This delightful store sells unique gifts for the home, garden or for that special someone in your life. You can find watering cans, gardening tools, bird houses and garden-theme pillow and wooden cabinets. They also sell hard-to-find fixtures that will brighten up your home. I bought several beautiful wooden planters at this shop as gifts. These garden-themed accessories make perfect gifts for anyone that has a green thumb.
My favorite place to have lunch is at Kua Aina Sandwich at the Ward Village Shops. Even though this place can get very crowded, the wait is well worth it. You just place your order at the front, then they will call you for pick up. Their burgers and fries are HUGE and you will get your money's worth. All of their food is very delicious which is why they are always busy. Service is fast and friendly. Don't expect to get a table inside when it gets really busy.
Good Eye 20th Century Interiors opened seven years ago. Good Eye has become a favorite for collectors, decorators, modern enthusiasts, and everyday shoppers looking for unique home furnishings. Most of their furniture comes from residents around the D.C. area and includes furniture made from all over the world. This is a great place to find unique as well as vintage furniture.
This unusual shop is one of several retro-kitsch shops (and eateries) in new-U, mixing Waring blenders and fondue pots with the real retro stuff such as Eames chairs and a Saarinen pedestal table. It was great looking at the interesting retro chairs which is like a blast from the past. The items in this store were a bit pricey.
If you like African Masks as much as I do, then you will enjoy this store. It is filled with African textiles, clothing, masks, figurines, and currency. Their African Masks are very authentic and the workmanship is superior. It was interesting to see all the different colors and patterns of their African textiles. This is a very interesting shop to browse around in.
I stayed at this bed and breakfast with some friends this past year. The bed and breakfast is actually a renovated beach home in Puako which is located on the South Kohala Coast near the Hapuna Prince Hotel. The large beach home hass four suites available for rent.. They serve a Hawaiian continental breakfast from 6:30 - 9:00 a.m. daily. The host (Punahele Andrade) is a very warm person full of aloha and is willing to talk about and answer any quesitons you have about the Big Island.
The ubiquitous ABC Stores are all over Waikiki and even at the Ala Moana Center. They sell a lot of last-minute items like snacks and sundries. These stores are easy to get to and are easy to see. You don't have to walk into a shopping center or way in to a hotel to get to these shops. They sell Hawaiian souvenirs, sun tan lotion, snacks, beverages, and medicine. This is a very convenient store to buy everyday items. Don't count on finding parking in Waikiki.
Times Super Market has been in Waialae near the Kahala Mall for quite some time now. I like shopping at Times Super Market because of their friendly service and good produce. Times Super Market also has discounted prices on certain items every week. You can get the discounted prices if you present your Times Card at checkout. It is really easy to apply for a card and sometimes if you don't have a card, the cashier will use her card so that you can get the discount. What service!
When I stayed in Washington D.C, I usually picked up Friday's edition which includes the papaer's "Weekend" section. It's loaded with information on things to do in and around Washington. This newspaper is easy to pickup at vendor's stands and at the store at our hotel.
The small museum inside the visitor center is loaded with space hardware, includin a space capsule kids can play in, space suites, and real satellites. Outside, some real rockets used to put the hardware into outer space are on display. They also have a small gift shop that offers interesting NASA related merchandise such as postcards, color slides, posters, and publications. I reall enjoyed this museum.