Rilakkuma Lifestyle in LA and Vegas!

Hello, and I hope everyone had a relaxing Memorial Day!

Check out these photos from our trip to Los Angeles and Las Vegas!

Our first stop was LA! This was my first time in LA, and we had a lot of fun! This trip was short and sweet to see family I haven’t seen in years (and meet some cousins I’d never met before!!!!), but I really wish I could have stayed for longer!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Los Angeles LA and Las Vegas - Hollywood - BD Bear + Kuma-san

Rilakkumas in Hollywood, ready for their close up!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Los Angeles LA and Las Vegas - Hollywood - Koguma-chan

Koguma-chan joined in on the fun, too! Silver screen ready!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Los Angeles LA and Las Vegas - Urban Light

Rilakkumas at Urban Light! This installation in front of the LA County Museum of Art features 202 restored street lamps from the 1920’s and 30’s!

Unfortunately, didn’t get to check out any of the stores that stock Rilakkuma in LA because this was a short trip just to spend time with family, but next time I have the chance to go and more time, I will definitely make it a Rilakkuma-themed vacation!

It would be great to have an LA Rilakkuma fan meet-up as Melanie suggested in a previous post! I hear there’s even a Rilakkuma cafe there, too! When will Florida get more Rilakkuma??

After LA, we headed off to Las Vegas, my first time there, too!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Los Angeles LA and Las Vegas - the Venetian

Beautiful view at the Venetian! Such amazing art everywhere, felt like I was really in Venice hehehe.

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Los Angeles LA and Las Vegas - Forum Shops Caesars Palace

Peeking through a Roman face at the Forum Shops at Caesar’s Palace! This is actually a chair on the other side :O

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Los Angeles LA and Las Vegas - Bellagio - Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - Japanese Spring - butterfly

Relaxing at the stunning Bellagio Conservatory and Botanical Gardens! The current theme is Japanese Spring, making Rilakkuma feel right at home with these breathtaking floral displays!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Los Angeles LA and Las Vegas - Bellagio - Conservatory and Botanical Gardens - Japanese Spring - crane

Whoa there, Mr. Crane! (Don’t worry, the crane is made of flowers and no Rilakkumas were harmed in the making of this photograph!)

Spent most of our days eating all over the Strip, at places such as Bacchanal, Wicked Spoon, Bouchon, Gordon Ramsay Burger, China Poblano, and even the Taco Bell Cantina (the flagship Taco Bell with extended menu). No gambling for these bears!

This was such a unique experience, and I’m really fortunate that I had the chance to visit with my family. Hopefully, see you again soon, LA and Vegas ;)

What would your ideal Rilakkuma vacation look like? I’d want to eat at all the Rilakkuma cafes, there are so many open in Japan right now!

Dino Brown + Blue Hoodie Ryan + Rilakkuma Lifestyle explores Seoul, South Korea!

I graduated, and now I’m officially an MD! Feeling so relieved, and now I have a whole month to relax before starting my intern year!

So after our vacation in Hawaii, we made a quick stop in Seoul, South Korea!

Didn’t snap any Rilakkuma photos in Seoul, but we did get to meet some other cute bears!! Well, one is a lion without a mane, but still hehe.

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Seoul - LINE Friends Store and Cafe - Myeongdong 명동

First stop: the LINE Friends Flagship Store and Cafe in Myeongdong! Quick pose with mega Brown and Sally!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Seoul - LINE Friends Cafe - Garosugil 가로수 길

Yummy Brown-themed lemon roll cake from the LINE Friends Flagship Store and Cafe in Garosu-gil! This LINE Friends Store had an entire floor just for photo zones!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Seoul - LINE Friends Cafe - Garosugil 가로수 길 - Dino Brown

Picked up a super cute Dino Brown from the Jungle Brown Line! He is so fluffy and soft in his green dinosaur suit! My favorite detail is that his footprints kind of look like three-eyed smiley faces hehe. Hope he enjoys being with all the Rilakkumas here ;)

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Seoul - KAKAO Friends Store - Dongdaemun 동대문

Relaxing with Ryan the lion, at the KAKAO Friends Store in Dongdaemun Design Plaza!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Seoul - KAKAO Friends Store and Cafe - Hongdae 홍대

Tasted a delicious Ryan macaron and picked up a blue hoodie Ryan plush from the KAKAO Friends Store and Cafe in Hongdae!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Seoul - SKINFOOD Concept Store - Garosugil - 가로수 길

We also visited the SKINFOOD Concept Store in Garosu-gil, where they had a wonderful cafe and rooftop garden! I got a tasty chocolate latte (hot chocolate) with a super cute marshmallow bear! I am not sure what this yummy marshmallow bear has to do with the SKINFOOD brand (cosmetics, skincare, etc.), but it was a very cute cafe!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Seoul - SKINFOOD Concept Store - Garosugil - 가로수 길

SKINFOOD marshmallow bear melting into the hot chocolate!

We were staying in the Hongdae area, and we actually ran into a store that sold authentic San-X Rilakkuma plush and goods! They even stocked rare, limited edition items like the pizzaiolo Rilakkuma from the Umeda 7th Anniversary Series! Unfortunately, they were WAY expensive, but it was good anyway to see a familiar bear’s face in Korea hehehe.

Overall, I had an amazing time in Seoul eating, shopping, sightseeing, exploring, and of course, spending time with my classmates before we graduate and move onto the next chapters in our lives!

Next stop, Los Angeles, CA!

Have you been to any character cafes before? I wish there were some here in Florida!!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle relaxes in Hawaii!

Hello, I hope everyone is staying cool during this hot, hot summer!

I will be graduating from medical school this Friday (finally!), and I just got back from an amazing vacation since classes have concluded! I will be sharing my Rilakkuma photos with you over the next several days.

First stop was Honolulu, Hawaii!

This was our first time in Hawaii, so of course we had to bring Shady (Aloha Rilakkuma Store Exclusive Plush) to make his first pilgrimage to Hawaii!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Hawaii - Waikiki Beach

First stop: Waikiki Beach! We were super lucky to find a nice secluded area without many other people—what a great opportunity for these bears to relax!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Hawaii - Waikiki Aquarium

To cool down, we visited the Waikiki Aquarium! Lots of amazing marine life, and Rilakkuma got to meet some cute jellyfish!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Hawaii - Diamond Head Trail

Hiked to the top of Diamond Head Summit Trail! Beautiful weather, scenic hike, and spectacular view of Honolulu at the summit!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Hawaii - Dole Pineapple Plantation Experience

Rilakkuma got to meet some interesting-looking pineapple species over at the Dole Pineapple Plantation! Have you ever seen a pineapple like this?

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Hawaii - Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail

Another breathtaking hike on the Makapu’u Point Lighthouse Trail! A peaceful view of the southeast corner of Oahu.

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Hawaii - Hakubundo

Of course, had to visit Hakubundo to check out their Rilakkuma goods! The Ward Center location had only a few Rilakkuma products (some coloring books), while the Ward Warehouse location stocked lots of Rilakkuma plush and stationary! Ended up picking up a Korilakkuma Strawberry folder and a Rilakkuma Bakery notebook.

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Hawaii - Koko Crater Trail

Our last hike at Koko Crater Summit was definitely the most difficult! We climbed a strenuous 1,048 stairs for this 360° view!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Hawaii - Ono Seafood - Poke

One of the biggest highlights of our trip was the food! We ate poke everyday, and probably could’ve kept eating it everyday without getting tired of it haha. Could’ve made this entire photo album about our poke marathon alone, but here are just a few select highlights: this photo was taken at one of our favorite spots, Ono Seafood!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Hawaii - Paina Cafe - Poke

Rilakkuma visited the purported home of the original poke bowl: Paina Cafe!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Hawaii - Maguro Brothers - Poke

The fresh fish was excellent! Poke close-up from another one of our favorites, from Maguro Brothers!

Rilakkuma Lifestyle in Hawaii - Marukame Udon

Finally, a hearty bowl of well-deserved udon from Marukame Udon for this hiked-out Rilakkuma!

We had an incredible time in Honolulu!

The Aloha Rilakkuma Series from 2013 is one of my favorite lines, and looking back, I think the Rilakkuma designs were very representative of our experience in Hawaii!

I’m not much of traveler, but this trip really made me want to travel more often! I hope I get the chance to visit the other Hawaiian islands in the future!

Next set will be photos from Seoul, South Korea!

What are your favorite vacation destinations? Anywhere you would recommend for Rilakkuma to visit next?

Maybe I can take Baguette Bear (Bonjour Series Caravan Plush) to Paris one day hehehe. Stay cool out there!