Top-Canvas

Tag Archives | ala moana

What did you buy?

Stopped by UNIQLO Ala Moana

So I finally got to visit the new UNIQLO Pop-Up store in Ala Moana, and as expected, it was crowded. For the most part, inventory was good except for this Doraemon shirt that was only available in medium. For a temporary space, this location is big-ish, but it is small for a UNIQLO. To keep […]

Continue Reading
uniqlo-barry-mcgee

Missed the UNIQLO Preview Event

Yeah, I’m a little disappointed that I missed out on the UNIQLO Pop-up Preview event at Ala Moana this afternoon, but… kids finishing the school year and spending the day with them was the right call. The day would have been even better if JR Smith at least hoisted up a shot after his rebound, […]

Continue Reading
uniqlo-banner

Uniqlo Pop-Up Coming to Ala Moana

In just under one week, Uniqlo is opening a pop-up location at Ala Moana. Before it’s permanent location is opened, the pop-up gives shoppers a taste of what’s to come. To find the pop-up location, head to the Center Stage and take the escalators to the third floor. The pop-up will be right there. You […]

Continue Reading
img_3837

“For Safety”

It’s been awhile, but I just got denied entrance to yet another store while walking in with a drink. For this instance, the store was Ross at Ala Moana, and I was enjoying my half done Starbucks iced caramel macchiato. The greeter pointed out the no food or beverage sign on the door. I asked […]

Continue Reading
mauna-kea-mist-12

Mauna Kea Mist, the Newest Instagram Hotspot

The next hotspot for viral Instagram pics has to be Mauna Kea Mist inside of the Shirokiya Village Walk, Ala Moana. What’s all the fuss about? It starts with the frozen colorful balls that’s like cereal, not ice. Then you pop one in your mouth and watch the mists of Mauna Kea arise. The fun […]

Continue Reading
ala-moana-island-brew

Comings and Goings at Ala Moana

While at Ala Moana today, I saw some changes happening. There’s a new coffee place, Island Brew, where Gloria Jeans was. Not so sure about this choice since um, Gloria Jeans went out of business seemingly not too long after opening. While we wish Island Brew good luck, we also need to say farewell to […]

Continue Reading
ross-ala-moana-now-open

Ross Ala Moana Grand Opening

Short story. I missed the grand opening of the new Ross at Ala Moana. Downstairs by Old Navy, I got to the store at 7:30 hoping it would be open according to the posted store hours. But grand openings being grand openings, this event’s timeline superceded regular store hours. So although patrons were waiting for […]

Continue Reading
img_6327

Mr. Tea Ala Moana Now Open

Nitrogenie closed for business only in the beginning of February, but already its space has been occupied. Mr. Tea is open for business, and although the store interior does look a little Spartan, customers are exiting with drinks in hand. I don’t know about Mr. Tea or if there are other locations, but with a […]

Continue Reading
img_6211

Starbucks Evenings on Oahu

Heh, I didn’t realize that there’s a Starbucks on Oahu featuring its Evenings Menu. Even though the Evening program has been officially cancelled, it still lives on across from Rumours in the Ala Moana Hotel. The Evenings Program pairs alcohol offerings along with the coffee and espresso lineup with the idea of bringing in customers […]

Continue Reading
bankrupt-beauty-3

The Beauty of Bankruptcy

Sadly, the Ewa Wing of Ala Moana has been brutal to food-based businesses. The first (and quick) casualty was Gloria Jeans Coffees. Then around the end of 2016, Magnolia Bakery closed, both the cupcake-serving kiosk and the sit-down eatery. Its mainland success just couldn’t be replicated here in Hawaii it seems. Most recently, popular Nitrogenie […]

Continue Reading
img_4702

My Preferred Starbucks at Ala Moana

Is now the newest Starbucks Reserve which is like in the old location of the former Sears. In the Mauka wing of the mall, this Starbucks has been considerably emptier than the locations in Macy’s or at Center Court. Okay, so there’s not that many stores nearby but that simply contributes to it lower volume. […]

Continue Reading

Powered by WordPress. Designed by WooThemes