Hawaii Mom Blog

Dining

Recipes

Travel

Events

RECENT POSTS

May 26, 2019

Treat Yourself Giveaway - $25 Gift Card to The Cheesecake Factory #HMBTreatYourself


Treat yourself to cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory!


I love The Cheesecake Factory!  They offer a varied menu with huge portions, and of course the cheesecake is amazing!


Win: One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Card to The Cheesecake Factory!
  • To enter, comment on your favorite cheesecake at The Cheesecake Factory.
  • You’ll get one extra entry each if you do any of the following (be sure to leave a comment for each “entry”):
  • 1)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Bloglovin ("new" and "existing" followers eligible)
  • 2)Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email ("new" and "existing" subscribers eligible)
  • 3)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Instagram ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 4)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Twitter ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your Twitter name in your comment)
  • 5)Like Hawaii Mom Blog on Facebook ("new" and "existing" "likers" eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • The deadline for entries is May 31, 2019 12noon HST.
  • If you submitted an eligible entry and it is chosen by random.org as the winner, you will be notified via email on or about May 31, 2019 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment and be sure to check your junk/spam, etc. folders) and will have 2 days to respond.
  • Valid for US addresses only. 
  • By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Scratch Kitchen & Meatery, and Hawaii Mom Blog from any or all liability in connection with this contest.
  • By entering in this contest, you have read and agreed to Hawaii Mom Blog's Terms of Use.
    Good luck!


Thank you to the sponsor for providing the product for giveaway free of charge. Click here for my disclosure policy.
Read More

May 25, 2019

Treat Yourself Giveaway - $15 Gift Card to Krispy Kreme #HMBTreatYourself

Treat yourself to doughnuts at Krispy Kreme!


Whenever we go to Maui with the kids, a stop at Krispy Kreme is a must!


Win: One lucky winner will receive a $15 Gift Card to Krispy Kreme!
  • To enter, comment on your favorite doughnut at Krispy Kreme.
  • You’ll get one extra entry each if you do any of the following (be sure to leave a comment for each “entry”):
  • 1)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Bloglovin ("new" and "existing" followers eligible)
  • 2)Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email ("new" and "existing" subscribers eligible)
  • 3)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Instagram ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 4)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Twitter ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your Twitter name in your comment)
  • 5)Like Hawaii Mom Blog on Facebook ("new" and "existing" "likers" eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • The deadline for entries is May 30, 2019 12noon HST.
  • If you submitted an eligible entry and it is chosen by random.org as the winner, you will be notified via email on or about May 30, 2019 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment and be sure to check your junk/spam, etc. folders) and will have 2 days to respond.
  • Valid for US addresses only. 
  • By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Scratch Kitchen & Meatery, and Hawaii Mom Blog from any or all liability in connection with this contest.
  • By entering in this contest, you have read and agreed to Hawaii Mom Blog's Terms of Use.
    Good luck!


Thank you to the sponsor for providing the product for giveaway free of charge. Click here for my disclosure policy.
Read More

May 24, 2019

Treat Yourself Giveaway - $25 Dining Credit at Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar #HMBTreatYourself



Treat yourself to Italian eats at Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar!

About Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar
Everything in our Italian restaurant is handpicked for authenticity, tradition, and elegance, creating a captivating experience that transports you across the sea and into the heart of Europe. Our luxurious dining room features lush leather banquettes and dark maple accents, all complemented with fine white linen. For a more genuine Italian experience, ask for seating on our secluded patio; dining alfresco—literally “in the cool air”—is a way of life across Italy, and when in Roma...

Win: One lucky winner will receive a $25 Dining Credit at Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar!
  • To enter, comment on a menu item you'd like to try at Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar.
  • You’ll get one extra entry each if you do any of the following (be sure to leave a comment for each “entry”):
  • 1)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Bloglovin ("new" and "existing" followers eligible)
  • 2)Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email ("new" and "existing" subscribers eligible)
  • 3)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Instagram ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 4)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Twitter ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your Twitter name in your comment)
  • 5)Like Hawaii Mom Blog on Facebook ("new" and "existing" "likers" eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 6) Follow Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar on Instagram ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 7)Like Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar on Facebook ("new" and "existing" "likers" eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 8)Follow Il Lupino Trattoria & Wine Bar on Twitter ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your Twitter name in your comment)
  • The deadline for entries is May 29, 2019 11:59pm HST.
  • If you submitted an eligible entry and it is chosen by random.org as the winner, you will be notified via email on or about May 29, 2019 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment and be sure to check your junk/spam, etc. folders) and will have 2 days to respond.
  • Valid for US addresses only. 
  • By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Il Lupinio Trattoria & Wine Bar, and Hawaii Mom Blog from any or all liability in connection with this contest.
  • By entering in this contest, you have read and agreed to Hawaii Mom Blog's Terms of Use.
    Good luck!


Thank you to the sponsor for providing the product for giveaway free of charge. Click here for my disclosure policy.
Read More

Visit Auckland: The Alex Bar & Eatery


While waiting for KOOZA to start, we decided to grab lunch at The Alex Bar & Eatery in Alexandra Park.

The Alex Sports Bar & Eatery offers grab-and-go eats, as well as a menu you can order from (including a kids menu!).
Kids Mini Burger & Fries

Wedges

Steak, Ale & Chilli Bean Nachos

Pork Sausage Roll
We ordered a few Bar Snacks to share.  The Wedges were an enormous serving of potatoes topped with bacon, cheese, and sour cream.

The Nachos were a generous serving as well, topped with sour cream and tomato coriander salsa.

We could not resist ordering a few desserts from the display case!
Strawberry Slice

Brownie Slice

Caramel Slice
The Alex Bar & Eatery was an ideal stop while waiting for the show to begin (they even offered a discount with your show tickets) - great food in an air-conditioned space, restrooms, and free Wi-Fi!

The Alex Bar & Eatery
Greenlane West Road and, Manukau Rd
Greenlane, Auckland 1051, New Zealand
Read More

May 23, 2019

Hokulea at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina


For a quick breakfast, a grab-and-go-lunch, or a decadent treat, stop at Hokulea at the Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina.

From coffee to wine, or salads to sweets, Hokulea's convenient options for drinks and eats make it the perfect stop to start or end your day. 


We swung by Hokulea one morning to pick up breakfast to eat by the pool.

Breakfast Burrito

Banana Bread
Raspberry Donut
Chocolate Donut

The donuts were enormous!

It was a great way to start our day at Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina!


Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
92-1001 Olani St
Kapolei, HI 96707
Read More

Treat Yourself Giveaway - Free Korean Cheesecake from ONO2GUYS #HMBTreatYourself

Treat yourself to Korean Cheesecake at ONO2GUYS!

About ONO2GUYS
Kaneohe’s Newest Bakery.
Delicious Korean-inspired pastries, cupcakes, and more.
ONO2GUYS Korean Cheesecake is very popular (and very delish!).

Win: One lucky winner will receive a free Korean Cheesecake from ONO2GUYS!
  • To enter, comment on what other items you'd like to try ONO2GUYS!
  • You’ll get one extra entry each if you do any of the following (be sure to leave a comment for each “entry”):
  • 1)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Bloglovin ("new" and "existing" followers eligible)
  • 2)Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email ("new" and "existing" subscribers eligible)
  • 3)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Instagram ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 4)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Twitter ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your Twitter name in your comment)
  • 5)Like Hawaii Mom Blog on Facebook ("new" and "existing" "likers" eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 6) Follow ONO2GUYS on Instagram ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 7)Like ONO2GUYS on Facebook ("new" and "existing" "likers" eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • The deadline for entries is May 28, 2019 12noon HST.
  • If you submitted an eligible entry and it is chosen by random.org as the winner, you will be notified via email on or about May 28, 2019 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment and be sure to check your junk/spam, etc. folders) and will have 2 days to respond.
  • Valid for US addresses only. 
  • By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, ONO2GUYS, and Hawaii Mom Blog from any or all liability in connection with this contest.
  • By entering in this contest, you have read and agreed to Hawaii Mom Blog's Terms of Use.
    Good luck!


Thank you to the sponsor for providing the product for giveaway free of charge. Click here for my disclosure policy.
Read More

May 22, 2019

Treat Yourself Giveaway - $25 Gift Card to Cake Envy #HMBTreatYourself

Treat Yourself to cheesecake at Cake Envy!

Photo courtesy Cake Envy


About Cake Envy
My name is Amy and I am the premier cheesecake designer of the world’s most fabulous cheesecakes. Cake Envy first opened for business (as The Cheesecake Lady) in June 1997 in Rota, Spain. However, I had been baking and perfecting cheesecake recipes for two years prior. My friends and family were constantly encouraging me to sell my creations so that the rest of the world could enjoy the passion.

January 2014, I opened Cake Envy in Downtown Honolulu, HI. Cheesecake is sold by whole cheesecake. Please call us 48 hours in advance and choose from our selection of over 100 unique flavors (808) 376-9747.

I am proud to offer over 100 different varieties of world-class cheesecakes. From Spain our business moved to Monterey, CA and then to beautiful Hawaii (much to the dismay of our loyal customers!) It wasn’t long before we had a whole new set of cheesecake followers! Cake Envy cheesecakes have been enjoyed by the cast and crew of hit TV shows and movies including Fox’s North Shore and ABC’s LOST.

Not a cheesecake fan? …check out our other fabulous sweets.


Win: One lucky winner will receive a $25 Gift Card to Cake Envy!
  • To enter, comment on which flavor of cheesecake you'd get Cake Envy!
  • You’ll get one extra entry each if you do any of the following (be sure to leave a comment for each “entry”):
  • 1)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Bloglovin ("new" and "existing" followers eligible)
  • 2)Subscribe to my feed via RSS or email ("new" and "existing" subscribers eligible)
  • 3)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Instagram ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 4)Follow Hawaii Mom Blog on Twitter ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your Twitter name in your comment)
  • 5)Like Hawaii Mom Blog on Facebook ("new" and "existing" "likers" eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 6) Follow Cake Envy on Instagram ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 7)Like Cake Envy Facebook ("new" and "existing" "likers" eligible; leave your user name in your comment)
  • 8)Follow Cake Envy on Twitter ("new" and "existing" followers eligible; leave your Twitter name in your comment)
  • The deadline for entries is May 27, 2019 12noon HST.
  • If you submitted an eligible entry and it is chosen by random.org as the winner, you will be notified via email on or about May 27, 2019 (make sure your email address is in your profile or comment and be sure to check your junk/spam, etc. folders) and will have 2 days to respond.
  • Valid for US addresses only. 
  • By entering this contest, you agree to a complete release of Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Cake Envy, and Hawaii Mom Blog from any or all liability in connection with this contest.
  • By entering in this contest, you have read and agreed to Hawaii Mom Blog's Terms of Use.
    Good luck!


Thank you to the sponsor for providing the product for giveaway free of charge. Click here for my disclosure policy.
Read More
The posts published on Hawaii Mom Blog are personal experiences and opinions only. Press releases and other information from business are shared if believed they may be of interest to Hawaii Mom Blog readers. Press releases/information from businesses do not reflect personal opinions. Unless otherwise specified, products are provided by the sponsor free of charge, and no monetary compensation is received. Hawaii Mom Blog assumes no liability for any malfunction, injury, or other loss or damage, whether direct, consequential, or incidental, arising out of services, companies, or products that have been featured, reviewed, given away, advertised, or written about on Hawaii Mom Blog. Click here for the Terms of Use.