My Favorite Eateries in L.A. & O.C.

When you’ve lived away from home sweet home for over 5 years like I have, you start getting behind on the new, trendy hang out spots and eateries. During my recent trip to L.A. & O.C., I was fortunate enough to meet with many of my local friends who’ve introduced me to a variety of … Continue Reading

Portland State University Japan Night 2018 Faces of Japan

Portland State University’s Japanese Student Society has been hosting Japan Night for 10 years now, and this year I’m proud to say that I was invited to perform and speak as one of the headlining artists. With taiko, kendo, dance performances, and a special performance by headlining artist Eden Kai, Japan Night 2018 proved to … Continue Reading

La Fondue Tokyo II

La Fondue Tokyo had a successful second party at Wall & Wall Omotesando on March 29th! With many talented artists, DJs and a variety of pop-up brands, our second party proved to be even more diverse than the last. Read on for more about La Fondue Tokyo II with amazing photography by my friend, Fu … Continue Reading

Life Lessons – Go with the Flow

Every year I go back to my roots – my native hometown in southern California to refresh & rewind. It’s always an exciting prospect when I think about visiting my friends and family from back home, and it’s great to be away from Tokyo even if it’s only for two short weeks. A chance to … Continue Reading

Back to Basics

Yes, like the Christina Aguilera album that marked a change in her overall style and presentation. For me, back to basics means stripping down whatever I feel is unnecessary and making the decisions that I’ve always wanted to make, including my new haircut. バック・トゥ・ベーシックス。そう、クリスティーナ・アギレラ新しいルックとスタイルをデビューしたアルバムのように。私にとってのバック・トゥ・ベーシックスは必要じゃないものを捨てて、今までやってみたかったことを思い切ってやってみること。このヘアカットもそのひとつです。 My dream haircut Sporting an super-short haircut has always been a … Continue Reading

3 Tokyo-based Streetwear Brands You Need To Know

My personal style has changed significantly over the years due to many factors. The most important one is probably the fact that I get to work with different brands, which in turn allows me to try new styles. And as I discover new brands and become acquainted with the creative minds behind them, each one … Continue Reading

5 Reasons Why It’s Important to Keep Challenging Yourself

The concept of challenge has been an important topic for me in the pursuit of growth and empowerment. As a student living in the California bubble, I didn’t really understand what it meant to truly challenge myself, and was afraid to try new things. As an adult having lived in Tokyo for over 5 years … Continue Reading

Women drawn by women – Prada Spring Summer 2018 Collection Party

On Friday night, Prada celebrated the launch of their Spring/Summer 2018 collection in Tokyo at their Aoyama Flagship store. The entire collection was a pop of bright colors from various comic-inspired designs for both the men’s and women’s collections. But there was more to the collection than I had imagined, a not-so-hidden meaning behind the … Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s Day Pt. 2 in Intimissimi

My Valentine’s Day posts aren’t over quite yet! I know lingerie isn’t only for Valentine’s Day, but it definitely is an excuse to wear that new lace bra or that silky slip dress. In this post, I’d like to introduce one of my favorites – Italian lingerie brand Intimissimi. Read on for reasons why I … Continue Reading

Happy Valentine’s Day in the Peach John “Miracle Work Bra”

Happy Valentine’s Day! Valentine’s is one of my favorite days of the year because whether or not you have a significant other, you can still celebrate with your friends, and show the special people in your life how much you love and care. A box of pretty chocolates, a bouquet of beautiful roses, or a … Continue Reading