Waikiki Chill: The Laylow, Autograph Collection

I had an event in Waikiki this past Saturday and decided to take advantage of the night out and book a hotel. I had come across pictures of the newly renovated Laylow on Instagram and instantly became obsessed with staying there. A mix of post-modern and beach-chic, the Laylow seemed to encompass my ideal chill spot. So get on with it, you say? Show us this magical place! Ok, let’s start with the lobby. The lobby […]

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Honolulu Zoo: Invest in Some Family Fun

Everyone loves getting a lot of bang for their buck. And when you have kids, value becomes even more crucial in your everyday purchase decisions. For today’s post I wanted to reflect on one of my most satisfying investments, a family membership to the zoo. Our current beloved animal hangout: The Honolulu Zoo. Almost every place we have lived we have always purchased a family membership to the local zoo. If you have close enough proximity and […]

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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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