Monday, November 26, 2012

North Shore Mini Vacay and Golf

Outside a cottage on #1 hole of Fazio

Sometimes, we all just need a little getaway to recoup, rejuvenate, and refresh one's self. So, when I had the chance to play in a 2-day golf tournament at North Shore's Turtle Bay and stay over at the luscious and beautiful hotel, I definitely did not turn it down. Here's a look at some of the things I got to enjoy!

While on the North Shore, there's a multitude of things I like to see, eat and do. Check out my other posts here, here, and here.

First stop on the North Shore before checking in- Giovanni's shrimp!

My view from my room! I kept the sliding door open all night, falling asleep to the waves and waking up to it with a bright blue sky. Breathtaking.
Poolside with a Lava Flow

Drank this all weekend

Tournament Day! Tanioka's bento to start!

Free Margaritas/Bloody Mary's, Cigars and Taco Sampler

Pedal to blend your Margarita!

Brunch before we leave :(

Manhattan Clam Chowder

Burger and Sliders. 3 different kinds of sliders- Beef, Kalua Pig and Poke. Poke was the best!!
Bye, North Shore. Had to have this one more time. Strawberry Banana Smoothie was the BEST.

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Sam Choy's BLC- Oysterfest!

I haven't been to Sam Choy's on Nimitz for quite some time, but when Dad told me about their Oysterfest, I knew we had to make an appearance! It only happens for one week, every year! Sam Choy's features 3 types of raw oysters on the half shell and a variety of different cooked/baked options. I have never had Oysters Rockefeller before, so we chose that as our appetizer to share, and then each of us ordered our own meals.

I was surprised when we walked in how calm and quiet the place was. Not like I remembered! I guess the place's popularity has definitely died down over the years.

Taste of food? Well, I thought the Oysters Rockefeller was delicious, but my parents said other places do it better. The key to baked oysters, though, is you have to eat them while they're hot!! Can't wait to try more Oysters Rockefeller in the future!

My Crab Omelette was equally as delicious as the Oysters. A light and fluffy omelette stuffed with a generous amount of crab chunks. I don't know if it completely compares to my favorite, Bogart's Crab and Avocado Omelette, but I did enjoy it!

Crab Omelette

Teriyaki Chicken

Loco Moco

Thursday, November 22, 2012

November Foodie Goodies

You know the deal. Check out some miscellaneous foodie goodies I've collected over the last month or two!

Blue Moon has some pretty good, special winter beers out. This, though, is my favorite! Tastes like the holidays in a bottle!

Sneak PEEK! Yes, this is coming to the blog very soon!!!

Forreal?! Frozen strawberries, Drumsticks, Soy Milk and Chocolate Syrup to make a one-of-a-kind smoothie.

Some of my favorite Starbucks Holiday drinks- Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate and Caramel Brulee Latté.

Every time I need to satisfy my ramen addiction...TENKAIPPIN!

Thank you Misha Hawaii! Check out her website for these Uni Earrings and much more! Follow her IG as well: mishahawaii

Yep, this is me. Shoot I did for a friend.

Sweet Home Cafe's Pumpkin Broth!

And Sweet Home's infamous, complimentary dessert

Range Practice. Pretty.

Some Halloween fun!

Kamehameha Bakery's Poi Glazed Donut!

Zaratez at KCC Farmer's Market Tues Night! Had to try Paul's Suadero!

Chef Hardy's goodies at KCC Farmer's Market Tues Night! Ahi Tartare Crunch and Onaga Fish Cake with lemon aioli sauce, arugala, and papaya seed dressing!

Your Kitchen's Mini Pork Bowl and Melting Pudding

Cafe Duck Butt's light and crispy Sweet Potato Tempura

Mom's more legit than Jamba Juice.

Tae's Teppanyaki Steak Sukiyaki with Over Easy Egg! So delicious for under $10!

Paina Café's Hawaiian Bowl with no Lomi, extra Kalua Pig and a Plantation Iced Tea

Ton Ton Ramen's Oxtail Soup with Shoyu Egg

Beautiful day on the golf course!

Test Shot! More to come soon!!

Monday, November 19, 2012

Out To Brunch!

When I think of Brunch on the weekend, I think of something light, flirty and fluttery to wear. Chiffon, light in color, and very feminine. Picked this baby up from Basique Threads a couple weeks ago, and have fallen in love. This is exactly what I was looking for! Plus, I so love the small details of the studs. Nothing too gaudy- very simple and clean. And the belt! I can't get enough of the bow detail! Works perfectly with this dress!

PS- Excuse my Dad's fingers in the pictures!