Thursday, March 25, 2021

ARCHIVE: Hello Kitty Cafe Art Food

Ever since Hello Kitty Cafe first debuted as a traveling truck, fans have been watching what kind of desserts would be on the menu.

Below are more of a in-depth look into USA's Hello Kitty Cafe menu, seasonal or not.

UPDATED 3/2021

In front of the Cafe, you can get a Hello Kitty pocket pie, which looks like a cookie.  Something that I did when I first visited Hello Kitty Grand Cafe in Irvine. Along with the pocket pie, the Hello Kitty cookie in the chef outfit was another brag worthy art food to share on social media accounts. The order wouldn't be complete without a hot drink with a Hello Kitty art foam on top.

In the Bow Room and only during the tea service, one person gets a small Hello Kitty square mini cake in either red or blue jumpsuit. 

Next above are the little Hello Kitty painted cookies placed on desserts that doesn't take any real hard work to do. It's something that I don't identify as real art food because there are no creative effort in creating any masterpieces.

These mini cakes above can only be bought from the traveling trucks. It's a manipulative gimmick to go to their trucks if you want these "exclusive" cakes. The Cafe has to show that they can attract crowds of fans.

The small cakes with the bow red ribbon and the chocolate cake with removable bow can be found only in Hello Kitty Grand Cafe.

The next pieces are items from the Hello Kitty Cafe in Las Vegas. The offerings in Las Vegas are a step up than from Hello Kitty Grand Cafe in Irvine. The macarons, Keroppi donut, and Hello Kitty pastry are what you call the more quality art food that you would proudly show off on Instagram.

Monday, March 22, 2021

Best Sanrio Shoe Collaborations

Sanrio has come a long way, throughout these last few years. Some have been memorable and some moments have been forgotten through time. While such lovely experiences can be forgotten, items made specifically for Sanrio will never be forgotten. 

Below are a list of shoe collaborations that have been impressive and stood out in the last decade. Were you a fan or Collector when each collaboration came out back then?


1.   Jeffrey Campbell

These were the pair of high platforms for fashion geeks. I would have owned a pair of my own if I wasn't scared of tripping on my feet and getting a fracture.


2.   YRU x Little Twin Stars

The only Sanrio character that was styled to a ballet platform where it's definitely one of a kind of shoes.



3.   Converse

These high tops shoes are placed high on the list because it came out with so many Hello Kitty shoe designs to choose from, ranging from very cute to something simple.


4.   Dr. Martens

These boots stood out like no other brand have in years... maybe because it had Sanrio characters on them. Yeah, yeah -- it's the fan in me talking here. But, it's still amazing to be a Collector in this Sanrio era. My shoes are unique!



5.   T.U.K.

These creepers are something that would make one sit up and notice from afar.



6.   VANS

These shoes are another cute collaboration with Hello Kitty. An earlier collaboration that seems to know of only Hello Kitty.

7.   ASICS

If you need speed, then these running shoes will be a perfect fit. The design comes in either blue or pink with matching exercise outfits. Such cute ensemble!

8.   PUMA

The only shoes with a real Hello Kitty design, rather than just a Hello Kitty letters or something with just a bow.

The list ends here, but I'm looking forward to adding more Sanrio shoes to my collection. It's such a great era for this Collector.

ARCHIVE: Hello Kitty Cafe Merchandise

 Here is the updated Hello Kitty Cafe merchandise since opening. The mugs are excluded from the list. 

 UPDATED 3/2021