January 29, 2013

Slightly Peckish: Omiyage from Japan: Placenta C Jelly Supplement

by Sakura Gooneratne

Yup, you read it right. This is a present from one of my Japanese friends who visited London last year: a seven day supplement for young and puru-puru (plump and quivering) skin. Although placenta in skincare has been around in Japan for years, it’s only recently that I’ve begun to see them appearing in the […]

August 30, 2012

Postcard from Nahoko: Let’s Eat a Cold Mango (Ko Samui)

by Nahoko Morimoto

*Nahoko Morimoto is a Tokyo-based photographer. Her work has been featured in Brutus and Vogue Japan.

August 4, 2008

Happy Hour: Chile Pepper Infused Vodka and Dragon (Cock)Tail

by Payman Bahmani

What good is tasty food if you don’t have an equally tasty beverage (preferably alcoholic) to wash it down with? With that spirit in mind, I’ve decided to take a cue from Kayoko and start a column called Happy Hour, dedicated to all things alcoholic that make us, well, happy–we’ll leave the sad part to […]