Ansible Communications takes its name from a faster-than-light communications device often found in the pages of science-fiction novels, hinting at the company's commitment to innovation. It connects people, companies, and government agencies throughout the Pacific Rim with the latest in networking and communication software and equipment. Skilled contractors and technology experts tackle tasks as diverse as protecting data with cloud backups to drop-shipping servers to remote locales and alternate universes. They also provide flexible staff-training programs to help businesses educate their employees in the fields of office software and IP routing.
Rated Best Kiddie Birthday Party in Hawaii by Honolulu magazine, Lisa Rose Doll House & Tea Room commemorates birthdays by gracing young ladies between the ages of 4–13 with elegant dress-up tea parties. At the 90-minute Rosebud Princess Tea Party or a Glamor Girl Tea Party four girls are unleashed into a dressing room brimming with princess dresses, tiaras, handbags, and other accessories that hearken back to a time when ladies dressed in their finest and glitter was an abundant resource. Before the girls put on a fashion show for each other, nimble-fingered staffers complete the courtly transformation by outfitting young ladies with fancy hairdos, makeup, and painted nails. At the tea party luncheon, elaborate floral centerpieces and lacey place settings cradle PB&J, turkey, and tuna finger sandwiches, as well as fruit, cheese, vegetables and dip, mini cheese pizzas, sliced hot dogs, and lemonade. After sitting for a photo and shouting the names of dairy products at a camera, the girls will sing to an array of princess cupcakes and sweets, and extinguish the ceremonial flames before receiving party favors. The 90-minute tea parties can accommodate two additional guests ($25 each). With three or more additional guests (up to a maximum of 14 children), the party includes an extra half-hour (two hours total).
Umeke Market combines a deli teeming with toothsome reinterpretations of local dishes with a natural market supplying organic greens, health supplements, and eco-friendly household items. Championing locally sourced ingredients with their menu of eats, deli masters hoist Mother Earth's fist in the air as they dispense dishes such as the Umeke market burger, which blankets local grass-fed beef, all-natural turkey, buffalo, or portabella mushroom in accoutrements including maui onion, sprouts, and organic ketchup ($8.95). Alternatively, smoothie selections such as the kale blend namesake leaves, banana, and honey into waves of quaffable nourishment ($3.95). The grocery lines shelves with organic greens, natural foods, and premium supplements that may boost energy, alleviate stress, and activate latent telekinetic powers.
The Yolo Meridian BCS LipoLaser––which targets such areas of the body as the waistline, the thighs, and the underarms––slims down physiques during virtually painless, noninvasive treatments. Before the series of 40-minute laser fat-loss sessions, an initial consultation with Dr. Pete Zavacki D.C. evaluates each client and supplies specific nutritional guidelines to achieve optimal weight-loss results. A safer alternative to liposuction and exercising with Billy Blanks, the fat-loss process shines cold, low-level lasers on the targeted area to liquefy fat cells and convert bodily fluff into water, fatty acids, and glycerol. As excess fat exits the body through normal, natural pathways, unwanted inches steadily shed, resulting in slenderer frames. Whole Body Vibration therapy immediately follows the session to stimulate the body's reaction to the LipoLaser treatment and unamusing knock-knock jokes.
Before he came to Hawaii, chef Chai Chaowasaree learned how to shop for cooking ingredients in Bangkok, where his parents owned a restaurant. Over time, he honed his instinct to reach for the freshest fruits and vegetables—and today, that skill comes in handy when he's wandering markets in Oahu or Chinatown in Honolulu. It's this attention to detail that help Chef Chai win a 2011 Chef's Choice Award at the Hale Aina Awards.
He brings his finds to his eponymous restaurant, using them to create colorful examples of Hawaiian and Asian fusion cuisine. At dinner, spicy grilled pineapples sit beside New Zealand king salmon; a lobster reduction flavors a deconstructed scallop pot pie; and Thai-style oxtail soup can be had with coconut milk ginger brown rice. His roots shine through in the braised pork osso bucco, especially, as the recipe was taken straight from his parent's Bangkok restaurant.
Chef Chai's creations have even criss-crossed oceans. He's the executive chef for Hawaiian Airlines, which means that passengers can be treated to his entrees as well as the menu's many teas. The Emerald Sun flowering green tea, for example, is the specialty tea of choice for first-class passengers and geese that stop by the plane's drive-through window.