New stores at Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa

Pualeilani Atrium Shops welcomes four new dynamic businesses to its already diverse mix of shops and restaurants. Local businesses Cinnamon Girl, LA Skin Care, Nohea Gallery, and Tucker & Bevvy will be opening locations starting this month.

Cinnamon Girl. Courtesy: Sean M. Morris

Cinnamon Girl, Hawaii’s original women’s and girls’ specialty boutique, recently opened a store along Kalakaua Avenue on June 1. For 20 years, the brand has maintained its popularity among mothers and daughters, with inspired floral fashions in dresses, tops, bottoms, matching outfits, accessories, and gifts that express approachable feminine sensibilities.

LA Skin Care’s L’core Paris Gold products. Courtesy: Sean M. Morris

LA Skin Care, a boutique offering a luxurious line of skin care products made in Paris and the United States, will open in August on the first floor of the Ewa Tower. Incorporating gold, precious stones, or truffles, the nutrient-rich products will include facial creams, lifting masks, lifting creams, serums, and exfoliators.  Complimentary product sampling, facial treatments implementing infrared LED lights, and 60-second trials to reduce bags and puffiness from under the eyes will be offered to demonstrate the rejuvenating effects of the skin care line.  

Nohea Gallery has celebrated local art, fine crafts, and the talented people of Hawaii who created them since 1990. A small family business working with a large `ohana (family) of artists, Nohea Gallery showcases an abundant selection of original paintings and prints, turned bowls, woodwork, jewelry, glassware, ceramics, and more.  A recipient of the Hawaii Visitors Bureau’s “Keep It Hawaii” Award, repeat winner of the “Best of Honolulu” Award from HONOLULU Magazine 2016, and “Hawaii’s Best” Award from Honolulu Star-Advertiser in 2017, the acclaimed Hawaiian gallery will open its doors on the first floor of the Diamond Head Tower in August.

Tucker &Bevvy’s Turkey Brie Sandwich. Courtesy: Sean M. Morris

Tucker & Bevvy will open its second location in October fronting the waterfall in the Great Hall. Founded in 2013, the eatery is known for its thoughtfully crafted menu that incorporates the freshest locally-sourced produce and meats. The selection of unprocessed, preservative-free, antibiotic-free, and nutrient-dense panini, salads, smoothies, health bowls such as acai bowls, and juices fulfill Tucker & Bevvy’s mission to serve meals that are simple, straightforward, and clean.

“We are thrilled to announced these stores, as they each have their own following in the local community,” says Bonnie Kiyabu, Director of Retail Operations. “These small businesses add to our center’s unique offerings and are anot readily found elsewhere, providing a more enriching shopping and dining experience that appeal to both locals and visitors in Waikiki.” 

Pualeilani Atrium Shops is open daily from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m., seven days a week. Individual store hours may vary. For more information regarding Pualeilani Atrium Shops and Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort and Spa, call (808) 923-1234, or visit

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Peace of mind By Diane Ako I like to reflect on life. Sometimes it’s philosophically. Sometimes it’s humorously. For all its beauty, life is far too difficult a journey to take alone. You need the support and connection with others to help carry you along the way. Writing brings me that connection– within and without. It clarifies my thoughts and feelings. It helps me reach out to others for advice, wisdom, or feedback. Your thoughts become your actions. Your actions become you. A wise yogi- Patanjali- said, “Speak what is true. Speak what is pleasant.” Let’s speak of things pleasant to one another and seek some peace of mind along the way. ABOUT Diane Ako joined Hawaii: In Real Life in October 2016. She likes being part of a community of local bloggers – people who like writing and sharing, like she does. Ako is an anchor/ reporter at Island News (KITV4 – ABC) in Honolulu. She previously anchored and reported at KHON2 (FOX) and KHNL (NBC), and at stations in California, New Mexico, and Pennsylvania. She freelance writes for NMG Network's magazines. In between news jobs, in 2017, she launched and ran her own p.r. company, Diane Ako PR. From 2010-2014, she headed the public relations department at Halekulani Corporation, which oversees luxury resort Halekulani and boutique hotel Waikiki Parc. She’s been blogging since 2009 – before Hawaii: IRL, she wrote for The Honolulu Star-Advertiser, the state’s largest daily newspaper, where her stories garnered a dozen journalism awards and an Emmy nomination. Ako has a BA in Communications from Menlo College and an MA in Political Science from University of Hawaii at Manoa. She volunteers as a board member of the Honolulu Gay & Lesbian Cultural Foundation, a Shinto shrine maiden at Daijingyu Temple, a citizen-scientist studying shrimp, and a yoga teacher at a senior center.

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