Back in sunny California

And I’m back in beautiful, sunny California for the next two weeks, with brief travels to New York and Texas in between. Since I live an ocean away from my hometown now, whenever I’m back I realize how lucky I was to have grown up near the ocean and I can appreciate everything now that I’m … Continue Reading

The Lab, Costa Mesa

I spent my last day in California, mostly with my brother because he suggested going shopping (which ended up being my shopping trip), and then the three of us with my mom for his birthday dinner. I always love shopping at The LAB in Costa Mesa because of how hipster it is and the perfect … Continue Reading

The Line Hotel pt. 2

Lounging around in my room at the Line Hotel a few weeks ago, in all adidas. I picked up these Originals By Rita Ora kimono print leggings at Urban Outfitters, intrigued by the traditional Japanese design. When I’m in my comfort zone, expect me in something simple and comfortable. Hence the T-shirt & leggings look. I already … Continue Reading

The Line Hotel pt. 1

I’m still in the process of sorting out all the photos I took during my LA trip, so they’ll be coming up over the next couple of days. One of my favorite destinations was the Line Hotel in K-town. My girl friend introduced me to this cute little hotel, and I wanted to check out … Continue Reading

Venice Beach

Venice Beach is the epitome of a Californian oceanside paradise. You got your cloudless clear blue skies, vast ocean, palm trees swaying in the wind, colorful graffiti walls (and palm trunks!), the quirky souvenir shops along the Boardwalk, cafes and clothing boutiques on Abbot Kinney… and the list goes on. My friend Tina introduced me … Continue Reading

Pacific City

My 2 weeks in Cali are whizzing by and weekend 1 of Coachella is right around the corner. I did have some time to check out the new shopping center near Huntington Beach Main Street. Pacific City opened recently, and I’m already loving the scenery and convenience the area has to offer. Now I wish … Continue Reading

Hello Melrose

 Walking through Melrose brings back memories of my UCLA days. Just one more week in California and I feel like it’s going to fly by. 久しぶりにメルローズの道を歩くと、UCLA通ってた頃が懐かしくなる。カリフォルニア滞在残り一週間。時間はあっという間に過ぎそう。1日1日を大切に過ごしたいな。 jacket: Comptoir des Cotonniers; top: Bershka; jeans: Moussy; sandals: Steve Madden; clutch: Dezso

A December beach

  Enjoyed an afternoon at the beach today with my brother. I wish I was more of a beach girl growing up, but I’m still spoiled for being able to enjoy some California sun right before Christmas. Our bathing suits are courtesy of Billabong Japan – thank you! We love Billabong <3 今日は弟と冬のビーチを楽しんできました。クリスマス前に水着着て海へ行けるのは、本当に贅沢だなーと今更思う。水着とトランクスはBillabong Japanから頂いたものです。Billabong 大好き! … Continue Reading

The Line Hotel, LA

While my friend Amy was in SoCal with me, she decided to spend a night at the trendy Line Hotel in LA. It was such a chic little hotel! The lounge & bar area was spacious and clean, and as you can sort of tell, we loved the sofas. It’s a little lonely without Amy … Continue Reading

A Huntington Beach sunset

With my friend Amy visiting my hometown of Huntington Beach for a couple days, it makes me see the city in a slightly different light. As we were driving along PCH during the sunset yesterday, she remarked, “You are so lucky to have lived in such a beautiful area.” Having lived away from California for … Continue Reading