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I Went to NYC

I’m trying to be better at updating.  We’ll see how this goes. . .

Greetings, all!  I’m trying my best to catch you up (quickly) on what I’ve been doing (read: why I haven’t been updating) so far this year.  Here’s a quick look at my recent trip to NYC.  There are only highlights- there were no lowlights. LOL A bunch of my friends from all over (Hawaii, Florida, California) were going to be in the city at the same time, so it was a perfect storm of fun.  I got to see friends from high school, college, and performer friends I had been missing terribly.  I squeezed in an audition (it went OK!  They had nice things to say)

My friend Alex was kind enough to let me stay with him and show me around.  We had a blast eating and walking (and walking) our way around Manhattan.  Check out my trip in pictures:

My first visit to MoMA. I love modern art. No, really.

Alex won us tickets for the Book of Mormon lottery. The show was fantastic. I was inspired.

It snowed the second day! Hadn't been in snow since I was a toddler.

A and me about to see some bones at the Natural History Museum.

I'm mad he didn't come to life.

On our way to a night out with some of the Hawaii crew.

Me and A dancing it up at Barracuda.

Me and T living at Barracuda.

On the way to brunch in the village.

I think this was a lesbian bar? I dunno. It was near our brunch spot in the village.

Freezing on our way to see Lady Libs.

She's so pretty.

Being goofy in Times Square.

Exhausted! My last morning. Waiting for Alex at his audition at Chelsea Studios.

I had an absolute blast during my trip.  I didn’t want to leave (but then, I never do.  Wherever I go on vacation is usually awesome).  Where should I go on my next trip?  Suggestions are welcome.  Also,  check out Alex’s blog about living and auditioning in NYC here.  Thanks for stopping by! xx


Good Eats: Cream Pot Restaurant

I’m back in Hawaii!  Thank the Lord!  I really needed a break from the daily grind in Orlando, so I retreated home to see my family, friends, and The Boyfriend.  So far, it’s been awesome.  I’m eating at all my favorite spots, and discovering a few new places.  Yum!

The view from Niu St.

One of my favorite so far is The Cream Pot in Waikiki.  Located on the bottom floor of the Hawaiian Monarch Hotel, this charming spot has a great view of Ala Wai canal.

The exterior would make Hansel and Gretel proud with its potted plants and cute archway entrance.  There are huge sliding glass doors that lead to the interior, but The Boyfriend and I sat outside, so I have no idea what goes on in there.

Honestly, reviews on this place said it was Hit or Miss, so we were prepared for slow service and over-salted food (or awesome service, and the best pancakes ever).

Cream Pot’s menu specializes in breakfast/brunch classics with island flair and local produce.  Their presentation isn’t bad either.  I got a cup of Kona coffee that came out with a little miniature shovel for my sugar and a tiny kettle for the cream. Cuteness!

We ordered the Salmon Eggs Benedict ($14.95, I think) and pancakes with strawberries ($9.25, I think).  Omigosh!  This was some of the best breakfast food I’ve had in years.  The Eggs Benedict were served on a crispy hash brown instead of an English muffin.  They were divine.

I stole this pic from Flickr: I was too hungry to take a picture!

The pancakes were a ricotta souffle  pancake with strawberry topping.  They had to be the fluffiest pancakes ever, and we had little chunks of ricotta that made my mouth water.

World's fluffiest pancake? I'm determined to find out!

I think the best strategy for the cream pot (and pretty much everywhere) is to share.  With portion sizes the way they are at most places (Cream Pot has pretty generous sizes), you can try different things.  Plus, if you’re like me, you can satisfy your need for salty and sweet with two different dishes- without having for scarf down two big ass entrees.

Cream Pot Waikiki

444 Niu St
Honolulu, HI 96815

Take someone (you like) to the Cream Pot next time you’re in Waikiki, and let me know what you think! xx


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