Sunday, August 7, 2011

Always Beside You

Never above you, never below you, always beside you.  That's where I'll always be.  I heart you, Pirate.

Last night the Pirate took me out to chef Mark Ellman's new restaurant, Honu Seafood & Pizza.  The restaurant sits right on the ocean, in Lahaina Town.  I was really excited to try this place, especially because chef Ellman's other restaurant (which is right next door to Honu), Mala is also a fave of mine.  And it offered a menu that would satisfy both the Pirate and I.  He's a pizza lover and I love me my seafood!

A friend of mine told me to hold off and wait a week or two before dining at Honu, but only because they just opened a few days ago.  I couldn't wait!  Perhaps, I should have.  While the ambiance is fabulous, the service was quite slow.  I had high expectations with the food as well; I got the clam roll.  The clams were not very seasoned and a little too oily for my taste.  The french fries (a mix of regular and sweet potatoes) were delicious!  I've never met a fry I didn't like. :)  The Pirate ordered the Mushroom pizza;   roasted Alii Mushrooms, Truffle cheese, garlic, lavender, and white truffle oil.  That was scrumptious!  And for dessert we had Affogato; vanilla ice cream with espresso. 

First impressions mean a lot, and although I wasn't too impressed, I'm certain I'll be back to give Honu another try.  I'm dying to try their Live Clam Chowder and the Crab Mac & Cheese!! mmmm so rich, but I'm sure very delectable.

Can you believe I've had this dress for over two years and this is the first time it's come out to play!?  I don't know why I've waited so long to wear it.  I love the brocade pattern, the easy silhouette, and the hidden side pockets! I'll certainly make sure to get more use out of this little number. :)

{dress:  Patty's Closet | bag: Tahari | watch: Michael Kors | bracelets: BR}

Love, S


Phuong said...

very cute dress!

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fifi said...

you two are so adorable!! and you look beautiful!

Jen said...

Love the brocade fabric!! Can't believe you've had it for two years, but now that I say that, I do that all the time :) Thanks for my lovely comments always!

Aney said...

Oh I love the elegant brocade dress! You look lovely :)

Yeah, I was a bit iffy when it came down to ordering the tote, but considering that another blogger ordered one I figured that there was no harm (except for the custom and shipping charges that took me by surprise ...). Luckily, you're over in the states so I'm assuming that the cost is less!

Carrie said...

awww, how adorable!


✦✧j u v y✦✧ said...

Aw! i think that's a really interesting combo of a restaurant! pizza AND seafood! hehehe! looking good too as always!! :D

A.Co said...


Sometimes I do that with my clothes too - wait forever to wear 'em - but it's almost as if I'm waiting for the 'perfect' occassion and when it arrives, you just know ;)

Looks like you guys had a great evening (minus the so-so food and slow service :S)


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Wida said...

Cute dress! Love how you shimmer within it!

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ChiccaStyle said...

Love,love,love your dress!!!So adorable!

Michelle's Style File said...

You look beautiful! Looks like great food too.


Fashion and Number said...

Hey girl you look so cute in the dress and you both look very lovely together! ;)

The food look so great. I wanna have a bite. :P

Jess said...

Amazing shift dress - so chic and yet comfy enough to eat in. Lucky you that the boy took you to such a nice place. That mushroom pizza sounds AMAAAAZING!

Lisa said...

that dress is AMAZINGG!!!!! the gold brocade is so gorgeous! you really must wear it more often!! you and your pirate are ADORBS!!!

Meisha.Style said... sweet! the dress is perfect on you!

Mae Lu said...


Now that restaurant doesn't sound that appetizing... :( Where is it?

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cryskay said...

i love the first photo - adorable! i can't believe this is the 1st time you've worn that dress! its gorgeous! that happens to me all the time.. things just get lost in the closet. xx

Jennifer said...

so so adorable, love the first photo! beautiful dress -- love the relief pattern and the metallic accent!

Jess ♡ said...

Ugh the food looks SO DARN DELICIOUS. WHY?!?! Hehe :)

Also, that first shot is possibly the most adorable thing ever, I love couple shots like that, they make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. You definitely need to take that dress out more, it's so beautiful and suits your personality just perfectly <3!

The.Red.See said...

Yum that food looks sooo good! Adorable dress. It's funny how you buy things and they sit in your closet only for you to discover later how much you love them!

After Dreams said...

you look cute. love your watch


Little Petite said...

sounds like fun, i love that quote!

jamie said...

aw, you look beautiful! sounds like an amazing night out!!

Sam said...

Nice outfit

Kel said...

I can't believe that dress has been neglected for so long either.

It's gorgeous!!

Lots of love from Sydney,

x Kel

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Yeliz said...

thank you so much for the comment pretty, cannot tell you how much I love the dress miss, The embroided detail is amazing, you look lovely dear x

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