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Dîner en Blanc Honolulu 2015: An All-White Affair At Ko Olina

Last year I wrote:

Imagine a party where you have to bring your own silverware, table, and linens. Imagine a party where everyone is dressed from head to toe in white. Imagine a party where you have no idea where you will be dining. That, my friends, is the epicurean phenomenon known as Dîner en Blanc. Launched 25 years ago by François Pasquier, Dîner en Blanc is known for holding some of the most exclusive parties in the most prestigious locations throughout Paris. One Hawaii resident worked hard to bring the party to Honolulu, all because she could not make an official Dîner en Blanc party in Paris that she was invited to. How lucky for us.

And then we did it all over again this year.

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Travel

Must Try Oysters From Miyajima Island

After checking out Itsukushima Shrine, we decided to walk around the streets of Miyajima Island. The plan was to take the lift to the top of Mount Misen.

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Japan Travel

Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island

As you travel through Japan, you will undoubtedly notice the many torii, or religious shrines. However, there is no torii more dramatic than Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island. At low tide, visitors can walk up to the torii. At high tide, visitors enjoy the torii from a distance. When we visited, it was raining heavily. It was dark, gray, gloomy, and seemingly magical. Another UNESCO World Heritage site checked off of my list.

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Japan Travel

Enjoying Okonomiyaki In Hiroshima

I was first introduced to Okonomiyaki when fellow hiking buddy and psychology colleague, Ahnate, decided to cook up a batch at Hyde Manor. He was inspired to try and make the dish after visiting Sapporo a few months prior. So of course, when I visited Hiroshima, I had to try the dish that they are most known for – Okonomiyaki.

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Japan Travel

One Night In Fukuoka

Ah, Japan. Last summer, I embarked on a multi-city jaunt through the Land of the Rising Sun. The trip was memorable for so many different reasons and as I get ready to revisit Japan, I thought it would be fun to share some of those memories.

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Food

Favorites: Mulvadi Pancakes + Hawaiian Coconut Syrup

Pancakes, I love pancakes. I accidentally discovered Mulvadi’s Gourmet Pancake Mix when, a few months ago, a bag mysteriously found its way into our kitchen cabinet. I’ve been buying them in batches ever since.

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We’re Featured In The Summer 2015 Issue Of My Only Hawaii

This past January, we spent a day with a group from Japan that included two journalists and a photographer. We took them hiking, and had them munch on some awesome snacks. Five months later, we’re super stoked to be featured in the Summer 2015 issue of My Only Hawaii, an international magazine geared toward Japanese tourists visiting Hawaii. The 20-page feature follows the lives of local residents on a typical Hawaiian day. The Exploration: Hawaii crew is featured in four of those pages, amongst some other amazing local people. It’s kind of surreal to see us in a print magazine that will be seen by thousands of people here and abroad. You can find the magazine in Honolulu (Waikiki and Ward magazine stands) and Tokyo. It’s free, so take one!