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Christmas in Japantown

This year to keep with our Christmas tradition we got out-of-town and stayed at yet another beautiful Joie de Vivre boutique hotel.  The modern anime themed Hotel Tomo located in Japantown, San Francisco looked like something the boys would get a kick out of.  We drove in Christmas day, explored Japantown, dined on udon, tempura and sushi and then went back to the hotel to build Noah’s (purely coincidental) Ninjago Lego’s.

How fun is this disposable camera?  Jenn picked this up for my birthday and I know, I know, we weren’t in Chinatown but still…fun right?  Some of the fortunes were just too perfect! 

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My kind of Santa


What a way to spend Christmas!

Since moving down here  away from our families we’ve had to start making our own traditions.  Mothers/Fathers day, Christmas, Thanksgiving…no complaints about celebrating that twice a year!  So this year for Christmas we got a hotel in Santa Cruz right on the beach next to the wharf and just down from the boardwalk.   What’s better than listening to the waves crash on the shore as you’re drifting off to sleep?

If you’re ever looking for a hotel in California, Joie de Vivre has a collection of boutique hotels that are stunning!




take flight


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