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

EX-OH Tokyo Vol. 1 ~An R&B Party~

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

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