Hey everyone, it’s been a while since I’ve posted anything on my blog (sorry!). I’ve been working on new projects since quarantine, my new podcast being one of them. 皆さん、お久しぶりです!最後ブログに書いてからだいぶ時間が経っていて申し訳ないです。自粛期間から新たなプロジェクトを初めていて、そっちに集中していました。実はポッドキャストを5月にローンチし、今回はそれについて説明したいなと思います! My good friend Julia and I have been wanting to do a lifestyle podcast since last year, and what better time to launch it than … Continue Reading

EX-OH TOKYO is a brand new R&B party in Tokyo. Consisting of DJs DaBook, AKITO of Chilly Source and myself, the name “EX-OH” is taken from the term for affection “xoxo,” embodying R&B both past and present, mixing the new with the nostalgic. The three of us aim to spread the R&B scene to a … Continue Reading

I realize I’ve neglected to post on my blog since the end of last year. To put it quite frankly, I haven’t been feeling as motivated to create new content, and I’d rather post nothing at all than half-heartedly whip up a random post. Well, I can’t say this itself isn’t a random post but … Continue Reading

A letter to myself in 2012: 2012年の自分への手紙: Dear Samantha, I’m writing to you from the year 2019, a very life-changing and important year for you in your career and personal life. You just moved from California to Japan on your own with just two suitcases, no concrete plans for your future but lots of hopes … Continue Reading

It’s been a while since I did a full-on party report, detailing the events I went to during the month. Since the holidays are just around the corner, so many brands were throwing holiday parties, which in my opinion is always fun. I also had the opportunity to DJ for several reception parties including CHARLES … Continue Reading

In my last post about Vivaci Tokyo, I mentioned I helped produce two big events during Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO. I know I’m posting about said second event like, a month later, but there is no way I’m not going to dedicate a post about this one. The second event my La Fondue Tokyo team … Continue Reading

Last week was one of the busiest weeks of my life! But I am incredibly grateful for some fantastic opportunities that my La Fondue Tokyo Productions team was blessed with. During Rakuten Fashion Week TOKYO last week, my team and I produced two big events. In this post, I’ll be talking about our newest project, … Continue Reading

Last month, I took a much-needed two-week vacation to LA/OC. While there, I revisited some places I frequented in my younger days to write a piece for Cosmopolitan Japan titled, “Top 5 Date Spots in Southern California.” But there was one location I was dying to visit ever since I saw it featured on Rumi … Continue Reading

It’s been a while since we held a La Fondue Tokyo party! The last time we had one of our regular events was back in January (!). To celebrate the end of summer, we presented “Summer Oasis” on the rooftop of Ginza’s PLUS TOKYO. It was the perfect opportunity to invite all our friends to … Continue Reading

When summer rolls around (which was actually pretty late this year in Japan), my skincare routine changes and it’s all about the oils for me. Whether you’re going to the beach or just wearing a tank top with shorts, be ready to show off that healthy, summer glow. In this post, I’ll be introducing my … Continue Reading