Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour!

Beep beep, I was off to somewhere super special today!

Destination: Los Angeles, New York, London, Paris, Honolulu, Tokyo 🌎! Thanks to the Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour VIP preview; I had my boarding pass ready to go.

Today I took flight on the Hello Kitty Air and you can too can go aboard the cutest flight to the cutest trip around the world with our favorite kitty!

Hello Kitty is taking over LA Plaza Village starting tomorrow in a full up pop-up experience. It’s a 10,000 square foot space filled with some of Hello Kitty’s favorite vacation spots! Hello Kitty is celebrating her birthday and she’s doing it in style with visiting some fabulous cities.

First on the tour is London!

What is in London? None other than Hello Kitty’s home!

One can even step into Hello Kitty and Mimmy’s bedroom and see their cute closet 😊.

May I borrow a shirt; Kitty? I am headed across the globe.

Next on the tour is New York!

Here you can see the World’s Largest Hello Kitty Pizza!

You can even possibly catch Hello Kitty on Broadway!

After such a savory pizza; how about getting some sweets in Paris?

Hello Kitty Cafe is ready to serve Parisian treats!

J’Amie Hello Kitty!

From glamorous Paris it was then off to tropical Honolulu!

Hello Kitty and friends say “Aloha.”

Gudetama was there on the island too and it wasn’t just eggs being served but another favorite island treat..poke

Last but not least; no Hello Kitty trip would be complete without a trip to Tokyo!

Konichiwa! Hello Kitty is so kawaii!

After such a lovely trip; wouldn’t it be nice to relax and get a manicure? Hello Kitty thought of that too and at the Sky Lounge; one can get a very special treat from OPI.

OPI and Hello Kitty have come together once again to bring the “Let’s Be Friends” collection and select visitors to the Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour can get a manicure with the latest shades.

I was instantly a fan of my nails featuring Hello Kitty and Mimmy.

Aside from Sky Lounge; Hello Kitty Cafe was also present to offer some more treats!

Enjoy some caramel or kettle corn popcorn after such a sweet day aboard Hello Kitty Air.

The Hello Kitty Friends Around the World  Tour was truly a dream trip come true! The pop up will be open from September 20 to October 20, 2019! Get your tickets now at http://www.hellokitty45.com

For more smiles and photos of the Hello Kitty Friends Around the World Tour; please check out my latest Instagram stories and posts at www.instagram.com/hellokittyfoodie

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Hello Kitty x World Market Collection!

The world just got a little cuter and that’s thanks to the latest Hello Kitty x World Market collaboration! The two brands have come together to feature a Omatsuri collection. Omatsuri is special Japanese festival rooted in community and culture. The supercute collection has items featuring Hello Kitty and her friends dressed up in traditional Japanese festival outfits.

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It’s definitely hard to choose my favorites from the Omatsuri collection because everything is so amazing! I love the Keroppi, Badtz Maru, Pompompurin and Hello Kitty plushes all dressed up for Omatsuri.

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Hello Kitty and her friends are the stars of Omatsuri in sticky notes, pencil cases and pencils. One is sure to be the star in the office or school with these supplies.

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For lunchtime there are bright bento boxes from the Omatsuri collection. These are delightfully cute for a delicious lunch.

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Speaking of lunch; preparing food in the kitchen will also be super kawaii; thanks to this latest collaboration.

There’s cute coffee cups via mugs featuring Hello Kitty and her Sanrio friends Badtz-Maru, Keroppi, My Melody and Chococat in front of colorful fireworks and lanterns at the festival.

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Little Hello Kitty dishes in the shape of lanterns can be used for various sauces. It’s such a festive dish for food.

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There is also a gigantically cute Hello Kitty cookie jar from this collection. Hello Kitty is dressed up in a special blue and red kimono. She’s in the traditional dress for special Japanese festivities. I will celebrate with Kitty and cookies any day. 🙂

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Speaking of celebrations;  Sanrio and World Market have planned five in store meet and greet events throughout August and September in select cities around the U.S. These meet and greets are for celebrating the brand new collection with no other than Hello Kitty herself.

I went to the first Hello Kitty Meet and Greet and had so much fun meeting Hello Kitty and checking out the cute collection in person. There was also samples of Hello Kitty’s favorite snacks such as Hello Kitty matcha marshmallows and Hello Kitty choco pie.

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Aside from hanging out with supercute Hello Kitty and sampling super yummy snacks, I had a chance to meet celebrated Japanese calligraphy artist Kuniharu Yoshida.

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I love the beautiful calligraphy he made with my name. This was definitely a wonderful treat to meet such a talented artist at the event. We even had a conversation about Hello Kitty’s real name. 😉

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Arigato Hello Kitty and World Market for such a fun time at the Meet and Greet!

The Meet and Greet is a great way to check out the latest collection and meet Hello Kitty and Kuniharu Yoshida. Below is a list of the events happening at a nearby World Market near you. 😉

Saturday, August 17
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cost Plus World Market
22929 Hawthorne Blvd
Los Angeles, CA

Saturday, August 24
1:00 – 3:00 pm
Cost Plus World Market
1623 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, IL

Friday, August 30
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Cost Plus World Market
2040 Redwood Highway
Greenbrae, CA

Saturday, August 31
1:00 – 3:00 pm
2552 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA

Sunday, September 8
1:00 – 3:00 pm
1313 West Sunflower Avenue
Santa Ana, CA

Each event is open to the public, first come, first served and and is subject to change or cancellation.

Make sure to say konichiwa to the newest Hello Kitty x World Market Omatsuri Collection at your local World Market. Every this is super kawaii!

Hello Kitty Hollywood!

Lights, Camera, Action…now starring in Hollywood is Hello Kitty! Just recently it was announced that New Line Cinema, Sanrio and FlynnPictureCo. are working together for the first ever feature film that will star our favorite girl; Hello Kitty! Hello Kitty is definitely ready for her close up but before the movie hits the big screens; Kitty White is already hitting Hollywood via the newest Sanrio Corporate Store in Hollywood and Highland!

I recently had a chance to visit the newest corporate store and it is definitely 3,600 square ft of kawaii! 😻

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Walking in; one of the first things one notices is an amazing gigantic Hello Kitty Pez on display. If it looks familiar that is because it is was a part of the film Ant-Man and the Wasp! (Yes it’s that flying pez that was saw in the middle of the movie!). Right next to the Hello Kitty Pez is the ever so cute Hello Kitty on a plane. She is definitely flying to new heights in this store.

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Also on display is a large Hello Kitty figure that was once part of the original Sanrio Corporate store in San Francisco! I was so happy to see this display now making its appearance in So Cal!

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Hello Kitty’s friends also have special spots in this store. One of my favorites is Aggretsuko’s desk! Our cute angry panda friend is raging on with paperwork and a glass of iced cold beer in the office. (She has some very special notes on her monitor that visitors should definitely take note of). 😉

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My Melody also holds a special little place in the new store. It’s a perfect selfie spot with friends as our sweet bunny friend reminds us “You Can Never have Too Many Friends!”

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Hello Kitty Hollywood has lots of unique offerings but perhaps one of the most special ones is a the small pop-up that they have featuring Japangeles. The Hello Kitty x Japangeles collection can only be found at the Sanrio Corporate store in Hollywood!

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There will definitely be more featured collaborations hitting up the store in the near future! Hello Kitty is definitely ready for her close up! Come on over and say hello to the newest big star to hit Hollywood.

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For more smiles; please see my Yelp review on Hello Kitty Hollywood.

Hello Sanrio Store Visits in Tokyo!

Aside from flying on the Hello Kitty plane, visiting Sanrio Puroland and staying at the Hello Kitty hotel room one of the most memorable things I did in Tokyo was visiting the five recommended Sanrio stores in Tokyo. Sanrio Japan has a list of all the Sanrio stores in Japan and there were five they featured and recommended. It became my goal while visiting Tokyo to visit each and every one.

My first visit was the Sanrio Gift Gate Ikebukuro Store. Located near the JR Ikebukuro Station and near Sunshine City in Ikebukuro is this two story Sanrio Gift Gate. It’s a really cute store with a staircase that features Hello Kitty inspired paintings on the wall and a large Hello Kitty plush at the top.

My next Sanrio visit was the Hello Kitty Japan in DiverCity Tokyo Plaza! This is located in Odaiba and I really enjoyed this store because they Odaiba specific items. One of my favorite souvenirs was a Hello Kitty Japan Odaiba tote.

I also liked the Hello Kitty Japan in DiverCity because they had  Hello Kitty cafe selling Hello Kitty pancakes, donuts and drinks right next to it!

I next stopped at Hello Kitty Japan at Tokyo Skytree Town Solamachi. Tokyo Skytree in itself is an amazing place to visit because it is the world’s tallest tower at 634 meters! There are various stores and restaurants but the Hello Kitty Japan of course was my favorite to visit.

My fourth Sanrio visit was the Sanrio Gift Gate in Shinjuku! This one had a cool looking store front because there is a gigantic Hello Kitty mosaic statue!

Last but not least was my Sanrio visit to Sanrio World Ginza. Ginza is considered to be one of the most expensive, elegant and luxurious streets in the world and Sanrio World Ginza is equally elegant with a special sparkly entrance with Hello Kitty and My Melody made out of Swarovski. This is the largest Sanrio flagship store in the world and this store is two stories. The lower floor is dedicated all to Hello Kitty and includes a Swarovski Bling Me Shop as well as nail shop! The Swarovski shop inside Sanrio World Ginza is truly special and filled with many beautiful items.

Mission accomplished in visiting all the Sanrio Japan recommended stores! Each store is was uniquely kawaii in their own special way. I loved visiting them all and it made my Japan trip even more special.

For more smiles, please see my Yelp review on Sanrio Gift Gate IkebukuroHello Kitty Japan OdaibaHello Kitty Japan Tokyo Skytree Town SolamachiSanrio Gift Gate Shinjuku and Sanrio World Ginza.

Hello Kitty Terminal in Taipei! 

Taking the Hello Kitty Eva Air Jet to Tokyo  meant a layover in Taipei, Taiwan! Located at Terminal 2 of the Taoyaun International Airport is the Hello Kitty Terminal. For a Hello Kitty fan like me, it was instant Hello Kitty heaven the moment I saw it.

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The first thing one sees is the bright pink Sanrio store.

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There is a lovely display of the cutest Hello Kitty goods including some exclusive Taiwan Sanrio items.

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There is also one giant Hello Kitty Aviator statue right up front.

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The Hello Kitty Aviator seems to be the mascot of the terminal as she appears everywhere from the decor on the walls to plushes sold.

Next to the Sanrio store is the waiting area for the terminal. It includes bright pink seats as well as two play areas for children. It also has a “rainbow” step carpet with a tv that is playing a Hello Kitty cartoon.

I love all the details of the terminal. The walls are super kawaii.

I also like the circular windows that feature Hello Kitty Aviator in different poses.

The Hello a Kitty Terminal was the perfect terminal to make a stop during my Hello Kitty dream trip.

For more smiles, please see my Yelp review on the Hello Kitty Gift Gate at the Hello Kitty Terminal in Taipei.

Hello Crème Shop x Sanrio!

Today is a very special day! October 1, 2018 marks the launch of the very first collaborative collection of skincare and beauty products by Crème Shop and Sanrio!

This collection includes a total of 51 items and each will feature one of our favorite Sanrio characters; Hello Kitty, Keroppi, Gudetama or Chococat!

One of my favorite items from this collection is the Hello Kitty Handy Dandy Cream in Apple Blossom!

I’m always on the go during my Hello Kitty Foodie adventures and this cream made with Shea butter and Vitamin E is great for helping the skin feel nourished throughout the day! I love the touch of rose and apple too.

Another amazing product is the Gudetama macaron lip balm!

There’s nothing meh about this lip balm. It’s perfect for keeping lips soft and decadent; just like a macaron.

As the day wraps up and my Hello Kitty Foodie adventures come to an end; I simply want to relax. This is right time for the Hello Kitty tea time sheet mask.

This is a black tea sheet mask that is rich with antioxidants. It’s great for moisturizing.

Prices for this collection range from $4 for the face masks to $10 for the hand creams. The collection is currently available online at Sanrio and at Crème Shop. It is also available at Sanrio Japanese Village. Mid-October it will be available as well at Hot Topic and Riley Rose and next January 2019 we will see it at CVS, Dolls Kill, FYE and Cost Plus.

Hello Aggretsuko Season 2!

Back in April of this year, I shared the happy news about our favorite Sanrio Panda, Aggretsuko getting her very own Netflix show. Throughout season 1 of Aggretsuko; we all laughed, cried and raged on with Aggretsuko.

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I know when the first season ended, I was about to go through my own rage session…how could this cool show end? Well, thankfully there’s no need to go to into the Den of Rage and have a raging karaoke session because Aggetsuko will be back for Season 2 on Netflix in 2019!

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During this year’s Anime Expo, Sanrio and Netflix,  made the exciting announcement that there will be a season 2 coming this 2019. There’s already a teaser for season 2 which can be seen: here.

When Aggretsuko made her global debut on Netflix on April 20, 2018; we all fell in love with her day-to-day story as an office associate in the accounting department of a trading company in Tokyo. We were a part of her journey as she faced daily stresses and conflicts in a comical way.

Season 1 streamed on Netflix worldwide, was dubbed in 8 languages including English, Chinese, Spanish and subtitled in 23 languages including Chinese, Korean, English and Spanish.

This season 2 expect to laugh a little more, relate even more and rage on and on because Aggetsuko is back to grind!

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