A Weekend in LA with Yuri Nakagawa

And it’s already been 3 months since my trip to LA and here is a long overdue post (oops). I still remember the flurry of events after picking up my friend Yuri Nakagawa from LAX like it was yesterday. Our meetup in LA was not planned at all – it was a coincidence how our … Continue Reading

Fast Fashion for the Fashion-Forward

I always have and continue to be a huge fan of fast fashion. For fashionistas who love keeping up with ever-changing trends on a budget, fast fashion is extremely convenient for the low price range. I’m not claiming that I wear fast fashion pieces all the time. I’m a proud owner of timeless, quality, sometimes … Continue Reading

3 Reasons Why Change Can Be Good For You

In just the last two months, so much has changed for me. I chopped off my hair, I changed jobs, I had the honor of guest speaking at Portland State University, etc. etc. If there is one thing I can say about all this is that all of these recent events have changed my perspective … 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

Hints of Spring – Be Bold

Spring is finally here, and a new season marks the beginning of changes to come for many. In Japan, ¬†cherry blossom season is when the school year ends and the new one begins, signifying change and growth. Maybe it is as simple as the warm weather and the beautiful cherry blossoms that are finally giving … Continue Reading

Tokyo Nightlife: A Guide to 10 Popular Clubs & Bar/Lounges

Disclaimer: This guide is aimed more towards first-timers in Tokyo as opposed to people who have been living in the city for some time. When I have friends visiting from other countries for the first time, the most commonly asked questions are, “What’s the night life like in Tokyo?” or “Which clubs or bars do … Continue Reading

Breathe, Chill & Relax – How to Feel Less Overwhelmed

I think many of us stumble upon those moments when we feel too overwhelmed with everything that’s going on in life that it’s nearly impossible to think straight. I’ve been there too. And when that happens, it’s important to know the best way to undo all the anxiety and stress. In this post, I want … 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

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