September 19, 2014

The Perfect Day: Waikiki

We were recently invited and honored to be a part of The Perfect Day: Waikiki, hosted by The Luxury Collection and One Kings Lane.  The Perfect Day:  Waikiki included an Exclusive “Royal Papa’aina” dinner by Chef Shaymus Alwin of Azure Restaurant and a night at the iconic and luxurious Royal Hawaiian.   
A perfect day it was.  The Historic Garden and Grove Jr Suite was absolutely gorgeous.  We felt like princesses!  We were welcomed with such lovely customized gifts and delicious banana bread.  And this was only the beginning of our perfect day.

This soft silk Royal Hawaiian scarf will add a beautiful touch to our outfits.

Delicious Banana Bread

After settling in and admiring our gorgeous Historic Garden and Grove Jr Suite, we attended the exclusive “Royal Papa’aina” dinner at the King Kamehameha Suite, the most prestigious suite at the Royal Hawaiian.  The view was breathtaking.

The table setting and decor inspired by One Kings Lane was absolutely stunning.

We had a marvelous "Royal Papa'aina" 8-course meal and wine pairing prepared by Chef Shaymus Alwin of Azure Restaurant.  It was nothing like anything we’ve ever experienced before! 

Pier 38 Onaga Ceviche & Hibiscus Ginger Shooter

Japanese Hamachi Crudo

Kona Lobster Brioche

Olive Oil Confit of Big Island Abalone & Shinsato Farm's Pork Tonkatsu

Intermezzo:  Pop Rock Sorbet

Smoked Duck and Foie Gras Raviolo

Parmigiano Reggiano Mousse

S'more Waialau Chocolate

We were fortunate to dine with Kelly Hoen, General Manager of the Royal Hawaiian, Andrea Stanford of One Kings Lane, the talented Brooklyn photographer Nicole Franzen, beautiful Caitlin of A Little Dash of Darling, and amazing bloggers from Hawaii.
The dinner, ambience, service…everything was perfect!

After returning from the "Royal Papa'aina Dinner, we were surprised with cookies and a keepsake gift from One Kings Lane.

The historical and majestic Royal Hawaiian opened in 1927 on the infamous Wakiki beachfront and has since been restored and renovated.

Here are some pictures of the world-class historic landmark – The Pink Palace of the Pacific.

Breakfast at the Surf Lanai

We felt like royalty for a day.  Thank you Royal Hawaiian, The Luxury Collection and One Kings Lane for the most wonderful and memorable experience.
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Koi Honolulu

We recently had the privilege of attending the grand opening of Koi Honolulu, formerly Koi Boutique, in the Royal Hawaiian Center.  Koi Honolulu expanded its locally-owned trendy, high-end boutique and now includes new brands such as Chan Luu, Philipp Plen, Orlebar Brown, Orobianco, Siwy, and Victoria Beckham. 

Some of the merchandise they carry includes denim, suits, graphic T-shirts, knitwear, party attire, swimwear, and accessories for both men and women.  They also have a few collaborative products with brands such as Hydrogen and Cruciani. 

Cruciani Hibiscus Bracelets
Made in Italy and available only in Hawaii

Their interactive fashion show featured some of their trendy clothing and accessories.

Koi Honolulu also carries lifestyle items such as candles, cosmetics, soaps, and home fragrances. 

Santa Maria Novella Soap

Santa Maria Novella Wax Tablets

These lovely scented rose tablets, which also come in a lavender scent, can be used for your closets, drawers, or as an air freshener.

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2201 Kalakaua Avenue
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 923-6888

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