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. 🙂






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:

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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