Wednesday, June 08, 2011

things I'm liking

It has been awhile since I've posted "things I'm liking", so I thought I would do one today...

The assorted rose teas by Mlesna I received from Tamakikat.

An assortment of 10 different rose teas...all nicely flavored, not overpowering or perfumy.

I've been enjoying these iced. Thank you!

If ever you want to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city, go up to the 15th floor of the new Hankyu building.

There is a huge sitting area.

Great place to just veg.

Just be eating or smoking allowed (there is a security guard there to tell you so! if you can't read the pictorial signs).

I've mentioned that Daimaru Umeda has renovated and they have also changed most of their cafes.

On the 4th floor is Caffera, which I've written about here.

While the cafe hasn't changed floors, its interior was hauled over and is more open, letting in more light with the huge windows.

There is also a huge tree in the middle of the cafe!

Love their cappuccinos too, still delicious as before.

One of my favorite bakeries in Umeda is Boulangerie Burdigala.

I often pick something up from here after French class.

Recently though, I like their saucisse (sausage) bread.

The sausage is spicy, like chorizo and has a nice snap.

While walking the aisles in 7-eleven, I came across their brownie.

It is a little hard, but very rich and chocolatey...delicious!

What have you been enjoying lately?


jalna said...

I love the shots with the reflective floor!

Nami | Just One Cookbook said...

I love the sitting area on the 15F floor! :-)

K and S said...

As soon as I saw the reflection Jalna, I had to take a pic!

Thanks Nami, I hope to spend some time there soon :)

Take care you two.

K said...

Wow that sitting area looks so sleek and nice!

Also, yet another reason I love Japan- I'd never get a brownie at a 7-11 here in the US, but I would in Japan, haha!

Dennis K. said...

Wow the brownie looks like a giant reese's peanut butter cup!! Yummy.

K and S said...

that is true K, I would never get one in the States too :)

have you seen those 2 pound Reese peanut butter cups, Dennis?? now THAT is huge :)

Take care you two.

Japan Australia said...

Some great things there, which are making me very hungry. The brownie looks really good!!

Japan Australia

Parisbreakfasts said...

I wonder what kind of chocolate they use in Japan..?
That cookie looks extraordinarily good. YUM

K and S said...

If you are hungry then I did my job J-A :)

I have heard they use a lot of coverture chocolates here Carol.

Take care you two.

Rowena said...

It looks like that sitting spot has an incredible view too. Speaking of brownies...good day to bake today.

K and S said...

lots of buildings to see Rowena, but still pretty nice from up above!

Take care.

Deb in Hawaii said...

That seating area is pretty cool--I could happily sit and veg out there.

K and S said...

it is definitely a good place to veg, Deb in Hawaii :)

Take care.