likes, loves and lusts

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'TOKIDOKI means "sometimes" in Japanese. I chose a Japanese word because I love Japan.
I love everything from the ultra modern happy face of Shibuya to the serious magic silence of Kyoto. I chose "sometimes" because everyone waits for moments that change one's destiny. By simple chance or meeting a new person, tokidoki is the hope, the hidden energy everyone has inside that gives us the strength to face a new day and dream something positive, that something magical will happen to us.'

I know I've mentioned tokidoki before, but I really do admire this designer. And he's just growing and growing. On the site today: shoes (!!!), watches and the new moofia range!

my tj blog

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blog titleAs part of my position as TJ, we now keep updated blogs on the GO website. Mine's called Cloud Nine. Although some of the stuff is the same as here, it's different in that none of my personal posting goes there - so it's become mostly jokes and a collection of online goodies I come across. Come visit!

mr gisby's totally gay pet shop

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Totally fun here!

our engagement party

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inviteThis was the invite to our engagement party featuring us on top of Rockefeller center the night we got engaged. Designed by Robin.

It seemed like just another social event that needed planning, coordinating and cake lifts. But it was so much more. It was the first time Robin's family met mine. The first time my mom met his. The first time my mom and dad have really spoken since I was 17. The first time my mom and Ingrid have EVER met (this was a biggie). The first time I felt like I was really entering Robin's family, and that they accepted me. The first time our engagement became real for a lot of people. The first time I used my new GHD (also a biggie :oP).

Considering all of this, and all the pressure, it went really well. Everyone got on (no one mention to two dutch people singing in the corner), and everyone had plenty bubbles, vino and tasty treats. For me, it was a success. A chance to see that these people are all actually really great - despite your opinions about your family every other day of the week.

Added to which everyone had to bring us a bottle of wine as an entrance fee, so we're well stocked if we ever get snowed in :o)

thank youThis was a thank you message designed by Robin and send out afterwards to all the people on the card. That's us at our engagement party! I know - I look serious.

BTW, this was my 100th post!

now i love halloween

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she's a spider!

not miss muffett

summer sips

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While we were in California (blog coming SOON I promise!), we got the chance to wander around their Napa Valley winelands a la Sideways. In fact, we spent most of our last day driving round and round and round trying to find Francis Ford Coppola's winery. And success! I found something I know some of you will love! It's called Sofia Mini. It's basically one of their white wines, packed in a little sippable tin, with straw attached. And it's electric pink! What a brilliant idea! I don't know what it tastes like yet - I'm saving mine for a lilo day. And I don't think it's out here yet. But the packaging is gorgeous, the cans are darling, and they just scream "I'm an it-girl on the run."
the box holds four cans

melancholy death of oyster boy and other stories

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Toxic boy, the Pincushion Queen, the Boy with nails in his eyes, Stain BoyWhile shopping around San Fran, we came across Tim Burton's "tragic toys". Robin immediately knew I'd love them, but we weren't sure where they were from. Tim Burton has written a series of tales and poems called The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy and Other Stories. In true Tim Burton style, the stories are a little macabre, a little sad, a lot quirky and each quite tragic. But they're also quite beautiful, and the characters lovable. As are the illustrations that go with them.

"There once was a girl
who was made up of junk.
She looked really dirty,
and she smelled like a skunk.

She was always unhappy,
or in one of her slumps-perhaps 'cause she spent
so much time down in the dumps.

The only bright moment
was from a guy named Stan.
He was from the neighborhood
garbage man.

He loved her a lot
and made a marriage proposal,
but she already thrown herself
in the garbage disposal."

Junk Girl, Boy with Nails in his Eyes, Oyster Boy

friday smiles :o)

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we're late!
6 degrees of kevin bacon

shiney shiney

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my ringThis is my shiney-shiney - isn't it goooooorgeous!

this is halloween

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king of the pumpkins in 3D!

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Nightmare before Christmas poster
Disney have announced that they're re-releasing Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christjmas on 3D! Yay! I've been wanting to watch this movie again for ages (my DVD is still in plastic) and now I can watch it big and in 3D! And not ONLY are they re-doing the entire movie, but Marilyn Manson has done the "This is Halloween" song - so this is one big production. So looking forward!