How I Start My Day sasami

How I Start My Day is a series revealing the intimate details and wisdom behind the morning rituals of successful characters in youth culture and beyond.

These days, SASAMI is a bit of a nomad. The Los Angeles native has been on the road for months promoting her fantastic debut solo album, but she's conditioned for this way of life.

Not only is the classically trained musician is an alum of Eastman School of Music in New York, but she also worked as a music teacher and is a former member of the band Cherry Glazerr. With a background like that, this multi-instrumentalist singer-songwriter is about as professional as it gets all things considered.

For the most part, SASAMI's life is pretty structured with fundamental routines for basic survival. Every step is an important part of her day-to-day process, especially when she's traveling on tour. Scroll down to find out exactly how SASAMI uses coffee to fuel her day among other extremely practical things.


How is your morning going so far?

Great! I had my classic morning post coffee poop and I’m ready for another one! Another coffee that is...

What have you accomplished so far today?

Mostly just pooping! Also keeping up with tour manager-type duties for this tour :).

What time do you typically wake up and why?

Usually around 8-10 am I usually wake up with the sun then close my eyes for a second and wake up a few hours later. I don’t like to sleep in too late!

What are you usually thinking about as soon as you wake up?

COFFEE also, where am I? Because I wake up in a new city everyday.

What is the first thing you do when you wake up?

Make an aeropress coffee and an oatmeal. Sometimes in my hotel room sometimes in the lobby. If I’m really lucky, I have a kombucha from the night before and I have a hella bougie brekkie.. even if I’m in middle of nowhere Nebraska.

How do you prepare for the day ahead?

I usually check my emails in the morning, check in with my family, and check in with what my body needs. And the bodies of my tour-mates! Most of the morning is filled with Yelp-ing a coffee/breakfast spot for my tour-mates. EXCITING STUFF.

What is your skincare routine?

Being Asian.

How I Start My Day sasami

How does your morning routine change when you're traveling?

My “home life” morning routine basically mimics my tour life morning routine because that’s my norm!

Where are you currently based?

Los Angeles-ish? I haven’t paid rent at a steady place since 2016 because I’m a tour-addict.

What goes on around you in your space?

When I do sublet a space for a week or more usually just song-writing and masturbating. Sorry future sublettees!

Are you a morning person?

Totally! I love when I accidentally go to sleep really early and then wake up hella early. When I visit my parents in LA I like to wake up early and ride my bike to the beach.

Why are mornings important to you?

Because there is so much headroom, timewise, it’s a special time of day where nothing feels rushed or impulsive. I am very into my morning ritual. I’m also a morning bather and I think/process/write a lot in the shower!

How do you practice self-care?

Baths, alone time, walks, vegetables, water and keeping in touch with loved ones even when I don’t have time.

Next up; here’s how Norwegian artist Anna of the North starts her day.

What To Read Next

*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.


Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.