This week, I thought about different ways to make “The Morning After” more interesting.
The first thought that came to mind?
“I’ll write about what I can do with $10 to last me the whole weekend.”
By Saturday, however, I had already spent $7.86 at Whole Foods trying to nurse a wine hangover. So I gave up on that idea.
My second idea?
“I’ll wear the same outfit the whole weekend, but style it differently each day.”
I had spent the entire day Saturday running around, so I didn’t get home in time to put together a new look.
But that gave me yet another idea — next week, I’ll challenge myself a little more, and yes, I’ll put myself through something difficult.
When I sat down to write this week, I started to think about why I’m doing this. With all the effort that I put in, I wanted to explain my intent.
First of all, no, I’m not using this column as a way to get into nightclubs for free or to meet cool people. I think that the Honolulu Star-Advertiser chose me to do this because I already had the guest list on lockdown.
Second of all, I’m not writing this as self-promotion. I’ve had a mission statement with my best friend, Tiare Thomas, for our company, Shimmer & Lace, and it’s been a mission statement that has carried over into different aspects of my everyday life.
My mission? To promote and encourage art, music, and culture so that we can motivate all generations to keep creating. And this column gives me an avenue to write about local musicians, designers, and restaurants — all while having a good time.
Welcome to “The Morning After,” a weekly recap of my wild and entertaining adventures. I’m Lacy Matsumoto, and you might remember me from my contributions to “From the Hip” in the Honolulu Advertiser, or maybe you’ve seen me on the dance floor — or maybe even behind the turntables. I’ve always had a passion for music, and I feel blessed to be able to express that on the 1’s and 2’s as well as with my writing.
My first “Morning After” came at the perfect time — last weekend was insane! Along with being Labor Day weekend, one of my dearest friends was in town.
Nicolas Marin (also known as DJ Nicky Savage from the band Fiero), is resident DJ on First Fridays at NextDoor, commuting to Hawaii from Orange County once a month. Through music, we’ve become great friends and he’s been a huge influence in teaching me how to DJ. As a Hawaii connection, I’m helping ease him into being a local foodie, taking him out to try everything from kalua pig to V Lounge pizza.
The next step? Getting him to try poke.