Here are the photos of my New Year's weekend retreat to Kawaguchiko, near Mt. Fuji. For the last eight years (excluding 2011 and 2012 where Aki and I went to the states), it's become a tradition, for my friends and I, to rent a place around Yamanashi Prefecture and celebrate upcoming New Year. This year, we rented this cozy little town home.
Our cute little porch.
Love the clouds rolling off Mt.Fuji.
After we checked out we headed to the lake.
After 10 minutes of blistering cold winds, we packed it in and headed out to the Ice Caves.
We're going in!
Aswe explored, I couldn't help but think of the film 'The Descent' :P
During the Edo period, people used to serve this ice as an offering to the bakufu (a government run by the shogun).
With no signs of any blood thirsty subterranean monsters, we existed the cave, and went to...GOTEMBA PREMIUM OUTLETS!!!
Okay, this is when I felt sheepish: I've been to the GOTEMBA PREMIUM OUTLETS three times now, and I just discovered The Cosmetics Company store...sheepish, indeed! All disgrace aside, I walked away with two Estee Lauder blushers, and a Bobbi Brown Lipstick :)
I guess we do have CCOs in Japan :P
Looking gorgeous one lipstick at a time.