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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 […]
This month’s featured photographer at the Canon Photo Gallery is Robyn Ocepek. Her exhibit is titled “Generations Life’s Celebration.” Please be sure to check out her beautiful images. The Canon Photo Gallery offers a gorgeous space to showcase various local photographers including professionals, amateurs, school and organizations. Admission is free to the general public. Robyn Ocepek’s exhibit will be available to see between now and Friday, January 30, 2015. Canon U. S. A., Inc. Hawaii Office Ward Plaza,210 Ward Ave, Suite200 Phone 808-522-5930 M-F 9:00AM-5:00PM
By Sascha Koki Happy New Year!! Say “fukubukuro!” to just about any other American and they’ll look at you with only confusion. Say “fukubukuro!” to just about anyone in Hawaii, however, and you’ll see every deal-seeker’s eyes go wide with excitement over those lucky bags you can only find on New Year’s Day. Even more exciting, fukubukuro shopping is almost as big a deal in Hawaii as it is in Japan and just about every luxury, lifestyle and local brand participates in this New Year’s Day shopping extravaganza—I mean, really, you can’t go wrong with buying a mystery bag full of brand favorites at a fraction of the […]
By Sascha Koki Merry Christmas! Christmas Day is celebrated differently with every family but for those with children, opening presents in special Christmas pajamas is something of a tradition in American families. I have fond childhood memories (and embarrassing home videos) in my favorite Christmas Day PJs, prancing about and opening presents in grand fashion. Christmas Day jammies have become increasingly popular and can be found in all shapes, prints and styles for the whole family, including your pet! Below, a few inspirations in case you want to get in the holiday spirit in true American fashion. Little Me ‘Santa’ Velour Footie PJ, Nordstrom Men’s Pajama Set in Almond/Downhill […]