NANZUKA UNDERGROUND Gallery Space in Tokyo

This is a long overdue post, as I visited this gallery space back in June; however, I still want to share photos from the opening exhibition because NANZUKA UNDERGROUND is already one of my favorite art spaces in Tokyo. NANZUKA UNDERGROUND had a successful grand opening of its new flagship gallery located in Jingumae, Shibuya, … Continue Reading

OMEGA Lounge for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics

At the beginning of 2020, I was excited for many things, and one of those was the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. For the first time in my life, I would be in the city that would host the Olympic Games. I even had a job booked for the Olympics, which had become a dream of mine … Continue Reading

La Fondue Tokyo presents a Winter Formal 2020

First post of 2021! Happy New Year everyone. This is a recap of La Fondue Tokyo’s first Winter Formal event at Pullman Tokyo Tamachi from last December.
2021年初の投稿!遅くなりましたが、明けましておめでとうございます。この記事は先月開催したLa Fondue Tokyoの初ウィンターフォーマルのまとめになります。

Vivaci Tokyo 002 – “Environment”

This is a very long overdue post. Last month, my Vivaci Tokyo team finally held our second event at TRUNK(HOTEL) on the theme of sustainability and the environment. This post will mainly be a quick recap with a majority of the post being photos. この記事は1ヶ月前にアップするはずだったのが、もう既に11月末・・・先月、Vivaci Tokyo第2回のイベントをTRUNK(HOTEL)で開催することができました。今回のテーマは「環境」と「サステナビリティ」。写真多めのイベントまとめ記事になります! Just to recap on what Vivaci Tokyo is all … Continue Reading

DHC Deep Cleansing Oils Review

Beauty and skincare have been such an important part of my daily routine for a while now. Even though I haven’t posted much recently about my routine or new/favorite products I’ve been trying, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share my experience with products from the world-renowned beauty brand, DHC. They recently … Continue Reading

New Single: “714-LUVTIDE”

So, I did a thing for my birthday. I released my first single “714-LUVTIDE” on major online platforms! 実は・・本日誕生日に新しいシングルをリリースすることになりました! “Samantha Mariko makes her debut as a singer/songwriter with a summer house track, “714-LUTVIDE,” on her 30th birthday to welcome a new era of creativity in music. With a B.A. in piano performance from UCLA and … Continue Reading

Tokyo Angels Podcast

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 Vol. 1 ~An R&B Party~

New R&B party in town! Last weekend, my team and I held our first R&B event titled “EX-OH Tokyo” at The Deck at 1 OAK TOKYO. From starting our radio program, EX-OH Radio, on blockfm in January of this year and then kick-starting our event less than two months later has been such a roller … Continue Reading

My 6 Must-Follow Beauty Rules

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

Reflecting on 2019 – A Letter To Myself

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