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Foodie Friday: Vongo and Anchor

Brunch anyone?? My answer is always yes and this eclectic, seaside place delivers several delicious options. Located on the ground floor of the Distortion Seaside Building in American Village, the view and proximity to Sunset beach can’t be beat. Pancakes, sandwiches, acai bowls, and waffles all make an appearance on the menu along with vegan […]

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PCSing to Okinawa with Pets 101

It’s no secret that getting pets to the Island has become more difficult since airlines started cracking down on pets flying on longer flights. While it is definitely a lot of work, and sometimes costly, getting your furry friend to Okinawa with you is not impossible. You have a few options, depending on how you […]

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May 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 May: Mottainai Creations, May 3-4 Mottainai Creations re-purposes Antique and Vintage Japanese Kimonos into some of the most beautiful scarves and bracelets we’ve ever seen! She has ready-made items in our Main Shop or you can […]

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Moving to Okinawa? We’ve got you covered!

Just received PCS orders to Okinawa? Knee deep in planning the logistics of your move? Just arrived on island but not sure what comes next? Wherever you are in your PCS journey to Okinawa, we’ve got you covered with our upcoming PCS Blog Series. Over the next few weeks we’ll cover everything you need to […]

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April 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 April: Raymond Ko Jewelry, April 2-6 Raymond Ko Jewelry is all about fine gemstones set in breathtaking settings designed by their talented staff – or more importantly, by you – the customer! Raymond Ko also features […]

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96 Hours in Seoul, Korea!

So you realize you have a long weekend coming up, you ask your active duty spouse where they are “allowed” to go, and they bring home the liberty limits.  This is how my Wednesday before President’s Day weekend began.  We are new to the island, having just arrived in August of ’18, and this was […]

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March 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 March: Royal Trading Company at The MGS Annex, March 7-16  Patrick has a beautiful selection of silk, wool, and vegetable dyed handmade rugs in various shapes and sizes at fantastic prices! Royal Trading is also the […]

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Floating Peach Designs

Janet is the owner of Floating Peach Designs and a military wife of 19 years.  Her and her husband live in Okinawa, Japan with their two kids and one very stubborn bulldog puppy.  At Floating Peach Designs, Janet enjoys creating beautiful designs and showcases them on a variety of products.  She also enjoys working one […]

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Loving Your Neighbor This Valentine’s Day

Not every culture celebrates Valentine’s Day, and those that do can celebrate differently. I’ve even spent my fair share of Valentine’s Days alone, as I wrote about a couple of years ago here. When I think about love, of course I immediately think about my husband and my family, but I also think about loving […]

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February 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 February: Sachi’s Japanese Antiques, February 5-9 Sachi features antique tableware, unique antique furniture, and kimonos from the Edo to Meiji eras. She has an abundant supply of antique kimonos with incredible prices starting from 500 yen, […]

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