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November Nom Noms

Oh November… I’m so excited you’re here. Though Hawaii locals don’t feel the seasons, I always know when the Holidays are nearing. It’s not the overcast skies or the sun setting sooner, it’s food. For some reason, once Halloween is over I feel like I start to consume more food… Maybe it’s just me?

I think it’s because we know the biggest food fare of all is upon us this month… yes, Thanksgiving.

*happy dance*

In honor of November and the feasts to come, let me get your appetites going with my 2 favorite foodie sites…. WARNING: proceeding past this point will make you hungry. If you are on a diet, please close your window. Thank you.

Tastespotting.com & Foodgawker.com

Tastespotting Screen Shot

I discovered Tastespotting.com in the Fall of 2007 while I was hungry 🙂 The site was stunning. Beautifully composed pictures of culinary treats that made me wish I could 1) cook something so delicious and 2) take such beautiful photos. This is one of those great accomplishments of the social media! It has brought together people from all over the world who love food and photography and given them a platform to display their works of art. The even better part is Tastespotting.com’s tagline… “A Community Driven Visual Potluck”. Snaps to you Tastespotting…. that was a good one.

Tastespotting is addicting… Thus, in June of 2008 when a note was put up on their site saying it would be shut down, the online foodie community died a little inside. People were shocked, others were extremely sad… I personally was going through withdrawals. Where were we going to get our fix?

Food Gawker Screen Shot

A day later Foodgawker.com was born. Foodgawker is an almost exact replica of Tastespotting… delicious looking food photographed like supermodels (or as other bloggers have put it “Food Porn”). Our foodie lives were saved and the community returned to its contributions of foodie pics, and people like me visually feasted. Everything started to feel normal again, but then another surprise!! Tastespotting was resurrected a few weeks later! *sigh* Long story short, we now have two equally fabulous foodie sites allowing everyday people to share their beautiful food with fans of all culinary creations. Do I have a favorite? Not really. I don’t discriminate when it comes to food 🙂

So if you feel yourself having a case of the Mondays, don’t fret… stroll on over to Tastespotting or Foodgawker and take a visual bite. You’re bound to stumble across something that will lift your spirits and get you through the work week. Something like this…

Food Gawker Doggie Shaped Cookies

Have a great week!

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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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