For just a short time, I was able to escape the dreadful heat of this year`s Tokyo summer by returning to America for my twin sister`s wedding. It was a charming wedding in true DIY fashion complete with homemade bridesmaid blouses, darling fabric leaf centrepieces and bride/groom replica cake toppers (see picture). The polaroid guest book was a huge hit as well! However, seeing as though my sister has been dating her boyfriend for over 10 years, it was more of a celebration of how successful their relationship has been and how successful I hope it continues to be. It was a beautiful thing. I just wish I had been saving money as long as their courtship in order to pay for the exorbitant August airline prices. But alas, money can`t buy happiness. Congratulations, sis!