Today was the grand opening of Nordstrom's. It is their first store in the Islands and boy, was there a lot of hype about it.
Since my friend, Gaye had the day off, we decided to check it out.
What I didn't realize was that there would be a traffic jam even before I got close to the mall.
Not wanting to sit in traffic, I got off the freeway and found myself stuck in traffic in Kalihi.
Since I was near Gulick Avenue, I stopped in at Nanding's Bakery.
The last time I was home, we checked them out, but they were already sold out of their famous Spanish rolls.
Luckily, it was still quite early in the morning and they still had them. 3 for US $1+tax. How can you go wrong? Soft, buttery goodness. (I'm glad I had enough will power to save them until I got back home to share.)
So, how was Nordstrom's? Packed...the store seems smaller than Macy's and Neiman Marcus (which are both in the mall). I dunno, but it also seemed that everything was a little over hyped. Oh well, with all the local businesses that they pushed out for the land to build on, hopefully they are here to stay.
Have a good weekend!