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

Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – November 2019

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

La Fondue Tokyo presents CHARRIOL “L’art de Vivre la Différence”

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

Vivaci Tokyo Vol. 1 – “Empowerment”

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

Flutter Experience LA

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

Tokyo Party Report for August 2019 – La Fondue Tokyo “Summer Oasis”

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

My 5 Favorite Body Oils for Glowing Skin

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

Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – July 2018

July is my favorite month of the year – if you haven’t already noticed from my previous post, my birthday was in July. And because of that, summer is probably my favorite season and there is always so much going on during vacation season. In July, I had the pleasure of working for several events … Continue Reading

A Birthday Reflection

Birthdays come and go quickly, but resolutions can stick with you if you put your mind to it. As I get older, I realize more and more the importance of reflection and self-improvement to always be ready for that next step or phase in your life. While I do preach the “go with the flow” … Continue Reading