Date Night

Moving to Tokyo has been a great impetus to having Date Nights with greater regularity. We now go out 2-3 nights a month without The Cuties, and I really look forward to the time with my husband and the fact that I’m pretty sure we haven’t repeated a restaurant yet, in our ten months in Japan!

Back in March, we attended the Gala for The Cuties’ school and entered a fundraising game called Heads or Tails.  Prior to the start of dinner, all the guests purchased a hat for a nominal price and stood up at their seats, choosing whether to place the hat on their head or “tail.”   The Headmaster stood in the middle of the ballroom with a coin and flipped, calling heads and tails, and if you guessed right you could stay in the game.  When all was said and done, of the hundreds of people playing, I was the last one standing!

So it was with great excitement that I won a five-course meal at the New York Grill restaurant on the 52nd floor of the Park Hyatt Hotel.  In addition to being a terrific steakhouse, it is famous for both its views of Tokyo and being the restaurant and lounge featured in the movie “Lost in Translation.” {terrific movie, by the way, and Sofia Coppola got a lot of the nuances of Tokyo as seen by Westerners down in my opinion}.  It also happened to be one of the more famous restaurants in town that we had not yet been to ~ score!

We’d heard amazing things about the view.  Here’s what it looks like on their website.  We were very excited as the hostess walked us to our table and saw that we were being seated at the center table, right alongside the windows.

Except rainy season has begun in Japan, so this was our view, LOL.

 In addition to the dinner, the prize came with several hours of chauffeur service in a Rolls Royce Ghost.  I’m not really a “car person,” but I’ve got to admit, this thing was smokin ~ it even smelled great!

Here we are getting ready to start our night {albeit a bit fuzzy due to a school-aged photographer!}.

There were a lot of buttons to play around with inside the car.  Someone was really enjoying himself with all the gadgets!  Doesn’t he look like he could really get used to this kind of life?  Maybe we should rethink this whole no car in Japan thing ~ the driver did mention the car was for sale, LOL!

There happened to be a lot of traffic getting to the restaurant so we played around taking pictures.  This one is for the Cute Grandparents!

We had such a lovely evening: great food; amazing music {especially the bass player, who was incredible!}; and a great ride.

There was even really cool, funky art in the restaurant we liked.  And I’m certain this crooked picture was an attempt to get more of it in the frame.  Yes, quite certain.  Nothing to do with the wine.  Nothing at all. 😉

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9 Responses to Date Night

  1. Lisa says:

    Sounds and looks soooo awesome! I just love reading about your adventures in Japan and seeing all the pictures. My Mom lived in Japan as a child and we have a lot of special Japanese items that I love!

    I really love your dress to, care to share where one could get one just like it? 🙂

  2. feltsocute says:

    Thank you so much. It’s a Lilly Pulitzer, but from last year, unfortunately.

  3. Lisa says:

    Awww you are so sweet! Thank you for looking for the dress for me!!! I figured it was Lily!!

  4. Sasha says:

    What a wonderful evening! Looks like you had a fabulous time!

  5. Laurie says:

    What an awesome date night 🙂

  6. Laura says:

    Looks like an amazing adventure. It’s nice to make a special time to explore the city with your husband!

  7. Ashley says:

    Wow that’s an awesome date night!!! Love that car!!
    Is it easier to find sitters there for date night, or are the girls able to stay home alone while you and hubby go out?

  8. feltsocute says:

    We have found wonderful women the girls really like plus we have some sweet high school girls in our building and neighboring ones who are also good options.

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