Bethany from Surf Bazaar heads to Tokyo Japan to collaborate with Ron Herman on five pop-up shops and I was pleased when she wanted to share her travels with us. One of the coolest women that I know, she will be sure to brighten up your day with her eye for color and all things surfy. Stay tuned from now until May 1st for the latest on the understated neon invasion of JP.
I flew over the Northern Territories, direct form New York to Narita. A beautiful expanse of mountains, snow, & sea.
Upon landing at Narita, I met up with Hinu designer and my partner in crime on this trip, Jennifer Binney. Our first stop, The Cerulean Tower Hotel in Shibuya, the only hotel I stay at when in Tokyo. One of many reasons why is that it is in close proximity to one of my all time favorite stores, Tokyo Hands. It’s eight floors of anything you could ever imagine to make anything you could possibly wish for. My heart starts racing at the sight of the sea of neon pens and rolls of neon vinyl stickers. (Hmmm, neon floors in the store?, maybe too much… I move on.) My favorite section has to be the wood shop. There is an actual table saw in the corner of the department store and you can smell the fresh cut wood a floor away.
Jet lag begins to set in, so we make our way to the basement of Seibu department store to load up on groceries for dinner. Beautifully packaged fish, individually wrapped carrots, and apples the size of my 2 year old daughters head. It is nice to be back in Japan!
THANKS BETHANY / SURF BAZAAR
Bethany Mayer, owner of Surf Bazaar, a clothing store located at The Surf Lodge in Montauk NY, and a women’s clothing collection. Surf Bazaar will expand for Summer 2012 with a second location in Montauk, and a third in Sag Harbor.