Entering February, the island-wide Chinese New Year celebrations begin to wrap up, marking an auspicious start to the Year of the Rat. But the lucky red color sticks around after the last of the traditional lion dances as we head towards another popular February holiday: Valentine’s Day. With Hawaii being a frequent honeymoon destination, love is definitely in the air around this time of year. If you’re on Oahu, take advantage of the island’s romantic backdrop and be sure to snag a Valentine’s Day dinner reservation
before it’s too late.
This month is also particularly exciting for art and music lovers. From February 7th to February 16th, POW! WOW!
returns to the trendy Kaka'ako neighborhood for its 10th year in Hawaii, where the global network of artists come together to create stunning new murals and host various exhibitions, artist talks, film screenings, and more!
In addition, the annual Ukulele Picnic in Hawaii
takes place at Victoria Ward Park on February 16th, gathering music enthusiasts from around the world to appreciate the melodic sounds of Hawaii’s favorite 4-string instrument. Want to learn how to play for yourself? Waikiki Beach Walk® provides free ukulele lessons
If you’re sticking around the Waikiki area, be sure to stop by the shopping center to see what’s new:
Lunch, Shop, and Park at Waikiki Beach Walk®
A vibrant hub in the heart of Honolulu, Waikiki has quite a lot to offer when it comes to shopping, dining, and entertainment. From major department stores and convivial food halls to hole-in-the-wall boutiques and locally owned eateries, there’s something for everyone to enjoy. However, finding free or cheap parking in Waikiki can be a challenge.
Luckily, Waikiki Beach Walk® makes it easy to have lunch and a little retail therapy without sky-high parking rates.
Between 10AM and 3PM daily, visitors can enjoy FREE parking
with a $20 purchase and validation from any Waikiki Beach Walk® shop, restaurant, or service provider. Just present your complimentary parking card and validated ticket to valet upon exiting.
Restriction: limited to one card per day, per customer, per visit.
Special Promotions at HiLife
Facing the shopping center’s Plaza Stage on the 1st floor, HiLife Clothing Company
is a lifestyle brand inspired by Hawaii’s island culture and the aloha spirit that lives within its locals. For Hawaii-made T-shirts, jackets, hats, and accessories, this is the go-to shop so be sure to take advantage of their current promotions:
Receive 15% off your entire purchase every Tuesday by showing a valid Hawaii State ID. Excludes sale items and accessories.
Buy one regularly priced apparel item and get a 2nd item of equal or lesser value for 20% off. Excludes sale items and accessories.
Phone: (808) 926-1173 | Website: hilifeclothing.com
New Designs by Blue Ginger
Slip into vacation mode with the vivid batik patterns of Blue Ginger’s
exclusively designed resort wear. For over 35 years, Blue Ginger has drawn inspiration from Hawaii’s exotic flora and all-around natural beauty to create comfortable sundresses, caftans, and aloha shirts for the whole family.
Browse some of the new 2020 styles available at Waikiki Beach Walk®:
|The Ava Dress, a fashionable way to sport the island lifestyle
||Lookout 2020! Tackle the new year in the Carnation Dress
||Hello hibiscus! Take a look at the Kauai Caftan’s exclusive luau print
|The Kukui Dress, a long flare dress fit for relaxation with new prints landing weekly
||Blue Ginger’s Tapa Tunic has you covered for all-day poolside chilling
February Gift Ideas
The feeling of being in paradise can be captured in many ways, from its wondrous flavors to the delightful tropical motifs often associated with the islands. Home to a large selection of Hawaii treasures, you’re sure to find the perfect piece to match your favorite vacation memory at ABC Stores
Rose Gold 18” Plumeria Necklace ($20.99) and Rose Gold Plumeria Earring Stud ($12.99)
With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, check out the elegant silver, rose gold, and yellow gold designs by Moana Collection. Pick up a lovely piece of island jewelry as well as one of the fresh red roses that ABC Stores will be bringing in that day for a special someone.
Kona Coffee Butter ($9.99 each or 6 for $54.99) and Volcanic Honey ($21.00 each or 2 for $40.00)
The convenience store chain also carries an impressive collection of Hawaiian honey, ranging from Lilikoi-infused Volcanic Honey to Lehua Honey Bears, as well as the highly popular Kona Coffee Butter, which is made with organic ingredients and spreads smoothly over any pastry to give it a distinctly delicious flavor.
Premium Burn Slim Plus ($37.99), Garcinia Cambogia Plus ($24.99), Sleep Starter ($24.99), and others
For something a little more unique, the PCM PatchMD product line has become very popular so ABC Stores is currently running a special promotion! Formulated with various vitamins and supplements, these topical patches work to aid muscle toning, joint pain, or even morning-after symptoms from a night on the town.
Buy any 2 patches at the Waikiki Beach Walk® location and receive one FREE Hangover Trial Package ($10 value) while supplies last.
Honolulu Cookie Company
Inspired by Hawaii’s tropical flora, Honolulu Cookie Company’s
Valentines Collection exudes warmth and love through its pretty pink package designs and—of course—the sweet pineapple-shaped treats that can be found inside. Share a special moment with someone you love over premium shortbread cookies mixed with the intoxicating aroma of fresh fruits and coffee.
Swing by Honolulu Cookie Company’s shop on Lewers Street to pick up your perfect gift, while supplies last:
- Valentines Mini Bag (5 cookies)
- Valentines Window Box Small (6 cookies, 3 flavors)
- Valentines Heart Tin (8 cookies, 4 flavors)
- Valentines Box Medium (16 cookies, 8 flavors)
- Valentines Gift Tower (includes 3 seasonal products)
Waikiki Christmas Store
Conveniently located right off of Kalakaua Avenue next to Popits Hawai`i, Waikiki Christmas Store
offers free personalization services to truly make your gift one of a kind. With over 1,000 Hawaiian Christmas ornaments and souvenirs to choose from, you’ll have no problem finding one that resonates with you and your loved ones for years to come.
Phone: (808) 924-9627 | Website: santaspen.com