Archive from October, 2012
14 Oct
2012

My Oahu and Honolulu City Guide for Design Sponge

I wrote a new Oahu and Honolulu City Guide as a guest post for Design Sponge a few months ago. Life has been busy so I kind of forgot to write about writing it! The guide lists about 75 of my favorite shops, restaurants and things to do on Oahu. I split it into three areas – Honolulu (beyond Waikiki), the North Shore (Haleiwa) and Kailua (windward Oahu) and created a Google map to go along with it.

See the full guide on Design Sponge.
See the Oahu City Guide Google Map.

I hope fellow bloggers find it helpful as they plan to visit Oahu. And as I said in the post, I’ll probably still feel like a visitor years from now! I guess I should head over to see if anyone has left new recommendations in the comments. Speaking of comments, the format of the post is a little confusing because they left the comments up from a previous Hawaii city guide even though mine is completely new and only for Oahu. (Just skip down to June 2012 for the real comments.)

Here’s a peek at one of my favorite stores I listed in the guide – Pacific Home. I want that chair!

10 Things Loved in September

Good times in Hawaii. Here are 10 things that made me happy in September:

  1. Playing in Waikiki.
  2. More family visited. They stayed in town so it was fun to go out and be tourists. We went to the Okinawan Festival – this bonzai exhibit was great.
  3. Getting my iPhone 5!
  4. Exploring at Kaena Point – always a fun time.
  5. Whole Ox Deli – ahhhh-mazing breakfast. I die. No need for Portland anymore.
  6. Madre Chocolate – it’s good.
  7. Fresh lilikoi.
  8. Shirokiya – we go there quite a lot to grab ramen or whatever looks tasty. Reminds me of being in Japan. Which brings me to happiness about planning our upcoming Japan and Korea vacation.
  9. Starting to run again. Why am I so slow?! But the views are worth it – this spot was a treat!
  10. SUPing at flat island and to the Mokuluas.