Thursday, June 16, 2011

My Prelude To Life On Oahu

HeLlOoOOo My LoVeLieS!!!

I went to *condo hunt* up on Oahu and although this trip was for *business* rather than *pleasure* I couldn't help but squeeze in eating at extremely good food spots && doing some amazing retail therapy!!!
Just a warning, this blog is *PiC* loaded so hope you enjoy my LoVeLySh adventure on Oahu.

As soon as I stepped off the plane, I was a little disappointed to be welcomed by rain!!! I thought I left all the raindrops back in Hilo... but not to worry, an umbrella was tucked away && ready to use.
 My Oahu *sister* Marissa && I had an agenda and no rain would damper on our food && retail parade (^.*)

First stop, Waikiki to visit my favorite store in the world && visit with some amazing friends (*^^*)

Take two... hehe
Fab4 - Steven, Karen, Me && Marissa

If you want more than outstanding, excellent, amazing, quality service at a Louis Vuitton Boutique please go and see Karen Phillips or Steven Choy at Waikiki!!! I can honestly say that I did not have a good impression on any Oahu Louis Vuitton Boutiques till I met these fine people.  Genuine, good hearted, && always willing to make your shopping experience fabulous!!!

Big Island Candies Cookies for us *Big Islanders* hehe
A Sweet Treat...
That's wayy toooo pretty to eat!!!

After making a few purchases we soooo needed to eat!!! Both of us were starving && it was pushing 8 oclock ish... So of course, the Cheesecake Factory was super busy && had a 45 minute wait... it's so worth the wait though!!!
I am a creature of habit so even though I thought of trying something new, I ended up with my usual...
Chicken Alfredo with Sundried Tomatoes && requested Angel Hair Pasta 
&& a Peach Belini
**The complimentary white && dark rye/wheat bread is a perfect pair with any pasta too, yummmm

We couldn't fit dessert into out tummys this time because we were just too stuffed, but I recommend getting the *Ultimate Red Velvet Cheesecake* if you have the chance, it's to die for!!! So heavenly delicious!!!

Sitting down was just too uncomfortable with our stuffedness, so we decided to make our way to the other stores we wanted to check out!!! Marissa was able to get her *YSL Arty Ring* she had wanted!!! Don't let the size fool you, this ring is very classy chic on.  It really stands out with any outift && can be dressed up or down to compliment all types of looks!!! It's definitely a statement piece that is very showstopping!!!
I love it!!!

We like to base our trips around food, so day two started off with a fairly new cafe in Korea-town called *Yougur Story* 

It's a very modern-cute cafe that offers a whole variety of delicious foods!!! I chose to get the weekend special Prime Rib Loco Moco && Marissa got the Red Velvet Waffles.

**Take notice at the red velvet croutons (^.*)
I also paired my loco with a Green Apple Italian Soda, isn't it just so pretty?!!

Another must have for me while on Oahu is Gomatei's Curry Loco Moco which is only served at their Ward Location.  It's soooo savory && to me you really can't go wrong with curry.  I love all types of curry; Japanese, Thai, Indian, I'll take them all (^.*)

The next day, Marissa introduced me to this new sushi spot a block away from Ala Moana called Sushi-San.  I must say I was impressed && their sushi was very satisfying for a more "fast-food" type restaurant!!!

Bacon Sushi
Spicy Ahi - Shrimp Tempura Sushi

I chose a right time to go up to Oahu because it is the turn of the season && a lot of new things for Pre-Fall/Fall are being displayed!!! Great for me, bad for my wallet hehe...
Might do a post on my fab purchases later, but this one I am dedicating more to yummy foods!!!

My last stop restaurant that always makes me happy is Mariposa in Neiman Marcus.  Don't let the location intimidate you, the restaurant is reasonably priced for lunch && the food is amazingly good.  I always get the Rib Eye Roast Beef Sandwich paired with porcini fries with their truffle aioli.  The aioli is one of a kind and because I'm not so much of a ketchup fan, I like using aioli types of dips for my fries!!! The rib eye is so soft (one of my fav cuts of meat) && pairs so well with the melted brie cheese!!! It's a winner for sure!!! I had this iced tea with mango && strawberry sorbet which I can't remember what it exactly was called but I highly recommend it, it's very refreshingly sweet!!! 

It's always sad to leave Oahu because the food && shopping are so wayyy better than Hilo, but I will be back there shortly && then I might be in trouble because of all the temptations hehe (^.*)

As always though, home is where my heart is && I will miss my family, furries, && dear friends so much when I do move.  Good thing is though, home is only a 45 ish minute flight away && always will be there waiting for me!!!

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I also picked up a watermelon umbrella that I feel perfectly parallels the interesting weather we have been having this summer!!!
Watermelon~summer fruit + umbrella coverage for all this rain 
= fashionably protected (^_~)v

xOxO - LoVeLySh.


Marissa said...

this was sooo much fun! i can't wait to see your shopping haul post if you make one!!!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Omg YUM!!!!!!!!! Seeing these foods is crazy good!

LoVeLySh. said...

@rainydays && lattes - yes totally yum!!! makes me hungry all the time hehe!!! thanks for stopping by && please *follow*!!!

Isabel said...

Oh my god the fooooddd... x_X I don't like red velvet cakes though.. Something about the colour just irks me..

Btw, cute umbrella!

LoVeLySh. said...

@Isabel: food pics always make me happy hehe (*^^*)!!! You should try the reeses peanut buttercup cake, heard it's their most popular!!! Thanks for stopping by, please follow && stay tuned!!! <3

*mars* said...

I can't wait to visit you when you move... HNL here I come! *^^*

C. said...

stomach totally rumbling atm :P

♥ nana ♥ said...

Aww, it all looks soooo yummy!! *__* and I love the watermellon umbrella... would be perfect for the rainy weather here <3
You have a really cute blog! ^-^

LoVeLySh. said...

@mars- yes please do :)
@c- hehe, totally has the same effect on me!! please follow && come back soon!!
@nana- thank you for the sweet comment!!! the umbrella does come in handy!!! (^.*)

Marxie ♔ said...

Lots of food. *drools* LOL
This blog post made me hungry 'cause I haven't eaten dinner yet.
I like the watermelon umbrella! :D
*runs to the fridge to grab somethin' to eat* LOL

oh wait!
If your not busy, pls visit my blog. I'm new here.
*off to the fridge now* :D

Lady Bloom's Jewels said...

the watermelon umbrella!!! I'm so happy you had a great time!