Travel Essentials: winter

December 1st, 2010

It’s been a little while since we last did a post, the winter holidays are on their way and we’ve been busy at the store. The past few days have been really exciting, and we have a couple of things to announce. One is that we are nearing our 1 year anniversary at the store (December 15th), the other is that we’ve narrowed down a date for the wedding, which is going to be January 23rd. The last bit of news is where we plan to have our Honeymoon.

We’re going to Hokkaido, Japan!

To mark the occasion, I’ve come up with some things I’ll need to bring for the trip:

Starting from the left:

1 – Icelandic wool hat ($90 at mjolk).
2 – Wool socks.
3 – D&Department guide to Hokkaido (a gift from Masanori Oji, I knew it would come in handy one day!).
4 – Tin cup set, travel size ($150 at mjolk).
5 – Monocle Issue with a couple of pages featuring ski town Niseko.
6 – New winter boots.
7 – Inventory magazine issues 1, 2, and 3.
8 – Cherry wood shoe horn ($70 at mjolk).
9 – Canvas and leather boot bag.

My new boots are by an American company called Yuketen. When I first read about them in the first issue of Vancouver based magazine Inventory, I immediately connected with the artisan production of their heritage style boots. The founder of Yuketen, designer Yuki Matsuda, recently did an interesting collaboration with Canada Goose jackets, you can check it out by following this link.

If you’re wondering, I picked the boots up at a store called Lavish and Squalor.

As a special bonus, I made some sugar cookies using Nikole Herriot‘s cloud cookie cutter. They aren’t as beautiful, but they are delicious.

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