Happy 90th Birthday to the Royal Hawaiian, a Classic Beauty

Happy 90th Birthday to the Royal Hawaiian, to a true classic beauty! The iconic Waikiki luxury resort turns 90 this year, and she is still a stand-out in the crowd.       Be Treated Like A Star Hotel Grounds It’s big enough, 10 acres, to roam gardens, pools, bars and lounges. I love grand, […]

The Sake Shop Has Godzilla Sized Selection

Honolulu has a lot of hidden treasures, and The Sake Shop is one of them. I admit, when I visit Honolulu, I eat sashimi and I drink sake. I just associate a good sake selection with Honolulu Japanese restaurants. The Sake Shop (on South King Street) is Hawaii’s first retail shop devoted to sake. They’ve […]

Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii – City of Brides – Photo Album

Oahu is a City of Brides I’ve been lucky to have lived in several beautiful places. Oahu is one of them. During my college days, I spent a year in Oahu. Oahu is still a place that I love, and visit often. And every time I go, I always come across a new bride and her […]

Swimming on the Edge: Sheraton Waikiki Hotel

The Sheraton Waikiki is right on one of the most popular portions of Waikiki Beach. It’s lively and picturesque. It’s also energetic and young, or young at heart! Sometimes I like to aclimatize into Hawaii from the mainland. That usually means one or two days enjoying the amenities of Waikiki and easing into life on […]

House Without A Key – True Classic Hawaiian Elegance

No matter your budget, one evening in Waikiki should be enjoyed at House Without A Key. It is unencumbered, peaceful, delicious and simple Hawaiian elegance. Waikiki can be a concrete jungle. It can be super crowded, and overwhelming. Sometimes it can be anywhere else in the world. If you want to capture a little bit […]

Waikiki, Oahu, Hawaii – My Favourite Things – Photo Album

Oahu is Still a Place I Love, and Visit Often I’ve been lucky to have lived in several beautiful places. Oahu is one of them. During my college days, I spent a year in Oahu. Those days were salad days, long on time and short on money, and to this day, one of the best […]

Okonomiyaki Chibo, Waikiki – Quality Okonomiyaki

It’s been a while since I’ve visited an okonomiyaki restaurant. They are hard to find outside Japan, certainly hard to find in Vancouver! Japanese comfort food, casual and tasty. Luckily for Waikiki, there’s a great place for the okonomiyaki experience at Chibo Restaurant. [youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_q2GKSSBUFc&w=560&h=315]