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Poke Doke / an Authentic Hawaiian Recipe



If you've ever paid a visit to the Hawaiian Islands, then you're no doubt familiar with this local raw nosh that's saturated in savory, salty spices. often times it's mispronounced as "PO-key", so rid you of that blunder it's pronounced "PO-kay"... okie-dokie?? Moving on... this succulent treat is often served amidst the appetizing hour. In my opinion, it pairs perfectly with a fresh margarita, extra sour. My last and final POKE quip is that it MUST be partaken with a set of chopsticks! Forking or spooning of any kind is considered gauche and of poor mind. Okay, enough, I'll stop being snooty - I blame my occasional present inner-foodie.

This appetizer is finding it's way to many a mainland menus - with various versions (yes, even veggie varieties are appearing in your typical eating venues). I've laid out the classic Hawaiian recipe - which I stand behind as true food ecstasy! It's very simple to make, however the ingredients must NOT be fake! I highly recommend starting with sushi grade ahi steak. All it requires are the the above components - then some time to marinate. All you must do is gently mix everything together, cover + patiently wait. The poke needs anywhere from 2-4 hours to refrigerate. 

This isn't the most affordable bite to serve, therefore I'd leave it for special occasions and on reserve. Not to boast, but it wouldn't be very MRS of me otherwise; our local grocery stores dedicate cold cases filled with piles of prepared poke surprise!  

What ever the case or availability, I urge you to take the poke plunge - just think how fantastic it'd be to serve this at your next hosted brunch!!




Lady Summer Slender


Well peeps, it's HIGH summertime where the sun forever shines! You know what that means? Time to hit the gym and drink something questionably green... Ok, maybe not, but even so - it's a fabby workout attire that'll get you out the door and on the go! Since my move to the tropics, necessities have seen a slight change: surfable short-wear + tops to fight the Hawaiian rain! Light, breezy + bright are the three crucial components that both motivate and excite!!!

Nourish your "get fit" needs in the fabbiest of ensembles! 


Tank One, Two, Three

Surf & Sport Shorts (Left) One, Two (Center) Three (Right) Four, Five

Outerwear One, Two, Three


Fashion, Leisure

Etsy Obsessions


My most recent internet dwellings have resided in a paradise of playful + punchy discoveries!!! Etsy has officially been named the MRS' ultimate retail therapy. I cannot begin to express these items i've encountered - each fulfilling their every duty as my profound sanity-saver and spiritual grounder. The Pool Boy Bell that really rings can seriously make my heart stop beating but my lungs still sing! The flamingo wall decals, the pom beach attire - the brilliant circular beach blankets that fulfill my daily desires!!! I need it all, I must, I really REAAAALLLY do! Have I gone utterly mad or are YOU obsessed TOO?!


SHOP 1 / SHOP 2 / SHOP 3 / SHOP 4

Fashion, Interiors, Leisure, Gifting

Party In Paradise


Once I touched down in paradise, my party bells have gone haywire. It's like the plane wheels hit ground + sparked an inner fire, buzzing and ringing...the volume only gets higher!!! The joy, the happiness and the elation I feel is surely the result of this island's appeal. So here I go throwing myself a little make believe party - every item an obsession that I admire entirely! 9 years it has been since I've lived in Oahu + it's never felt better. THAT for sure won't be argued.

So go along, indulge in my obsessions + let your first party rain down with the grandest of possessions!


©Kelley Lilien 2008-2013