Waikiki Dreaming ~ Staten Island, NY


Marina Chetner

Oahu is a favourite holiday destination of mine. From the beaches of Waikiki, to the rugged coastline of its North Shore, I’m (always) longing to return to this Hawaiian island.

My favourite memories of it are pretty simple: magical sunsets, the intoxicating smell of frangipanis – their scent permeates the thick air, colourful streets courtesy of overhanging hibiscus flower bushes, SPAM topped sushi, swaying palm trees, and drinking Mai Tai’s at leisure while relaxing on the hot pink coloured beachfront terrace of the Royal Hawaiian Hotel.

I haven’t been back to Oahu in a while, and while it may seem strange to some, these memories came flowing back when I dined at Jade Garden in the NY borough of Staten Island.

Staten Island in summer has a tropical feel – it’s green, it’s an island, and its northern coastline is a prime spot for viewing lower Manhattan, and New York…

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