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Foodie Friday: Stickywich

Sometimes a loaded sandwich to-go is just what the doctor ordered for a hectic day. Thank goodness for Stickywich because “oh my sandwiches!” This place serves up outstanding creations every time. Every option on their menu is overflowing with flavorful, fresh ingredients. They offer three size options, all on their homemade bread, and offer seemingly […]

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November 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 November: Sachi’s Antiques: November 1 & 2 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 […]

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Foodie Friday: Lanai Cafe

I am one of those people who starts their holiday shopping early (like in July). Part of my shopping preparations include finding where I am going to eat a celebratory lunch/dinner after I find all of the things on my list. I spent a few hours at the Rycom mall this past weekend and celebrated […]

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Foodie Friday: Kouwa Sushi Bar

Y’all, I did not feel like cooking the other night. After a long flight from South Korea, and 5PM traffic from the airport, the last thing we wanted was to spend any time in the kitchen. A quick search for sushi on our route home (from the passenger seat of course) turned up this little […]

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Foodie Friday: Travel Edition 2!

Some friends and I recently visited Jeju Island, South Korea. We read a book, The Island of Sea Women, that inspired us to check out the beautiful island the author described. After three days of running, hiking, shopping, and eating delicious local cuisines, we decided to get serious. Serious about desserts!!! Every search engine and […]

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Mottainai Creations – How it came to be

Konnichiwa! My name is Jennifer Kemp, owner and creator of Mottainai Creations. As a Navy wife of 18 years and mother of three handsome boys, we have had many family adventures to include four years in Okinawa, Japan. Our family motto is to make the most of each duty station and embrace its culture. Having always grown up […]

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Foodie Friday: Mother Coffee

Mother Coffee is one of my go to places when I’m in the mood for great service, delicious coffee, and pancakes! Not just any pancakes though. These are Dutch Baby style skillet pancakes which means you get one, larger pancake served fresh out of the oven in a mini skillet topped with whatever delectable goodness […]

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Foodie Friday: Slappy Slice

I’ve got a new one for you! This place has only been open for FOUR months. The owner hasn’t created a website for Facebook page for it yet so it was pure pizza fate that had us drive by one day. Both my husband and I went to college in Kings Point Long Island, New […]

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October 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 October: Floating Peach Designs: October 3rd & 19th Floating Peach Designs can create personalized products for you, your home or your business with a process of dye-printing. Oki Social: October 10 & 11 Oki Social was […]

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Foodie Friday: Rachel Cafe

This welcoming bed and breakfast café is tucked away in Yomitan passed Torii Station. The couple who own Rachel café are originally from Hong Kong. Thanks to a backpacking trip, and a cargo ship, almost two decades ago they found themselves in love with Okinawa. So much so that they eventually decided to call it […]

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