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Jul 13, 2011

Word-Free Wednesday

Well, sorta word-free, if you don’t count the captions. I really, really haven’t had time to blog lately, as you can tell by the lack of posts in the last few months. So I guess I’ll sneak in a few photos from Hawaii that I never got around to sharing. At least they’re summer-y (and not dated) and feel appropriate for the time of year… lol. Till next time!

all smiles at Waiola's, the best shave ice ever! even Hawaii's finest say so.

technicolor dream cone

airport-close, a must stop just off the jet from HNL

mmm... poke!

amazing plate lunches, awesome service, and killer poke and roast pork

now that's take-out

food truckin' before it was hip to do so... shrimp at Giovanni's

made to order poke at Ono Seafood

POG (pineapple orange guava juice) and onolicious mac nut pancakes at Boots & Kimo's

the board room

the office


a little scuba fun

Leonard's famous malasadas

hole in the wall morning grinds at Harry's Cafe and the homemade corned beef loco moco


Side Street Inn's fried pork chop

and kimchi fried rice

lapping up Lappert's ice cream

peace out!

hawaiian style

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May 17, 2011

I really had my sights set on visiting Beirut, Lebanon this year (for the week proceeding Easter), and up until a few weeks before I was still checking flights and crossing my fingers that it would be possible. However, with unrest at an all time high, it was probably best to curb my wanderlust for the Middle East and keep things somewhat local and simple. No shawarma, kibbi, or shish tawook I told myself. With international flights anywhere prohibitively expensive this late in the game, I settled on an old standby. Oahu. No stress, worries or planning. Just warm sand, sunny beaches, and lazy days. And of course, ono kine grinds. I’m so there.

I originally planned to do a short entry on the trip, but ended up with way too many photos of the hotel we stayed at, the Waikiki EDITION, so I’ll show you those first. A collaboration between hotelier Ian Schrager and Marriott, the EDITION hotels are the mega chain’s first entry into the luxury boutique market. Opened in late 2010, the Waikiki EDITION features a beautiful palette of crisp whites and soft-toned woods, with lush greenery and subtle pops of color throughout. As far as I know, it’s is the only contemporary boutique hotel option on the island, and it does a great job of filling the void. Enjoy the photos!

modern island chic, interpreted.

this shelf wall rotates in the late afternoon to reveal a hidden lounge and bar, how cool is that?


lobby bar

the edition shop




The Waikiki EDITION
1775 Ala Moana Boulevard
Honolulu, HI, USA 96815
(808) 943-5800