August 4, 2014

Umami Mart Map: Kauai aka Paradise

by Kayoko Akabori

Ah, Kauai. We went over New Year’s, to unwind after an exhaustive holiday season. Yoko and I felt we deserved a nice vacation, and we brought along our sig others, my brother Keisuke, and Jay and Rie of Atelier Dion. There’s obviously a ton to explore on the island, and we culled a lot of […]

February 14, 2014

Postcard from Joshua Tree

by Kayoko Akabori

I just got back from a four night/ five day trip to Joshua Tree and Los Angeles, for some much-needed R+R (or lack thereof). In Joshua Tree, Johnny and I enjoyed the stark landscape of rock, dust and sky — surrounded by those oddly grotesque, caterpillar-like trees. Fyi, there are many of these trees scattered all […]