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

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

Brunching with blogger Lisa Linh

On day 3 of Coachella, I went to a blogger brunch at Clementine’s in Palm Springs with ZeroUV sunglasses and fellow blogger Lisa Linh of A blogger/ photographer based in the LA area, her blog is all about the Cali-chic fashion and lifestyle. It was a pleasure meeting and getting to know her and … Continue Reading

Japan Restaurant Week at Oshima Ginza

As promised, my experience from Japan Restaurant Week 2016 with my girls! For my friend Yui and I, this is our third consecutive winter participating in Restaurant Week, and this time, our friend Remy was able to join us for a Japanese-style lunch course at Oshima in Ginza, Tokyo. 3000 yen (roughly $30 USD) per … Continue Reading

Japan Restaurant Week 2015 – Grill & Bar Lieu

This week is Restaurant Week in Japan, which meant planning a much-needed lunch date with my good friend Yui. We’ve been doing Restaurant Week for a few years now, both in LA and Tokyo, and this time we chose French cuisine at a restaurant in Suidobashi called Grill & Bar Lieu HOTEL NIWA TOKYO. A … Continue Reading

Blogger Meet-Up | Anaheim Packing District with Francis Kenneth

   For my first blogger meet-up post of 2015, I’d like to introduce to you Francis Kenneth, menswear fashion and style blogger from Southern California. And what better suited place than the Anaheim Packing District for two stylish bloggers to meet and get their grub on! It was the perfect location to walk around, take … Continue Reading

eggslut for post-Christmas brunch

Hey guys, a day late but Merry Christmas! Thanks for your comments, I hope you all enjoyed the holidays as much as I did! I took a quick trip to downtown LA this morning with my brother to try eggslut. The “slut” was amazing! A Japanese TV show I was in introduced this place in … Continue Reading

Blogger Meet-up with Yuka from Pretty In Leather

I actually haven’t met too many bloggers in LA or Tokyo yet (which is pretty sad…), but I was fortunate enough to meet Yuka from Pretty In Leather over some delicious Greek cuisine. She is such a sweet girl, probably what I imagined her to be even though I’ve only known her through her blog … Continue Reading

umami burger @ the camp

A few days ago, I took Amy to Umami Burger at The Camp in Costa Mesa. Two starving girls after a morning of shopping = eating our burgers to the very last bite. Umami never disappoints. My Skyed Apparel hat is the perfect accessory for a super casual outfit. Thanks always! 数日前、エイミーちゃんを旨味バーガーへ連れて行きました。ここのハンバーガーは半端ない。腹ぺこの私たちは最後まで食べちゃいました。。美味しすぎるから。エイミーといるといつも楽しい♪

hello california / milk & honey

Day 2 in California, and I’m already enjoying the weather, food and my family & friends. I grabbed a quick lunch with my mom at Main Street Waffle in Huntington Beach, met up with an old friend at milk & honey in Costa Mesa, and picked up my friend Amy at LAX. I’m so glad … Continue Reading