September 17, 2014: Japan Day #7!

No.  No!  Day #7?!!!  It's almost over!  In a matter of days, I'll be back in Vancouver, scrambling to plan and pack and make my way to Toronto for a seven month stay - one month of advance prep in which we'll be filling out the director's schedule, approving designs, hiring DOP's and editors, start…

November 16, 2013: Tokyo Day #11! Esquisse! Kushiage! Star Bar!

I have at least one revelatory dining experience every time I visit Tokyo and, on this trip, it was the dinner I had at Esquisse, Tokyo's hottest French restaurant.  Located on the 9th floor of the Royal Crystal Ginza, Esquisse has only been open a year and a half but, in that short time, under…