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, wrapped around the journal, will add a beautiful touch to our outfits.
A little surprise that was brought to our room.  The banana bread was delicious!
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.
The next morning, we enjoyed a lovely breakfast at the Surf Lanai.

We felt like royalty for a day.  Thank you to the Royal Hawaiian, The Luxury Collection and One Kings Lane for the most wonderful and memorable experience.
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  1. What a gorgeous place - thanks for sharing!!!


  2. wow amazing place

  3. Great post! Looks like an amazing place!


  4. Wow this looks like such an amazing day!! The scenery is just beautiful -- you captured it beautifully in this post. I miss Hawaii so much!


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  5. Wow looks like you had an amazing time!! The food looks so good. Hope you had a great time!!
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  7. Oh my god!! This looks awesome! I'm so jealous! Enjoy your time there!!

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  8. looks amazing. love those chairs!

  9. What an amazing hotel! Love the pictures. :)


  10. this hotel looks so pretty, i love that it's pink!

  11. such a beautiful place and the food is delicious too
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  12. Place to be <3 nice pics :-)

    xx, nissi
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  15. Thanks for sharing this beautiful hotel and event. I would love to stay there one day.

    Happy Friday!