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Hey friends.  I wanted to share some info with all of you.  As many of you know, I love a fun event, especially if it’s free and this event is locally based so I wanted to give you all the details.

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I’m excited to share with you that Amazon Prime Video will be making its way here to Hawaii to join the World Surf League for a special event.  This exclusive event will be offering complimentary food and beverage along with games, interactive onsite activations and other exciting prizes.  Amazon Prime Video will also be showcasing a preview of the second season of their hit show, The Grand Tour.

Here’s the details on the event:

When:  Saturday, December 9, 2017

Time:  7:00pm to 10:00pm

Where :  Turtle Bay Resort

(57-091 Kamehameha Hwy., Kahuku, HI. 96731)

*This event takes place on the island of Oahu.

The Grand Tour is ready to make waves at this year’s World Surf League with a variety of festivities on the island of Oahu.  This hit show has been touring the United States since September with a nationwide journey bringing The Grand Tour to life for local audiences around the country.  Amazon Prime Video is excited to cross the finish line in Hawaii, giving the show a surf-inspired spin for World Surf League attendees at the Turtle Bay Resort.  The Grand Tour is a hilarious new global adventure from Amazon Originals slate.

About the Prime Original Series, The Grand Tour:

Season two of the record-breaking The Grand Tour will see presenters like Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embarking on their most extensive Grand Tour ever, as they travel through more location than before and attempt to avoid further mishaps and injury along the way.  The trio will spend over 100 days across five continents, racking up more passport stamps from Croatia, Mozambique, Dubai, Spain, Switzerland, Colorado, New York and many more exotic locations around the world.

Screen the new season of The Grand Tour and get free food and drinks.  Don’t forget to take advantage of the photo booth, premium giveaways, music and more.  I’m sending all of my Oahu family to check it out. 🙂

Enjoy!

 

 

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You know, living on a small little island in the middle of the Pacific Ocean usually means that I get left out when it comes to events focused on beauty, etc.  It’s not that I’m literally left out, but the fact is that many of those events don’t happen here in the islands.  So, when they do – I make sure to attend and soak up as much information as I possibly can.  About a week ago I was invited to attend the Maui Muse (which I shared about prior to the event here). I was excited to attend and my little sister came along with me to get a little knowledge for herself.  The Maui Muse is the first event held here on Maui and was hosted by the Andaz Wailea Resort.

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The Andaz Maui at Wailea Resort was absolutely excited to launch their new series hosted on the property, dubbed Maui Muse.  This event features various artists across fashion, photography, music, beauty, wellness and much much more.  The Maui Muse series at Andaz Maui will be offering guests the opportunity to learn new crafts from some of the world’s leading experts.

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To kick off the launch, the first event was held on Tuesday, May 9th from 10am to 12pm and featured MAC Cosmetics as the Maui Muse guest.  This gave guests at the resort as well as locals a chance to learn expert tips and tricks on a natural and easy beauty makeup look that can withstand the humid Hawaii weather.  MAC Regional Makeup Artist Rebekah Higa.  This event was hosted in a private room with a gorgeous view of the ocean.  Rebekah performed a live demonstration that provided a plethora of techniques, suggested products and more to create a show stopping but “perfect for Hawaii” look.

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I am a huge believer in continued learning, no matter how much you already know – there’s always room for improvement.  Attending this event allowed me to get a personal makeup lesson without sacrificing a comfortable location or all the details.  I think it’s also very important that when learning to apply makeup – it’s geared towards the weather and location the makeup will be worn.  Many don’t realize that Hawaii weather makes makeup practically melt and great techniques and little tips and trips make a huge difference in application as well as longevity.

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As an attendee, I received a little treat bag with face charts and a few samples of the products that were used in creating the makeup look – MAC Strobe Cream, MAC Lightful C Tinted Cream SPF 30 with Radiance Booster, MAC False Lashes Extreme Black, and samples of the MAC Shadescents and Lipsticks.

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It’s always exciting and fun for me to attend these types of events because I’m reminded of the little details I tend to miss on a daily basis.  Makeup is an artform and it’s fun to watch others get creative while learning a trick or two that I may not have remembered or never learned.  I also get quite ecstatic when I get to learn about new products.  Rebekah Higa (MAC Regional Training Makeup Artist) was so fun to watch and my sister and I surely learned a lot while attending.I’m not quite sure when the next Maui Muse event will be, but I’ll be sure to share it here should I get the information to do so.  I definitely suggest checking it out and take advantage of this service that the resort offers.  Besides, where else can you go and sit with a view like this one while learning a specific craft?

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For more information you can call Andaz Maui Concierge at 808-243-4703.

Thank you Andaz Maui and Maui Muse for including me to take part in this event.  I had a blast and look forward to the next.


Disclaimer:  I was invited to this event for editorial coverage.  All opinions are my own, 100% honest & unbiased.  Not sponsored.

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I am always excited to see that new events happen here on Maui.  Today, while I know it’s last minute, I’m still totally stoked to share this with all of you.  The Andaz Wailea Resort will be hosting the M.A.C. Cosmetics First Maui Muse.

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Get all the details and reserve your complimentary spot at: 808.243.4703.

Hope to see you there!

 

 

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Living on a rock in the middle of the Pacific Ocean means that many times, we are last on the list to have any new stores or establishments open.  So, because of this – I was quite excited to see that a new store made it’s way to the islands.  BoxLunch (a pop culture gift store with a cause) will be opening its newest location today in Aiea, Hawaii on the island of Oahu, at the Pearlridge Shopping Center.

BoxLunch will celebrate their grand opening in-store on Saturday, April 1st and Sunday, April 2nd from 12pm to 4pm.  BoxLunch offers a variety of thoughtfully curated selections of the world’s most popular licensed shirts, accessories, collectibles, beauty, home goods and gifts for everyone and anyone including the most dedicated fan to the more casual pop culture enthusiast.

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What makes BoxLunch so awesome is the cause they work for.  To fulfill its civic mission of “Get Some.  Give Back”, BoxLunch will donate one meal to Feeding America for every $10 spent in-store or online.  BoxLunch is proud to support national hunger-relief efforts as well as local efforts through Feeding America’s nationwide network of food banks, including the Hawaii Foodbank, Inc. which will directly receive a percentage of the donations raised at the Pearlridge Center BoxLunch Store.  It is awesome that a store newly opened is giving back to its community – right here at home, in it’s own backyard.

“We are thrilled to open a BoxLunch in the Aiea community.  Our mission is simple, sell the best product and use our business to inspire and implement solutions to help fight the hunger crisis on both a local and national level.” – Robert Thomsen, Vice President, General Manager of Merchandising and Marketing of BoxLunch.

BoxLunch retail storefronts across the country provide a way for the general public to be exposed to hunger relief and offer a means for their customers to easily give back through their purchases.  The support has translated into more than two million meals donated to provide hope to families facing hunger in the United States.

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I’m excited to stop in and check out the store the next time I’m on island.  Sadly, I’m not located on Oahu, I’m on Maui – so I’ll need to wait till my next visit before checking it out.  If you are  on Oahu, I highly suggest stopping by Pearlridge Shopping Center and visiting the BoxLunch store.  Whether you are a beauty lover or someone who loves anything fun, I’m sure you’ll find a plethora of products here for the pop culture obsesses to anyone who just loves to shop.

Location Address:

Pearlridge Center

98-1005 Moanalua Road

Aiea, HI 96701

For more information or to learn about BoxLunch visit: http://www.BoxLunch.com

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I’m excited to share with all of you and announce that Free People’s Third Annual Worldwide FP Lets Move Tour is coming to Hawaii.  FP Lets Move will be descending upon 7 cities worldwide where, under the guidance of famed instructors and chefs, they’ll be marrying the art of movement, wellness and achieving inner beauty.  The tour will be stopping in Honolulu (Hawaii), New York, Los Angeles, Miami, Denver, Philadelphia and London!  All the details for the event are listed below.

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Location: Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club – 412 Lewers Street Honolulu, Hawaii 96815

About: In partnership with our friends at The Chalkboard Mag, join us for our annual worldwide movement and wellness tour as we reset intentions in the New Year!

Date: January 14th 10AM-12PM
Time:

10:00AM-11:00AM: Mat pilates led by instructor Chelsea Peck

11:00AM-12:00PM: Haku Lei making with Meleana Estes

RSVP: via Facebook + email name + plus 1 to kpatouhas@freepeople.com


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Meet the masters as they make their way to the tropical islands of Hawaii.  This glam event is open and ready for you to sign up to attend, but spaces are limited so be sure to check it out and sign up now while you still can.  Mane University heads to Hawaii this year for the Beauty Retreat and they are bringing some of the best masters in the business.

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Mane University will be in Hawaii with celebrity makeup artist Mario Dedivanovic and celebrity hairstylist Jen Atkin.  Be sure to head on over to the site for more details and to sign up.  This is an event you don’t want to miss and I’ll be there too so come and stop by to say hi.

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I have always loved dressing up and look forward to events so I was very excited to be invited to attend the Royal Order of King Kamehameha 150th Year Jubilee Ball.  This beautiful event is held every so many years but this year, being the 150th Anniversary made for a huge event.  The event took place at the beautiful Grand Wailea Resort in the Haleakala Ballroom and Garden on Saturday, April 9, 2016.  My husband and I were quite excited and while it was last minute that we were invited to go, we were able to pull together our attire in time for the event.

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The color for the event this year was red, so I chose to go with a red dress.  I always love the way I look in red so it was an easy choice.  Finding a dress for my plus sized self was not an easy task however, but I’m glad I found a beautiful dress last minute and it fit perfectly.  The affair was a formal event which meant suit and tie for gentlemen and gown for ladies were required. Everyone was dressed up fancy and beautiful.

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There was dinner and entertainment.  For dinner we were served a sit down 5 course dinner which consisted of a fusion of Hawaiian and local cuisine.  My husband and I really enjoyed the food and entertainment was wonderful as well.

 

Above is a video with my snapchat timeline from that evening. I was so busy having a grand time and enjoying the night that I didn’t have a chance to vlog or to take a lot of photos, but I tried to snap as much as possible.  I did take photos of each course we enjoyed for dinner.  Our 5 courses included the following:

Course 1 – Amuse Bouche, Ahi Poisson Cru with fresh Cilantro, Coconut Milk and Moloka’i Pa’akai.
Course 2 – Pohole Salad with housemade pipikaula, maui onion, dried shrimp, pea shoots and haiku tomato with Rolls and Lilikoi (passion fruit) butter
Course 3 – Roast Pork wrapped and baked in Ti- Leaf, served over ‘Uala (sweet potato), Lu’au, Inamona and Chicharron. Served with white rice family style
Course 4 – Lilikoi Haupia Brown Butter Cake with Haupia, Kula Strawberries and Chantilly
Course 5 – Friandise, Chocolate Truffles and Tea or Coffee

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Of course, since we were in an ambient setting and the lighting was not the greatest, photos were not as clear as I would have liked… but I wanted to share this wonderful evening with all of you.  I had a great time and it was such a special event.  There are few events like this here on Maui so it was so nice to be able to attend.

I literally felt like I was going to prom.  Everyone was dressed up and looked wonderful.  It’s interesting because it literally was the adult version of a prom, but with a full service bar and adult conversations.  I love that as we get older, the uncomfortable feeling we get around our peers tends to dwindle – which is quite different from how it was as we were teens.  The event was beautiful, food a wonderful delight and I enjoyed every minute of it.  It was a wonderful way to finish our week of celebrations for my husband and I for our wedding anniversary.  15 years married and a wonderful ball – I say it was a grand time.

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Disclaimer:  It goes to say that none of this was sponsored and everything was paid out of pocket.

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I have been waiting for this day to come for over a year now and I am truly excited to finally say that Maui welcomes T.J. Maxx and today they were celebrating their Grand Opening.  Despite the warnings of funky weather and storms due to Guillermo,  many made it out early this morning to experience the doors opening on this big day.  I received confirmation that many stood in line from 6am as the doors opened at 8am and many experienced the opening festivities that went off without a hitch.  I arrived just after 8am and while the line was wrapped half way around the building, it moved quickly and I was able to get into the building within a minute of standing in line.

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As I neared the entrance with my girlfriend Jamie, we were greeted politely and sweetly by many employees of the new T.J. Maxx as well as Corporate Representatives.  I’ll be honest, I have been to Grand Openings of stores before and it was awesome to see smiling faces on employees that looked genuinely happy to be working for the company.  While walking around – I overheard several of the workers exclaim that they were excited to be working for a company that had already proved to be beneficial.

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I was a bit bummed to have missed out on the opening festivities, but nonetheless, I was just happy to be a part of this launch day.  Walking around the store was a bit hectic as is any store when it is newly opened, especially when you live on an island that really doesn’t have too many stores like such.  But, considering I have shopped like a mad woman on days like Black Friday – it was busy but it really wasn’t as bad as it could have been.  It was nice to see a variety of products and selections available and I immediately set my eyes on the handbag section which I’ll be back to visit later.  The displays were placed appropriately and I loved seeing how neat and organized it all was on the inside.  I’ll be honest, I loath shopping at another discount store because of the disorganized mess, so I am hoping T.J. Maxx will hold on to their reputation by keeping it in order as it was today.

Despite the craziness and the large crowds, employees still managed to keep a smile on their face and I stopped to ask several questions and received knowledgeable responses, friendly smiles and accommodation which was a breathe of fresh air.

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It’s nice to know that there is much more option on the island for shopping and I wish T.J. Maxx would have opened a month earlier to accommodate for school shopping, but I’m glad it is open today.  Filled with various name brands at discounted prices, I found everything from housewares to cosmetics (and everything in between) and I look forward to visiting the store again in the future to really take the time to check it out.  It’s nice to know that some of the higher end brands that I love (like hair care) can be purchased at a discount here.

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The little showers that we experienced this morning certainly didn’t rain on anyone’s parade and shoppers were excited to see what the store offered.  I love the personal “Hawaii” touches I seen through out the store and while I didn’t purchase anything today – I know I’ll be back soon.

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