Strawberry Dessert Buffet

Hello dear readers! How are you?

ごきげんよう〜サフィラです。

Did you celebrate St Valentine’s Day? In England, usually gentlemen give their partners flowers and chocolates, and sometimes couples will go out to dinner or a special date. In Japan, women give men chocolate, or sometimes people just give chocolate to their friends and co-workers. Making handmade chocolates is quite popular.

バレンタインデイ、チョコを作りましたか?私はかんたんなチョココーンフレークケーキを作ってみました。 

I made these simple chocolate cornflake cakes and decorated them with manly bears and blue hearts. Grr! You need 100g chocolate and about 80g cornflakes. Melt the chocolate, stir in the cornflakes until they are completely chocolate covered and then spoon them into cake cases. When they have cooled down a bit you can sprinke on some decorations (or leave them elegantly bare, as you wish). After that leave them in the fridge for a while to set completely. Easy! 

溶かしたチョコレートとコーンフレークを混ぜて、カップケーキケースにおきました。そしてテディベアと青いシュガーハートを飾りました。男らしいでしょう!

  
I also went to a tea party with lolita friends. We went to the Stawberry Dessert Buffet at the Hilton. There were all sorts of strawberry things- strawberry milk with tapioca beads, strawberry madelines, strawberry macarons, matcha strawberry cake etc etc…

休日ロリちゃん達と一緒にお茶会しました。ヒルトンのストロベリーデザートビュッフェに行きました。色々な苺のデザートがありました!

 

I liked the tapioca best, I think I had three or four of them. I wanted to get my money’s worth so I paced myself, alternating between sweets and savories in order to fit in as much as possible! I think I did pretty well.

マドレーヌとタピオカが一番美味しかったと思います!タピオカは3、4杯くらい飲みました。

Some people wore strawberry themed outfits which was very cute! I was going to but then my friend gave me this amazing Juliette et Justine dress which I just had to wear right away! 

昔いのジュリエットのワンピースを着ました。この生地、襟、長いスカート全部大好きです!

 

The material is gorgeous, plus I love the length and neckline. Thank you ♥︎ And on this particular day I’m glad it wasn’t too tight on the tummy!

後はウエストがきつくないのでいっぱい食べられました!イエイ!

Thanks for reading and see you again soon,

Sapphira

ブログを読んでいただきありがとうございます。

サフィラより。

 
 

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Birthday Tea

  Hello dear readers! How are you?

ごきげんよう〜サフィラです!

Last Friday (17th July) I had my 27th birthday! Over the weekend I celebrated with my friends.
Here’s my outfit for my birthday party:

先週の金曜日(7月17日)私は27歳になりました!そして日曜日誕生日ティーパーティーがありました。パーティーのコーディネートの写真です!

My dress is Juliette et Justine, hair accessories from Paris Kids, socks from tutuanna and a handmade necklace.

ワンピースはジュリエット、靴下はチュチュアンナ、ヘアーアクセはParisキッズ、そしてネクレスは手作りです。

We went to the TWG cafe in Jiyugoka! I ordered this ‘Lavender Kiss’ tea because I wanted an exciting tea that I couldn’t find easily in other cafes. It looks really pretty but to be honest it was a bit sweet and perfume-y for my taste. I wanted a soothing lavender scent but it smelt and tasted more like summer berries to me. Nice if you like that sort of thing I suppose!

自由が丘のTWGティーサロンへ行きました。お茶は本当にたくさんあります!ユニークなお茶を飲みたかったので、ティーフラワーのラベンダーキスティーにしました。とても綺麗ですが、味は口に合いませんでした。残念でした!

   
  

As for food, I ordered the “Chic” afternoon tea set. You could chose between smoked salmon or foie gras sandwiches, plus veggie sandwiches. I went for the smoked salmon and it was really good! There were a choice of desserts too and I went for banana walnut poundcake and matcha financiers. I was pretty hungry so these were really satisfying.

食べ物はシックのアフタヌーンティーセットにしました。スモークサーモンのサンドイッチはとても美味しかったです!バナナウォールナッツパウンドケーキと抹茶フィナンシェも大好きでした!

 I really enjoyed spending time with my friends and they all looked so wonderful even in the heat. Thanks for coming girls, and for your lovely presents! And I hope that you enjoyed reading this post. See you again soon!

素敵な乙女たち、私の誕生日パーティーに参加していただきありがとうございました!皆さん、ブログを読んでいただきありがとうございました。

Sapphira

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Golden Week

 Hello everyone! Hope you are well. Today I’ll share a few pictures from Golden Week.

今回はゴールデンウィークのレポートです。

Golden Week is in May, when a few public holidays fall closely together to sort of make up a week. There are usually gaps in between, and since my job does not respect public holidays anyway I found myself working. On the way to the studio I decided to grab breakfast, and made a happy discovery of a branch of Cafe du Monde, which is famous for beignets.

ゴールデンウィークでしたが、私は仕事がありました。スタジオへ行く前、美味しいベニエを食べました!

I had been to another branch in Ikebukuro, which I also came across by chance. They are so delicious!

On another day, I went to Inokashira Zoo to hold the famous guinea pigs. Unfortunately I got there so late that they’d already been put away! Anyway it was free entry that day and I saw the bird enclosures and had a picnic and tea, so it was a nice day even if it was lacking in guinea pigs.

他の日、井の頭動物園へ行きました。モルモットを触りたかったですが、私は遅く行きましたのでモルモットが皆寝ちゃってました!あれはちょっと残念でしたが、鳥を見てお茶しましたので楽しい一日でした!

  

I wore a straw bonnet for a ‘stroll in the countryside’ look. It’s my old handmade bonnet from years ago but I recent added a lace trim. The onepiece is Juliette et Justine, socks from Metamorphose and wrist cuffs from Baby. 

私のコーディネートでございます!麦わらボネットは手作りです。ワンピースはJuliette et Justine、靴下はMetamorphose、袖止めはBabyです。

On another day I went to Shimokitazawa, trying to find things for my new-ish house.  There is a nice second hand furniture shop there (Limone) and a shop selling all sorts of shabby chic items. I’m not sure of the name but it’s on the north side. Apart from that there are all sorts of bric-a-brac shops and recycle shops.

他の日下北沢へ行きました。あそこ大好き!古着屋さんとアンティーク家具屋さんと可愛いカフェがいっぱいあります。

I wore my ¥700 shop dress, charity shop hat , and Primark socks! My accessories are a bit more upmarket; my bracelet is from Mariwest, and the cameo necklace I got as a present from my friend some years ago. It’s definitely my most worn necklace. I love it so much!

このワンピースは高円寺の古着屋さんで買いました。高円寺も大好き!2年くらい高円寺に住んでいました。そして帽子はイギリスの古着屋さんで買いました。

I went to my usual cafe, LaPalette. They have the most delicious homemade cakes! This one is pumpkin.

下北沢の「ラパレット」でよくお茶します。美味しいですよ!今回かぼちゃのケーキにしました。

  
Thanks for reading and hope you enjoyed the pictures! If you’re in Japan, I  hope you enjoyed your Golden Week.

ブログを読んでいただきありがとうございました! Here’s a bonus picture of me and Barin. See you again soon!

私とセキセイインコのバリンちゃんからバイバイ!

Sapphira