Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hau Tree Lanai

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The New Otani Kaimana Beach Hotel is a sweet little boutique place in Kapiolani Park right on the beach. It was a favorite of fashion designer Geoffrey Beene, and has a cool restaurant by the sand: the Hau Tree Lanai. Beautiful koi set the tone as you enter.

A large, airy room awaits!

"Bailing out the banks and Wall Street looks like giving insurance money to the arsonist." Chris Mathews

As we are seated under the huge hau tree, I instinctively look up the beach just beyond the balustrade.

Kona Coffee!

"Perhaps, after all, America never has been discovered. I myself would say that it had merely been detected."

Oscar Wilde

"He that does good for good's sake seeks neither paradise nor reward, but he is sure of both in the end."

William Penn

Then back to real life. . . but beauty is everywhere!
"We will create millions of jobs by making the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the federal highway system in the 1950s."
President Barack Obama
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