Archive for December, 2010

Okura Hotel Christmas Lobby

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I interviewed smooth jazz legends Fourplay on Monday 2010.12.6 at the very swank Okura Hotel, Tokyo which has one of my favourite interior spaces – the deco inspired 60′s sci-fi style lobby!! I had to get a snap with the season’s decorations..

Listen to the Fourplay interview in the Lounge set of programs.

Smooth Jazz Legends Fourplay

Monday, December 6th, 2010

I met up with all four members of smooth jazz superstars Fourplay before one of their spectacular shows at the Blue Note Tokyo on Monday 2010.12.6. Bob James, Nathan East, Harvey Mason & Chuck Loeb discussed what they love about Tokyo, their uncompromising musical legacy & 15,000 feet high is the best place to listen to Fourplay’s music. Click on the play button below to join in the Fourplay..

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Akira Exhibition Menage a Trois

Sunday, December 5th, 2010

I was at the opening of one of my favourite Japanese contemporary artists new exhibition at the Park Hotel, Shiodome, Tokyo on Saturday 2010.12.4. The scale of Akira’s paintings look spectacular in the 25th floor lobby with its soaring atrium – go & have a look!!
Akira – Menage a Trois runs through until 2011.1.10 – info at

With infamous whisky writer Dave Broom & artist Akira at the opening reception of Menage a Trois – a marriage of whisky, art & a design hotel.

Akira’s pieces looking spectacular in the hotel lobby.

Morning Rainbow

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Interesting weather in Tokyo on Friday 2010.12.3 – a tropical thunderstorm woke us all up, followed by a steamy day, but there was the gift of a rainbow in the midst of all this just when I got out of bed..