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And I’m back in beautiful, sunny California for the next two weeks, with brief travels to New York and Texas in between.

Since I live an ocean away from my hometown now, whenever I’m back I realize how lucky I was to have grown up near the ocean and I can appreciate everything now that I’m older. I snapped these photos quickly during a brunch session with my mom, but I plan to come back at least one more time before I head back to Tokyo.

This post will be very short and simple, but I’ll be updating with my travels over the next few weeks. Now, time for me to relax ❤️

やっと帰ってきました、暖かいカリフォルニアへ。明日からニューヨークとテキサスへも行きますが、とりあえず実家で一息。

今は海を渡らないと実家に戻れないので、帰ってくるたびに南カリフォルニアで育ったことを本当にありがたく思うし、誇りに思います。やはり、年齢と共に色々と感謝することが多くなってきますね。昨日母とブランチに行ったときに撮った写真。日本へ戻る前にもう一度立ち寄りたいです。

今回は短い記事ですが、これからまたアメリカでの写真をどんどん更新していきます。楽しみにしてて下さい!

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Welcome back to California! I have yet to visit but definitely planning on this year!

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Aww enjoy your time at home, beauty <3

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Glad you’re back home and having a good staycation! Enjoy your travels to texas and new york as well!

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Your photos turned out great, even though you said you snapped them quickly. I know your mom was behind one of the shots at least, and she did a great job! Maybe I can hire her out when I’m in California haha.

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How fun! SoCal is my home. 🙂 Hope you have a great time there!

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You look so fabulous, Samantha! I love this outfit and pictures. Happy that you are enjoying LA with your family. I love that place so much. Hope to be back soon. Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Xx, Gina

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Awww, welcome back to sunny CA! You are too chic and fashion forward for this city IMO, but you nailed it with these looks. Your mom is an excellent photographer BTW. =) I hope you have an amazing time while you are here and I can’t wait to follow along your adventures while you are in the States. xoxo, Christine
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Wow. You look stunning! And your photos are breath taking as well. I’ve never had a more vivid yet realistic perspective of LA, to be honest. You just captured everything perfectly ♥ Good luck on your travels!

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Is this LA? I am really yearning to go home as well not to mention that location with the steps looks so dope. Enjoy your time there!

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This post has got me longing for spring!!

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Ah California!! These photos are so gorgeous and it looks like a fun time! Have an awesome trip!
Jordan xx
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What a beautiful sky!!!
まりこさんの実家の景色、本当にすてき♡
ニューヨークとテキサスのお話も楽しみにしています。

akiko

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Your pictures seriously make me miss Cali so much now! Wish I was heading back there soon!!

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Omg are you here??? I would love to meet you 🙂 Let me know!!
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There’s no place like home, right? As much as you love Tokyo (I know I would) it must be great to be back in Cali and seeing your family and being able to relax! 🙂 Enjoy your time to the max, Samantha!
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Can’t wait to follow along in your travels! It must be nice to be in LA for some warm weather – you’re gonna have to bundle up for NY! Those palm trees really make the prettiest backdrop. I need to head out to Cali soon….
XO
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There’s no place like home! Cali is always gorgeous. Beautiful pics Sam. You fit in ANYWHERE!
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Hello Samatha!!!I
‘m so happy to see pictures from California. My mom is there and now I can’t visit she. I would like so much to fly there.
Really happy for you and take a lot of relax and quality time w your mom….
. I can’t waiting to see other pictures:)Good morning dear!!!
Sending love from Italy
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There really are a lot of palm trees over there!! I hope you are having a great time and your Mum must be so happy to spend time with you! I don’t get to see my family much, they are always so good to hang out with when I can.
xx Jenelle
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Welcome back babe! Looks like you have been traveling quite a bit, live it up babe! and those pics look amazing.

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Welcome back to Southern California! Love these photos of you. I hope you’re having fun catching up with old friends and family! Enjoy your visit and have a safe flight out!

Xo,
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Ahhh welcome back to California babe! Hope you’re enjoying yourself so far 🙂 Loving your photos as always! xo, sharon

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how lucky you grew up in california. those palm trees are everything… i wish to be back in the near future!! 🙂

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Enjoy Cali, its my favorite place on earth. I was just there a few weeks ago and it rained like I have Never seen but still loved it ! Can’t wait to get back there in a few weeks. Your pics are beautiful enjoy the sunshine !
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Gah, I have to admit, I’m insanely jealous that you got to grow up in Cali – I’ve never been, yet it’s my dream to visit one day – or even live there for a short period! Have fun during your travels!

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That outfit is on point! So did your mom took these photos?! If yes then she’s a pro! Have a wonderful time in California! Hope to see more photos soon 😉

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Palm trees are definitely a signature of Los Angeles and I love how you captured them so artistically. Love your outfit and you look rad as heck! Welcome back!

xoxo,
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OMG you should have said hi! I would have loved to meet you somewhere for coffee. Next time!! Let me know when you’re in town. 🙂

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Hope you have a fabulous time back in the states! Can’t wait to see your travel posts on your Insta! Btw those staircases are so amazing! Where are they at in LA? 🙂 xo~ Lena
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I love that your mom took these photos! She did a really fab job. Hope you enjoy the rest of your stay stateside!

xo, Jo
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Uggh! Palm Trees! Enjoy your days in Cali 🙂

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Welcome back. Hey, I like that stairs. So cool!

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Aw I miss the Cali glow, so jealous babe!!
Hope you enjoy your Cali days. You look beautiful as always.
xo
Marcy

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Hey Samantha:)
How are you?
Have a Nice Trip:) Can’t wait to see more photos:)
Loved your Jacket:)
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I hope you’re having a lovely time! 🙂 xx

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Oooohhh what part of TX are you traveling to? I’m moving there at the end of summer! I know you’re glad to be home for a while 🙂

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I have been in LA for years and I have seen those steps. These images are beautiful and welcome to LA.

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I just was there and missed Cali weather a lot, but now I’m back in cold Seattle. Love pics

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OMG GIRL WHAAAAT.
What are you gonna be doing here?!

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Ohh that looks so good…

Xx,

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Enjoy your time!

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Love this outfit you really can’t beat a leather jacket with simple basics! xx

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Wow you look amazing babe. Love the stairway.
xoxo, Rachel

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yayyy! good to have you back babe!

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WOW! SO RAD! And I would like to go to sunny Cali too!

x, Kat of Nested Thoughts

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It’s so great that you’ve grown up next to the beach in sunny California. And it’s so fantastic that you’re able to travel a lot. Love to see and read all about your travel adventures. X Charissa
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So much travel! Is it the form in the US to travel between states a lot? Not that common in Australia xx

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I hope you’re enjoying your time in California! Your photos are soo stunning. 🙁 It was unfortunate that we couldn’t meet this time but I’m sure we will soon 🙂 In fact, I’m thinking of traveling to Tokyo soon.

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I love how you captured the very essence of California in your pictures! I always wanted to go to California, it looks so gorgeous. Your outfit is so on point, and your hairstyle is super adorable 🙂

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Fantastic shooting!
Have a nice week-end!
Gil Zetbase

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u look so stunning, im so in lovewith ur hair !
anw follow me back by blog ! thx before

xo,
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Loving your biker chick look in these shots, and girl, your hair is just perfect!!!

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Wow nice pictures and I love that you love California. I just moved here about a year ago and it has been amazing! Welcome babe!

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Oh sunny SoCal- we NEVER disappoint ;D The weather’s been a little fickle lately but glad you caught us when the sun is shining bright! I’ll be in your hood in April babe! My first time visiting Japan! So excited I booked my trip during Hanami season- I know, so touristy but I’m sure those blooms will be a total sight! Gonna ransack your archives now for Tokyo recommendations!

Thank you for visiting babe, hope to see you back to check out my latest!

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Stunning shots!! So Beautiful!
Adi xx
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These photos are so gorgeous and it looks like a fun time! Love your biker look.

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