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Let's Talk Real Estate! Happy Holidays 2023 Update




Dear Valued Clients and Friends: 

 

As we wrap up another year, we, Jack and May, want to take a moment to express our heartfelt gratitude to you. Your trust and partnership in your real estate endeavors have been the cornerstone of our journey. 

This year, like a home, has been a structure built on moments of challenge and joy. In the bustling real estate world, finding balance and savoring life's fullness can be like navigating a complex floor plan. But together, we've turned blueprints into realities and houses/condos into homes. 

 

As we step into 2024, let's continue to build. May this new year be like a well-designed space - full of light, warmth, and the promise of new possibilities. We wish you growth, happiness, and a series of small and significant victories in your personal and professional life. 

 

Thank you for allowing us to be a part of your journey. Here's to a prosperous New Year filled with balance, joy, and a place to call your own, every step of the way. 

 

Warm wishes, 

 

Jack & May 


 


We are happy to offer an upgraded experience on our Rental and Property Management website, www.wardvillagerentalshawaii.com! The new site provides a more streamlined property search engine and information about our property management services. 

  

We thank our clients and friends who provided great feedback throughout the process.  

If you know someone who could benefit from our services or is in search of a new home, please feel free to share our contact information or our website so they can learn more. 


 

NEW AROUND WARD VILLAGE!



Photo: Fresh pastries at Okayama Kobo Bakery & Cafe.

As we wrap up a remarkable year, we can't help but share our enthusiasm for the diverse and vibrant additions that have recently joined the Ward Village community. Each new establishment brings its unique flavor and character, enriching the neighborhood experience for us all.


  • Okayama Kobo Bakery & Cafe: You'll have to line up early to enjoy these popular Japanese pastries! Taking over the former Starbucks space, the bakery offers a distinctly authentic experience and specializes in crafting bread and pastries exclusively with 100% Hokkaido flour imported from Japan. Okayama Kobo Bakery & Cafe has two locations in Japan and two in California, with the Honolulu establishment marking a significant addition. Open Tuesday to Sunday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.

  • Straits: Featuring a fusion of Malaysian, Indonesian, Chinese, Indian, and Nyonya cuisine, Straits aims to infuse a tropical, dynamic atmosphere that mirrors the spirit of Singapore. This is their second location, with an existing presence at Santana Row in San Jose, California. Open from 4:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Sunday through Thursday, and until midnight on Friday and Saturday.

  • Land & Sea Golf: Land & Sea Golf, a retail destination specializing in golf, surf, travel, and outdoor apparel, has recently debuted at South Shore Market, taking over the former space of Eden in Love. In addition to its existing locations in San Diego and Carmel, California, the store brings a curated selection of golf apparel and renowned brands from both the West Coast and Hawaii, including their own exclusive signature line. The store also features artwork from local talents such as Nick Kuchar and Kean Arts. Whether you're a golfer, surfer, traveler, or a dedicated shopper, there's something for everyone! Open daily, hours vary.

  • Toyo Kitchen Style: Ward Centre welcomes this contemporary Japanese store specializing in modern kitchen decor and accessories. Atsuko Sekido, the president of Toyo Kitchen Style, emphasized the kitchen's significance as the heart of the home, expressing the company's commitment to enhancing customers' lives through beauty, quality, and originality in custom kitchen design. The store features lighting, home goods, furniture, and hosts workshops. Open from 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM, closed Tuesdays.


 

HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS


Ward Village Lifestyle:

Weekly Events:

  • Kakaʻako Farmer's Market: Shop local and find unique gifts at the popular farmers market! Open every Saturday from 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM. Located at 919 Ala Moana Boulevard. Visit their Facebook page for updated information.

  • CorePower Yoga at the IBM Courtyard: Every Wednesday from 5:00 - 6:00 PM. Registration is free and open to the public on a space-limited basis. Classes are suitable for all fitness levels. Classes are subject to cancellation and will be communicated through email.

Around Honolulu:

The 40th Annual Honolulu City Lights returns to Honolulu Hale on December 2 through December 31, 2023! Get into the holiday spirit with festive light and tree displays, featuring the City's 50-foot-tall Christmas tree. The opening night celebration will feature the tree lighting ceremony, public parade, and performances throughout the evening. Can't make it to the opening night? Displays will be up throughout the month and food will be available for purchase! There is something for the whole family to enjoy!

 

INSPIRATION CORNER 



Quote shared by our team member, Luz Valeria Fukunaga, Realtor-Associate

As we wrap up 2023, we want to share some our team's favorite quotes to live by or reflect on: 

 

To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other, and to feel. That is the purpose of life. 

- The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, shared by June (Hete) Lew, Accounting Assistant 


To learn more about our fantastic team, visit our website or connect with us! 


 

CHOOSING THE RIGHT HEALTH PLAN FOR YOUR FAMILY



As we step into the new year, prioritizing health is more crucial than ever. We appreciate our friends at Get2Insurance, who remain committed to aiding Hawaii residents in choosing the right health plan for their families. Martha Khlopin, Managing Director, emphasizes the growing recognition among health insurance companies regarding the benefits of preventive measures. 

 

"In the coming year, health insurance companies are actively promoting fitness, offering discounts and reimbursements for gym memberships," explains Khlopin. Don't overlook no-cost fitness activities in your plans. 

Watch this interview with Khlopin to learn more and be inspired to make informed decisions that prioritize both your health and financial well-being. 

 


 


Koʻula brings a contemporary coastal retreat to life! Meaning “Red Sugarcane” in Hawaiian, Koʻula was designed to honor the culture and integrate the outdoors with the indoors. Ward Village’s newest residence features direct access to Victoria Ward Park and close proximity to the exciting retail, restaurants, and entertainment Ward Village has to offer. Designed by award-winning architect Jeanne Gang, named one of Time Magazine’s most influential people of 2019, each residence was carefully designed with an open floor plan, integrating natural light and large windows to enhance Honolulu’s stunning ocean and mountain views. Resort-style amenities include a spa-like fitness center, lap pool and two spas, poolside event rooms, cabanas, sunset lounge, and dining bars, BBQ pavilions, children’s play area, guest suites, and dog park.



 

The first luxury condominium to be completed as a part of Howard Hughes' master-planned urban Kakaʻako, metro Honolulu community, Ward Village, Waiea is a first-class tower in an absolute prime location - unlike any other seen on Oʻahu!


The 36-floor tower features 174 luxurious residences, desirable amenities, and the best views of the ocean, mountains, and city.


Make the best neighborhood in Honolulu your new home. Ala Moana Beach Park is located across the street, offering you access to swimming, surfing, paddling, and more, as well as paths for running and biking! Ward Village offers its residents a dynamic array of retail, dining, and entertainment venues, including Hawaii’s largest theater complex, and Hawaii’s flagship Whole Foods Market, as well as the revitalized Kewalo Harbor. You will be just minutes away from Waikiki and Honolulu's largest mall, the Ala Moana Shopping Center.



 



 


 





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