Monday, September 21, 2009

Starbucks On the Run

Does it count if I went to Starbucks but neither of the other two from the trio were in attendance? Today I visited a friend and her new baby girl. I was so enthralled with the baby that I didn't eat breakfast and lunch time was about to pass me by too. Lucky I know where every Starbucks is. After driving back towards my end of town, I stopped in to the Stadium Starbucks for a Spinach Wrap and a refreshing Black Ice Tea with Coconut. When are the three of us going to get together for Starbucks again? It's just not the same (well, it's still good) without you both!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Kaneohe Drive Thru...Really?

This particular Starbucks has gotten a bad rep. Our dear Malia always seems to have trouble getting exactly what she wants there. You can understand why I was a little worried to use the drive thru here on my way to drop Malia off at the airport. We pulled up---my personal grande cup in hand and Malia with her Black Starbucks Discount Card...armed and dangerous! We obviously aren't ones for change...same order, literally, as yesterday. Well, at least we got our Starbucks in before Malia went to the mainland (still minus Mai though).

Mai Ly has already been to the first Starbucks in Pike's Place. I went on occasion when I used to live in Washington, and now Malia is getting the opportunity to experience Starbucks finest as well. Take pictures for us Malia!
I know this isn't a photo of the Kaneohe Starbucks but I had to re-post this...when I "Googled" images of Kaneohe Starbucks, this picture showed up! We are legendary (in cyber world) Starbucks drinkers!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Kailua Morning

We were one short today. Mai Ly's daughter Arwen is suffering from a bad cold and our third member of the Starbucks crew was at home nursing a sick five year old back to good health. Malia and I hit the beach in Kailua for a morning walk---2.5 miles each way (you do the math).After a good for the legs walk, we needed a good for the soul drink---Starbucks Kailua it is! Malia believes in the motto "you fly, I buy" so since I drove to the Windward side, she bought me my Grande (in a personal cup) Iced Chai (with soy) latte. We split the Rosemary Mozzarella sandwich but had our barista warm it up (much better than straight out of the cooler). We got our drinks and as we grabbed them, asked for two cups of water (walking can dehydrate a girl!). We sucked those down and promptly requested a refill. We stepped outside into the Kailua sun where we chatted and enjoyed our iced Chai's. The sun was quickly creeping overhead and sun burnt arms weren't the goal of the morning so we bid our Kailua Starbucks farewell...til tomorrow!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

We're Back!

And we're back. After about a year and a half hiatus, the I Heart Starbucks crew has finally regrouped, and we're blogging about it. Actually, we've been Starbuckin' all along. The break's been with the blogging, but now that Larisa's become an avid blogger in her personal blog, Life of Larisa, perhaps we'll see posts here more often about our (still) favorite java joint.

On Friday, we met at the Pearl City Shops location, a fairly new strip mall behind the Pearl City Walmart near Pearl Highlands Shopping Center. I know we've met here at least once before during the "break," but the details and pics from that visit will have to wait for another post, as I haven't a clue where they are now.

The purpose of this visit was for a little Starbucks fix before checking out the movie, All About Steve, and since lunch time was approaching, Malia brought some dim sum to share! I love that Starbucks doesn't frown upon outside food. I would love even more if they'd begin serving dim sum.

For this visit:

Our drinks:
  • Malia: Venti No Whip Chai Latte
  • Mai: Venti No Whip Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino
  • Larisa: Tall (forgot to ask what flavor) Iced Tea because she had a Starbucks earlier
During our visit, the barista put out a tray of the Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino with Whip. Yay for samples! I was already drinking one, so I just dumped it into my cup. The little splash of whip cream was delightful.