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Indulging an Adult Body and Mind Indulging an Adult Body and Mind
GINZA SIX EDITORS Vol.96
The magazine "&ROSY" which I am the editor-in-chief is a beauty magazine for adults. I'm making a magazine for people who value the beauty and sophisticated appearance of myself today, so it's a job to check the makeup, fashion, and accessories of people gathering at wonderful shops in Ginza. It is very useful.
Nevertheless, it is difficult to secure enough time to relax and "silver", so walk around the city while attending a cosmetics presentation to check the spots you care about. In particular, I often visit GINZA SIX. The B1F beauty floor is substantial and it's worth seeing. I'm checking what kind of brand is popular and what kind of makeup the beauty club is doing, so you may think you're a suspicious person (laughs).
After the survey, take a break. GINZA SIX gives me an inspiration to create a magazine, and I also love where there is a wonderful Shops that makes me tired. This time, I will introduce my "sweet spot".
First of all, "Rokushitan Atelier de Provence" on the B1F beauty floor. The store inspired by the atelier of Provence in South France is spacious and spacious. It's not just Cosme Shops as well as a cafe.
Immediately after entering Shops saw a colorful bottle, "86 CHAMPS COLLECTION". This is a collaboration with French pastry boutique Pierre Elme Paris. The founders of Lokusitan, Olivier Bosan and Patissier Pierre Elme, are very close friends. If you say so, the color of the fragrance is also like macaroon and it is wonderful.
The most popular of all six incense styles is "Lasbury Maccia Green Tea" (90mL 15,000 yen * + tax price: 90mL 15,000 yen * or less). In particular, foreign tourists come to buy it. The aroma of dark matcha is blended with sweet and sour taste of berry, and is drawn into a unique world. My favorite is "Mandarin Imotel" (90mL 15,000 yen) with flowers that symbolize the brand. Fresh citrus and fresh scent of iotel are available to refresh.
If you have bought a gift for a friend, be sure to wrap it with a Rokusitan color fabric. You can also print your name on the ribbon. A mechanism that can be enjoyed twice by those who receive the present by decorating the dried flowers of the cloth or ietel on the table. It's a ethical
After shopping, take care of it by hand treatment. If the shop is crowded, it may be refused, but basically it is a happy service that you can receive for free if you purchase a cosmetic. If you relax while enjoying the scent of hand cream and body milk, you will feel the fatigue of your work will be reduced smoothly.
Next to the cafe booth. First, check "Flavor Extra Virgin Olive Oil" handled by Olivier Bosan. It is a lineup with a wide range of dishes, such as "Mandarin" (100mL 1,700 yen) and "Basil" (100mL 1,500 yen).
Puffet is recommended in the cafe menu. GINZA SIX has many shops where you can eat parfait, all of which are delicious, but especially here. You can enjoy fresh parfait using seasonal fruits and relax because you use the space luxuriously.
This time, I ordered "Strawberry Rose Puffet" (1,000 yen). A lot of raw strawberries are topped in ice like frozen strawberry paste, sweet rose ice, biscuits with a crispy texture. Lokusitan's cafe originated in Japan and spread to the world's Rokusitan. The world is jealous of the taste.
Next, we will introduce "Candy Art Museum by PAPABUBLE" (PAPABUBBLE” that is perfect for “sweetness”. Starting in Barcelona, Spain, PAPABUBBLE in Spain and now has shops in more than 30 cities around the world, is the only place to display candy art works. This is a Shops with the theme of art, and it's a concept like GINZA SIX.
What was on display today was the Candy Pool, a work by Kunihiko Nohara, a sculpture artist. A girl wearing a ribbon and sunglasses (?) It's an object, but the ribbon is a lotip and the hair is gummi and candy. Sunglasses are made of marshmallows and gummy-covered sweets!
When the house of sweets that I dreamed of as a child became art, it became such a form.…I'm sorry. In addition, I can buy this work. The price is 180,000 yen. When I bought it home, I wondered if everyone in the editorial department would be crazy.
Of course, there are lots of candy that can be used as souvenirs, even if it is not an art work. The "Gumi Candy" (9 pieces, 1,019 yen) that was sampled is full of flavors of fresh fruits such as strawberries and oranges depending on the color.
The popular No.1 “Locky Road” (797 yen per piece) is a voluminous item with lamb raisin-flavored chocolate and cookies and marshmallows. If you are worried about calories, share it with your friends (laughs).
There is a feeling that it has been sufficiently sweet so far, but there is another shop that can not be removed as a sweet spot for adults. It is "Ironbark Grill & Bar" on the 6th floor. A modern and Australian restaurant where you can enjoy original dishes that add Japanese taste to Australian ingredients, such as glass Fed beef and goats grown only by eating pasture, and have about 200 champagne and wines there. The wine seller is a masterpiece.
The inside of the store is a stylish bar counter. As you go further, you will find a rux mood lounge with relaxed sofas and cozy chairs. Behind this restaurant is a stylish restaurant. There are three different areas of different tastes, so you can use it for various scenes from wanting to drink a little to a proper dinner. Even in GINZA SIX, restaurants with two windows are rare. You can enjoy the night view of Ginza to your heart's content.
After attending the late-time presentation, they say, "Let's eat lightly," and talk in this lounge.
Fresh oyster (from 600 yen per piece) to match with dry champagne. A simple version of the lemon is essential. In addition, sweet and creamy oyster with amazake cream and caviar is a unique taste of this shop. Please try it because it tastes unforgettable.
The staff at the shop are sophisticated and friendly. When you tell your taste of food, they recommend dishes that match it one after another.
The oyster is so delicious that I ordered the second cup. The food is wonderful and the sofa is so cozy that I will stay a long time (laughs). However, it was a good harvest because I heard plenty of opinions from writers and editors from other magazines about the April issue of " & SOSY" recently published.
GINZA SIX always makes me feel motivated to do the next job. I look forward to coming to play again next time and work hard with a positive feeling. I think GINZA SIX is a power station for me.
Text: Misako Umeda/Yumiko Kazama Photos: Mari Yoshioka Edit: Yuka Okada (81)
I’m the editor-in-chief of the beauty magazine ＆ ROSY, a publication geared towards adults. Our content tends to target people who prefer more sophisticated looks or loftier aesthetic standards—people who always focus on what works well for them. That means an important part of my job is observing the makeup, fashion, and accessories of the people wandering around the wonderful boutiques of Ginza.
Having said this, in reality, it’s hard to find the time for leisurely strolls around Ginza. I end up just walking down the streets on my way to a cosmetics show, checking out spots along the way. I often go to GINZA SIX. The extensive Beauty Floor on the first belowground floor is well worth anyone’s time. I look to see what brands are popular, how the customers at the counters have beauty advisors do their makeup. For all I know, people may regard me as a suspicious character!
When I’m done with these investigations, I take little breaks. GINZA SIX gives me inspiration for my magazine. At the same time, I love all the great stores I find here for indulging my tired self. Today, I’ll introduce some spots where we adults can indulge a little.
First up is L’Occitane Atelier de Provence on the Beauty Floor, the first belowground floor. Both a cosmetics boutique and a café, this spacious store is designed to resemble an atelier in the Provence region of southern France.
On entering the shop, I immediately notice the colorful bottles of the 86 Champs Collection, a collaboration with Pierre Hermé Paris, a French pastry boutique. L’Occitane founder Olivier Baussan and pâtissier Pierre Hermé are close friends, I’m told. Speaking of which, it’s nice how the colors of the fragrances recall a palette of macarons.
Of the six fragrances, the most popular is Raspberry & Matcha Green Tea (90 ml, 15,000 yen; all prices listed before tax). This, I’m told, is especially popular among customers visiting Japan from abroad. The rich matcha aroma blends with the pleasant tartness of the berry to create a unique fragrance sphere. I’m a fan of the Mandarin & Immortelle (90 ml, 15,000 yen), with its fragrance of the flowers that symbolize the brand. The fresh citrus and invigorating immortelle make for a bracing blend.
If I were buying this as a gift for a friend, I would definitely have it wrapped in fabric in one of the L’Occitane colors. You can also have your friend’s name printed on the ribbon. The person receiving the gift gets the added delight of the fabric and dry immortelle flowers, which could then be displayed on a table. It’s an ethical, conscientious, and stylish touch.
After making my purchase, I’m spellbound by the hand treatment. It’s not always offered when the store is crowded, but this wonderful service is otherwise available at no cost when you buy a cosmetic product. I feel tension dissipate as I take in the aromas of the hand cream or body milk. I feel my work-induced burdens and fatigue lift and fade.
Next, I cross to the café booth. Here, I begin by checking out the Flavored Extra Virgin Olive Oil developed by Olivier Baussan. With Mandarin (100 ml, 1,700 yen), Basil (100 ml, 1,500 yen), and more, the lineup will expand anyone’s culinary horizons.
From the café menu, I firmly recommend the parfait. GINZA SIX offers many places to enjoy parfaits, all delicious, but this is my absolute favorite. You get both a fresh parfait with seasonal fruit and the opportunity to relax in a spacious atmosphere.
This time, I order the Strawberry Rose Parfait (1,000 yen). It features strawberry ice cream, like strawberry paste that’s been frozen, pleasantly sweet rose ice cream, and crispy biscuits, topped with fresh strawberries. L’Occitane’s cafés actually got their start in Japan before expanding around the world. It’s easy to see why something this delicious would be the envy of the world.
Now I’ll tell you about the Gallery of Sweets Art by Papabubble, on the second belowground floor, another ideal place to indulge yourself. Launched in Barcelona, Papabubble now operates stores in more than 30 cities around the world. Still, this is the only location that displays artwork made from candy. A store with art as its theme—very much in the spirit of GINZA SIX.
On display today is Candy Pool, a work by Kunihiko Nohara, artist and sculptor. It’s an objet of a girl (?) wearing a ribbon and sunglasses, but the ribbon is a lollipop, and her hair is gummy and candy. The sunglasses are made with a profusion of candy, like marshmallows and gummy!
Here before me, as art, is the candy house I dreamt of as a child. And, for 180,000 yen, you can actually buy it. I picture the delight among my editors if I returned with this to the office…
It’s not necessarily art, but of course there’s lots of candy that would make perfect gifts or souvenirs. Gummy Candy (9 for 1,019 yen), available to sample, comes in juicy fruit flavors like strawberry and orange and various matching colors, an inspirational mouthful of flavors.
The most popular item is Rocky Road (1 for 797 yen), an imposing piece of rum-raison flavored chocolate with cookies and marshmallows. If you’re counting calories, this is something you might want to share with a friend!
I feel I’ve indulged myself abundantly thus far, but there’s one more can’t-miss place on our little tour of adult indulgence: the Ironbark Grill & Bar on the sixth floor. 100% Grass-fed beef, lamb, and other delicacies from Australia are arranged in Japanese styles—unique fare offered at a modern Australian eatery. With some 200 champagnes and wines, Ironbark Grill & Bar also offers an impressive wine cellar.
Just inside the entrance is a cool bar area. Step farther inside, and you’ll find a relaxed lounge with roomy sofas and comfortable chairs. Beyond the lounge are the stylish restaurant spaces. Each of the three areas has its own style. Each is ideal for a different occasion, whether for those seeking just a drink or those with sights set on a lavish dinner. Restaurants with windows on two walls are rare, even at GINZA SIX: Come here to gaze out to your heart’s content on the night lights of Ginza.
Say you’re attending a cosmetics show at a later hour. I’d suggest the lounge space here as the picture-perfect solution if someone says, “Do you want to grab a bite?”
I order the fresh oysters (from 1 for 600 yen) to go with a dry champagne. The simple version with squeezed lemon is essential, while the sweet, creamy version with amazake cream and caviar is one of the restaurant’s signature flavors. Definitely try the oysters—they’re unforgettably delicious.
The restaurant’s staff are professionals, both friendly and sophisticated. Tell them what you have in mind. They’ll recommend dishes to match.
The oysters are so good, I order a second glass of champagne without thinking. The food is wonderful. The comfort of the sofa is so hard to give up… I end up staying for quite a while. But the time I spend here proves worthwhile in other ways—I spend it listening to the expansive opinions of a writer and editor from another magazine regarding our latest April issue of ＆ ROSY.
After these sojourns of indulgence at GINZA SIX, I always feel reenergized for my next project. I return to work with a positive spirit; at the same time, I long for the next time I’ll be back. For me, GINZA SIX is like a power station.
Text: Misako Umeda / Yumiko Kazama Photos: Mari Yoshioka Edit: Yuka Okada（81）
Editor-in-chief of ＆ ROSY, a beauty magazine for women. Joined TAKARAJIMASHA, Inc. in 1997. Served as editor for CUTiE and beauty editor for sweet. Named deputy editor-in-chief of sweet in 2015; became editor-in-chief of ＆ ROSY in September 2016.GINZASIX_OFFICIAL Instagram