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My Valentine’s Surprise!!!

I arrived home to find a note on my front door reading…


Which was very unusual since it was one day before Valentine’s Day, February 13th…

I proceeded into my apartment with caution because I thought surely this is for my roommate and her boyfriend came to surprise her. I opened the door into my apartment and there was a small bouquet of flowers in the entryway with candles lit all throughout the hallway, living room, kitchen, and powder room. Still a little unsure of who this Valentine’s Day Surprise was for, I slowly followed the carefully placed arrows and signs leading me to the living room. That’s when I realized, that this wasn’t for my roommate, but for me!! I couldn’t believe it. I was in complete utter shock. As I made my way through my apartment, I found little presents all along the way, but the best present of all was when I opened the door to my room and found my amazing boyfriend standing there.

This is the best Valentine’s Day I could have ever wished for and the best boyfriend in the whole world. I am so thankful and lucky to have him in my life. Thank you baby for making this the best Valentine’s Day ever!!



Happy Valentine’s Day!

Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!! I hope that you have a special day filled with love!

Remember Valentine’s Day is not only about receiving but giving. Make sure to Give your Love to all of those around you.

Sending you my Love on this Valentine’s Day, XOXO,

A Step Beyond, My Holiday Adventure in Bali

I spent my holidays in one of my most favorite places, Bali. This was my 3rd time to Bali and it was the first time to spend Christmas away from my family. Although I missed them very much, it was a very nice experience to celebrate a non-traditional Christmas on an island, in the sun. We rented a beautiful three-bedroom villa with a private pool near Seminyak called Villa Pearl. I had a total of 10 days and 11 nights in Bali and wished I never had to leave. I think I could live forever on an island, but I’ll just have to save that to look forward to in retirement. On Christmas day we drove towards the center of the island, to Ubud, to have a wonderful time with my boyfriend’s cousin and her family and a delicious japanese-style dinner. I love driving around Bali because there’s so many different people, places, sunsets, skies to see and so many beautiful religious temples and huge statues. We spent our most of our vacation lounging around on the beach, at our villa, in the pool, or just in bed. ♥


N.Y.E. at PTT

I celebrate saying Good-Bye to 2011 and HELLO 2012 by dancing the night away at a great party held at Potato Head Beach Club in Bali. It was a huge space with 3 different restaurants and a pool front and center (where they built a stage and DJ booth). We had a pretty big crew and managed to take over a small area in the front corner which gave us the best seats to the amazing fireworks show! It was the longest fireworks show I’ve ever seen!!

I couldn’t of asked for a better night with my boyfriend, best friend, and friends! It was an absolutely magical night in Bali! 2012 is going to be a great year! I can just feel it!!

If you ever make it to Bali, definitely be sure to check out Potato Head. It’s a great place to have dinner, relax, and stare at the ocean.


A little bit about Me – Melody Yoko Reilly

I posted this on my Japanese blog and thought it might be fun and interesting to share with you all here on Carte since I don’t think I ever formally introduced myself!

Love you and thank you always for all of your amazing comments and support!

Let me introduce myself~*

Name Melody Yoko Sakakibara Reilly

Birthday 07/30/1988

Hometown Redondo Beach, California

How long have you been a model? 5 years

Hobbies Dance, yoga, swimming, shopping, baking, traveling

Favorite color? Red, White, Black

Favorite animal? Stingray

Favorite food? My mom’s cooking, chicken, white rice

Favorite flower? Plumeria

Favorite book? The Alchemist

Favorite movie? The Wizard of Oz, The Fifth Element, all of the Batman movies, Almost Famous, Ace Ventura, City of God

Favorite place? Bali, the ocean

Favorite fashion style? Casual, sexy

Favorite fashion item? Denim shorts, bikinis

What accessory do you alway wear? A diamond ring that I bought from Ahkah, hoop earring

Who inspires you? My mother and father

How did you become a model? My mom sent my pictures into a model search.

What did you want to be when you were younger? A detective, a singer, a whale trainer

Are you left or right handed? Left handed

When was your first kiss? When I was 13 years old

What is your favorite nail polish color? Uslu Airways x ACRONYM’s matte black color

Do you have any pets? At my parents house in CA, I have one dog named Mickey.

Tell us something not a lot of people know about you. I have a stuffed animal named Doggy that I take with me everywhere and that I cry easily.

How many pairs of shoes do you own? Hmm…that’s tough, I guess I’ve never counted…

What is your favorite restaurant in Tokyo? I like El Torrito Mexican Restaurant. The thing I like most there is that you get all you can eat chips and salsa!

Number one place you would like to go? Brazil

Do you have any beauty secrets? Drink lots of water, eat vegetables and fruits, and get a proper amount of sleep.

What is your “charm point”? My eyes and my lips

What is your New Years Resolution? to Eat Healthy, Be Healthy. to blog more! ;) to learn a new language, I’m thinking Mandarin! Wish me luck〜♥

I hope you enjoyed this little Q&A with me!

If you have any more questions you would like to ask please write them in the comments!

bye bye





dream with eyes open,
love with hearts open,
speak with minds open,
for the sun will rise again to bring a new day

Year of the Dragon


Welcome 2012! I’m so excited for this year because it is my Chinese Year, the Year of the Dragon!!

Sending you lots of sunshine and love from Bali!!!


X-GIRLS in Tokyo – Arissa, Wendy, Misha, Melody

We are X-Girls!

Misha, Arissa, Melody, and Wendy

I was so happy to see fellow X-Girls in Tokyo!! We were able to hang out a few days during their trip and of course, shop! I can’t wait to see you girls again!

And be sure to check out their blogs on Carte Blanche X!!!


World’s Greatest



HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO THE WORLD’S GREATEST MOM!!!! Thank you for all of the love and joy you bring me everyday. You are the woman I strive to be. I love you Mom!!!


Take a Trip to Sensoji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan

I filmed a little opening segment for my TV at Sensōji Temple in Asakusa, Tokyo, Japan with Elli. It is a beautifully big temple and the most well-known in the Tokyo area. With this year almost over, it felt good to feel cleansed and at peace with everything that this year has brought me. I was able to look back and realize what changes need to be made and what my goals are for the year to come.

Lots of Peace and Love to you.