Friday, February 1, 2008

Corner of Bishop and Merchant - Financial Plaza

Larisa, Malia, and I make up our sorority's committee for our annual Grape Escape fundraiser and, with the event only 3 weeks away, needed to meet to go over some event details. Why not do some fundraising talk at the Financial Plaza? By the way, if you have no plans for that evening, you should make some plans now to come to the event. You can check out the link for details. It's a blast.

We'd talked about doing the downtown Starbucks locations for a while and with Malia's office located in that area, I'm surprised we haven't done any of them sooner. This was Larisa's first visit to this Starbucks, and she has now labelled it one of her favorites because of the decor - the books on the bookshelves and the downtown atmosphere made her reminiscent of Starbucks in Seattle when she had to work downtown. Unfortunately, we weren't able to schedule visits to all three locations today because Malia had a lunch date in Kaneohe, Larisa had an appointment at Paul Brown, and Mai had an appointment at the White Elephant Tent at the Punahou Carnival. So we had to make this one a quick one.

We extended an invitation to our friend and sorority sister, Kapua, who also works in the neighborhood, but she couldn't really get away for very long, having only escaped for a Jamba Juice run (Larisa don't gag), so here's her cameo on our blog. Next time, we'll plan our visit around a lunch break, so she can sit down for STARBUCKS. (And Kapua, don't even start with the whole, "Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf is better" stuff.)

For this visit:

Our Baristas: We're getting lazy with this detail, as we forgot to ask again. However, Larisa notes that "one of them was cute."

Our Drinks:
  • Malia: Venti, Decaf, Nonfat, Toffee Nut, Wet Cappucino and a Vanilla Skinny Latte sample
  • Larisa: Tall Cinnamon Dolce Skinny Latte and a Vanilla Skinny Latte sample
  • Mai: Grande Stirred Caramel Macchiato and a sip of Malia's Vanilla Skinny Latte sample

  • Mai: Toasted Plain Bagel with Cream Cheese

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