It may not snow in Honolulu, but that could never stop 150+ yelpers from braving the balmy eighty degree weather and an elevator trip up eighteen floors to get to Yelp's Holiday Smash at the Top of Waikiki! Armed with toys to donate to Toys For Tots, Yelp Elites (and their deck out +1s) wrapped themselves up in holiday cheer for the last big Yelp party of 2010.
Hosted by the Top of Waikiki, Hawaii's only revolving restaurant, party guests enjoyed panoramic 360 degree views of the gorgeous Honolulu skyline. Being on top of the world is indeed sweet and only made more wonderful by the delish array of pupus being served throughout the evening. Guests noshed happily on braised short rib & foie gras spring rolls, BBQ pork sliders, spicy ahi poke, seafood cerviche and smoked salmon crepes and roasted red pepper bruschetta caprese.
Yelpers mingled at the bar and got ready to battle the Hawaii cold by warming up on Ocean Vodka cocktails, Longboard Lager, Mumms Napa sparkling and Rodney Strong wines.
They say that Grandma got run over by a reindeer but don't blame our Santa because he was busy posing at the "Naughty & Nice" photo booth provided by Firebird Photography. Photographer Augusto DeCastro captured the magical party moments including the Great Snuggie Giveaway where Yelp raffled off everyone's fave holiday blankie along with a slew of board games.
As Yelp Elite Phillip H summed up in his review "Awesome people + awesome drinks + crazy pictures = YELP LIFE!!!" Word…
Merry Christmas & SYOY!
Emi "Candy Cane" H