It was a cool and breezy evening in paradise as 100+ Yelp Honolulu Elites gathered at Chai's Island Bistro for "Yelp's Summer Escape" Party! The outdoor courtyard was transformed into a mini-getaway as Elites socialized under a beautiful candlelit tent while listening to the music of Hawaiian artist Robi Kahakalau.
Guests noshed on Chef Chai's delectable and savory appetizers which included: stuffed salmon with crab mousse and tobiko caviar, creamy lobster bisque shooters, crispy duck lumpia, deep fried goat cheese dumplings, and refreshing fresh oyster shooters with a lemongrass garlic mignonette!
All that eating can produce quite a thirst and guests sipped on delicious Barcardi Torched Cherry specialty cocktails and Martini & Rossi Asti Sparkling Wine. Portland CM Don B was on hand to welcome new Yelp Elites and instigated more drinking as guests joyously clinked together bottles of Grolsch, Miller Lite and Blue Moon beers.
And what Hawaiian getaway would be complete without a few luxurious spa treatments? The staff of Ho'onani Day Spa was on hand to pamper yelpers with relaxing mini-massages and paraffin hand treatments. Lena from Lena's Fab Brows showed off her brow shaping skillz (which made her #1 for Beauty on Yelp) and guests were amazed by her flawless waxing technique. Photographer Eugene Hopkins & the crew of iFixPro snapped away during the evening to catch all the magic of another wonderful Yelp Elite event!
Aloha & SYOY!
Honolulu Community Manager