I am so excited to share with you this little interview I had withthis stylish lady.Renee's famousblog is an amazing space that stores an extensive collection of fashion, prints and patterns and photography that catch her eyes. I love her ethnic style and color choices and have been a long-time fan of her blog. When I found out that she just went to Japan recently, I knew I needed to snatch her for a little interview.So here I bring you a brief Tokyo city guide in Renee's very own version.
10 things about Tokyo with Montmarte's Sketchbook
What triggered you to go to Tokyo?
Lately, I've been admiring japanese style, presentation, and food so I thought it would be an interesting place to visit. I hope I can go back one day.
Which book(s) were you reading on that plane to Tokyo? The Audacity of Hope, The Kite Runner
+ Bar Ricardo + The food market located in the basement of Takashimaya. + Bento boxes from the train station
The one dessert that you will never forget from this trip Black sesame ice-cream
Favorite place to take photos this might sound a little generic--but there is so much beauty just about anywhere you go.
MOST favorite photograph from the whole trip (if you only have to choose one) this photograph of my friend kelly. (Editor's Note: Renee picked the top photo as her favorite, but the other two are too pretty not to share)
Any other fun random thoughts or suggestions about visiting Tokyo? Other places to check out: + The Messengers exhibit at the Mori Art Museum. + Claska Hotel at Naka-Meguro (hotel/bookstore/gallery) + Daikenyamaneighborhood (boutiques) + Yoyogi Parkfor a picnic and nap+ Tsukiji fish market
Thanks so much for sharing with us Renee! P/S Renee has lots of great photos on flickr too. And she has some new hand-printed designs available over here.
You probably could tell from my previous posts that I am quite a fabric addict.
I am on a constant hunt for great patterns and fabrics and this store has just been added to my current faves. Check out their furniture section too!
P/S Talking about pattern and fabric, Renee from Montmarte's Sketchbook has been one of the talented bloggers who inspired me to start this blog. She definitely has an eye for great pattern and design. I have a fun interview with her about her recent visit to Japan coming up tomorrow!
The lovely Alana posted about her contribution to this fun project and I spent quite a lot of time browsing their amazing collection. My two favorites are "desk" by Alana K Davis (the one on top) and "feminine" by Silvino Mendoca (the one below).