Four Seasons Resort Lanai Unveils Lanai Gingerbread City Today

Posted: December 10th, 2011 | Comments Off

Gingerbread village at Koele 

I normally provide my own commentary about events, but since the folks at Four Seasons Resort Lanai have done such a great job describing their gingerbread city, I thought I’d share the press release directly from them.

Four Seasons Resort Lana’i, The Lodge at Koele is sharing sweet tidings with the creation of the Lana’i Gingerbread City. Inspired by Lana’i City’s charming plantation-style architecture, Executive Pastry Chef read the full article »

Aloha Friday Photo: Hawaiian Sandman

Posted: December 9th, 2011 | Comments Off

Though some of us may have been making snowmen on the mainland, Oahu photographer Lysandra made this cute sandman. With winter approaching, wouldn’t we all want to trade the snow for warm Hawaiian sand?

Mahalo to Lysandra of Lysandra Cook Photography for sharing her photo with us!

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Waikiki & Honolulu 2011/2012 New Year’s Eve Fireworks, Dinners & Events

Posted: December 8th, 2011 | Comments Off

Waikiki Fireworks from Hilton Hawaiian Village

Waikiki and Honolulu will be an exciting places to celebrate New Year’s Eve this year with fireworks, fine dining  and dancing! Tropical weather and being near the surf, sand and palm trees will only enhance your celebration. What a great place to bid a fond farewell to 2011 and welcome in 2012 with aloha!

After many hours of emails, phone calls and searches, I’ve  compiled...
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Hot Hawaii Lava News

Posted: December 7th, 2011 | Comments Off

Hawaii lava flowing downhill

Once again lava is rapidly flowing down the pali (hill) towards the Kalapana area on Hawaii’s Big Island. Lava hasn’t reached the ocean yet, but it appears to be well on its way!

I have seen lava flowing down the pali at night in 2008 and it is an incredible sight. It’s like something you might see out of a blockbuster movie, but it’s absolutely real. Hearing that the lava is flowing like this once again makes me want...
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Waikiki Christmas 2011– Special Holiday Dining & Events

Posted: December 6th, 2011 | Comments Off

Hawaiian Christmas Tree

Waikiki will be all aglow with holiday festivities this year. I’ve compiled this list of special Christmas Eve and Christmas Day brunches, dinners and buffets. Along with all the delicious dining, you’ll also find a great list of Christmas displays and entertainment across Waikiki, Honolulu and Oahu.

Before, we dive into our list of things to do and where to go, I want to share a few points of advice...
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Grand Gingerbread Village On Display In Waikiki

Posted: December 6th, 2011 | Comments Off

An amazing gingerbread village is on display at Waikiki’s Sheraton Princess Kaiulani. It’s so dreamy and beautiful, I’d like to move into this village. Wouldn’t you?

Sheraton Princess Kaiulani’s Chef Bauer, Pantry Chef Amie Tungpalan, Executive Sous Chef John Hightower and the Engineering Department estimate that they spent over 750 hours designing, constructing and setting up the final art piece.  The village stands over 14 feet high and over 24 feet wide. It’s constructed with 225 gallons of icing, 140 pounds of dark chocolate, 50 pounds of white chocolate,...
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Live WebCast of 70th Anniversary of Pearl Harbor Event

Posted: December 5th, 2011 | Comments Off

USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) pulls past the USS Arizona Memorial and Battleship Missouri Memorial as she enters Pearl Harbor for a liberty stop. (Jan. 31, 2003; U.S. Navy Photo by Photographer's Mate 2nd Class Carol Warden – RELEASED)

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor, the Battleship Missouri Memorial will proudly host a mass band performance featuring more than 650 performers from a dozen high school, college and community bands jointly performing patriotic favorites, all under the direction of Pearl Harbor survivor...
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Chef Hunter Cooks Up A Battle in Kauai (Plus Exclusive Interview With the Show Host!)

Posted: December 1st, 2011 | Comments Off

Merriman's Fish House

Hawaii’s renowned chef Peter Merriman has opened a relatively new restaurant in the Poipu area of Kauai and is in need of an Executive Chef. So, Merriman teamed up with the Food Network’s Carrie McCully of the new docu-reality series, Chef Hunter, to find his chef.

Starting tonight, you can...
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What Time is Sunset in Waikiki?

Posted: November 30th, 2011 | Comments Off
Clock in Waikiki

Waikiki Clock

One of the first things we do when we're planning a Waikiki vacation is to check sunset times. Whether it's planning a memorable sunset picnic or having a tropical sunset drink in Waikiki, it's important to know when sunset is.

This handy dandy link will help you find Waikiki/Honolulu sunset times. When you open the link, it displays sunset time for immediate dates, but you can use the drop down menus at the top to...
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Finding a Sunny Place of Refuge on Hawaii’s Big Island

Posted: November 29th, 2011 | Comments Off

Place of Refuge

“We need to go to the Place of Refuge today.” That was the thought that woke me on the first full day of our recent Big Island visit.

We’ve been to Puuhonau o Honaunau National Historical Park, commonly known as the Place of Refuge, on two other trips and we didn’t have plans to return on this visit, but for some reason, we were drawn back to Puuhonau o Honaunau. Oh, I’m so glad we were as we enjoyed a sunny, peaceful...
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