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So proud of this ski package, on stands now inside @businessweek - it's got all the info you need on where to ski this year, plus some really smart reads on how snow farming might save the Alpine ski industry and why Ja-pow is turning Hokkaido into winter sports Nirvana. All online this week if you can't find a copy!
So proud of this ski package, on stands now inside @businessweek - it's got all the info you need on where to ski this year, plus some really smart reads on how snow farming might save the Alpine ski industry and why Ja-pow is turning Hokkaido into winter sports Nirvana. All online this week if you can't find a copy!
Just a perfect day ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ
๐Ÿ“ธ: @ashleykmayo
Just a perfect day ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿถ๐ŸŽ ๐Ÿ“ธ: @ashleykmayo
Even on a gray day, this really is one of my favorite views. โค๏ธ #skiftforum
Even on a gray day, this really is one of my favorite views. โค๏ธ #skiftforum 
Thank you guys so much for the incredible outpouring of support. Receiving news like this can be incredibly isolating, but #rileythebearcub, @c.ekstein and I have felt so fully embraced by so your kind words and good vibes, and we couldn't be more grateful. It means the world. We're so lucky for the way this little bear keeps making us laugh day after day. She really is the best. ๐Ÿ’•
Thank you guys so much for the incredible outpouring of support. Receiving news like this can be incredibly isolating, but #rileythebearcub , @c.ekstein and I have felt so fully embraced by so your kind words and good vibes, and we couldn't be more grateful. It means the world. We're so lucky for the way this little bear keeps making us laugh day after day. She really is the best. ๐Ÿ’•
Today my very worst nightmare became reality: my beautiful little bear cub was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. My heart is in bits and pieces. But we're all fighters in this house, not least Riley. Please keep her, and us, in your thoughts--we need lots of little miracles but we're going to get through this together. ๐Ÿ™
Today my very worst nightmare became reality: my beautiful little bear cub was diagnosed with an aggressive form of cancer. My heart is in bits and pieces. But we're all fighters in this house, not least Riley. Please keep her, and us, in your thoughts--we need lots of little miracles but we're going to get through this together. ๐Ÿ™
Wishing everyone who observes a contemplative and meaningful Yom Kippur--and a healthy, happy New year! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ’•
Wishing everyone who observes a contemplative and meaningful Yom Kippur--and a healthy, happy New year! ๐ŸŽ๐Ÿฏ๐Ÿ’•
Can this be my office today? #tbt
Can this be my office today? #tbt 
Cruising into the long weekend. Hallelujah.
Cruising into the long weekend. Hallelujah.
If it's going to be 107 degrees in New York, can I at least get some gold-plated soft serve?
If it's going to be 107 degrees in New York, can I at least get some gold-plated soft serve?
Without a shadow of a doubt, the very best thing about this trip has been sharing it with my favorite person. We don't get to do this together often enough, and when we do, every day is the biggest blessing. ๐Ÿ’•
Without a shadow of a doubt, the very best thing about this trip has been sharing it with my favorite person. We don't get to do this together often enough, and when we do, every day is the biggest blessing. ๐Ÿ’•
Letting loose my inner mall rat. โ†—๏ธ๐Ÿ›๏ธโ†™๏ธ (That and my ability to tan within seconds are probably the only remaining indicators I grew up in Miami.)
Letting loose my inner mall rat. โ†—๏ธ๐Ÿ›๏ธโ†™๏ธ (That and my ability to tan within seconds are probably the only remaining indicators I grew up in Miami.)
Shibuya crossing: best seen from above. Just find a nearby mall (there are zillions), go up to the top floor, and watch the madness unfold.
Shibuya crossing: best seen from above. Just find a nearby mall (there are zillions), go up to the top floor, and watch the madness unfold.
And we're back to Tokyo! Loads has been written about the awesome Trunk hotel, and all of it is ๐Ÿ’ฏ on point.
And we're back to Tokyo! Loads has been written about the awesome Trunk hotel, and all of it is ๐Ÿ’ฏ on point.
Onsen + ๐ŸŒ… + โ›ฉ๏ธ = heaven. Pro tip: if the onsen is too crowded when you arrive, wait until 6 and try again. Locals eat dinner early and clear out, leaving you to enjoy sunset views in full, glorious privacy.
Onsen + ๐ŸŒ… + โ›ฉ๏ธ = heaven. Pro tip: if the onsen is too crowded when you arrive, wait until 6 and try again. Locals eat dinner early and clear out, leaving you to enjoy sunset views in full, glorious privacy.
Miyajima is kind of a tourist trap. But it's the prettiest, most photogenic tourist trap. And a lovely overnight if you need one slow-going day in the middle of a long, fast-paced trip. Also, it's home to oysters the size of my face.
Miyajima is kind of a tourist trap. But it's the prettiest, most photogenic tourist trap. And a lovely overnight if you need one slow-going day in the middle of a long, fast-paced trip. Also, it's home to oysters the size of my face.
More Kurashiki magic, coming right up. โœจ(PS. This place isn't just a pretty face. It's also the home of Japanese denim production which makes it very, very cool.  Also, our awesome ryokan is just out of view, to the left. Go here now.)
More Kurashiki magic, coming right up. โœจ(PS. This place isn't just a pretty face. It's also the home of Japanese denim production which makes it very, very cool. Also, our awesome ryokan is just out of view, to the left. Go here now.)
Kurashiki: possibly the most romantic little town in Japan. ๐Ÿ’
Kurashiki: possibly the most romantic little town in Japan. ๐Ÿ’
So distinctly Japanese but with all the Western comforts. Thank you @ritzcarltonkyoto for such a special stay!
So distinctly Japanese but with all the Western comforts. Thank you @ritzcarltonkyoto for such a special stay!