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Experience the Best of Japanese Cuisine in Your Kitchen

Although traveling is not feasible, you can still experience the best of Japanese cuisine in your own kitchen! with Kokoro Care Packages.  Kokoro was founded by two female entrepreneurs, Lillian Hanako Rowlatt and Aki Sugiyama. Just two friends living an ocean apart, but wanted to share their love of authentic Japanese cuisine! While supporting local Japanese farmers and producers.  What I …

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How to Capsule Pack for a Beach Getaway in 7 Easy Steps

What is capsule packing? Well, it’s packing minimal items that you can wear in various situations. Below are the steps to take to pack lightly, which can save you time, space and baggage fees! Your Steps to Capsule Pack: Step 1: Plan your color scheme. Start by choosing 1-2 neutral colors, then add 1-2 accent colors. …

Health & Beauty Wellness

7 Step Japanese Skincare Routine (+ linked products)

1. Cleanse. The first step to method of skincare begins with washing your face. I use Sheseido Elixir Cleansing Mousse. It is light and works well with my sensitive skin.  2. Exfoliate. I usually prefer a natural exfoliation/scrub. I either use baking soda or a textured washcloth.  3. Cleanse, again. This step sounds redundant but …

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5 Easy Japanese Health Practices To Improve Your Health

In college, I minored in Nutrition, and I have danced my whole life, so the importance of nutritional and physical health is not foreign to me. But in Japan, the emphasis on health is a part of EVERYONE’S daily life.  (Which is why they have one of the highest life expectancies in the world.)  There are billboards, …