Hotel MdR Marina Del Rey room tour + hotel tour | LA Mid-Budget Hotel!

Hey y’all, we tried to find a good hotel that wasn’t in downtown for the LA portion of our trip back in May and decided to go with Hotel MDR Marina Del Rey, a DoubleTree by Hilton! This video includes the hotel lobby tour, breakfast experience, and room tour! 

At the time there were no videos on this hotel so I decided to film one myself! 

I hope this video helps and don’t forget to subscribe for more xx Sami

Stay tuned for LA vlogs!

Hello Kitty Monopoly 🎀 || Unboxing ASMR & Setup

Hey there! I got my hands on the Hello Kitty & Friends Monopoly x Sanrio 2022. Here is my unboxing video & game setup with a little bit of ASMR.

It was sold out on Sanrio by the time I saw it on Instagram (within a few hours of posting) so I found another site to get it from!

If you grew up with Hello Kitty & Friends it’s so good to see this version of Monopoly!

Thanks for watching! Don’t forget to smash the like button and stay tuned for more xx Sami

Washington D.C. || Cherry Blossom Festival PEAK BLOOM🌸 + Dumbarton Oaks VLOG

Hey there! We chased the cherry blossoms during peak bloom @ Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. where they’re hosting the national cherry blossom festival. We also headed to Dumbarton Oaks Gardens in Georgetown to check out their cherry blossoms as well. It was so beautiful this year!


0:00 Tidal Basin

2:24 Georgetown, Dumbarton Oaks

4:22 Founding Farmers

Thanks for watching and stay tuned for my next D.C. vlog ft the Smithsonian’s National Zoo, Union Market, and Zaytinya!

We were running on little to no sleep so please excuse the little blunders 🙂

Past D.C. Video:

Amsterdam Weekend || TRAVEL VLOG ft. Canal Tour, Hortus Botanicus, Moco Museum, Vondelpark, & MORE

Hey there! Ngoc and I spent 2 days in Amsterdam and we did SO MUCH! From Moco Museum’s Banksy & Andy Warhol to a stroll in Vondelpark, and of course we had to do a canal tour! We also stopped by the Bloemenmarkt (flower market), the Hortus Botanicus, and I made sure to get a stroopwafel!

p.s. this was pre-panini in May 2019, I am 3 years late to editing lol.

Watch our London adventures here:

| Day 1 | Omelegg, Henri Willig Dutch Cheese Shop, Moco Museum, Vondelpark, Vegan Junk Food Bar

| Day 2 | Hortus Botanicus (botanical garden), Canal Tour, Bloemenmarkt flower market, Melly’s Stroopwafel, Lunch @ Thai Place

Not in the vlog but notable things:

– Everything tends to be designed for taller people

– Their grocery markets are cute and I was on the hunt for stroopwafels

– I requested to use the restroom while we got takeout a Thai place and they got a key and brought me to an apartment’s restroom upstairs

– RyanAir is the European version of Spirit lol

Thanks for watching and don’t forget to smash the like button!

Waterville Valley Ski Resort Vlog❄️ GoPro Hero8 || White Mountains NH

Hey y’all, this time we went to Waterville Valley Resort for skiing and snowboarding in the White Mountains, NH. Of course I brought my GoPro Hero 8 out again!! Some of the trails in the video: Oblivion, Chandler’s Way, Bourbon Street, Valley Run, etc.


0:00 Rentals, Gearing Up

1:41 Skiing Green Peak

3:32 Break time

3:53 Snowboarding (Ricky’s POV)

5:00 Last run!

——Check out my other ski videos——

Loon Mountain NH Ski Trip: 

How to Pack for a Ski Trip:

NYC vlog | Museum of Ice Cream, TAO Downtown, ICHIRAN Ramen, DUMBO, Time Out Market, & MORE!

We visited NYC for a weekend to celebrate Nina’s birthday ft. museum of ice cream, TAO downtown, ICHIRAN ramen in Times Square, DUMBO & Time Out Market Brooklyn. We also tried Bibble & Sip for cute mousse cakes! I hope this gives you ideas for things to do in NYC if you’re visiting soon!


0:13 museum of ice cream

1:59 TAO downtown

2:18 ICHIRAN ramen, bibble & sip

4:22 DUMBO Brooklyn, Time Out Market, Clinton St. Baking Co.

Thanks for watching and don’t forget to smash the like button xx Sami

Gamer Gift Basket Valentine’s Day DIY for Boyfriend or Girlfriend || Ft. Sock Cupcakes

Here’s a Valentine’s gift basket idea for your gamer boyfriend or girlfriend. It features items from Gamestop, Five Below, Dollar Tree, my Etsy shop, and your imagination🤩  I went with a gaming theme for this year.

Where I got products:

  • Nintendo Tin, Super Mario Tin, Giant KitKat: Five Below
  • Basket, Filler, Balloon, Lollipops, Cupcake Holder: Dollar Tree

WHAT TO WEAR Skiing & HOW TO PACK For a Ski Trip!❄️ || Dressing & Packing Guide

Hey there! I went on a skiing and snowboarding trip for 3 days (2 days of skiing). This video shows what to wear for skiing and how to pack for a trip.

This video was inspired by some of my friends who have never been skiing or snowboarding before and needed advice! My opinions/advice on ski gear and snow clothes are based on my experiences over the years.

If this helped you, please SMASH the like button and SUBSCRIBE for more! xx Sami

Since I bought these clothes and accessories over the years, I linked the exact products if possible and if not, I linked their current alternatives—I noted which ones if so.*

————— ACCESSORIES🎿 —————

Ski Goggles:

(I have the A2-white Frame Pink Lens(21%))

Neck Gaiters:

(I bring one for each day I’m skiing)


(I bring a pair for each day I’m skiing in case they get wet!)

  • Pink Columbia Gloves: I wear kids size L (Amazon/Dick’s/Columbia)




  • Black HEAD Gloves: I wear kids size L (no longer available @CostCo)




Helmet – I usually get one as part of my rental

Mini Backpack – I wore a mini backpack to carry some of my things and forgot to include it!

————— CLOTHES ————— 

Ski/Snow Jacket:

(I wear Columbia’s Women’s Nordic Point III Interchange Jacket in Size XS, not available anymore, here’s a similar Columbia jacket w/ Omni-Heat):

Ski/Snow Pants:

Women’s: (I wear XS Short)



Ski Socks Wool Blend:

(I always wear Smartwool ski socks, video pair is from EMS years ago)

Women’s: (my other pair in purple)


Base Layer Top:

(mine = TJMaxx)

these are amazon alternatives:

Base Leggings:

(Ankle length is best with thicker ski socks. I size up to Medium and fold the top band down for these)

Ankle: (Amazon/TJMaxx)

Regular: (Amazon/TJMaxx)

Second Layer Top:

(mine = Old Navy years ago)

Old Navy’s cropped style this year:

Amazon alternative of mine:

Fleece Layer:

(mine = KYODAN Outdoor Sweater from TJMaxx)

Amazon alternatives:

————— PACKING GEAR📸 ————— 

Backpack: my company gave me this backpack when I started my career, this is the model if you are interested: 

Luggage: Away Carry-On in Coast 


Hand warmers: 5pairs / 20pairs

GoPro Harness I use while skiing: 

GoPro I use:

*I am now an amazon affiliate and if you use my link at no extra cost to you, I might earn from qualifying purchases. Thanks for your support of my channel!

Loon Mountain NH Ski Trip Vlog❄️ || GoPro Hero8 & Sony RX100 vii (ft. a birthday between holidays)

Hey all, I decided to plan a ski trip to Loon Mountain in Lincoln, NH to celebrate my winter birthday! We went skiing/snowboarding and had a blast♡ I also brought my GoPro Hero 8 out for the first time!!

Black Mtn. Burger Co. and The Common Man were some recommended food places we tried! I’m grateful that as a group of 10 we were able to secure lodging, ski things, and dinner tables!

My next video might add to my travel packing series: how to pack for a ski trip! Along with advice on what kind of stuff to pack.

Shoutout to everyone who made the trip a good time and helped out with stuff: Ricky, Theresia, Gabe, Stacy, Austin, Eric, Alice, Ngoc, & Brian!

As always thanks for yeeting me around while I provide moral support from the passenger seat my love♡

Design Your Life Planner 2022 || Flip-Through & Giveaway (DYL Planner)

Hey guys! I’ve been using DYL (design your life) planners since 2019 thanks to discovering CNS Designs via their cute planner stickers ft. girls with black hair. This partnership with CNS Designs gave me the opportunity to do a giveaway for one of their planners!

You can also use the code SAM10 for 10% off planners until Feb 28, 2022 at 🙂

To enter the (US only) 2022 DYL planner in vegan leather giveaway, watch the video to find out how 😉 Can’t wait to hear from y’all!

(The planner in this video is the 2022 Design Your Life Planner in Vegan Leather.)