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January 22, 2019

Ohana Sunday Events at Consolidated Kapolei 16, Koʻolau and Koko Marina

Consolidated Theatres is celebrating endless family fun across Oahu with upcoming special Ohana Sunday events to kick-off the highly anticipated release of films such as: The Kid Who Would Be King, How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World and Dumbo

From January through March, Consolidated Theatres’ Ohana Sunday events will be held on the last Sunday of each month beginning at noon to 3 p.m. and will commence simultaneously at the Theatre’s Kapolei 16, Koʻolau and Koko Marina locations. 

Consolidated Theatres’ Ohana Sunday schedule will consist of the following: 

The Kid Who Would Be King 
Sunday, January 27 from noon to 3 p.m.
Old-school magic meets the modern world in The Kid Who Would Be King 
when protagonist, Alex Elliot, discovers King Arthur’s mythical sword, Excalibur. See if you have what it takes to be a knight of the new round table with heroic storybook characters and movie-inspired balloon crowns and swords, fit for any king or queen!

How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World
Sunday, February 24 from noon to 3 p.m. 
What began as an unlikely friendship between an adolescent Viking and a fearsome dragon, Hiccup and Toothless must now set on a new journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myths. Test your bravery this February with enchanted dragon tattoos and real-life Viking characters fierce enough to make you shake in your boots!  

Sunday, March 31 from noon to 3 p.m. 
A young elephant with oversized ears and the ability to fly soon finds there’s more to the glitz and glam of the three-ring circus. Soar to new heights this March with jaw-dropping circus-style performers and balloon animals shaped in the magical creature of your choice! 

WHEN/ WHERE: Ohana Sunday events will be held on the last Sunday of each month from January to March, beginning at noon to 3 p.m. These events will commence simultaneously at Consolidated Theatre’s Kapolei 16, Koʻolau and Koko Marina locations. 
  • The Kid Who Would Be King ~ Sunday, January 27 from noon to 3 p.m.
  • How to Train Your Dragon: Hidden World ~ Sunday, February 24 from noon to 3 p.m. 
  • Dumbo ~ Sunday, March 31 from noon to 3 p.m. 
TICKET INFO: Ongoing ticket prices at these locations will be $8.50 for all ages and all movies, with endless popcorn offered for $6. Furthering an enhanced family experience, moviegoers can enjoy $2 hot dog deals as well as a $10 Ohana Snack Pack with endless popcorn, two medium drinks and a Nestle candy. 

For more information about Consolidated Theatres and to purchase tickets for these screenings, visit www.consolidatedtheatres.com
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Roy's Waikiki

I remember the first time I tried Roy's Misoyaki Butterfish.  It was at Roy's Waikiki over 4 years ago.  I just had a small bite, but it was enough to make it a favorite dish of mine, and it's the only thing I will now order whenever I go to any Roy's location.

So of course, there was no doubt about what I would eat for dinner on a recent visit to Roy's Waikiki.

Misoyaki Butterfish
The Misoyaki Butterfish was absolutely amazing.  I ordered the small portion, but I was wishing I ordered the regular size portion, even though I was quite full.  That's how good it is!

Everything my husband and I indulged in that evening was just fantastic.

Kampachi Crudo
Roy's Beachwalk Canoe Appetizer for Two: Szechuan Baby Back Ribs, Shrimp Sticks, Crispy Mini Crab Cakes, Chinatown Chicken Spring Rolls & Spicy Tuna Roll

Macadamia Nut Crusted Mahi
The Canoe Appetizer was a meal in itself, and it was a great way to try out different starters.  They were all very good, but my fave was the ribs.

Even though I was stuffed, I still ordered two (yes two!) desserts (of course I shared!). 
Roy's Warm Big Island Pineapple Upside Down Cake

Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Bar
The Pineapple Upside Down Cake has always been a fave of mine, but the Peanut Butter Chocolate Crunch Bar is my new fave!  I just love the combination of PB + Chocolate, and this dessert was absolutely divine. 

Service was excellent, and so was the food.

Roy's Waikiki never disappoints!

Roy's Waikiki
226 Lewers St,
Honolulu, HI 96815
(808) 923-7697
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Maui Momcation: Breakfast at Kea Lani Restaurant

Breakfast - it's my favorite meal of the day.

So naturally, I was excited that during our girls getaway / momcation at the beautiful Fairmont Kea Lani, we would spend the morning at a lovely, leisurely (and quiet!) breakfast at Kea Lani Restaurant.

No worrying about drink spills or fights over crayons.  The only thing I had to worry about was whether I wanted to indulge in the bountiful Kea Lani Breakfast Buffet, which includes a variety of pastries, cereals, fruits, hot entrees, salads, and even an omelet station, or order from the a la carte menu.

The menu's local-style favorites won me over.  
Wailea Avocado Toast - Honey Wheat-Berry Toast, Avocado, Pickled Onions, Poached Egg
Pipikaula Hash - Hawaiian Cured Beef Hash, Kula Onion, Red Potato, Two Poached Eggs, Toast

Portuguese Sweet Bread French Toast - Lilikoi Syrup
The last time I stayed at the Fairmont Kea Lani and dined at Kea Lani Restaurant for breakfast, I tried the Fried Chicken and Cheddar Bacon Waffles (amazing!), as well as the Maui Moco (very popular!).  Both items are still on the menu, but this time I decided to try something new - the Pipikaula Hash.  Tender chunks of potatoes were combined with beef and onions, and seasoned perfectly to create a very tasty dish.  Two poached eggs topped the hash, and it was everything I'm fond of when it comes to breakfast - savory, hearty, comforting.  

If you prefer something a bit lighter (and trendier!), order the highly instagrammable Wailea Avocado Toast.  

And if you favor sweets for breakfast, the Portuguese Sweet Bread French Toast has just enough sweetness that you don't even need any syrup.  
Keola and Mana Juices
Kea Lani Restaurant offers an assortment of beverages during breakfast.  In addition to fruit juices, coffees, and teas, you can choose from a selection of smoothies, cocktails, and "just juices," which are juice blends made from fresh fruits and veggies.

We decided to enjoy some "just juice."  I ordered the Keola ("life"), which consisted of pineapple, kale, ginger, coconut, water, and mint.  I first tried this juice during my last visit, and I enjoyed it so much, that I knew I wanted to drink it again.  It's slightly tart, but very refreshing. 

The beautiful, deep red Mana ("strength") juice was made from beet, tomato, carrot, cucumber, apple, celery, and lemon.

The open-air setting, friendly service, and plentiful options - sweet savory, light or filling, make Kea Lani Restaurant the ideal place to begin your day.

Kea Lani Restaurant
Fairmont Kea Lani
4100 Wailea Alanui Drive
Wailea  96753

Mahalo to the Fairmont Kea Lani for hosting our breakfast.  Gratuity was paid on our own.
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January 21, 2019

Love is in the Air at SKY and Top of Waikiki

Love is in the air this Valentine’s Day with romantic specials available at SKY Waikiki and Top of Waikiki only on February 14, 2019. Share a beautiful evening on SKY Waikiki’s rooftop deck while you and your beloved indulge in a Seafood Platter for two with shrimp cocktail, snow crab leg, Kushi oysters, and poached Kona cold half lobster served with rocoto cocktail sauce for only $50. Top it off with Lehua’s Love Potion ($14) made with London dry gin, Plantation 3-star rum, lime juice, orgeat, pineapple juice, Peychaud's bitters, and mint.

Everything is more romantic when you’re slowly revolving over Waikiki! Relish in Top of Waikiki’s $95 four-course prix fixe menu featuring salmon edamame avocado toast, koji-marinated butterfish, roasted beef tenderloin with game sauce, and a strawberry shortcake for dessert. Plus, toast to your love with a featured Valentine’s Day champagne by the glass: Moet or Chandon Rosé ($15).

For details and reservations, visit skywaikiki.com or topofwaikiki.com
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Honolulu Cookie Company Celebrates the Year of the Pig

A joyous and relaxing Year of the Pig can be expected for 2019, according to predictions. Joy is definitely something that Honolulu Cookie Company brings to any table with its delicious pineapple-shaped premium shortbread cookies in flavors inspired by Hawai‘i.

For Lunar New Year 2019, Honolulu Cookie Company has created a cheerful design to usher in the Year of the Pig. The bright backdrop for the auspicious golden pig is red, a celebratory, positive-omen-invoking color in many Asian cultures. The pig is surrounded by many of its lunar zodiac contemporaries.

The 2019 Year of the Pig Gift Box contains 16 cookies in six flavors including butter macadamia, guava, pineapple macadamia, chocolate dipped macadamia, dark chocolate Kona coffee and white chocolate coconut.

It is said that people born in the Year of the Pig (1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983, 1995, 2007, 2019) are robust, independent, well-reasoned and considerate, happy and responsible.

Find the exclusive packaging for your Lunar New Year celebrations and gifting only at the following Honolulu Cookie Company locations: Ala Moana Center (Makai Market Food Court); Royal Hawaiian Center; Hilton Hawaiian Village and the International Market Place in Waikiki — in Las Vegas in the Grand Canal Shoppes at The Venetian | The Palazzo and The LINQ Promenade, as well as online at honolulucookie.com.
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Visit Tokyo: Hakuhinkan Toy Park

While in Ginza we took the kiddos to Hakuhinkan Toy Park.

Five floors are filled with all sorts of toys and games!

What's quite neat about this toy store is that there is a super fun model car race track.  For just 200 yen, kids (or adults) can race cars via remote control for five minutes.
Whether you're looking for a collector's item, a fun gift, or simply some time to kill while exploring the busy streets of Ginza, visit Hakuhinkan Toy Park!

Hakuhinkan Toy Park
8 Chome-8-11 Ginza
Chūō, Tokyo 104-0061, Japan
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Blaze and the Monster Machines: Robot Riders DVD Giveaway

Blaze is racing onto his eighth DVD, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Robot Riders, available February 5, 2019. Fans can join Blaze and his Monster Machine friends on four adrenaline-pumping adventures as they transform into robots to save Axle City, rescue T-rex babies, race through wormholes and more! Produced by Nickelodeon Home Entertainment and distributed by Paramount Home Media Distribution, Blaze and the Monster Machines: Robot Riders will be available on DVD February 5, 2019 for the suggested retail price of $10.99.
Blaze and the Monster Machines: Robot Riders episode descriptions:

  • Robots to the Rescue - When three emergencies turn out to be too much for one truck alone, Blaze and his friends transform into super strong robots to save Axle City.
  • T-Rex Trouble - Blaze and Zeg discover three lost baby Tyrannosauruses in Dinosaur Valley and must work together to get them home safely.
  • Meatball Mayhem - After Crusher accidentally knocks a bottle of "grow spice" onto a meatball, it grows to an enormous size and rolls away. Now it's up to Blaze and Pickle to stop the meatball before it wrecks the entire town.
  • Robots in Space - When Space Commander Megan (K. Megan McArthur) is marooned on Pluto, Blaze and his monster truck friends transform into robot heroes and race through wormholes, shoot past ice volcanoes, and blast straight through an asteroid field to bring their new friend back home.

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