Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Secret Warehouse Sale Starts Tomorrow

Twice a year, Kyoto Art and Antiques opens its warehouse doors for 11 days only, revealing global treasures collected over the past six months. Anybody who’s anybody can be seen standing in the line that snakes its way into the off-the-radar event starting tomorrow in Georgetown. If you are a lover of all-things Asian, see you at the sale!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Point of Light from Paris

Customer Darla asked us to let her know when the fresh fall colors of Trois Petits Points Paris lockets arrived at Momo. Today the postman swooped in with a hand-addressed box containing the marvelous medallions in surprisingly pop colors, swinging from bright gold 30-inch chains, so here they are. From left: purple, bourgogne, moutarde, peacock bleu, noir, rouille and taupe. The true colors are a bit more subdued, with the purple looking a tinch violet and the rouille (rust) not quite so orange. Altogether it’s another happy statement from artist Emilie. Let us know if we can set one aside for you.

[Trois Petits Point Paris Locket, $98]

Friday, September 2, 2011

Lady Konnyaku Brings Japan Street Style to Momo

The Final Nihonmachi Nites of 2011
Saturday, September 10 from 5:00 - 8:00
Lady Konnyaku Trunk Show at Momo

Meet Malia Peoples, the hapa honey who puts her own spin on Harajuku fashion with a Pacific Northwest twist. She’ll be mingling at Momo, sharing her sustainable style sensibility during our last blast of the season. In keeping with our happy*lucky*life, we’re fortunate to host the busy Lady Konnyaku — clothing designer, artist and teacher/mentor at New York Fashion Academy. 

The rest of the neighborhood will be hopping with activity, too, as Japantown joins forces in creating summer fun. The long-anticipated 519 Art Studios ( will be opening, featuring a new gallery, Prole Drift. Participate in a painting party at the Cullom Gallery, attend a show at Kobo or get a spontaneous tattoo at Tiger Tiger. Plus discover other eats and treats, all around the block. As the lights go down, the Main Street stage will showcase music and performance art, culminating in the showing of Miyazaki’s Howl’s Moving Castle. For more information, go to

As the unofficial ID concierge, I’d like to share the following tidbits,
noshing being one of Momo’s favorite pastimes:
- Fuji Bakery has delectable French-inspired Japanese pastries
- The Panama Hotel serves up beautifully crafted coffee cocktails

- You can order the full menu at the bar at Maneki (no waiting!)
- Red Lantern is a hidden gem of Chinese/Korean/French fusion

- Despite no sign, fans find Tsukushinbo, loved for its authenticity
- Customize your bento box at Fuji Sushi, great value, many choices
- Kaname’s Happy Hour (5-6:30) is a winner, try a shochu martini