Monday, August 8, 2011

pictures last a lifetime

They say memories last a lifetime but those of us lacking in the memory department will have to make do with photos.  And I took enough pictures over my two week vacation to create decades of scrapbooks! I've narrowed it down to my favourites, the ones that truly captured my time spent in Hawaii, the most breathtaking and visually stunning place I have ever visited.

The JW Marriott Ihilali Resort where we spent a heavenly week in Ko Olina, Oahu

"Eat Pray Love", a rum drenched Mai Tai and my new favourite breezy top from Chicshop= an afternoon of bliss

As a self proclaimed chocoholic, I would almost give up cocoa for daily fresh mango

Coming from a cold climate there's just something about palm trees that makes me say "ahhh"

Driving from coast to coast of Oahu in our rented red Mustang

One more thing to cross off my bucket list

After a leisurely hike we stumbled across this beautiful waterfall and immediately dove in, even attempting the Hollywood waterfall kiss (not as easy as it looks!)

Bring me a piece of deep fried cardboard and I'll eat it!

And you know we couldn't stop by Honolulu without visiting Dog the Bounty Hunter's shop!

As an animal lover I was enthralled by this tiny newt who stopped by to say hello as I devoured my tacos

Even fish are scared of the menacing Hawaiian waves

At a Hawaiian Luau with a traditional warrior- I may or may not be blushing...

My man was all smiles as we explored the coasts and discovered hidden local gems

Our new friend and Hawaiian protein pill salesman, Samson wouldn't let us leave "his" beach before taking this photo

The spinner and bottlenose dolphins playfully trailed our sailboat

After a day spent swimming and exploring we were tired by dinnertime

My heels never saw the light of day in Hawaii, giving my poor feet a much needed break

Mahalo to all my beautiful readers and thank you for following along on my picturesque journey through Hawaii.  For more pictures visit my Flikr page.


  1. Good grief, I swish I could look as styled as you when on vacation! I can't imagine how big your suitcase must have been!

  2. Look like you had a great time.

  3. Ohhhhhh, gosh. TAKE ME WITH YOU next time. Seriously. I'm small enough to fit inside of your suitcase. I promise.
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  4. What cute photos of your trip and your outfits are all so perfect and tropical for Hawaii. I went to oahu last year and it's so pretty. That Mango looks delicious. We went to the Dole factory and had pineapple ice-cream. So fun...

    P.S. that wave pic is scary :) hehe
    Thanks for stoppin by too

  5. I'm so jealous! I'd love to go there. And the fruit in the tropics is delicious.

  6. wow your trip was so fabulous! Those mangoes look so good and your outfits so cute, everything is beautiful! Love your tan!

  7. This is so amazing!! Since I'm greek - Hawaii seems like such an exotic and distant destination! Thanks for sharing the beauty and I'm so glad you had those amazing holidays! Mahalo and many kisses :)

  8. Your pictures are stunning! What a beautiful place to visit. I'm in love with your blue, red, and purple dress.

    I read "Eat Pray Love" once a year. It makes me refocus on what's important in my life. I have a bucket list too--it's essential.

  9. your pictures are making me really miss HI. my sis is there now and i'm hoping to go in November! it's such a relaxing and fun place. and the food is amazing! you look great in those pics. especially love that swim cover up!!!

  10. Wow what a lovely pictures!! what a lovely place to visit, You Looks Simply awesome in black dress, Indeed these are lovely memories, Thanks for sharing lovely pics and memories with us!!

  11. You look fabulous! and I am jealous of your wonderful Vaycay. I would give up many things for fresh Mango :)

  12. Amazing pics Em!!!!! you muuuust post the pic of your man infront of Dog's on the Demu fanpage!! too cool!!!

  13. Wow- what amazing pictures!!!!! Are you glad to be home? Or did you never wanna leave!? ;)

    OHMYGOSH- I can't even look at that mango it looks sooooo delicious!!!! I love mangos! ♥ Sadly, we don't find them organic very often :'(

    Aww, the lizard is adorable! ♥ I'm a total animal freak too! ;D I’m pretty “lucky” that I live on a farm I guess… and that my mom loves animals too! ;) ♥♥

    I love the picture of you in the restaurant! And the bottle-nosed dolphin is totally AWE-SOME!!! I wanna swim with dolphins some day :) That’d be amazing!

    Well, looks like you had an awesome trip! ♥ Once again, awesome pictures :)


  14. Yes, you are blushing! What wonderful photos, and I love your outfits.

  15. omg, i feel like i haven't been over here is ages
    stupid internet has been down forever
    love love love these pictures and you clothing choices are too cute
    looks like a dream vacay!

  16. Mahalo darling!

    Welcome back and oh my what gorgeous photos you have of your trip! I'm jelly!

    Mahalo for sharing these beauty!

    Bonjour, come say hello!
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    Twenty York Street

  17. Looks like you had a glorious time - and in such style with beauty! Thanks for sharing!

  18. What a great set of memories, and you looked fabulous throughout! I love the shot taken through the window of the Mustang. You know what else is hard by a waterfall? The 'hair flip' from that shampoo commercial! Our tour guide in Australia had us try it, cameras at the ready.

  19. These are so beautiful! What a fantastic time for you two!!

  20. It looks like an absolutely amazing time! Definitely a place I would love to visit one day.

  21. What great pics. And please, baby jesus, get me some of that mango. My mouth is watering.

    You look so cute in every single outfit.



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