AM Kona

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Do you want to get lei…d?  Hawaii not just hula anymore. Head to Kona for Hularama, Arthur Murray’s 2018 Dance Competition. Think mai- tais, sultry nights & sexy dancing. It’s “hot” in more ways than one. It’s “Kona” cool.

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How to Pack

Lucky it’s Hawaii – everything is tiny

The suitcase is empty – packing tips…

Use tissue paper to prevent wrinkles

Labeled Compressions bags to save space

Bikinis in baggies to line suitcase – so u don’t lose the top or bottom. (maybe you want to)

Soft sided packing cubes – easy to find rolled t- shirts & lingerie (great day to night outfit)


What to Pack

No coat, so ski boots, no gloves


Nippits – to cover your …

Use bikini top for dance competition

SPF 50+ – sunburn not a good dance look

Swim wear cover ups double as evening attire

Costume jewelry – bikini & bling

Lacey “C” through pants

Flowy long dress to dine in the sand – color it up

“Lay”er workout sweatshirt as night wrap

Aloe vera gel – to cool a hot burn

Dance bag/beach bag – remove dance shoes, fill w/ flip flops – leave room for shopping


Where to Stay

Hilton Waikoloa Village – Play & Stay in style


Need Dance Attire?

Save your hula skirt for the bedroom…

Designs to Shine – Strap into exquisite form/ function Swarovski dance fashion

World Tone Dance Shoes – Best dance shoes in US – practice, competition, specialty shoes

Dress Doctor – Best Chicago Tailor – design, re-construct & style dance attire- the ultimate makes size 2 dress larger!



Ulu Ocean Grill & Sushi Bar Lounge –Top 100 most romantic alfresco restaurants in America.

Da Poke Shack – Don’t let the outside fool you. Number #1 restaurant on Yelp! Everyone can’t be wrong.

Hugo’s on the Rocks -Tables in the sand, sunsets, music – more dancing




Life’s a “Beach” – don’t move, just don’t forget your SPF

Whale Watching – December thru March, the ultimate Humpback Whale Season

Can’t sit still? Scuba, snorkel, diving, paddle boarding and surfing, horseback riding

Want it hot? Hike or bike to see the awesome volcano

Kona is “Coffee Country” head to one of many farmer’s markets


Arthur Murray tapped Sandy Mandel & Barbara Winchell – Wear2Where for traveling in Style


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