What I’m Looking Forward to… Totoro, Edible Marin

March Highlights Studio Ghibli In honor of the 30th anniversary of (our favorite) Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro from the brilliant Hayao Miyazaki, Kinokuniya USA is hosting a pop-up shop in San Francisco from February 24th to March 18th. Audrey and I will be there. Get your free ticket here. The Oscars People watching, elevated,…

Part II: Totoro Birthday Party

Two weeks after invitations were sent, our playroom was abuzz with girls cutting felt, melting glue, and stitching hems. As you can see, my daughter's 8th birthday revolved around the Cat Bus in Hayao Miyazaki's My Neighbor Totoro, but we had a few props here and there from his other films. Thankfully, I had lots of sewing help…

Part I: Totoro Birthday Party

Amidst all the holiday madness, I'm planning a Hayao Miyazaki theme 8th birthday party for my daughter. She's had her heart set on one since, believe it or not, January! While we love all his movies, finding a fun movie-related activity was a challenge. My Neighbor Totoro seemed to offer more in the area of arts…