My Birthday Weekend – Spa Galanterie at Forest Inn Showakan

Another year older this past weekend, and what better way to celebrate my birthday than at a 5-star hotel with a spa experience! Forest Inn Showakan, in partnership with Valmont Japan, invited me for an overnight stay at their beautiful hotel in Tachikawa, about 40 minutes from Shinjuku. For this post, I wanted to focus … 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

La Fondue Tokyo, A New Kind Of Party

Tokyo has always been my city of dreams, and I never cease to dream of doing new things and chasing new opportunities. I welcomed 2018 with a bang by making one of my dreams come true – I co-produced a party with an amazing team of creatives. Read on for more about the first ever … Continue Reading

A day trip to Mitsumine Shrine in Chichibu, Japan

Although I went on this said day trip to Mitsumine Shrine at the beginning of the month, I thought finishing up 2017 with a mini travel post would be appropriate. Read on to see more photos of Mitsumine Shrine, one of the most famous power spots in Japan located on the summit of Mt. Mitsumine … Continue Reading

2 nights in Venice, 1 day in Milan

The last part of my Italy trip consisted of 2 nights in Venice and a day trip to Milan. Both cities were more than I had dreamed of – Venice being the romantic city above the water with a life of its own, Milan being full of hustle bustle, with larger buildings and fancy shopping … Continue Reading

2 days in Florence, Italy

Like Rome, Florence was another beautiful city with its own historical and architectural flavor. My mother and I actually didn’t stay here a full two days, since we traveled from Rome the first day and traveled to Venice the next afternoon. I wish we had more time to explore the city, but I’m glad we … Continue Reading

3 days in Rome, Italy

Just like my Paris trip the previous month, my long-awaited trip to Italy was also a culturally enriching experience that left me completely dazzled. Like Paris, Italy was full of┬áhistory wherever I went, and everything I laid eyes on was refreshing and most of all, beautiful beyond words. Read on to see where I visited … Continue Reading

A view of the Eiffel Tower

It has always been my dream to see the iconic Eiffel Tower with my own eyes. My friend Yuri, who was also my tour guide during my first week in Paris, surprised me with the best scenic view of the Tower. I think my jaw literally dropped when I turned the corner and saw the … Continue Reading

Hotel Noir, Paris

Paris is known for their countless boutique hotels, each one unique in their own way. During my Paris trip, I stayed at 3 different boutique hotels, and I must say the Hotel Noir was my favorite. Set in the 17th district of Paris and only a 10-15 minute walk from the Arc de Triomphe and … Continue Reading

Romantic black floral in Paris

Have you ever heard someone say that Paris is the “city of romance?” While lovey-dovey romance wasn’t in the air for me, I did enjoy the beautiful scenery of Paris and the romantic French language all around me as I toured the city. One thing I noticed during my travels is that I really dress … Continue Reading