Sanrio & Plan Check Kitchen + Bar Celebrate Pompompurin and Chococat’s 20th Anniversaries with a Menu Collaboration

It looks like Sanrio is taking over Plan Check again — this time, it is in honor of Purin + Chococat’s 20th Anniversaries! Who wants to go celebrate with me?

Below are the complete details from the official press release:

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar and Sanrio® Celebrate Pompompurin and Chococat 20th Anniversaries With Menu Collaboration ($39*) from Friday, June 10 – Sunday, July 10

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar and Sanrio® Celebrate Pompompurin and Chococat 20th Anniversaries With Menu Collaboration ($39*) from Friday, June 10 – Sunday, July

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar and Sanrio are teaming up once again – this time to feature Pompompurin and Chococat. The L.A. neighborhood restaurant that specializes in modern takes on American comfort food, and the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty, have partnered on an exclusive menu promotion to celebrate the characters’ 20th anniversaries. Pompompurin is a laid back Golden Retriever with a talent for napping and Chococat is a boy cat with a chocolate nose who is a little scatterbrained at times.

Kicking off on Friday, June 10 and running through Sunday, July 10, Pompompurin and Chococat will take over all three locations of Plan Check Kitchen + Bar in the Fairfax, Sawtelle, and Downtown** neighborhoods of Los Angeles. The Plan Check culinary team has created Pompompurin and Chococat inspired dishes, which include: Mac & Cheese comprised of Americanized dashi cheese, bread crumbs, and Parmigiano Reggiano; Togarashi Potato Chips; a Pompompurin Grilled Sausage Sandwich with house blended sausage, kimchi slaw, and kewpie cilantro served on a crunch bun; a Chococat Cookie served with vanilla ice cream; and a Vanilla Cream Soda topped with whipped cream.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar and Sanrio® Celebrate Pompompurin and Chococat 20th Anniversaries With Menu Collaboration ($39*) from Friday, June 10 – Sunday, July

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar and Sanrio® Celebrate Pompompurin and Chococat 20th Anniversaries With Menu Collaboration ($39*) from Friday, June 10 – Sunday, July

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar and Sanrio® Celebrate Pompompurin and Chococat 20th Anniversaries With Menu Collaboration ($39*) from Friday, June 10 – Sunday, July

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar and Sanrio® Celebrate Pompompurin and Chococat 20th Anniversaries With Menu Collaboration ($39*) from Friday, June 10 – Sunday, July

The multi-course Plan Check x Pompompurin x Chococat menu will be available for $39 and each menu set will include a limited edition co-branded cap.

In honor of Pet Appreciation Week (first week of June), a portion of the meal proceeds from the month-long promotion will be donated to L.A. Love & Leashes, an adoption space created by the non-profit Friends of L.A. Animal Shelters that is 100% dedicated to animals from Los Angeles’ six city animal shelters.

Plan Check Kitchen + Bar and Sanrio first collaborated in late 2014 on a Hello Kitty®-inspired menu as part of Hello Kitty’s Hungry Hunt – a promotion in celebration of the pop icon’s 40th Anniversary.  They also partnered in 2015 to launch Sanrio’s gudetama, the lazy egg, with exclusive egg-centric menu offerings.

Social media hashtag: #SanrioXPlanCheck
*menu price excludes tip and tax
** Plan Check Sawtelle and Downtown feature dog-friendly patios

Los Angeles-based neighborhood restaurant Plan Check Kitchen + Bar serves modern takes on American comfort food in a small-plates format, alongside innovative cocktails, premium whiskeys, and craft beers in a sleek yet inviting contemporary industrial space. Plan Check derives its name and décor inspiration from the City of Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety—located next door to the original location on Sawtelle Boulevard. Plan Check’s three neighborhood establishments are located at 1800 Sawtelle Blvd Los Angeles, CA 90025; 351 N. Fairfax Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90036; and 1111 Wilshire Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90017. Plan Check Santa Monica is slated to open in Summer 2016. For more information please call (310) 444-1411 or, Instagram, Twitter, or Facebook.

About Sanrio®
Sanrio is the global lifestyle brand best known for pop icon Hello Kitty®, who recently celebrated her 40th Anniversary.    Home to many endearing characters including Chococat® My Melody®, Badtz-Maru® and Keroppi®, Sanrio was founded on the ‘small gift, big smile®’ philosophy – that a small gift can bring happiness and friendship to people of all ages. Since 1960, this philosophy has served as the inspiration for the broad spectrum of unique products and experiences.  Today, more than 50,000 Hello Kitty-branded items are available in over 130 countries and upwards of 15,000 U.S. retail locations including department, specialty, national chain stores and over 35 Sanrio boutiques. For more information please visit

Hello Kitty Washing Machine

What is the cutest way to do laundry? If it involves washing your Hello Kitty clothes — that is one way! Another way is if you have your very own Hello Kitty washing machine! =^_^=

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Haier is the company that makes these washing machines. The top loading washing machines look so tiny — probably to save space and not use as much water. There are three different models and the prices range from ¥2199.00 ($339.70 USD) to ¥3299.00 ($509.60 USD) to ¥ 4399.00 ($679.51 USD)!!!

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

Hello Kitty Haier Washing Machine

D’Oh! I just had the most kittilicious idea! What if… What if there was a Hello Kitty laundromat!? The decor is obviously all Hello Kitty — but these supercute washers would be lined up in rows… With cute Hello Kitty carts… And there would be Hello Kitty detergent and dryer sheets for sale.

These beauties are available in China — at Who else wouldn’t mind doing laundry in a supercute washing machine like these?? =^_^=

Hello Kitty BedHead Pajamas

Are these some of the cutest Hello Kitty pajamas you have seen, or what? BedHead Pajamas teamed up with Sanrio to bring fans some of the cutest, most comfy and most cuddly sleepwear! =^_^=

There are so many cute designs and styles available for little ones to the grown-ups!



Hello Kitty Green Floral Gingham collection:




Hello Kitty Eiffel Tower collection:



Hello Kitty Floating Hearts collection:


Love this Hello Kitty Leopard collection:


Check out this sexy onesie! <3


Apples, anyone?



I was gifted the Hello Kitty Apples Stretch Henley Set — my fave design because it feels the most classic! I love the sexy leopard onesie too — but I know I will wear this a lot! The material is made of 95% cotton and 5% spandex. The fabric is super soft and makes me feel warm and fuzzy! =^_^=


All of the Hello Kitty BedHead Pajamas are made in the USA. The pj’s range in price from $48 – $141 (suggested retail price) from sizes 3/6 Months (baby) – XL 16 (adult). There is also a sale going on right now at!

Loungefly Sample Sale 2015

OMK! Loungefly is having one their awesome sample sales!!!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, December 19th from 8am – 4pm (early arrival suggested). It is all goin’ down at Loungefly HQ, located at 20310 Plummer St., Chatsworth, CA 91311. Street parking is available on Oso Ave. and entrance is on Plummer. There will be NO parking in the Loungefly lot!

There will be SO much cute stuff — and the prices will be great! There will be $1 – $3 – $5 – $10 gifts — great for some last minute shopping (as well as adding to your own personal collection). You are sure to score some supercute Hello Kitty items and even a few Disney and Star Wars pieces!

Loungefly Sample Sale

Hope to see you there! ^_^

Sanrio Japanese Design Petit Series

These are the latest release of the plushes in Sanrio Japan’s Petit Series. Hello Kitty, My Melody, Purin, Cinnamoroll and Gudetama are the perfect plush pals that can fit in the palm of your hands! And this time, they are adorned in kimonos! Supercute, or what? The kimonos they are wearing remind me of origami







I want them all! @___@

Sanrio Pet Series

The latest Pet Series collection from Sanrio Japan is cute overload! This collection features Hello Kitty, My Melody and Pom Pom Purin goodies for all the Junkies who adore their pets!

Here is an adorable video Sanrio Japan posted:

My fave are the pet costumes… And great timing for Halloween, no? n_~





Question: do your pets need backpacks? Answer: if the backpacks are as cute as these — definitely! ^_^




If I were a pet owner, I would need this collar…



And I adore this fold up bowl — great for food/water anywhere you go with your precious pet.




More cuteness can be found over at the Sanrio Japan online shop.

tokidoki x Hello Kitty x Ju-Ju-Be Collabo!


I am super excited to announce that Sanrio, tokidoki and Ju-Ju-Be are collaborating together on a new collection!!! The custom pattern will feature Hello Kitty, an all-star cast from tokidoki’s universe and elements from Ju-Ju-Be’s design arsenal. This supercute collection will be available later this year!

Who do you want featured on this design!?

Official press release below:

COSTA MESA, Calif.—Diaper bag manufacturer Ju-Ju-Be announced a new collaboration print from Sanrio and Tokidoki. The custom pattern will feature Hello Kitty along with Tokidoki characters. The collection will be available to consumers later this year.

In 2012, Ju-Ju-Be launched its first collaboration with Tokidoki, and the two companies have since released a number of collections together. Nearly a year ago, Ju-Ju-Be and Sanrio introduced their very first collaboration–a line of Hello Kitty diaper bags, backpacks, and other accessories. The new, exclusive collection announced today is the first time all three companies have worked together to create a single print.

“At Ju-Ju-Be, we’ve witnessed firsthand that Hello Kitty and Tokidoki have passionate fan bases and collaborating with both of them to create one print for an entire collection has been very exciting. We look forward to offering an amazing line of bags and accessories to both their fans and ours. Fans are sure to find all of their favorite characters as well as a few new surprises,” said Kristin Hunziker, Ju-Ju-Be’s co-founder.

via kidstoday

Loungefly Loves Hello Kitty: Mint Polka Dot Backpack Review

Loungefly has a massive selection of cute bags. My faves are the Hello Kitty bags (*duh* n_~) — and an always fave is the backpack featuring Kitty-chan’s bow and ears (in 3d).

The latest backpack I have been in love with is this mint polka dot one! =^_^= The mint color reminds me of ice cream, especially with the bubble gum pink accent on her bow.


As usual, the quality of Loungefly is great — beautiful embroidered stitching on the eyes, nose and whiskers.


Who doesn’t love Kitty’s 3d bow?


I love the designers at Loungefly — always making cute die-cut hang tags. This one is definitely a keeper.



The zipper is nice and fluid on the small outside pocket — and look at the gray and white striped lining! That’s a sweet little touch.


There is a cute Loungefly woven label featured on the side.


Rubber Hello Kitty patch is featured on the bottom corner of the front pocket (which makes for good branding).


The 3d ears are kawaii, neh? It also has a super convenient loop for hanging.


Check out the reinforced adjustable shoulder straps — provides for a comfy fit.


There is that gray and white striped lining on the inside along with a laptop pocket. I am also a huge fan of the gray piping detail.



This backpack is purrr-fect for back-to-school season or for work or overnight trips. ^_^


Here is a side view — lots of room to carry your kittilicious belongings…




Isn’t it adorable!?


The backpack measures 17.5″H x 11.5″W x 5″D.


This backpack retails for $45 USD and is available at, and select Loungefly + Sanrio retailers. =^_^= For kawaii + kittilicious + kitty updates:

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

How kawaii are these Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cakes? Looks like Kitty-chan is sharing the Birthday fun with her fave Sanrio buddies in this sweet series.

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

There are eight blind boxes in this series featuring: Hello Kitty, My Melody, Little Twin Stars, Tuxedosam, Purin, Cinnamoroll, Badtz Maru and Keroppi!

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Hello Kitty! They all look kittilicious but this one must be my fave. n_~

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

My Melody

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Little Twin Stars

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection


Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection


Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection


Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Badtz Maru

Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection


Sanrio Re-ment Birthday Cake Collection

Mmmm… Can’t get enough of these supercute miniatures! =^_^=

Each blind box costs ¥ 500 JPY or about $4.03 USD and the release date is July 20, 2015.