Resources

Delcious Local Food

These are my favorite locally owned places to eat (in alphabetical order) on the Leeward Coast (Nanakuli – Makaha, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii). Click on the below links to check them out.

Aloha Sub West Deli & Sandwich Shop (Waianae, Hawaii: Across the street from Waianae Store) They have the best fresh sandwiches, shakes & the best cheesecakes (it’s like a mousse cheesecake – so delicious!) in town.

Coquito’s Latin Cuisine Restaurant (Waianae, Hawaii: Across the street from McDonald’s) – Latin American Restaurant.  Closed on Mondays.

Countryside Cafe & Catering (Waianae, Hawaii: Across the street from Maili Beach Park) – Open for breakfast & lunch.

Kainalu Surf Shop (& Shave Ice) (Nanakuli, Hawaii: Nanakuli Village Center) Here’s their Story: Kainalu Surf Shop was founded by three (3) friends born and raised in the Nankuli Hawaiian Homestead who shared a dream: create a service-first, afforable surf shop for our local community. They have the best shave ice with Dave’s Ice Cream & acai bowls in town. They also have Beach Rentals: Offering double and single kayaks, stand-up paddle boards, snorkel sets for full-day rentals, beach chairs with umbrella and lockers. Check out their Online Surf Shop Store here.

Tamura Super Market – Deli & Catering (Waianae, Hawaii) – Started in the 1920s, Tamura Super Market has proudly been providing a shopping and meeting place for the leeward community with open arms and open hearts.

Event & Party Planning

👑 Storybook Entertainment HawaiiHawaii’s original provider of high quality character entertainment! With over 260 characters, face painting, balloons & more! Check out our Storybook Station at Windward Mall (2nd floor, next to Macy’s) where you can book your Mermaid Makeovers and Storybook Parties.

That Girl Cooks (Angela Gonzalo, Personal Chef) Let us cater your special events. Make memories with friends and family. We can tailor the menu to celebrate your honored guests. I’ll do the cooking and you enjoy the food.

Makeup & Hairstyling

Beauty Spell Hawaii – Beauty Spell Hawaii specializes in hair styling and makeup services in the State of Hawaii, on the island of Oahu.

Photography

Sells out in advance every year! | Book your experience today!

Rita Coury PhotographyAward winning fine art photographer specializing in memorable photographic experiences. Studio in Kapolei, Hawaii and available on location.

Shopping

Pop-Up Mākeke – The Pop-Up Mākeke is a centralized online marketplace that provides support to hundreds of Hawai‘i’s small businesses by showcasing the talent and unique products from our vendors to customers and families around the world.

Tours

Kō Hana Distillers (Kunia, Hawaii) – Kō Hana Agricole Rum is meticulously crafted from farm to bottle. We grow single varietals that are hand harvested,  pressed to juice and then distilled to perfection — resulting in one of the world’s finest pure cane rums. We offer Kō Hana Rum Tasting Tours. Kama’aina call to book at at discounted rate. ID required at check-in.

Venue

Waikiki Aquarium – The Waikiki Aquarium offers an exceptional location for those seeking to hold a unique and memorable event. Whether you’re celebrating a wedding, birthday, graduation or holding a corporate event, the Aquarium is the perfect setting for any occasion. Our location and facilities provide one of the best open-air settings on Oahu with space to tailor your set-up for your event’s needs.

Wedding Planners

Neu Events – We help you to find your wedding venue by providing you with options, scheduling site visits, and helping you to weigh pros and cons, best enabling you to choose the venue that is right for you.

Weddings of Hawaii – We arrange everything! As expert destination wedding planners, we will make sure everything flows seamlessly so you can enjoy the moment with the one you love.

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