Local Vibes: Downtown | Chinatown Coffee

During the work week, I always try and escape from the office at least once during the day. To get out, breathe some fresh air and remind myself that I’m still in paradise. I love working in downtown Honolulu because I am able to get a little taste of city life. Working in the city helps to balance my home life in tropical suburbia and weekend adventures that range from lazy beach trips to wild […]

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Island Fun: Waimea Bay and Anahulu’s Shave Ice

On Saturday morning we decided to headed over to one of my favorite parts of the island, Oahu’s North Shore. Since we live in the central part of the island, the North Shore is pretty accessible. The key to making it out there hassle-free is leaving early. If you don’t, plan to be stuck in traffic for who knows how long with everyone else that decided to sleep in. I am all about making excursions easy, why should […]

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Local Vibes: International Market Place

I finally made it out to the new International Market Place located right in the heart of Waikiki. What was once host to many, many local vendor kiosks selling touristy type items (i.e. tee shirts and tchotchkes) has been transformed into an upscale shopping venue.       There are three levels of shops and restaurants that give off a high-end vibe without feeling stuffy. You feel welcome (even if your wallet doesn’t) and just […]

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Magic in Waialua

There are so many amazing spots on the island of Oahu that its really hard to pick favorites. I do however have a handful of go-to spots that bring me consistent good vibes. One of these spots is on the North Shore of Oahu in the town of Waialua. It’s a mix of country and beach town and is a more low-key option to heading up to Haleiwa. Let me introduce you to Polo Beach. Not only is […]

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