34 In Misc


First of all, I would like to thank everyone for the kind comments regarding the photos of Tokyo.  It's been so much fun to be able to share them with you!  I'm so pleased that you all like them.  Jane and I were out and about the last two days, and here is a sampling of what we saw.   First thing Tuesday, we had a vegetarian feast at Brown Rice Cafe.  One of Jane's readers recommended this restaurant, and we're so glad she did!

Brown rice cafe

Garden at brown rice
I had the best steamed chai soy milk topped with cinnamon and cardamon.
We also orderer steamed veggies and vegetable curry…..
Steamed veggie

Veggie curry
Lastly, rice pockets…
Brown rice pockets
It was all delicious!  Next, to Crayon's.  A really great toy and book store….
Crayon house
Seating for every size….
People bench
Jane and I were both a little homesick, so we decided an adoption was in order–meet Nao.  We had no idea the impact Nao would have on people when we took her out on the street…
Finding cat
I promptly stuck her in my big black purse…
Cat in purse
Nao quickly made a lot of friends…
4 guys with nao
These guys couldn't wait to ham it up for the camera…
4 guys
We stopped at the most fabulous antique store.  Unfortunately no photos other than outside the shop.  It really was something fantastic.  They have invited us for a noodle festival on Saturday.  The cute girl working in the shop fell for Nao….
Antique store and nao
Elephant/Alien outside the shop…I like this!
Elephant alien
Jane loves Nao too…
Jane loving cat
Jane being photographed for a street style magazine.  The photographer insisted that Nao be in the shot.
Jane street style shot
Here I am trying to capture a few shots…
Me shooting
Nao meeting cute girls…
Nao making friends
Lastly we went to see our friends at Anniversaire…
Kohta holding Nao…
And Kieko…Doesn't she have the most beautiful face?   
Nao close up
Nao heads home… When we entered the lobby, the staff thought we were bringing in a real cat.  I handed Nao to one of the girls, and she screamed out loud.  I wish I had captured that on film.  It was priceless.  We all had a good laugh when everyone realized Nao is simply a toy.  (but maybe not)  more later.  xoxox
  • Joe
    July 1, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    omg nao is so cute! I love how you guys had him pose with everyone. I always look forward to seeing what next the aldridge have planned.
    xx joe

  • arline Jernigan
    July 1, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I am crazy for stuffed animals, and I WANT a Nao of my vary own.
    I am glad you girls are having so much fun.

  • Design Nomad
    July 1, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I am so loving this Nao adoption/travelogue!! Keep the stories & wonderful photos coming.

  • sd
    July 1, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    haha the girl screaming made me laugh haha
    and the food porn looks lovely :]

  • tracey ellle
    July 1, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    lol nao is absolutely adorable… love the pictures.. of the food.. and people… gorgeous.. good ur hvin a great time…

  • gennie
    July 1, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    that is so funny that people thought nao was real!! If only we could make little stuffed animals like that come to life.
    I’ve absolutely loved experiencing Tokyo through your photos – I must go to this vegetarian restaurant when I’m in Japan!!

  • daphne
    July 1, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Love these photos of her! Look at that face- such a personality!

  • mei
    July 1, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    would like to know where did you get your orange flip flops and what brand?
    enjoying your wonderful blog

  • Prêt-à-Porter P
    July 1, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    the cat pics are too funny!!! i love that cardigan/knit that you are wearing!

  • Leia
    July 1, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Nao is the cutest!

  • Cruz
    July 1, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    LOL at the girl screaming! Nao is so cute! I like your flip flops too, the epitome of laid back footwear.

  • bisou-joue
    July 1, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    I think that I also fell for Nao, such a nice cat, more quiet than mine ^^!
    Great pictures !

  • lisa from london
    July 2, 2009 at 12:23 am

    that food looks amazing!

  • whitney gray
    July 2, 2009 at 2:50 am

    looks like a fabulous trip!
    i am enamored. http://enamored-alifeofindulgence.blogspot.com/

  • Pearl
    July 2, 2009 at 3:00 am

    Hi, you and Jane really cheered me up this morning, your Nao posts are hilarious, keep them up, please!!

  • Style Odyssey
    July 2, 2009 at 4:21 am

    too cute! the stuffed kitty photos are precious. nao is a star!
    you have a great casual look here, with the circle-print tunic, jeans and bright flip-flops.
    i really enjoyed reading your post this morning.

  • julianna
    July 2, 2009 at 4:21 am

    Hi Judy, you should check out the Christopher Kane mania on Jak&Jil http://jakandjil.com/blog/?p=2383

  • k.w.
    July 2, 2009 at 5:01 am

    Your gray tshirt with the cross on the back is so great. I wish I could make out the tiny signature on the back hem–who designed it? I love Jane’s blazer too!

  • mr. freddy's mom
    July 2, 2009 at 5:26 am

    No wonder why Nao is a head-turner
    because Nao is sooo cuteeee!
    I love the different sizes and colorful of seats.
    you ladies loook gorgeous!

  • lbelle
    July 2, 2009 at 5:41 am

    I feel like I’m there with you two….great pictures!! I want to pet Nao….she’s adorable 🙂

  • athena
    July 2, 2009 at 6:19 am

    Hi Judy! Nao is purr-fectly adorable, he reminds me of my siamese kitty when I was younger.
    I love how you paired your NAKKA dress with red flip flops. <3
    I hope you two are enjoying cooler weather than we are here at home in Dallas...the temp has been topping 103 the past 2 weeks!
    I have really enjoyed all of the photos you & Jane have shared from Tokyo...thanks so much for taking the time to post them.

  • fashion roadkill
    July 2, 2009 at 6:56 am

    Nao is very very life-like! Sooo cute! Your street photos are so much fun to look at, I love them!! Which street style magazine was Jane photographed for?

  • Di
    July 2, 2009 at 9:54 am

    What a hysterical post – love Nao. Maybe you can tell us the brand so we can find one of our own. You (especially in the Prada bag) have started a new trend.
    I would say have fun, but it appears that you are. Sayonara!

  • Squill
    July 2, 2009 at 10:22 am

    Ooh, that is too cute. It seems like Nao is becoming quite the celebrity in Tokyo 😉

  • Britt
    July 2, 2009 at 11:51 am

    You guys definitely need a real kitty cat to add to your brood!

  • Aim Green
    July 2, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I’m loving how you capture the beauty of life…looking forward to more.
    Aim Green

  • Winnie
    July 2, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    I love how you took Nao along on your escapades! So cute. I adore all your Japan posts, I keep coming back for more!

  • meg
    July 2, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Japan looks like fun! I love your dress, Judy! Nao is adorable :] Thought you and Jane might like these shoes: http://shoesandyourmom.blogspot.com/2009/06/chanel-runway-lucite-wedges-39.html

  • KD
    July 2, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Those seats are amazing!

  • Christine
    July 2, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Your Tokyo posts are awesome, again I must thank you for sharing!!
    Nao is so cute, I fear you’re starting a trend! You’ll probably see stuffed cats in purses when you get back to Texas haha
    My mom used to make the rice pockets, I haven’t seen those in yeears!

  • Nini's Style
    July 2, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Nao is so adorable 🙂

  • madspartan
    July 3, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    This beats Bryanboy’s rubber chicken in the Hermes bag!

  • beachbungalow8
    July 16, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    I love this post! you guys must have been the hit of Tokyo with your blondness.
    You’ve captured that city in such a great way.

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