About Chris O
Lives in London
Since Aug 2007
Hi. I’m Chris, an American freelance creative living in London. I keep busy working as a blogger, photojournalist, community manager, consultant, curator and more. The opportunities and challenges keep getting bigger, better and more meaningful for me every year! I’m having so much fun. Favorite destinations are many and my list of must-see places to visit seems to get longer the more I travel! I’m a huge fan of Lisbon, Istanbul and Queenstown – to name but a few preferred repeat locations. I also love heading back to the States every chance I find and cannot get enough of the Deep South – Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Florida, Tennessee and the Carolinas – and Hawaii holds a particularly special place in my heart as well. And even though I’ve been based in London for years, it and the whole of Britain still yield myriad wonders for me.
This is Aussie wonder chef Bill Granger’s first location in the US. Set on Waikiki Beach Walk, this two-story restaurant with bar and café is a beauty of foothold too. Granger is best known for his fresh, fun and easy going take on Pacific Rim cuisine.
Originally from Burma, owner Khun Sai recently opened Honolulu’s newest Burmese restaurant, Dagon. Never had Burmese cuisine? To get a sense of how gorgeous it is, have a look at where Burma (Myanmar) is on a map: wedged between India and Thailand. Yummy!
Restaurateur Kevin Hanney and Chef Lee Anne Wong opened Koko Head Café in 2014. This island-style brunch house showcases some of Hawaii’s best produce, with a menu featuring local favorites and Asian classics with inspired culinary twists.
While to be honest, the food’s just 'okay' here, the cocktails and the old-school tiki bar atmosphere make this club — hidden away at the marina since the late 50s — a real gem.
Before opening their popular MW Restaurant, Michelle Karr-Ueoka and Wade Ueoka spent more than three decades working alongside superstar chef Alan Wong. At MW, the husband-and-wife team make the most of the islands’ amazing farmers and food producers to 'express their vision of balance and harmony on the plate.'
This low key Waikiki mainstay is an excellent eatery for your first taste of classic Hawaiian dishes such as poke or poi.
With its rich, fertile soil and diverse blend of cultures, Hawaii is one of the most delicious places in the world. Have a taste of what’s freshest and best at this friendly Farmer’s Market.
Overshadowed by some of other more touristy shops on Oahu, loads of savvy locals flock to Shimazu for the fluffiest and most flavorful shave ice in town.