I have been super busy, but it has been a fun sort of busy. On Wednesday I met Gigi at Kincaid’s on the third floor of Ward Warehouse, a really fun mall, which is downtown and has a lovely view of KakaakoÂ Marina. (Gigi’s blog post about our lunch is here: Lunch With Quilly).
Gigi recommended the Fish & Chips and I have to say — I am aÂ connoisseurÂ of fish & chips — these make the top of my “best in town” list. Â The Â three generous fish portions were whole mahi mahiÂ fillets, lightly battered and perfectly fried so they were crisp but not greasy. Â I was impressed. Â The fish came on a huge bed of french fries, also perfectly cooked and not greasy, and with a super yummy artichoke tartar sauce that I was tempted to eat with my fork, but — being well-mannered (in public) — didn’t.
The conversation with Gigi was just as good as the food. Â We had a lovely chat — I talk too much, but she was sweet. Â We discussed meeting fellow bloggers, photography, the food at Kincaid’s, Amoeba, UH, Â paid blogging and assorted other topics (and not necessarily in this order).
The absolute highlight of my lunch was the three books Gigi gave me — her memoirs! Â You will be hearing more about these books as I read them. Â The author credits on the backs begin the intrigue and tell me I really should have kept my mouth shut and listened to Gigi tell her stories! Â The stories within the covers of the books — for that’s what her memoirs are, collections of anecdotes which come together to form a picture of a rich, exciting, love-filled life — invite one to laugh and cry along with Gigi and give you a glimpse of the child/teen/woman revealed in the photographs.
Gigi is an author, newspaper columnist, NPR HPR Commentator, world traveler, wife, mother and grandmother. Â She is also very quiet and unassuming and has a way of drawing people out and getting them to talk, which is probably what makes her so successful in her other endeavors. That is probably also what makes her such a compelling writer.
If you want to read Gigi’s Memoirs along with me, you can order them from Â Amazon.com or by contacting Gigi at her blog: Gigi-Hawaii
18 thoughts on “Wednesday — Lunch With Gigi”
Wow! Mahalo for the sweet post, Quilly. Correction: I was a commentator on HAWAII (not National) Public Radio for 15 months, 2003-2005. Fun experience, which I discussed in my 2nd book toward the end,
Hope to see you again!
Gigi — I corrected the commentator info in the post. And the sweetness of the post has to be blamed on the subject. 😉
I absolutely love this photo of you on the front of your first book, AND — you look just like your mom!
It is nice to get together and meet new friends. Your Fish n Chips lunch made me hungry enough to call a friend and ask them to meet me at a Fish n Chips place here for an early supper.
Bill — I hope you enjoy your friend as much as I enjoyed meeting Gigi!
Sounds like you guys had a GREAT time together! AMEN! Imagine this… Gigi is quietly unassuming and draws people out… and Quilly talks too much! PERFECT MATCH!!! 🙂 *mwah*
Melli — perfect for ME maybe.
Well Q I’m sure you did all the talking now LOL. What a wonderful photo and great post 🙂 I’m happy for you two being able to meet 🙂
Thom — Gigi was quite fun. Thank you. Now bite me!
A fun lunch and someone intriguingly new to meet.
Silly Saturday #7 – Charm or Chores?
Nessa — indeed!
Looks like a great time all around: good food, good friend, good conversation, and great gifts. I clicked over and looked at the books. I’ll be looking forward to what you have to say about them.
Barbara — I have already read quite a bit of the first one. I am enjoying them.
HAAA haa, Thom got a ‘bite me’!! ROFLMAO
It sounds like a super lunch; good company is the best thing on earth. Thanks for sharing it!
Susan — he deserved it — saying I talk too much! Pft.
You had me at artichoke tartar sauce…
Karen — super yummy!
ohhh, this sounds very nice. will have to check gigi’s books
Isn’t it fun to meet new blogger friends. I read Gigi’s post too. She seems nice like you.
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