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By Sascha Koki Valentine’s Day is right around the corner. In Japan this is a day when women give men chocolates and gifts but in America, gifts are exchanged and the day is filled with couples enjoying romantic dates, an abundance of roses and fancy dinners. There’s a formula that’s usually followed in both America and in Japan but it doesn’t mean that’s the only way to express your love. This year is your chance to try something new by turning your home or hotel room into a luxurious spa for two. From mood-setting diffusers to aromatic soy candles that double as massage oils and chocolate shaped soaps that work […]
Full Name: Elaina Olson Company: The Bar Method Honolulu Title: Owner When I first met Elaina Olson, owner of The Bar Method Honolulu, “A real glamazon!” is the first thought that came to mind. With legs that go for miles, gorgeous smile and killer body—she was every bit The Bar Method poster child. Though there are barré classes aplenty (a combination of ballet barré and physical therapy), The Bar Method and it’s uniquely formulated routine has finally come to Hawaii about two weeks ago with its first studio in Honolulu. And what does it have to do with fashion? If you haven’t hear by now, fashion […]
By Sascha Koki Recently, I’ve become obsessed with the beach. I shouldn’t really say it’s a recent thing but an excuse to go to the beach is never far from my mind these days. From dipping my toes in to the water after an afternoon stroll around the beach park to shopping for fins in order to fulfill my fixation with a workout in à la sea, it’s safe to say, I’m looking to have my cake and eat it, too. And why shouldn’t I, or you for that matter when we’re in beautiful Hawaii? There are the beach workout classes aplenty in Waikiki, but there are also ample […]
By Sascha I’ll let you in on a secret: I don’t go to the gym, on a jog or to any of my fitness classes without some makeup. Full coverage foundation is never a good idea because it will clog your pore, and having to discreetly wipe off running eyeliner and mascara mid-yoga pose is never Zen. But fear not, there is a way to look natural without going completely au naturel. While there are make women who look amazing without makeup in public, I completely understand the need to have a little something on. Depending on my activity level, I’ll go for a swipe of waterproof brow gel, waterproof […]
While the rest of America is experiencing winter at it’s finest (and coldest), celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern will titillate those with wanderlust in a culinary journey through Hawaii, making a stop at Kona Abalone on the way. The widely-recognized Travel Channel show Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern invites the audience to understand the relationships we have with foods as wide ranging as traditional ethnic foods, modern dishes born and bred by American innovation and the foods of the immigrant experience in our country. Andrew Zimmern is a two-time James Beard Award-winning TV personality, chef, food writer and teacher. Bizarre Foods with Andrew Zimmern “Hawaii’s Big Island: Eyeballs and Abalone” featuring Kona […]
By Sascha Koki In America, the number one New Year’s resolution is to get fit/exercise more. And after months of feasting, holiday shopping, holiday cookies and hot chocolates, who could blame us? Even if we’re not as bundled up here in Hawaii as they are on the mainland, we still know better than to wear tight clothes when going to a holiday potluck. To make matters worse, it’s not until after New Year’s Day that people really get a good look at their self and collectively sighs an “uh-oh…” under their breath. Around this time of the year, Hawaii’s yoga studios, gyms and even parks seem a little busier that […]