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 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

Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – April 2019 pt. 2

In Japan, today marks the last day of Golden Week, an extended spring holiday of sorts. With the imperial transition taking place this year, Golden Week was 10 days long instead of the usual one week period. Which also gave me some extra time to write up part 2 of my April Tokyo Party Report. … Continue Reading

Tokyo Party Report by Samantha Mariko – February 2019

February was full of colorful showrooms and parties, preparing us for spring that is right around the corner. Are you familiar with any of these new collections or brand launches? Read on for more about each of the events I attended in the month of February! 春を先駆けて、2月の展示会やイベントはいつもよりカラフルでした。このパーティーレポートに登場するブランドや新コレクションのことはもうご存知ですか?2月の東京パーティーレポートもお楽しみください! ZARA 2019 SS Showroom Whenever I feel like … Continue Reading

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

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

Christian Dior, Couturier du Rêve “Designer of Dreams” Exhibit

During the first week of my stay in Paris, the Christian Dior exhibit, Couturier du Rêve, or “Designer of Dreams,” opened its doors to the public at Les Arts Decoratifs. Celebrating the 70th anniversary of the creation of the House of Dior, this beautiful exhibit allows visitors to immerse themselves in the world of Dior, … Continue Reading

DMM.PLANETS Art by teamLab – A World of Wonder

Have you ever been to an installation that kept you in awe and wonder from start to finish? DMM.PLANETS Art by teamLab ~A World of Wonders~ definitely made an impact this summer. With multiple rooms of some of teamLab’s large-scale artworks, visitors can explore and immerse themselves in digital artwork and the largest Crystal Universe … Continue Reading

“Freedom Speech” photo & art exhibition by Marie Nakagawa

Earlier this week, I stopped by my good friend Marie‘s photo & art exhibition titled “Freedom Speech.” Held at Blue Books Cafe in Jiyugaoka, Marie and twin photographers Two Face Photograph teamed up to make this exhibition happen. Along with her photographs, you can check out her original artwork and remade denim pieces on display. … Continue Reading

Fujifilm New “Instax Share” launch event

Polaroids never go out of style. Although we live in an age where we can upload photos in seconds on our smartphones, the vintage feel of a simple polaroid is still sought after, even for SNS use. Fujifilm released the “Instax Share,” which is the handiest of devices for Instax lovers. You take a photo … Continue Reading