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Volunteering at the Marine Gift Shop

Last week was our HUGE Vietnam opening! If you came into the store you probably saw an abundance of volunteers wearing the same shirt- with a smile on their face! The Marine Gift Shop is primarily run by volunteers, with only 4 paid staff employees..the volunteers are the backbone of the shop!! The Marine Gift […]

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Foodie Friday: Travel Edition!

We needed a break from the Okinawa heat and Queenstown, New Zealand was just what the doctor ordered! Snowboarding, skiing, horseback riding, gravity carting, boating, and walking miles everyday in the crisp mountain air certainly worked up our appetites. We tried many tasty eateries, from crepe carts to Michelin star hideaways, but this little place […]

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Vietnam: A buy trip and country love

Oh Vietnam, how you have captured my heart.  Nothing in this world is definite, but to say that I will be making every last attempt to go back to Vietnam for leisure is as close to a definitive statement as one can get.  The crowded streets, the food, artists, friendly faces, it is all pulling […]

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Foodie Friday: DME

Four words for you: Nitro Cold Brew Coffee!! After driving past this place dozens of times and hearing great things about it from everyone, we decided to check it out. I had no idea that they had this refreshing, perfect-for-summer coffee until I read over their menu. If you’re like me and you like a […]

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Foodie Friday: Sunstache

We saw this little place last time we visited this rest stop (see Beapa from Aug 9th) and knew then that we would be back to test it out. In this row of containers-turned-shops/restaurants, this place is the perfect spot to duck out of the sun for a bit. Enjoy the beach vibe music, rich […]

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September Vendors at the Marine Gift Shop

We’re excited to announce that the following vendors will be hosting a pop-up at The Marine Gift Shop in September: Tanoshi-ge Artworks: September 12-14 Elizabeth uses Japanese style water color to produce paintings and products, to include beach towels and yoga mats.   Royal Trading Rug Co. : September 12-21 Patrick has a beautiful selection of […]

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Foodie Friday: Tettoh

This adorable coffee shop awaits your visit tucked away on a quiet street near McT. The smell of coffee being roasted and ground will lead you through the whimsical, garden seating (complete with teepee for kids to play in) and into the cozy shop. Their menu is simple so they can make each cup and […]

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Foodie Friday: La Cienega

Here is my recommendation for your next date night location. While la cienega loosly translates to swamp, don’t let that fool you into thinking this place is anything but beautiful. It is a smaller restaurant but they will put your name on a waiting list then you are free to walk around the building shops […]

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Foodie Friday: Beapa

I am always on the look out for memorable pizza. When I saw the sign for this place on a fellow food blogger’s page, I had to check it out for y’all. It lived up to the claim! It does serve delicious pizza. The menu is simple so they can focus on delivering excellent pizza […]

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Foodie Friday: Kramp Coffee

Grab a good book and head on over to this place where a quiet atmosphere is encouraged. Don’t have a book you’re currently reading but you can read Japanese? Perfect! There is a whole shelf of suggestions and a menu full of craft coffees, and sodas, to sip on while you read away the day. […]

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