Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – January 2019

How is it that it’s already February? January sped by so quickly with my Indonesia trip, touring with Japanese R&B singer RIRI as her DJ, and also DJing weekly now at PLUS TOKYO in Ginza. I’ve somehow managed to squeeze in a few parties and events in January despite my crazy work schedule. For me, … Continue Reading

3 Nights in Bali – Canguu & Jimbaran

A trip to Indonesia is not complete without an excursion to Bali (in my most humble opinion). When planning my full itinerary, my friend Zul stressed that I should extend my stay in Bali. And the whole point of my trip was to relax & unwind in seclusion, away from the hectic city life of … Continue Reading

A Night in Jakarta – Hotel Monopoli

Happy New Year, everyone! Did you all have a relaxing & refreshing winter holiday? I decided to take my first solo trip to one of my dream destinations – Indonesia! I’ve been wanting to visit the country for as long as I can remember, and I made the dream to reality to kickstart my 2019. … Continue Reading

Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – December 2018

I can’t believe it’s almost 2019! December turned out to be a pretty eventful month (I was going to multiple events in a single night a couple times this month, yikes!), and I’m hoping January will be just as busy. I hope you enjoy my December Tokyo Party Report! もうすぐ2019年なんて早すぎる!12月はいつも通りの忙しさで、クリスマスの日は熱でダウンしてしまいました。一晩にパーティー3〜4件回ってたりしたら、そりゃそうなるよね。皆さんも体調には気をつけて、来年も楽しい一年にしてください!12月のパーティーレポートも是非お楽しみください♡ efffy x Masami Yanagida Collection … Continue Reading

A Time for Reflection – Looking Back on 2018

2018 was one hell of a year for me full of many life-changing moments. It’s easy to go into the new year with fresh prospects, expecting amazing opportunities to fall into your hand. Even though my 2018 didn’t start out the best, I also didn’t expect it to be a year of so many blessings. … Continue Reading

5 Holiday Gift Ideas for the Bestie In Your Life

In Japan, beauty brands go all out during the holiday season with their Christmas Coffret gift sets. It’s hard to resist the limited edition products beautifully packaged. So why not show your love & and thanks for that special bestie in your life? Because we all know that they deserve only the finest during the season … Continue Reading

Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – November 2018 Pt. 2

In continuation of my Tokyo Party Report for November, here is part 2 because I simply could not put all these events in a single blog post. The latter half of November proved to be just as eventful and exciting as the first half, with lavish events hosted by Dior, Armani Beauty, Chloé and much more. … Continue Reading

Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – November 2018 Pt. 1

Yes, this is PART 1 because that’s how many events I went to this month that I had to do a two-part report this time. I’m so thankful for all the invitations to these beautiful parties, as well as the DJing opportunities that have steadily come my way for the past couple of months. In … Continue Reading

My 5 Favorite Lingerie Brands (as introduced on Cosmopolitan Japan)

I wouldn’t be a very good Cosmo Girl if I didn’t introduce my favorite lingerie brands along with photos of me wearing them, right? For my November article for Cosmopolitan Japan, I teamed up with artist photographer ARISAK and hair/makeup artist Cana for a dream photo shoot in 5 of my go-to lingerie brands. Since … Continue Reading

La Fondue Tokyo 4 with Calzedonia & Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO

Last month, La Fondue Tokyo had its fourth event in collaboration with Calzedonia Japan and Amazon Fashion Week TOKYO! It was probably one of the biggest fashion parties happening right in the middle of Tokyo Fashion Week, with a variety of DJ & live performances, colorful displays of the new Calzedonia collection and all the … Continue Reading