Wednesday, May 25, 2016

TIPS FOR TRAVELING WITH KIDS FOR MEMORIAL WEEKEND + CALPAK GIVEAWAY


GUYS, who is going away for Memorial Weekend!? Who loves to travel!? Well, I have something fun to share! I partnered with a super cute luggage company called CALPAK to do a giveaway for Memorial Weekend!!!! You can't have enough hard case suitcases right!? Actually, I did a guest blog about TIPS ON HOW TO PACK FOR KIDS on the CALPAK BLOG and would be so happy if you read it!!!!

 Have you ever tried to pack and find that your toddler just throws everything out of the suitcase? Why not let her help out!? I let Zooey help me pack and it always makes for a fun bonding experience.
What kind of packer are you? I like to lay out the outfits.. 
Brands featured:



Anyhow onto the rules of the giveway:
The winner will receive a FREE DAVIS CARRY-ON in ANY color of your choice! This giveaway is SO easy, all you have to do is head over to CALPAK's BLOG and enter here:


The giveaway period will last from May 26th-June2nd and the winner will be announced on June 3, 2016! The Giveaway contest is for U.S residents only. And you can tag extra friends in the comment section on Instagram to increase your chance of winning!! 

GOOD LUCK!!!! 

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Friday, May 13, 2016

LULU & GEORGIA AT HOME WITH ZOOEY IN THE CITY

 For Mother's day, Zooey and I collaborated with Lulu & Georgia, one of the cutest home decor brands to do a feature. They actually don't specialize in kids furniture but we were able to choose items that worked for Zooey's playroom. It's been my dream to have a space in our home that is photogenic and is a spot where Zooey and I can bond. 

Zooey and I wore matching pieces from Ultraviolet Kids who just launched their Women's line. So for all you momma's who want to match with your little mini me, head over to Ultraviolet Kids

We put Zooey's favorite little stuffed animals inside the Tee Pee. She likes to play house with them. 
The #elodierug is a collaboration with Glitterguide that can be found on Lulu & Georgia



 This design your own butterfly wings arts & crafts is from Seedling.

 I love that even though Zooey is an independent 4 year old, she still wants to be close to me. I cherish these moments. 

 She especially LOVES books, so this corner is a perfect place to read books together.

Zooey has been mastering her skills of writing her own name. I'm so proud of her! 

 Usually when I read to her, I ask her questions about the pages..like how many people are in the airplane?




 Zooey enjoys reading Japanese books as well as English books. It helps me keep up my Japanese reading skills.


 Thanks for reading!!
Love Mai & Zooey


Decor:

Play Kitchen // Chalkboard // Table + Chairs from IKEA
Heart Ottoman - Oh Joy by Target


others:
Outfits by Ultraviolet Kids
Top Knot Pins by Kitsch
Buttercup Pillow by Weestructed
Butterfly Wings arts & crafts by Seedling 
All photos by Karl Nikolai 

P.S. See our feature on Lulu & Georgia's blog here: AT HOME WITH ZOOEY IN THE CITY




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Thursday, April 14, 2016

RAFIA JEWELRY MOMMY & ME FEATURE


How cute are Mommy & Me features!? A lot of my new followers usually don't know what I do or how I began to do what I do. Though I like to keep this mysterious, I'm always up for a Mommy & Me feature! A few weeks ago, Rafia Jewerly, which is the sister brand of VidaKush asked to do an interview with me. I was flattered! Also it was the first time I had to say out loud how things changed since becoming a mom after my Tokyo Party Days...It was nostalgic.  Last year, Zooey and I did a mommy & me shoot together for Mother's Day with Space 46 Boutique and this was just a photoshoot and no interview. When I look back it's really crazy how much has changed and how much Zooey has grown! Anyhow, anyone who knows me knows that I'm camera shy and prefer to be behind the camera, but here are some snippets of our feature and you can read the interview here: MOMMY & ME  P.S. If anyone is wondering what is up with the bandana around my neck and why i'm always wearing it recently.. it's to cover my surgical scar! 

 Love my babe so much!!!!

 #ootd
Zooey- Jacket: H&M // Paush Tutu Romper: Sweet Threads // Boots: Dr. Martens
Me- denim trench: Jouetie  // Tee: Free People // Denim DYI: Forever21// Glasses: Barton Perreira // Sandals: Birkenstocks
Bracelets: Rafia Jewelry

Our feature: Mommy & Me with Mai

Photos by Charlotte Cooper

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Wednesday, March 30, 2016

HEDLEY & BENNETT x TWINK + SIS EASTER #HBxTSeaster PARTY REPORT

A little late on this post but I went to the cutest Easter Event for Hedley & Bennett x Twink + Sis a few weeks ago at the H&B warehouse. It was so magical and super fun for Zooey!!

photo by Mary Costa


Beautiful and delicious healthy food by HeirloomLA
Drinks by Twink + Sis

Beautiful Flowers by Iris + Daughter
Amazing Sugar Free cakes by Sweet Laurel Bakery


 Arts & Crafts by Makers Mess

 The kids got to design their own cookies with healthy frosting (made of veggies!)



 Story telling time. SO CUTE!



 Zooey learned how to dip her eggs into dye!! 


This table set up was SOOO CUTE!!!

 
 Chalk Drawings : A Dapper Line


The mini aprons
photo by Mary Costa
 Zooey designing cakes. She's using beets as frosting and she didn't even realize it!
photo by Mary Costa
LOOOOVE the mini aprons!!!!!!!

If these photos weren't visual enough you can read more about this event on Domino
Thank you Hedley & Bennett and Twink + Sis for the invite! Can't wait for the next event!!!









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