquerones (4) Boquerones (5)  We had boquerones also for xmas dinner which Tina bought from @rustansfresh They sell it by 100 grams at around P 150.00 and it is from SpainBoquerones (8) Boquerones (9) Boquerones (10) Boquerones (1)  I’m adding here another source from Gina @bravamama which she served to us before from @terrysph #boquerones#h2hrustanssupermarketBoquerones (12) Boquerones (11)

Menchu

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 In honor of Mom’s 70th birthday, we made a 100 page book for Mom written by family and friends.  Thank you to Vicky Tensuan of Whisk Designs for laying out the pages and making each chapter so lively and colorful with her beautiful flora and fauna designsMenchu Front Cover Foreword TOC 2 LIFE Cover LOVE Cover FAMILY Cover Friendship Chapter Cover MTL Chapter Cover Hoome Chapter Cover Entertaining Chapter Cover CELEBRATE Chapter Cover Gourmet Chapter Cover STYLE Chapter Cover TRAVEL Cover Page 1 STORIES & QUOTES Chapter Cover TRAITS Chapter Cover Giving Chapter Cover GOD Chapter Cover Afterword

Mark’s at The City Club

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Dinner at Mark’s Steakhouse in @thecityclub with Mike @michaelodejesus Coroy, Lito and Tess Tayag – missing Gloria @its.gloriadiaz who was not feeling well ! Mark’s at The City Club (12)Mark’s at The City Club (11) Mark’s at The City Club (2) Mark’s at The City Club (3) Mark’s at The City Club (4) Mark’s at The City Club (1)  Chef Mark :-)  Mark’s at The City Club (16) Mark’s at The City Club (7)  We dined in 4 countries that night :-)  Yummy pita bread with hummus and the yummy lamb chops from Mykonos ( Greece  ) Prosciutto, Pizza and gelato from Toscana ( Italy)  Steaks from Mark’s ( USA )  and yummy desserts from Salathip ( Thailand ) I like the private rooms in all the restaurants  #thecityclubph #h2hlamb#h2hsteaks #h2hdessertsMark’s at The City Club (6)Mark’s at The City Club (5) Mark’s at The City Club (8) Mark’s at The City Club (15) Mark’s at The City Club (14) Mark’s at The City Club (13) Mark’s at The City Club (10)

Lalique and Ikebana

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 I was so happy to witness my friend’s mom, Tita Margot Perez, who is a high level ikebana teacher and she is a Director of the Sogetsu Chapter of Ikebana in Manila.  She told me that her daughter Marianne, my friend, was only 6 years old ( 1977 ) only and she has been doing Ikebana already.  It’s so nice to see how beautiful flowers can look in its most simple form and design in a beautiful vase like Lalique.

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EO Forum Christmas party

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EO Forum #h2heoChristmas Dinner at Manila House  :-) #h2hxmas
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