We rush through our days like we’re trying to post world records. We just have too many things to do and not enough hours in the day. So we blaze through phone conversations, check e-mail while waiting in line at Foodland and drive three miles out of our way to pick up food through a drive-thru than deal with finding a parking stall.
We are — no pun intended — a nonstop society.
Which is why I love high tea.
It’s well paced, it’s relaxing and, most of all, it’s one of the few moments where we can sit down with friends — in my case, Halekulani’s new director of communications Diane Ako — and actually talk. No cell phones, no interrupting coworkers, no rush-hour traffic.
And it helps that the food is delicious.
Here’s what we ate:
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Afternoon tea at the Halekulani, 2199 Kalia Road. Hours: 3 to 5:30 p.m. daily. Phone: 808-923-2311.
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