Hawaii is devastatingly gorgeous. As much as I sound like such a newbie, it was my first time there last week and I was literally sad when I left! I instantly fell in love with the beaches, city, food, people and atmosphere. I'm sure many people that have been can say the same. Some of my faves in Hawaii were Guava pancakes, Loco Moco, Foie Gras sushi and of course, Poke! I ate like a king and was seriously exposed to some amazing eats.
I won't post everything but I want to share a few pictures that bring a smile to my face. Stayed on the island of Oahu and thanks to the patience of the boyfriend, I was able to go into full blown tourist mode, complete with camera in hand.
The Moana Surfrider is truly a unique hotel. A plantation inspired building complete with statuesque white pillars made me literally want to move into the hotel. (I wish) There were also some beautiful floral plants that I couldn't help snapping pictures of. Some of the colors are truly amazing!
Got a chance to try the infamous Leonard's Bakery and took a drive to North Shore to check out Giovannis and the ever consistently beautiful waters.
Did some serious spoiling of my palate and indulged in the best foie I've ever had, some authentic Hawaiian cuisine and soaked in the sun. I'm already thinking of when I can go back, because this is definitely only the beginning of milking one truly awesome vacation spot! It doesn't help that I saw a beautiful sea turtle only a few feet away while I was swimming in the ocean. I miss it already...
Alright fine, off to the gym I go and back to reality. Aloha!