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Kauai!

Sunset on the South Shore

Kauai is paradise. The island is unlike anything on the Mainland and it offers a kind of culture that is hard to find. The Kamaaina on the island are in one word: Generous. Every day on the island we were greeted with a smile or the infamous “hang loose” signal. Coming from firsthand knowledge as a Haole, if you are willing to listen, they are always willing to share stories and occasionally, pay for your drink!

Anyone who can travel to Kauai will feel lucky to experience such a breathtaking island. From the Mauna to the Makai, Kauai is Da’Kine.  The beaches are picturesque; secret spots, local’s only locations and tourist attractions each beach has something special to offer. The South Shore provides a great spot for snorkeling and paddle boarding. The North Shore can give you the waves surfers yearn for.

The grinds are Onoliscious. From fried avocados to Macadamia nut pancakes, it brok’ da mout. Kauai also has its very own rum. The Koloa Rum Company is the first and only licensed distillery on the island. Koloa Rum uses Kauai’s tall kane to get its amazing flavor. If you find yourself on the South Shore be sure stop by the Tasting Room and Store at Kilohana Plantation. Okole Maluna!

This is just the bare minimum of what Kauai has to offer. I will give more information after I get over my jet lag. 🙂

P.S. I have been to Kauai about 5 times now and I just now learned the Hawaiian language of Pidgin. If you want to check out it out go to http://www.shakadivers.com/pidgeon.htm. I hope you enjoy Pidgin as much as I do.

Aloha nui loa. Mahalo. BUMBYE!!!

 

 

 

 

 

Palihouse: Los Angeles Weekend 9/23/2011

“A luxury long-stay property that celebrates the best of home and hospitality”

This post is a little late but I finally had time to upload the photo below and share last weekends activities. Last Friday I started the night at Trousdale, the backroom not the main club, and then headed over to Palihouse where I wrapped up the night. Actually, I take that back I started the night eating chinese food from The Palace in Los Feliz. I highly recommend the sesame chicken, but I will have to do another post about The Palace. Anyways, although I was at Palihouse only 12 hours earlier I decided to go back for the rooftop party/Silent Disco party on Saturday. As usual the Palihouse did not dissapoint. Whether drinking a cocktail on Friday night or a diet coke on a Saturday afternoon I really enjoy hanging out at the Palihouse.

Los Angeles Weekend 9/29/2011

“A SOCIAL HOUSE”

This weekend was amazing. But that’s pretty much every weekend for everyone right? If your weekends blow we’re really sorry. Maybe you can see professional help for that. Meanwhile we’ll be glad to share our amazing weekend with you and you can follow by example. You’re welcome!

While ‘A’ was tanning herself under Kauai sun, I spent a good part of the weekend in Los Angeles. One of my weekend highlights (that’s appropriate to share with a large readership) was dinner at Manhattan Beach Post. Every dish at this restaurant was delicious. Although I’m not surprised since the head chef is David LeFevre of Water Grill Downtown. Our group shared the brussel sprouts (I typically HATE brussel sprouts, seriously I am not a fan, but the brussel at MBpost are delicious) the french fries, the coscous and squash. In addition, we had some great drinks like the mojito shown in the photo below.

After MBpost we went to Venice to grab a drink at Circle Bar. Circle Bar needs to be renamed the sausage party. There were easily double the amount of guys than girls. But even then there were like only two guys we entertained talking to for more than 30 seconds. We didn’t even stay an hour at Circle Bar and left to go to The Victorian. The Victorian is best described as a bar that feels like a large house party but without the shady jungle juice and cops that bust up the party after an hour. I would definately go back there to wrap up my night.

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Photo Album

A photo taken during a recent trip to Palm Springs. xo S