My New Routine

20 11 2013

For the last ten months or so, I have been going to a spa type of salon near my office to get my nails done.  Because of the kind of treatment I do and because of the hours my nail stylist of choice works, I have to take time off from work to get there.  Depending on her and my schedule, this ends up being in the morning or in the afternoon.  When it’s an afternoon appointment, I now try to get a proper lunch (which I never do if I’m in the office – I just eat in at my desk) before I go.

Antonio’s is one of the oldest Italian restaurants if not the oldest in Japan and run by an Italian family.  I don’t think I had ever eaten there and since it is now within a walking distance from the office I thought it would be a perfect choice for my leisurely lunch before heading to the salon.  This is from the beginning of this month.

My salon.



More info in English on Antonio’s here.



2 responses

21 11 2013

When I was in Japan, I saw a lot of women with colourful gel nails, often with intricate designs. Is that the kind of thing you get done in the salon as well? In Belgium, not many women have those nails. It exists over here too, but overall it’s not that popular.


10 12 2013
A Puglian Lunch | A blog by Ayako Mathies

[…] What I had for lunch may not have been totally Puglian but this restaurant, as endorsed by a friend who is very knowledgeable and particular about Italian food, apparently serves very good Pgulian cuisine.  It’s quite close to my office in the general neighborhood of Aoyama and more particularly the Kottodori (literally “antique street” because of the many antique shops that used to occupy the street.  There are a few left today) area and I went for a leisurely lunch when I took the afternoon off to get my nails done (my new routine as reported earlier). […]


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