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

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

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

SoCal, I’m back

My first few days back in Southern California mainly consisted of good food and reuniting with my favorite people – photo shooting in L.A., lunch with my brother, hotpot dinner at Boiling Point with friends, Bruxie’s waffle sandwiches with my best friend of 10 years, shaved ice, boba, and the night view from the 405. … Continue Reading

Griffith Observatory

Yesterday, my friend and I decided to drive up to the Griffith Observatory in LA to see what it was all about. We didn’t realize we parked my car at the bottom of the hill and that we had an approximately 3 mile hike ahead of us. It was tiring, but the view from above was … Continue Reading

Robertson Blvd.

Today, I had the pleasure of working with Japanese model Melody Yoko. She is visiting LA to shoot a TV show episode that airs in Japan to promote a boutique called Beckley. Apparently, she produced a watch that is supposed to be sold there. (from left to right: Alissa, Mizuki, Melody, and me) She’s one … Continue Reading

Friday night on Abbot Kinney

I didn’t think I would return to Abbot Kinney so soon, but I was eager to see what Abbot Kinney First Fridays was all about. One shop that caught my eye: Zingara. They sell handcrafted and authentic pieces. The interior atmosphere was so cozy – I loved it! In the back of the boutique, we … Continue Reading