InSpecs carries an eclectic selection of designs ranging in style from classically simple to scientifically advanced. For days at the beach or staring contests with a phoenix, the shop stocks transition lenses and polarized sunglasses. The resident eyewear experts also pair clients with contact lenses, including disposables, bifocal disks, or colored lenses designed to mix up a look. Thanks to the center's on-site optical lab, the staff fulfills most glasses orders in about an hour or fills contact lenses within the same business day.
Recognized by the Pacific Business News as "the only known all-vegetarian natural foods store in Hawaii," Down to Earth serves the island communities with all-vegetarian, organic and natural products. Down to Earth also earned the Honolulu Star-Advertiser's award as the best health food store. Browse Down to Earth’s overflowing cornucopia of fresh-from-the-ground brands including Alvarado St. Bakery's multigrain bread ($5.09) and italian sausage from Turtle Island Foods ($5.49) whose pork flavor masquerades in a Tofurky overcoat and a Richard Nixon mask. Down to Earth also houses a vegetarian deli designed to satiate hand-held hunger pangs. Nosh on the Reuben ($7.99), with its savory mélange of vegetarian salami and swiss cheese, or the indonesian wrap ($7.99), which snuggles together marinated tofu with mung sprouts and peanut sauce in a whole-wheat sleeping bag. Refreshing ice cream shakes ($4.99 for 16 oz.) and all-fruit smoothies ($4.99 for 16 oz.) stand by to extinguish the flames of a powerful thirst or a pet dragon's hiccups.
To call The Body Shop a mere skin and body care store is to miss half of what makes it special. Late founder Dame Anita Roddick was a pioneer for ethical business practices; upon opening her first store in Brighton, England, in 1976, she developed company values such as "Defend Human Rights" and "Protect The Planet." She somehow balanced principles and profit, partnering in global campaigns with UNICEF, Greenpeace, Amnesty International, and the United Nations, all while ultimately expanding her brand into 2,500 locations in over 60 international markets. After her death in 2007, then-British Prime Minister Gordon Brown said, ?She campaigned for green issues for many years before it became fashionable to do so and inspired millions to the cause by bringing sustainable products to a mass market. . . . She was an inspiration.?
Indeed, the Body Shop exhibits an eco-friendliness and social consciousness that's hard to come by in a company of its size. Its products have been fair-trade since 1987, and its Against Animal Testing movement led to an EU-wide ban of animal testing of cosmetics. The products are made from ingredients harvested from around the world: shea butter from Ghana goes into body scrubs and butters, and Indian artisans craft wooden massagers and tote bags that are screenprinted by hand. But all that isn't to say the company's production practices overshadow its final products. Skincare treatments such as the brand?s iconic body butters, facial products, and gift collections often appear in Allure, Marie Claire, Lucky, Seventeen and other national publications.
With a stay at Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber in Honolulu (Waikiki), you'll be minutes from International Market Place and Waikiki Beach. This hotel is close to University of Hawaii at Manoa and Diamond Head.
Make yourself at home in one of the 495 air-conditioned rooms featuring refrigerators. Rooms have private lanais. Bathrooms have handheld showerheads and designer toiletries. Conveniences include safes and complimentary weekday newspapers, as well as direct-dial phones with free local calls and voice mail.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Relax and unwind with massages and facials. If you're looking for recreational opportunities, you'll find an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a fitness facility. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, gift shops/newsstands, and shopping on site.
Enjoy a satisfying meal at a restaurant serving guests of Holiday Inn Resort Waikiki Beachcomber. Relax with a refreshing drink from a poolside bar or one of the 2 bars/lounges.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, currency exchange, and express check-out. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite.
Blue Hawaii LifeStyle Café supplies visiting snackers with a variety of healthy, vigor-inducing fuels. The clean, sunny store serves up its signature açaí bowl, which uses a delicious organic açaí-soymilk blend as the soapbox upon which granola, fruit, and honey preach the word of good health. Açaí is a South American drupe considered to be the most super of the super fruits, so high in antioxidants that in its wake lays only free radicals dejectedly crying to their mommies.