HONOLULU, THIS WEEKEND

WHAT I'LL BE DOING...

...leaving on a jet plane. Last Wednesday, I flew to Seaside, California for a work trip and I've been exploring the west coast ever since. While I love a good trip to Cali (Fun fact: my first trip to California was to see the Spice Girls reunion tour!), I'm ready to get back to my island home. With that being said, I'll be on the first flight out of Monterrey on Saturday morning. // SATURDAY, SEASIDE, CALIFORNIA

P.S. THE SECRET TO SURVIVING TRANS-PACIFIC FLIGHTS

WHAT YOU SHOULD DO...

...order the Cubano. It's with the heaviest of hearts that I write about the closing of Grondin, the French-Latin fusion restaurant in Chinatown--and one of my absolute favorites places to brunch. While the owners are off to bigger and better things (a product line!), that didn't keep me from crying in my cassoulet earlier this week when I sat down for one last meal. Whether it'll be your first visit or the last of several, book a reservation. You won't get another chance. // SUNDAY, GRONDIN FRENCH LATIN KITCHEN IN CHINATOWN 

+ HONOLULU, THIS WEEKEND

Just the usual suspects!