February 5, 2016

Obsessions Boutique

Obsessions Boutique is a women’s online boutique that offers a fashionable selection at reasonable prices.

February 4, 2016

Fall in Love with Longhi's Ala Moana Valentine's Day Menus

The iconic Italian restaurant offers two menus for Valentine’s Day 

Longhi’s Ala Moana will serve two different coursed menus on Valentine’s Day—one, a luxurious five course experience at an affordable price, and another, a decadent four course dinner at an incredible value.  Both menus will be offered in lieu of the classic menu on this special romantic evening.

For those seeking a lavish dining experience on Valentine’s Day, a five course menu designed to be shared by two is available for $200 plus tax and 18% gratuity.  Romance your loved one away with Pacific petite Manila clams steamed in white wine, fresh garlic, lemon, and finished with chopped tomatoes and Italian parsley, followed by an artichoke Longhi, a steamed Californian globe artichoke drizzled with butter, lemon juice, and imported Parmigiano Reggiano, and a fresh salad intermezzo of Belgian endive leaves filled with gorgonzola cheese and caramelized Hawaiian macadamia nuts, dressed with a honey-scallion Maui mint vinaigrette.  For the piece de la resistance, each person will receive individual platters featuring a petite filet mignon with garlic mash and a 1¼ live Maine lobster with drawn butter and lemon.  As the denouement to a perfect meal, a shared “Chocolate Knowledge” will be an indulgent dessert comprised of chocolate gelato on a bed of fresh fruits topped with a house-made caramel sauce and candied macadamia nuts.

February 2, 2016

Sunglasses Shop

I don’t know what it is about sunglasses, but I just love them, so I was very excited to collaborate with Sunglasses Shop.  Sunglasses Shop is a UK based company that offers quality designer eyewear at non-designer prices. 

February 1, 2016

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach Strikes up a Cool Romance with Wing Shave Ice & Ice Cream for Its Valentine’s Day Pop-Up

Hyatt Place Waikiki Beach will once again have a pop-up on Valentine’s Day, Sunday, February 14, 2016.  This time, the special guest will be Miller Royer from Wing Shave Ice & Ice Cream, who will be serving scoops and sundaes, from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the lobby.

Owner and creative flavor artist Royer will be serving three ice cream selections—rose, Mayan Xocolātl (chocolate with cinnamon and a hint of cayenne pepper), and 100% Kona coffee (made with award-winning Aikane Kona Coffee)—along with one sorbet, a strawberry and champagne concoction.  Single scoops will be $4.71, while double scoops will cost $6.81.  For those seeking something to share, Royer will offer sundaes with a choice of homemade sauces, including hot fudge, strawberry sauce, or Hawaiian sea salted caramel.  The single scoop sundae will go for $6.28, with double scoop sundaes affordably priced at $8.38.  All prices are tax inclusive.

January 27, 2016

A Mother and Son from Japan Open Bliss Closet Hawaii, A Fashion and Accessory Boutique in Waikiki

The select shop features original designs amidst other popular brands

Entrepreneur Yumi Inaoka and her son Sho recently fulfilled a life dream by launching Bliss Closet Hawaii, their boutique in Hawaii. Having opened in Waikiki in December 2015, the select shop features fashions and accessories for women with a few selections for men.

The mother and son duo always dreamt of having a business in Hawaii, and decided to take the entrepreneurial plunge by opening their first 450 square foot boutique on Saratoga Road, next to Eggs N’ Things. The store features casual fashions, decorative handbags, costume jewelry, and lifestyle products including candles, body care items, and beachy home décor. Brands include Oasap, Modern Lux, Lauren Moshi, Ettika, Two’s Company, Cupcakes & Cartwheels, and even a few local Hawaii-based labels such as Revoir and Yireh. There are also a few handbags designed by Sho Inaoka, and a series of original unisex T-shirts designs are slated to arrive in the upcoming weeks.

January 19, 2016


Ankit has a trendy collection of home décor, sports bottles, tech accessories, and more.  They design and sell products to large chains and small stores around the nation. 

January 18, 2016

World Champion Chocolatier Visits Hawaii

Shortly after the opening of his only store in the United States at Ala Moana Center in November, accomplished pâtissier Pierre Marcolini will pay a visit to Hawaii from January 26 to 31, 2016.  The Belgian chocolatier will be touring at least one local cacao farm on the island and hosting a series of clientele events, including an in-store meet-and-greet open to the public.
Pierre Marcolini is one of the most accomplished chocolatiers in the world, having been appointed the first pastry glacier in Belgium in 1991.  He took the title of grand winner in his class at numerous competitions, such as the “Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie” (World Champion of Pastry) in Lyon, France (1995), and the European Pâtissier Contest in Rome (2000), before being inducted in to “Le Salon du Chocolat Hall of Fame” in Paris (2014), receiving the highly esteemed “5 Tablets” Award (2015), being recognized as one of the “Incontournables du chocolat français 2015” chocolatiers by Club de Croqueurs de Chocolat (2015), and most recently, becoming a new certified supplier to the Belgian royal family (December 9, 2015).