September 15, 2016


Locally owned and operated Specialty Sunglass retailer Freaky Tiki Tropical Optical is one of the three retail chains that recently introduced all four styles of the new Maui Jim’s Hawaii Collection that are available only in the Hawaiian Islands.  Also, on September 17, the Ala Moana location will offer a Maui Jim fit and repair clinic.
Maui Jim’s new Hawaii Collection consists of four silhouettes, two of which have whimsical names inspired by the local lifestyle—Stingray, World Cup, Wassup, and Mixed Plate.  All four eyewear come in a matte black frame with neutral grey lens and bi-gradient mirror, with a Hawaiian flag icon positioned on the frame adjacent to the lens.  The Wassup retails for $259, while the other three are even more affordably priced at $229. addition to the four new exclusive items, Maui Jim certified repair technicians will be at Freaky Tiki Tropical Optical’s Ala Moana location on Saturday, September 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to fit and repair customers’ Maui Jim sunglasses.  People are welcome to come in to be fit in a new pair of sunglasses or bring in their worn down or broken Maui Jim frames for a repair assessment.  Simple mends such nosepad adjustment or replacement and screw tightening or replacement will be free of charge, while missing or shattered lenses and fractured frames will be assessed a fee.
“We are proud to be one of the leading retailers, having one of the largest assortments of Maui Jim sunglasses statewide,” says General Manager Cindy Moritsugu.  “We cherish our strong relationship, which grants us these opportunities not often found at any other sunglass retailer in the state.” Tiki offers a variety of sunglasses from brands such as Oakley, Maui Jim, Tiffany & Co., Dior, Gucci, Dolce & Gabbana, Prada, Tom Ford, Tory Burch, Ray Ban, Spy, and Costa.  The Outrigger Waikiki location is open from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., the Outrigger Reef store is open from 8:00 am to 10:00 pm daily, and the Waikiki Beach Walk shop is open from 9:00 am to 11:00 pm, 365 days a year.  The Ala Moana Center store is open from Monday through Saturday, 9:30 am to 9:00 pm, and on Sunday from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.  For more information on Freaky Tiki Tropical Optical, please visit

About Freaky Tiki Tropical Optical
Freaky Tiki Tropical Optical is a locally born, owned and operated retailer of premier optical wear.  Providing the industry’s best selection in quality luxury, fashion and performance sunglasses, some brands offered are Oakley, Maui Jim, Ray Ban, Tiffany & Co., Dior, Gucci, Dolce& Gabbana, Prada, Tom Ford, Tory Burch, and Spy.  The company prides itself on its superb customer service, which includes the highest level of product knowledge, product warranties and replacement programs, and a friendly staff that embraces the true aloha spirit of Hawaii.  For more information regarding Freaky Tiki, visit the website at, follow the company on Instagram under @freakytikihawaii or on Facebook at

June 13, 2016

Pressed Juicery Comes to Hawaii, First Location in Honolulu Now Open

Pressed Juicery is pleased to announce the opening of its new Honolulu store in Ala Moana Center, which marks the company’s first location in Hawaii. The new store offers the brand’s cold-pressed juices, signature beverages, specialty waters and 2 oz. functional shots in addition to a full coffee menu and curated selection of grab-and-go snacks and gifts.

The new store also features Freeze, Pressed Juicery’s popular vegan, dairy-free, gluten-free frozen soft serve treat made from only the ingredients found in juices. Freeze is available in a variety of flavors (including chocolate, vanilla, greens and fruits) with healthy and unique topping offerings such as almond butter, chia seeds, fruit and cacao drizzle and is the perfect guilt-free treat. With the new location at Ala Moana, Honolulu residents and visitors alike will now have the opportunity to try Pressed Juicery’s full range of offerings, which are cult favorites among Hollywood celebrities.

The popular cold-pressed juice chain, established in 2010 by childhood friends Hayden Slater, Hedi Gores and Carly de Castro, was created with the goal of making high nutrition a realistic option for everyone. To support this mission, the brand will maintain a competitive price point with juices priced at approximately $7.50.

Monday through Saturday: 9 AM – 9:30 PM
Sunday: 9:30 AM – 7:30 PM

1450 Ala Moana Blvd., Street Level 1, Ewa Wing, Honolulu, HI 96814

Born in a small broom closet in West Los Angeles, Pressed Juicery has expanded to nearly 40 retail locations and offers nationwide shipping. Juices are made from 100% fruits and vegetables and never contain added sugars, waters or purees. Juices are cold-pressed using a custom hydraulic press to extract the maximum nutrients and vitamins with minimal oxidation. Pressed Juicery’s team is dedicated to creating attainable, affordable and nutrient-rich juices based on the belief that wellness is a right, not a luxury. Today, with locations throughout California, Nevada, New York, New Jersey and now Hawaii, Pressed Juicery will continue to drive its mission with aggressive expansion plans for 2016.

For more information, visit Pressed Juicery here.

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June 4, 2016

Bliss Closet Waikiki Launches Its First Collaborative Project with Popular Local Street Fashion Brand

The select shop recently introduced a T-shirt designed jointly with Alter Ego
Just a few months after opening their store Bliss Closet in Waikiki, owners Yumi Inaoka and her son Sho recently introduced a T-shirt jointly designed with Mike MacDonald of the popular local brand Alter Ego.  The May 1 release of the shirt is slated to be the first of a series of shirts featuring collaborative efforts between the new boutique and other local designers.
Printed in Hawaii by Alter Ego, the T-shirt features the word “Aloha” juxtaposed over a wavy line symbolizing the ocean.  Alter Ego’s iconic afro character logo is placed on the right sleeve, while Bliss Closet’s logo is found on the back.  Four colors—grey, pink, white, and black—are available, and each shirt is priced at $34 plus tax.  The design will be available for a limited time, until July 31, 2016.
“Part of our plan was to work with local designers and create collaborative designs on clothing.  Our close relationship with the designer of the popular street brand Alter Ego enabled us with just that opportunity, and we look forward to creating other looks with the brand, as well as other local designers,” says Yumi Imaoka, President of Bliss Closet Hawaii.
Bliss Closet Hawaii is open seven days a week, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., 365 days a year.  For more information, call (808) 926-8882.
About Bliss Closet Hawaii
Opening its doors in December 2015 by Yumi Imaoka and her son Sho, Bliss Closet Hawaii is located on Saratoga Road, next to Eggs N’ Things.  The select shop features a variety of fashions and accessories for women from brands such as Oasap, Lauren Moshi, and Modern Lux, including a line of original handbags and fashion-forward T-shirts designed by the Imaokas.  Its distinctive casual beachy style sets it apart from other upscale boutiques in Waikiki, making it appealing to both locals and visitors.