To buy or not to buy a hat at the Issey Miyake store in Aoyama, Tokyo. And about a staycation at Japan’s best new hotel.

Lunch at L’Embellir in Tokyo,
living a #Travelife…

After a truly delicious lunch at L’Embellir, my current favourite Michelin two-star restaurant in Tokyo, living a #Travelife, my friend Y and I dropped by the Issey Miyake boutique in Aoyama to look at some clothes.

It’s on the same road as the iconic Prada store and the new Stella McCartney and MiuMiu stores.


This is in my neck of the woods in Tokyo, you see, and I’d driven past this boutique several times in the last few days.

A dress in the Issey Miyake shop window had caught my eye, and I’d made up my mind to buy it today if it suited me well enough.

Fortunately or unfortunately, the dress wasn’t exactly what I wanted.

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But I did find this really interesting hat. It’s exactly the kind of thing I like — slightly strange, a little weird and definitely unique.

If there’s one thing I dislike in anything, it’s ordinary.

Sp I liked this Issey Miyake hat creation from the beginning save for the fact that there are not many occasions to wear this hat, especially as I have lots of hats for traveling already.


At the Issey Miyake store today,
in Tokyo, living a #Travelife…

The other thing that made me think twice about buying this hat is its lack of SPF protection.

The main reason I wear hats when traveling is for the SPF protection, and I was told this was just an ordinary hat without that technology.


So I put it back first on the shelf and decided to think about it, and I walked back home empty-handed.

Anyway, there’s still some time to buy this hat as I’m here in Tokyo for a couple more days, living a never-ending, and never-endingly eventful #Travelife.

Actually, I’ll be living a #Travelife at Japan’s best new hotel at the moment…read about this soon.