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

Nina Ricci launched two new beautiful fragrances, and I had the pleasure of attending the launch party in Tokyo. The concept behind the pair of perfumes is a deep and everlasting friendship, and models Frida Gustavsson and Jac Jagaciak portray exactly this. The two fragrances are Nina eau de toilette and Luna Blosson eau de … Continue Reading

Have you ever encountered a dilemma when trying to find the perfect statement dress? Whether it’s the color, the style or the overall design, I’m sure many things factor in when choosing the right dress. I’m always on the lookout for something sophisticated and chic that is suitable for a party or event. When I was … Continue Reading

My second ever DJ set at UCESS the Lounge in Harajuku went surprisingly well, despite running late because the train stopped (boy, did I sweat it there!) and customers already in the venue waiting for the event to start. Last time I played for 40 minutes, but this time I played an hour-long set with … Continue Reading

  These Michael Jackson “Thriller”-inspired photos would have made a perfect Halloween blog post, don’t you think? Photographer DRK Tokyo is master at taking nighttime photos in his lair called Daikanyama. We snapped so many awesome photos in a matter of 15 minutes, all in one secluded area that he describes as “old Daikanyama,” a part … Continue Reading

Oftentimes, song lyrics are a form of comfort for me, especially when the going gets tough. I recently experienced something rather unpleasant, and while it was difficult for me to grasp at first, I’m already recovering swiftly thanks to a fabulous support system and some smarter, less emotional thinking on my end. I told myself, … Continue Reading

  Listening to music on the go has changed for me completely thanks to Sudio Sweden’s wireless earphones and headphones. When they first sent me the VASA BLA wireless Bluetooth earphones, I was amazed at the quality of the sound, and how much outdoor noise it blocked while I was listening to my music (with all … Continue Reading

  Happy New Year to all of you lovely people! 2016 went by awfully fast, but I’d like to believe it’s to bring even better tidings for the new year. 明けましておめでとうございます!本年もどうぞ宜しくお願いします。あっという間に2017年になってしまいましたが、それは2016年より更に良い出来事が待っているからだと思いたいです。     This New Year’s day, my friend Mika and I visited Kurumazaki Shrine, or “Entertainment Shrine,” in Akasaka, a popular place for those working … Continue Reading

As I get older, each year seems to fly by before I know it. As scary as that sounds, I do try to make each day fulfilling and help me grow as a person. I enjoy writing up my “reflection” post at the end of each year because it’s the one time I can sit … Continue Reading

What better way to start the new year than with a stylish party look for less? Shopbop currently has a huge selection of items on sale, and because the dresses really caught my eye (maybe because of the holiday season), I decided to put together 4 evening looks. Everything that is curated here is all … Continue Reading