Snaps from the Cleveland Museum of Art

Over Memorial Day weekend, I had the chance to visit Cleveland for the first time for the wedding of one of my good friends from graduate school. The wedding was held at the… Continue reading

Mr. Men & Little Miss Do Harajuku

Japan knows cute. Even when said cuteness doesn’t originate in Japan, this is a country that has a way of bringing everything adorable to the heart of Tokyo–often in the form of limited-run theme… Continue reading

Exploring the First Bay Area Book Festival

I’ve been having some awesome bookish adventures lately. One of the reasons I love my annual reading challenge is that it keeps me much more plugged in to what people are writing and… Continue reading

Sonoma Getaway Weekend

One of the big perks of living in Berkeley is easy access to wine country. I’ve taken pretty good advantage of the situation in past years–I get up to Napa 3-4 times per… Continue reading

Lost in the Archives: 10 Albums I Enjoyed in 2010

Every year, a recurring item on my list of New Year’s resolutions is “make a year-end music list.” Unfortunately, this just never seems to happen. Though I do better in some years than… Continue reading

A Modern Girl’s Year in Blogging: 2014 Edition

Every year, the WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepare an annual report for all of their blogs, which makes it a great time to reflect on the year gone by. It was a pretty slow year… Continue reading

It’s Bloggiesta Time (Again)!

I don’t know about you folks, but my 2015 is off to a running start! One of my New Year’s resolutions is to try and deliver more consistent content here at A Modern Girl,… Continue reading

Stars & Sweets: Milky Way Cafe, Ikebukuro

As I mentioned in my last post about cat cafes, I returned to Tokyo this past summer for another round of research, which meant… more visits to my favorite Tokyo eateries and introductions… Continue reading

Reliving Childhood Dreams at The Last Unicorn Tour

If you were a kid in the 1980s, you probably watched the animated version of The Last Unicorn at some point. Maybe at several points. Maybe over and over again until not only you but… Continue reading

My 2014 in Books

Hello, faithful readers! My sincere apologies for the hiatus–2014 has come and gone, and it was a very busy and not entirely positive year, so I didn’t have a lot of time for… Continue reading