Sunday, December 19, 2010

Café Live Forever

I had some coupons to go to Café Live forever since Halloween and I finally had a chance to go yesterday. (They are closed on Sundays and Wednesdays, and I always want to go on a Sunday!)
The atmosphere is very cozy, almost like a cabin. They have a rack of magazines to look at while you are enjoying your coffee. Café Live forever offers a lunch menu from 11:00am -2:30pm which has many rice and pasta sets. You can also get a scone set with lunch that includes 2 scones and a pot of tea. Or you can get a cake set which is a piece of cake plus a drink.
The lunch menu is decent. I didn’t think it was anything noteworthy. Just your typical Japanese café lunch with meat, rice, salad and soup.
But what WAS noteworthy and what I had keep hearing about is their scones! They were delicious! They offer plain, raisin, caramel, tea, cheese, blueberry and chocolate flavored scones. They are a lot smaller than scones back in the states but my goodness are they good!
I will definitely be going back for scones, tea and a nice chat. ^_^
At the bottom of the menu, it explains why they named the café Café Live Forever. (I always think of the song “Who wants to live forever?” by Queen).
Where does the name of our café originate? Have you ever seen the flower ‘Live Forever’? Perhaps not, because this plant grows on a very high mountains under the severest climate. It takes root on steep hills or on very tiny spots of soft soil on the rock where chilly winds blow restlessly. It bears the heat of the day as well as the chill of the night (the temperature may go up and by 50F within a day). No wonder this flower bears its unique name ‘Live Forever’ because of its durability. Despite the harsh environment, its beauty endures and it reappears every summer as a heart-warming flower. its beauty never perishes, never, ever. ‘live Forever’ might be You. When you try your best in life.

Hours: 10am-5:30pm (last order 4:30pm) closed on Sunday and Wednesday. Lunch hours are 11am-2:30pm.
Directions to Café Live Forever:
Go out the main gate and take a right at City Hall. Go straight and after the fourth stoplight go straight toward Lee Garden Take a left after Lee Garden (third left on the street) and Café Live Forever is toward the end of the road on your right.

EDIT:  Café Live Forever no longer serves lunch. Scones are take-out or Black Cat only.

Aoyama Pesci ::closed::

Chef preparing salads
Aoyama Pesci is my favorite Italian restaurant in Misawa, and it is very close to base! During lunch hours you can get a pasta plate, salad, bread, soup and dessert set and it is very reasonably priced and extremely tasty!
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The atmosphere inside is very cozy and welcoming. Did I mention the food is great? The portions are nice too. It may seem like you aren’t getting a lot, but the plates they use have a kind of “bowl” in the middle of them, so it is deeper than it seems.
Hours: Lunch 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m.; dinner 5 p.m. to 10 p.m., last order 10 p.m. Closed Mondays. Reservations are suggested for dinner.
phone number: :(0176) 57-3969
Directions to Pesci’s:
Go out the main gate, take a right at city hall (second stoplight). Take a left at the first stoplight. Pesci’s is the orange/pink house on the right.

Edit: Aoyama Pesci is now closed. BOOO! :(

Prism Hair Salon

Hair Prism
I hadn’t cut my hair in over a year so I decided it was time for a trim. The cold dry weather was doing a number on me anyway and it wasn’t something leave- in conditioner could fix. I decided to venture out and find a salon. Prism was recommended to me because they offer a “head spa” which includes a conditioning treatment. You can choose which scent you would like, pear, mango mint and citrus. I  chose mango mint but I also liked pear. Citrus had a much milder smell. They massage your head, neck and shoulders for you.
Here are some other services and prices Hair Prism offers: scan0006
Directions to Prism:
Out the POL gate, go straight. After the first light there will be a sign on your right(white square with orange circle) that says Prism. Take a right down this street. Prism hair salon is on the right, there is parking in front and behind the building.