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britt-ology [brit-ol-uh-jee] -noun 1. The study of britt and the trials and tribulations of the ins and outs and ups and downs of days in the life of your average every day normal (sort of) college student

Christmas in October?

Did you know that Christmas is only 9 weeks away?

So get your Santa hat on and head out to that oh so favored store of yours:)

But what to do for that amazing secretary of yours, that helped keep your head on all year?  And what about that business partner of yours?  You can’t just give him a tie, right?  Oh!  And don’t forget about all those lines you’ll have to stand in!

Don’t panic! Isle Concierge will be hosting two Corporate Gift & Trade Shows this October to give you a head start on the Christmas Rush.

What is a Corporate Gift & Trade Show?

A Corporate Gift and Trade Show is an event where vendors that provide corporate products, come directly to your front door and provide you with information about the products and services they offer.  Here, you will be able to see, touch and ask questions about their products and what they offer.  Rather than you going to some random store (and asking bob who stock shelves), we brought the experts right to your front door so that you don’t have to stress about finding the perfect gift for your corporate clients.

Who are the vendors at the Corporate Gift & Trade Show?

As mentioned earlier, we’re bringing in the experts that provide corporate products.  Here are the vendors that will be showcasing their products at the upcoming trade shows:

Ala Moana Center

Bradley & Lily Stationary

Bucca Di Beppo

Dave and Busters

Halekulani Hotel Resorts and Spa/Waikiki Parc Hotel

Hilo Hattie

Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio Hotel

Hokulani Bake Shop

Honolulu Club

Honolulu Magazine

Luxury Row

Macaroni Bar and Grill

Mellow’s Antiques

Mortons Steakhouse

Neiman Marcus

Oceans808

Ola-Hawaiian Body Products

Planet Hollywood

Red Pineapple

Romanos Macaroni Bar & Grill

Ruths Chris Steakhouse

Tiffany & Co.

WorkflowOne – allinone

Down Town Island Delights & Simply Grape

I’m Interested, Where’s the trade show?

Please RSVP with Isle Concierge and come to one of the following trade shows.  See you there!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009 at the Davies Pacific Center Special Events Room

Tuesday, October 27, 2009 at Ruths Chris, Restaurant Row at Waterfront Plaza

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Join Team Isle for Pet Walk 2009!!!

Pet Walk 2009 is coming up, and guess whos going to be there?

That’s right, yours truly: Isle Concierge!

The Hawaiian Humane Society hosts an annual Pet Walk to celebrate and show thanks to all of the supporters of the non-profit organization.  This year, the Pet Walk will be held on October 4th at 8am at Magic Island.  Feel free to join Team Isle by bringing your pets and supporting the Hawaiian Humane Society.  You’ll probably be able to spot us in our Pet Walk 2009/Team Isle t-shirts!  Also, come to enjoy the festivities which include pet games, a costume contest, entertainment and refreshments!

If you are unable to walk with us, don’t be discouraged!  You can also donate and sponsor our team mascot, Aja!  Please visit firstgiving.com/IsleConcierge to help us reach our donation goal of $1,000!  While you’re there, please feel free to learn more about our mascot Aja, leave a comment or learn more about the cause.

We truly appreciate all of your support and look forward to seeing you at Pet Walk 2009!

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“Who’s your nanny?”

You have to go to work, and there he is: the love of your life.  He sleeps with you, cuddles with you, eats with you, listens to you and hangs upon your every word — and yet you have to go.  You can’t take him with you because you just can’t do it.  What are you going to do?  You know that if you leave, he’ll be staring out that window, awaiting your return.

Of course I’m talking about trusty ‘ol fido;)  When you’re away, your poor pet is forced to stay at home.  Some pets (especially the little ones) are prone to seperation anxiety and that’s the last thing any loving pet owner would want.

Never fear — the Hawaii Pet Nanny is here!

Starting up in April of 2005, Hawaii Pet Nanny is here to cater to your pet.  Offering them all the love and tenderness as if your pet was their own, this insured and bonded company is more than capable of taking care of your beloved friend. Each pet nanny goes through a background check, so feel assured that your pet is in safe hands.

These committed pet lovers are able to customize a package specifically for you so that it fits your specific needs and lifestyle.  Offering dog walks from Monday through Friday, pet sitting services and other luxury services.  Hawaii Pet Nanny comes directly to your home and takes care of fido in the comforts of his home so that they don’t have to deal with new surroundings and unfamiliar faces.

Give your pet what they deserve and call the Hawaii Pet Nanny to take care of your loved one today!

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Morning Miracles

I’m sitting in the office and working on our upcoming Pets @ the Plaza.  I was just about to call some vendors and get more participants and I see one of our tenants heading to the office.

Now, when you’re on my side of the glass all you see is someone walking very quickly towards the door — bull rushing towards the door, actually.  What’s to stop me from freaking out and being all jittery?  Did I do something wrong? Did I forget an order?  I know its not your tenant anniversary or something else, so why are you bull rushing my door?

I prepare my self for the worst.  I put down the phone because apparently I won’t be making any calls to Pets @ the Plaza vendors.

“Good Morning, How can I help you?… Oh you forgot your secretaries birthday?… Lei?… Gift Card?… Yes, we can do that… Yes… By today.  Uh huh.  Okay, I’ll have this to you in a bit.  Thank you!”

Rush order.  I need to somehow order lei and a gift card, pick it up and have it delivered directly to the office asap.

Heres the plan:

1. Call L

2. Make sure that the restaurants are open so L doesn’t have to wait around

  • Halekulani – great gift cards available! You can use them at any of their restaurants, services or lounges.
  • Tangos Contemporary Cafe – not open until 11 am.  Too bad – I need it ASAP so I can’t go with them.  Great food and vibe though;)
  • Shokudo – They have great food, great atmosphere, affordable food and great service – too bad they’re not open until 11:30 am.
  • Sansei – Great sushi & friendly staff;) But not open until 5:30 pm.
  • Longhis – Great staff, great view and a wonderful dinner selection!  AAAAANND you can just walk on in and pick it up at anytime — BINGO!

3. L Picks up the leis and the card

4. Write out the gift card

5. Make a cute birthday card

6. Deliver

In a matter of 48 minutes we delivered the gifts and simplified another tenants day;)

All apart of a days work right?  So next time you’re stuck in a jam, or even if you’ve got weeks to plan — trust in Isle Concierge to assist you in planning, brain storming, delivering or working miracles.

Now its back to planning for Pets @ the Plaza — what a busy day;)

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Belated Birthday – Mamma Mia!

So my moms birthday is on may day and we finally celebrated it last night by going to Mamma Mia! and Shokudo.  One word that defines last nights experience: EPIC.

The night started off with Mamma Mia! an epic story based off of the music of ABBA.  The show started off with a sea blue back drop and a myriad of songs from the show.   The music pulled you into the performance and the curtains were lifted, revealing a Greek Style setting.  From that moment until the end, the show was fast paced and high energy. Each of my family members had a great experience, and is thankful that they were able to go.

My sister, loving plays and musicals was engulfed in the story and sang along with the songs, so much so that I had to give her that “be-quiet-or-else” stare.  She was mainly impressed with the power of the actors voices as well as the fact that they only used two main props for the entire show. All throughout the show, she felt the need to point everything out to me (and everyone else around her) due to her excitement… I had to point out to her that the lady next to her probably saw the huge boat being dragged in from the sides of the stage (big boat: kinda hard to miss right?).

My dad, (not so much a musical type of a guy) enjoyed the entire show (and stayed up for that matter — unlike his experience with “Phantom of the Opera”).  Even he was up on his feet at the end, clapping along to their three end of show songs: “Mamma Mia!”, “Dancing Queen” and “Waterloo”.  He liked the old seventies style dress wear that they had on as well as the quick costume changes that made the story line so much more interesting.

Throughout the entire night, my mom never failed to mention that Mamma Mia! was “fabulous”.  She enjoyed her self by taking loads of pictures and singing along to the songs.  Overall, the birthday girl was (as she likes to put it) thrilled to have been able to go to such a wonderful show.  She is now looking to possibly attend the performance of the Pussycat Dolls.

And then comes me;)

The aspect of Mamma Mia! that I enjoyed the most was not so much the music, costumes, setting or lighting… but rather the company of my family.  Throughout the musical, I enjoyed looking over to my mom and dad, singing along to the songs that they knew, bobbing their heads and grinning and the awesomeness (yes: awesomeness) of the show.  I loved the fact that my mom enjoyed her belated birthday and took millions of pictures (complaining that she would refuse to take another picture with my dad if he didn’t smile — he ended up grinning ear to ear).  I really enjoyed sitting next to my sister – being the big music buff that she is.  I somewhat enjoyed getting the play by plays as well as the constant “oooh! did you see that?” or hearing her signature laugh all throughout the scene with the male performers, dancing in scuba diving gear (flippers and all).  The part that was by far my favorite you ask?  The finale.  I found it amazing how the cast was able to get EVERYONE off of their seat, clapping and waving their hands in the air – was this a musical or a concert?  Besides that fact, it was a great experience, standing amidst my family… just being a family;)

I would recommend anyone to go a head and watch Mamma Mia! (Even more so, please go and watch it with your family!!).   Sadly, last night was Mamma Mia’s! Finale night… so if the opportunity every comes along again: go for it!

Sadly, like all good things… they must come to an end, and for my family – the end was signified by moms fameous: “where are we eating? I’m hungry.”

After delegating (and fighting our way out of the parking garage), we landed on the restaurant: Shokudo.

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Belated Birthday – Shokudo

Now, before I start this section I want to let you readers in on a little something — I love food. Even more so, I put together the restaurant binder at Isle Concierge… so even more so: I love food.

Back to the story: Shokudo.

This Japanese – Style restaurant is located on Kapiolani Boulevard, right next to AlaMoana and right next door to Angelo Pietros (another restaurant that deserves a great review). From the moment that you step into the doors, one becomes amazed with the modern style Japanese decor and smell of mouth watering Japanese cuisine.  We were quickly seated by friendly hosts and were soon tended to by welcoming waitresses.

Because my mom was very hungry, we chose to go with the “ordering everything that sounds good” road, and orderd basically all of the house favorites. These include:

  • Dynamite Roll – A tray of in-side-out California Rolls, topped with Shokudo’s dynamite sauce, and lobster
  • Karaage Chicken
  • Shrimp Tempura
  • Gyoza
  • Udon
  • Fried Flounder – one of the special dishes that night;)
  • Garlic Shrimp with Rice (#37) – Garlic shrimp (no shell!), with rice, served in a sizzling hot stone bowl — mixed right in front of you upon request

Shokudo serves everything family-style, allowing you to take part in all the tastes that they have to offer (well, if your family members let you).

For dessert, we got Shokudo’s honey toast – a signature dessert (that you should highly delegate ordering if you ever get to go there!)

The food was brought out in a timely fashion, our glasses were never empty and we walked (or better yet — rolled) out of Shokudo; as a full and happy family.

If you ever have the opportunity, go and visit this wonderful restaurant — I give it a five star rating (because they even had clean bathrooms haha).

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