Where to stay in Kyoto?

Travels, Where To Stay In ... ?

The Ritz Carlton Kyoto | Mangobluete Life & Style Blog

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto. This was – and I’m not exaggerating – the best hotel I’ve ever stayed in! And it’s not because of the most comfortable bed, the big room, the amenities, the complimentary water, tea or coffee, the view, the big bathtub; even the “welcome” strawberries in the room were perfect!!! In the end it’s the details that matter. The concierge …


Torta Caprese


Torta Caprese | Mangobluete Life & Style Blog

Today I would like to share a very special recipe with you: Torta Caprese! All you need is a handful of ingredients (but only the best quality please!), a little time (30 minutes anyone?) and to be careful with baking – at the end you will have a delicious chocolate cake without flour! Yes! Because we use grated almonds. But …


Lunch @ Tempura Kondo, Tokyo

Food, Travels

Tempura Kondo Tokyo

A quick 2-Michelin-star-lunch in Tokyo? Why not? That’s what we thought and asked our concierge to try and book a table at Kondo. Days later we were two of 10 people sitting at the Kondo counter, in front of us three chefs. They cooked the freshest tempura – even the prawns were still alive (and you also eat the crunchy prawns head …


My Travel Buddy

Fashion, Shopping

Louis Vuitton Bosphore Backopack | Mangobluete Life & Style Blog

One day before our trip to Asia I bought this little fellow here. It was on my radar for a long time now – too long! I wish I’ve bought the Louis Vuitton Bosphore backpack much earlier. It’s big enough for my MacBook (13″), iPad mini, cam (Leica X2), travel guide, purse, passport and other stuff I need on the …


My little Tokyo Guide

Guide, Photography, Travels

Tokyo Guide | Mangobluete Life & Style Blog

I know I know I’m talking way to much about Tokyo but I’m so in love with this city that I hope I will inspire you to go there too because it’s so amazing! It’s easy to get around if you speak English, are friendly, not afraid of new things, do your homework and do a little bit of research …



Photography, Travels

Sakura Tokyo

So this year my dream came true and I can delete it from my bucket list: I’ve been to the Cherry Blossom Season to Tokyo! Although I’m home since Saturday I think back to the time we spent in this wonderful city every day… At least I have some pretty pictures for day dreaming and remembering the wonderful time I …


Dinner @ Takazawa, Tokyo

Food, Travels

Takazawa Tokyo

So here I am, back to reality. No more nice Japanese around me, no more wet towels pre- and after dinner, no Cherry Blossom trees, no delicious Melons. If I could I would go back to Tokyo in a heart beat and work as a Ramen Girl somewhere. BUT on the other hand I have so many pictures and stories …


My Visual Tokyo Diary

Photography, Travels

Tokyo Diary | Mangobluete Life & Style Blog

“Tokyo operates at two levels. On the one hand, there are wide avenues, concrete bridges, seas of people. On the other, tiny neighborhoods, obscure little side-streets.” – Jean-Christophe Grange, Kaiken, 2012 Click on the photos to enlarge: © www.mangobluete.com