There were many highlights; visiting the lovely Sanrio team to finalise bringing Momiji x Hello Kitty to the USA, as well as walks along the ocean, lazy breakfasts in Manhattan Beach and a spot of shopping, of course. But it kind of goes without saying that the pinnacle of the trip was being involved in Gwen Stefani's party to raise funds for Save the Children’s Japan Earthquake-Tsunami Children in Emergency Fund and watching everyone get creative as they painted their Momiji dolls.

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